The Kerala University of Digital Sciences, Innovation, and Technology (KUDSIT) the first digital university in the country was inaugurated virtually by the Governor of Kerala - Arif Mohammed Khan. According to the statement released by the university, KUDSIT is based at Technocity in Mangalapuram. The digital university has been set up by upgrading the two-decade old Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management Kerala which was a centre of excellence in information technologies established by the government of Kerala.
Five schools of Knowledge
The university is focusing on creating futuristic institutions of higher learning offering postgraduate programmes and research. As per the statement issued, the university will be starting 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, which will cover Science, Technology and Humanities aspects of the digital world.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinrayi Vijaran also presided over the online ceremony unveiling the university plaque on the occasion. The Governor who is also the Chancellor of the university stated that the launch of the digital university is part of the state’s answer to embrace new technologies and desire to use them to bring positive changes in the life of people and become a global hub for higher learning and technology.
First-ever Digital University
The Governor while congratulating the state government for the recent initiatives in Higher Education including the launch of Sree Narayana Guru Open University stated that knowledge brings courage, understanding, acceptance, unity and liberated the people from ignorance. He further added that society expects the digital university to provide intellectual support with the opportunities coming through Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Data Analytics, and other digital transformation courses.
The chief minister during the ceremony stated that the digital university aims at utilizing the developments in digital technology for social progress and the benefits of digital technology must be made available to people in different walks of life.