Aureus Analytics, in partnership with Cloudera, has jointly set up a Big Data Analytics lab for Vivekanand Education Society’s Institute of Technology (VESIT) in the latter’s campus in Mumbai.
“By way of this lab, we will develop analytics and big data skills that are relevant in today’s business scenario. The lab will allow students to get first-hand experience of real analytics challenges as part of their regular curriculum. The lab will work on business specific challenges that will also equip the students to apply themselves”, said Ashish Tanna, who is the COO of Aureus Analytics and leads the Campus Connect program.
Ashish Tanna, COO and Dr. Karnik, Chief Data Scientist – Aureus Analytics, at the inauguration of the lab
According to a report by NASSCOM, the Big Data and Analytics industry will see a shortfall of approximately 140,000 to 190,000 Analytics professionals by 2019 in North America alone. Aureus Campus Connect initiative will help to equip managers of tomorrow to meet this skill shortfall.
Initially the lab will run on Cloudera Hadoop installations. Over a period of time, additional tools will be bought in.
Dr. M. Vijayalakshmi, Head of Department and Program Head, at VESIT says “ The primary motivation for this venture is to future proof the technical education imparted to students and simultaneously address the high demand that has been predicted for Analytics professionals. A Cloudera certified course will complement their degrees and increase employability.
Dr. J.M.Nair, Principle, VESIT, inaugurating the lab
Our goal for this venture is create a research facility with state-of-the-art technology to promote the next wave of breakthroughs in Big Data”.
Mr. Vijay Talreja, Program Sponsor, at VESIT says “Our vision is to have VESIT’s Big Data Analytics lab be one of the best in the country thereby producing deep skills and delivering research in this space.”