College of Engineering Guindy Alumni to Help Set up AI Centre


The proposed centre will strengthen the ongoing research works of the college on Artificial Intelligence (AI).

The College of Engineering, Guindy (CEG) – a 225-year-old public engineering college in Chennai – is reportedly planning to set up an exclusive centre on artificial intelligence (AI).

Officials of the college told The New Indian Express that the centre will give a major boost to the research activities of the students and faculty working on different aspects of AI.

According to T V Geetha, Dean of CEG, the college will seek funds from its alumni for setting up the centre. She said the alumni have been contributing for the development of the institution and they are hopeful that they will provide the necessary support for this proposed centre also.

The Anna university also plans to write to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to provide funds for the proposed centre on AI.

Noting that AI is an emerging field, Anna University registrar J Kumar said the institute can produce solutions to benefit the society.

A year-long celebration to mark 225 years of existence

Meanwhile, the college is also planning a year-long celebration to mark its 225 years of existence and aims to strengthen its alumni association.

The officials said different departments of CEG are working on different sectors including healthcare and engineering to provide different solutions through AI.

They believe that multi-disciplinary approach of different departments will get more streamlined and coordinated if this centre comes into place.

The institute aims to provide solutions to different problems of the society using the knowledge of its faculty and students in artificial intelligence.

Founded in 1794, CEG is India’s oldest technical institution and also the oldest technical institution to be established outside Europe. It became a constituent college and the principal seat of Anna University in 1978.