Kerala took a major step forward in its progress towards a knowledge society with the inauguration of the country’s first Digital University, based in Technocity at Mangalapuram.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan presided over the function while Governor Arif Mohammed Khan, who is also the Chancellor of the Kerala University of Digital Sciences, Innovation and Technology (KUDSIT), unveiled the varsity plaque.
In his inauguration speech, Khan said “the society expects the Digital University to provide intellectual support to lap up the new world of opportunities arising through artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, data analytics, Cyber Security, Bigdata, Biocomputing and Geospatial analytics and other digital transformation courses.
The university is starting with five schools of knowledge: School of Computer Science and Engineering; School of Digital Sciences; School of Electronic Systems and Automation; School of Informatics; and School of Digital Humanities and Liberal Arts, covering science, technology and humanities aspects of the Digital world. It is formed with a vision of creating a futuristic institution of higher learning, aspiring to set a global benchmark in digital technologies and its management.
Once fully developed, it will provide education to 1,200 residential scholars.