Google Cloud is proud to announce the establishment of a Chair Professorship in Generative AI in collaboration with IIT Bombay. The chair shall be named as ‘Google Cloud Chair’. ‘Chair’ is a term given to endowed professorships and is one of the highest honours awarded in the academic arena.
Through this Chair Professorship, the appointee will be expected to focus on academic and technical leadership in Generative AI, provide expert guidance in R&D programs supported by government agencies and industry, and encourage the development of new education programs. Google Cloud and IIT Bombay are expected to jointly determine the indicators to measure the impact of the Chair Professorship.
Speaking about this collaboration, Prof. Subhasis Chaudhuri, Director, IIT Bombay, said “The Institute is thankful to Google Cloud India for setting up the endowment. Such Chairs are an essential constituent to IIT Bombay’s endeavour of attracting the best and brightest students, researchers and professors and creating future leaders and innovators. I am certain that this is just the beginning of many more collaborations between both organizations.”
“We’re thrilled to partner with IIT Bombay in setting up this Chair. Our aim is to provide academic and technical leadership in Generative AI and initiate and provide expert guidance in R&D programs supported by government agencies and by the industry. This will enable innovators of tomorrow to be equipped with the right skills and resources.”, said Anil Bhansali, VP Engineering and Head of India Development Center, Google Cloud.
About IIT Bombay
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, set up in 1958 as the second IIT, is recognised worldwide as a leader in the field of engineering education and research. The Institute was granted the status of ‘Institution of Eminence’ by the Ministry of Education (the then Ministry of Human Resources Development) on July 9, 2018. IIT Bombay is reputed for the quality of its faculty and the outstanding calibre of students graduating from its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The Institute has 16 academic departments, 31 (Centres/ Programmes/ Academic facilities), three schools and four Interdisciplinary programmes. Over the last six decades, more than 70,000 engineers and scientists have graduated from the Institute. It is served by more than 715 faculty members considered not only amongst the best within the country but also highly recognised in the world for achievements in the field of education and research. IIT Bombay is not only amongst the best in the country but also highly recognised in the world for achievements in the field of education and research. On June 28, 2023, IIT Bombay has been ranked first in India and 149th globally in Engineering and Technology by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). For the first time, the Institute broke into the top 150 universities in the QS World University Ranking 2024.
About Google Cloud
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