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Ekagrid Seeks 200 Acres of Land To Setup AI Focused University In Karnataka

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Ekagrid, a diverse research university in India, has sought 200 acres of land from the Karnataka government to set up its campus either at Bengaluru or Mysuru.

Prof. Krishna Saraswat, a professor at Stanford, and Shailendra Kumar, COO of Ekagrid held a meeting with the Honorable Minister for Large and Medium Industries and Infrastructure Development, Government of Karnataka M B Patil in this regard here on Tuesday.

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Established in 2018, Ekagrid University intends to conduct research in the area of Artificial Intelligence and run Ph.D. programs. It plans to start post-graduate courses at a later stage, Prof. Saraswat told the minister.

Mechanical components manufacturer Fictiv on Tuesday met Minister M.B. Patil to discuss an all-around growth plan for the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) segment in the state.

The San Francisco company has recently opened its India-based headquarters in Bengaluru. The two sides discussed organizing workshops in Karnataka to advocate for manufacturing support services and facilitate MSME growth through AI/ML-driven software technology.

Establishing connections with MSMEs and major customers in the aerospace, machine tools, auto/EV, and industry 4.0 space, were also topics of discussion with the government.

Minister Patil accompanied by senior officers of the Department of Industries is currently on a 12-day tour of the United States of America to attract investments into the state. His team of senior officers includes Dr S. Selvakumar, Principal Secretary to Government, Department of Commerce and Industries, and Smt Gunjan Krishna, Commissioner of Industries.

This is a press release.

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