Sabudh Foundation's Professional Development Initiatives Benefits Students Across India
The Internet of Things (IoT) has established itself as one of the most important technologies of the 21st century. Composed of ever-expanding networks of sensors and machines, the rise of IoT is increasing productivity. It is powering the creation of new products and services and enabling us to gather more data about our world than ever before.
The data science field is crucial to the growth of IoT. The innovation of IoT provides yet more proof of data science’s indispensable role in the modern tech sector.
A recent report suggests how data science and IoT will shape technology’s future. By 2025, the number of IoT devices in the world will reach 75 billion.
With an exponential increase in the data in today’s world, data science has become the most sought-after field. All the companies in today's world get a competitive advantage if they effectively leverage data science. This has led to an increase in the number of job openings in all companies for data analysts.
Despite the demand for professionals, in India, there is high unemployment. This high unemployment is due to the individuals not meeting the industrial requirement.
Understanding the need of the hour, the Punjab-based Sabudh Foundation, through its training, intends to make willing individuals job-ready. The organization provides free internships and training on Data Science and IoT to willing individuals along with placement assistance at zero cost.
Since its inception in 2018, the organization has trained more than 400 students.
A part of the country’s problem is that many aspiring Data Scientists don’t know what to expect from this field. Most young talents are unaware of the fact that data has a huge potential to solve the world's most vexing problems.
Sabudh Foundation, founded by Dr Sarabjot Singh Anand and Dr Sukhjit Singh Sehra, aims to address this.
The organization says, “We target the solution by training students to apply Data Science to problems that matter and work with governments & NGO data to create real change in society.”
Sabudh Foundation educates and develops aspiring Data Scientists into benchmark leaders to promote sustainable, socially responsible, and impactful solutions for the modern world.
They focus on data-intensive high-impact problems in healthcare, agriculture, education, public policy, etc. Some of the solutions Sabudh Foundation is working on:
- Healthcare sector - they are working on conducting medical diagnosis and image analysis in healthcare centers,
- Agriculture sector - they are working with farmers to increase crop yields and address the issue of crop diversification.
How are students trained?
Sabudh foundation offers four pro bono six-month internships every year to train and empower the next generation of tech leaders. These internships have a multidisciplinary curriculum that has been carefully crafted to the expectations of innovation today.
The organization says, “Our curriculum includes the right mix of lectures and hands-on exercises, along with passion projects and mentoring. Guest lectures by visiting faculty and industry experts are facilitated regularly and learner-facilitator collaborations are encouraged. Engaging with collaborative partners that support its efforts in research, teaching, and exchange programs.”
The interns learn machine learning and AI from the leading lights in the industry and academia who have PhDs in Computer Science, Machine Learning, Statistics, etc. The internship is open to anyone who is committed to social change and has the dedication to use technology to bring about positive change in society.
The program includes – training, mentorship, reflections, and hands-on work experience. Students work with grassroots organizations on social issues and receive an open learning experience that creates significant opportunities.
Modern technology has facilitated the removal of geographical barriers and made Sabudh Foundation’s programme spread across India. The data science course is purely remote and any willing individual with a zeal to learn can benefit through our training program from any corner of the world.
Students who participated in the internship are now grateful to Sabudh Foundation for kick-starting their careers. Manpreet Kaur, a student of IIT Ropar who participated in the internship says that it was an enriching experience.
He says, “The mentors were very helpful. I have learned so many new things which include python programming language, machine learning, etc. I have also changed the way of looking at any problem. I am very grateful for everything I learned while interning at Sabudh. I will look forward to getting the opportunity to learn more and to work with Sabudh again.”
Another student, Jeewanjyot Kaur of UIET, Panjab University says, “The working environment, teaching techniques, and guidance that I got here were marvelous. Everyone had the freedom to learn at their speed. I enjoyed working here. Machine learning has become my favorite only because of the way we get introduced to its applications and various aspects.”
If you are looking to upskill yourself and solve real-world problems, visit Sabudh Foundation.