IBM signs MoU with IL&FS to help improve quality of education
IBM has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services (IL&FS) Education to help improve the quality of education and skills for the over 10 million people part of the IL&FS network.
As part of the deal, IBM will offer certified IT Courses in IL&FS Institutes of Skills, run and implement job exchange and other such facilities for the use of IL&FS training centres. They will also Launch IT courses which have been developed by IBM in IL&FS Institutes of Skills.
“We are trying to make education more personalised and cognitive through this partnership by creating a technolo gy-driven personalised learning and tutoring,” Lula Mohanty, Vice President, Services at IBM, told ET.
IBM will also use its cognitive technology platform, IBM Watson, as part of the partnership.”We will use the IBM Watson data cloud as part of the deal, and access Watson education insight services, Watson library, student information insights -these are big data sets that have been created through collaboration and inputs with many universities. On top of this, we apply big data analytics,” Mohanty added.
IL&FS Education has a presence in 25,000 schools and more than 250 institutes for skill building, and directly reaches out to 10 million students, teachers, job-seeking youth, industrial clusters and community at large. The partnership would allow students, teachers and parents to leverage the insights and capability of the Watson system.