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AU receives good response for faculty development programme on Data Science


Over the years Data Science has emerged as an interdisciplinary field which uses a lot of theories and techniques that are a part of various fields like information science, mathematics, statistics, management and computer science Engineering. It has become an integral part of many industries like agriculture, health care, marketing optimization, risk management, fraud detection, marketing analytics and public policy among others.

As the demand for data scientists continues to grow, universities are trying to figure out how to best contribute towards the training in this specialised field to its students, research scholars and faculty.

With this idea behind, Andhra University College of Engineering(A), Andhra University jointly with University College of Engineering Vizianagaram, JNTU Kakinada in collaboration with Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE) proposed a 15-day (50 hours) faculty development programme titled “DATA SCIENCE & ITS APPLICATIONS IN STEM” without any registration fee.

The programme started on 7 th September 2020 and ended on 21 st Sep 2020. Prof. Peri Srininvasa Rao, Principal, AUCE(A), Prof.G.SwamyNaidu, Principal, UCEV, JNTUK, Prof.V.Srineevasulu, Director, FDS-JNTUK, Prof.Ch.V.V.Bhaskar Reddy, TEQIP coordinator, AUCE(A) and the other distinguished officials of both Andhra University and JNTUK have appreciated the efforts of the organisers and they released the e-book and a first of its kind app for Android phones was developed by the students of the university for this FDP.

The organisers have briefed that daily nearly 800 participants attended online, answered the quizzes conducted by the FDP staff and attendance was collected. Daily from 3:00pm to 7:00pm sessions were conducted and all the lectures from the subject experts were very useful. Due to the current pandemic COVID 19 situation this FDP was conducted in online mode through Google meet and live streaming through YouTube.

All the resource persons were experienced very resourceful to the participants who are experts in Data science. The resource persons were from IIT’s, NITs, reputed State Universities and Industry. Majority of the participants were teaching faculty from all over the country, research scholars in STEM fields and students. For this FDP 6 international students also attended making it a semi international program.

An app was developed by the students of the university and all relevant material regarding FDP are Embedded in this Andriod App which is available in Google playstore titled as FDP on DSA in STEM with link (

All the material will be uploaded in the respective university website and an e book was prepared. The distinguished guests released the e book and the app. Certificate were distributed online for the participants.

The technical support for all the FDP was provided by AU Computer Centre, Andhra University. The FDP was financially supported by TEQIP, AUCE(A).

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