Pravasi Bharathiya Samman winner Kiran C. Patel launches the education division of Exafluence Inc at Sri Venkateswara University on Thursday. | Photo Credit: SPECIAL PACKAGE
The convergence of data science with the education sector is phenomenal and everyone should try to tap into the intellectual capital to make the world a better place, says Kiran C. Patel, a well-known American cardiologist and entrepreneur.
He addressed the students of Sri Venkateswara University (SVU) after the launch of the education division of US-based Exafluence Inc. SVU Rector V. Srikanth Reddy, Registrar O.Md. Hussain, Dean (R&D) S. Vijayabhaskara Rao and RUSA Projects CEO Vamsikrishna Rayala attended the occasion.
The company is working with SVU to offer contemporary programs in data science to ensure students remain relevant in the job market, said Mr. Patel.
Referring to India’s demographic dividend in the form of a young population, in stark contrast to the negative growth seen in Europe, Australia and Japan, Dr. Patel this is a great opportunity for the country.
Born in Zambia, educated in India and based in the US, the winner of ‘Pravasi Bharathiya Samman’ remembered how he repaid the three continents by establishing medical colleges to serve the poor and needy. “After five years, we are going to produce 1,000 doctors worldwide each year to meet the world’s health needs,” he said.
prof. Srikanth Reddy explained the need for an industry partner like Exafluence to take higher education to another level and credited his Chief Executive Officer Ravikiran Dharmavaram, who is also an alumnus of SVU, for joining the idea.
prof. Hussain launched the education division website www.exafluence.education. MongoDB (USA) Director Prasad Pashte, Vital Probe CEO Billa Bhandari, SVU College Principal M. Padmavathamma, Exafluence COO TN Sreenivas and CTO Karthikeyan Sankaran participated in the program.