Possible Categories of Associations

Collaborators

Zonal Leads

Basic Partners

Association Category: Collaborator


Benefits being rolled out to the Collaborator from the Project funds
  1. Upto 20 faculty members will get training on Deep learning and AI Technologies without any cost

  2. Five-Ten Member Research Group will be setup, mentored. For details Visit our Research Group Page.

  3. Any Air or Road/train travel of the resource persons, experts from NVIDIA-Bennett Research Lab on AI; visiting your institution for activities in the scope of the project will be covered from our side.

  4. Any Hotel stay of the Resource persons, experts from NVIDIA-Bennett Research Lab on AI; visiting your institution for activities in the scope of the project will be covered from our side.

  5. Certificates to the workshop and Research Group participants will be given from our side.

  6. Funding for Honorarium for the resource persons for activities in the scope of the project will be covered from our side.

  7. Training material available on a central repository will be made available by us.

  8. Event details of your institutions in the central systems of social media/Website of the project will be populated by us.

  9. Assessment of the working of the research groups every month via progress report, Skype Calls, Webinars will be done in a professional manner.

  10. Assessment of the ongoing Student projects which fall under the domain of the project will be done by us.

  11. Proactive help will be provided institutions in writing Grant proposals and Workshop proposals for funding of various agencies.

  12. Air travel and stay of the lead contact from collaborator institution will be covered for the project meeting(s).

  13. We will provide 100+ Industry ready student project specifications on our portal. Some exclusive projects will be available to the collaborator institutions.

  14. To enable the AWS Cloud credits for the teachers and students of Zonal lead institution as per our understanding with AWS Educate. Around 100 Students apart from the associated faculty will get cloud credits worth 8000 US Dollars.

  15. To Make a centralized database of the trained individuals to have easy access for the industry who is looking for talent in this field.

  16. To provide technical support to implement different projects by research group as per the domain area.

  17. Few instructors from collaborating institution will have the opportunity to become NVIDIA DLI (Deep Learning Institute) Ambassadors depending upon their understanding of the technology. NVIDIA DLI training will be offered at their institution.The final decision regarding this lies with NVIDIA

  18. Sabbaticals will be offered to upto ten faculty at NVIDIA-Bennett Deep Learning Lab without any sabbatical fee. Living costs needs to borne by the teachers/institutions.

  19. To provide upto 50 internships to the students in summer at NVIDIA-Bennett Supercomputing Lab without any internship charges. Living costs needs to borne by the students.

  20. To Conduct Competitions in Deep learning for the students of these institutions

  21. To help the institutions to include Deep Learning and AI courses in their elective/core courses

  22. To conduct International Conference and Industry Conclave, where the people from collaborating Partners will be able to get 40% discount in registrations.

  23. Once, the faculty and research group shows the maturity, Collaborating Institution will be a representative of 10 Zonal Lead institutions.

  24. The institution gets exclusive benefits of accessing NVIDIA DGX-1 Supercomputer machine through single user remote access. This is the best machine in the world for Deep Learning computing. Otherwise, the standalone cost to access NVIDA DGX in the research lab of Bennett University is close to 2000 Dollar per month

  25. Our team may specially visit the institution and personally oversee the growth of the research group and guarantee a minimum level of progress.

  26. The institution will be involved with us in consultations with Govt, regulators and Industry bodies for any possible discussions on expanding the capability of the institution in this area.

  27. With time Institution will become leader of 10 lead zonal partners, which in turn means becoming contact point of 100 institutions.

  28. There will at least three visits from UK partner or other International experts in these institutions for different level of engagements

  29. These institutions will be prominently displayed and covered in our briefings and website. On website these will be shown with other project sponsors.

  30. For NAAC/NBA/AICTE/UGC/ABET visits these institutions will be able to claim themselves as part of the multi-crore project and one of the lead contact of these institutions will be able to write himself as Co-investigator of the project. Formal Document will be issued in this regard.

  31. Any new opportunities/funding in the project will first come to these institutions.

Expectations and operational details for Collaborators

Total commitment from top management to work towards making their institution as one of the leading institutions in AI and Deep learning and committing resources and manpower to make it happen. It will require passion and perseverance of highest level to keep the spirit of the initiative. Our advice will be that only those institutions whose faculty has potential to do quality research should go for this category. It will require a very close interaction and working with our team to uplift the research quotient of the institution in AI and Deep learning. The challenges and opportunities in this level of collaboration are very high.

Prospective Collaborators need to complete two formalities 1. Submit the Support Letter for Collaborators and send us as a scanned copy.
2. Cost to be paid by the Collaborators: 10 Lac Only (One time and Non-refundable) For the whole duration of the initiative ending April 2020. The amount is being heavily subsidized (80% subsidy from project cost) for this project due to contributions from our Associates (including cash, kind and human resources).


Association Category: Zonal Lead Partner


Benefits being rolled out to the Zonal lead Institution from the Project funds
  1. Upto 5 faculty members will get training on Deep learning and AI Technologies without any cost

  2. Five Member Research Group will be setup, mentored. For details Visit our Research Group Page.

  3. Any Air or Road/train travel of the resource persons, experts from NVIDIA-Bennett Research Lab on AI; visiting your institution for activities in the scope of the project will be covered from our side.

  4. Hotel stay of the Resource persons, experts from NVIDIA-Bennett Research Lab on AI; visiting your institution for activities in the scope of the project will be covered from our side.

  5. Certificates to the workshop and Research Group participants will be given from our side.

  6. Funding for Honorarium for the resource persons for activities in the scope of the project will be covered from our side.

  7. Training material available on a central repository will be made available by us.

  8. Event details of your institutions in the central systems of social media/Website of the project will be populated by us.

  9. Assessment of the working of the research groups every month via progress report, Skype Calls, Webinars will be done in a professional manner.

  10. Assessment of the ongoing Student projects which fall under the domain of the project will be done by us.

  11. Help will be provided institutions in writing Grant proposals and Workshop proposals for funding of various agencies.

  12. Air travel and stay of the lead contact from Zonal lead institution will be covered for the project meeting(s).

  13. We will provide 100+ Industry ready student project specifications on our portal.

  14. To enable the AWS Cloud credits for the teachers and students of Zonal lead institution as per our understanding with AWS Educate. Around 100 Students apart from the associated faculty will get cloud credits worth 8000 US Dollars.

  15. To Make a centralized database of the trained individuals to have easy access for the industry who is looking for talent in this field.

  16. To provide technical support to implement different projects by research group as per the domain area.

  17. Sabbaticals will be offered to upto five faculty at NVIDIA-Bennett Deep Learning Lab without any sabbatical fee. Living costs needs to borne by the teachers/institutions.

  18. To help one instructor to become NVIDIA DLI (Deep Learning Institute) Ambassadors depending upon their understanding of the technology.Final decision regarding this lies with NVIDIA.

  19. To provide upto 10 internships to the students in summer at NVIDIA-Bennett Supercomputing Lab without any internship charges.Living costs needs to borne by the students.

  20. To Conduct Competitions in Deep learning for the students of these institutions

  21. To help the institutions to include Deep Learning and AI courses in their elective/core courses

  22. To conduct International Conference and Industry Conclave, where the people from Zonal lead will be able to get 40% discount in registrations.

  23. Zonal lead Institution will be a representative of 10 basic partner institutions in a phasewise manner.

Expectations and Operational Details for Zonal Lead Institutions
  1. Selecting At least five good faculty who have relevant exposure and motivation for the Research Groups to be set up in the institute
  2. Sending these five faculty to nearest location as per the training calendar that will be circulated. The travel and stay of these faculty needs to be taken care by the institution.
  3. Reducing the teaching load of these faculty members, so that they can give proper time for the progress of research group and the project objectives.
  4. One Lead Person will be leading the research group in AI/Deep Learning at respective institution. Lead Person will be the single point of contact for everything related to the project. Lead person should have flexibility and authority to take decisions related to the project.
  5. The institutions should extensively discuss among the faculty before committing to become Lead Zonal partner. We are embarking on a serious journey with full commitment. There is no requirement of any special software or hardware from our side. All Software is open source and most applications runs on Cloud or remote servers. If institutions are not working as per the spirit of the initiative, the Lead Zonal status may be taken away based on three consecutive poor reviews. If the Lead zonal institutions get consistent good reviews, then they will become eligible for additional benefits without any extra cost.

Formalities to be completed 1. Submit a support letter as given above and send a scanned copy.
2. Cost to be paid by the Lead Zonal institution: One Lac INR (1,00,000 INR only) One time Non-refundable.The cost of all the benefits (given above in points 1-23) is huge. Lead zonal partners are only being charged a token amount (so that they remain serious in working of the initiative) which is 90% subsidized. It is a Onetime cost for the whole duration of the project which will end on April 2020.


Association Category: Basic Partner


Benefits being rolled out to the partner Institution from the Project funds
  1. Two of your faculty members will get the training in the workshop being held near your institution without any registration cost.

  2. These Trained faculty members can help the institution in furthering the objective of the project as per their capacity

  3. Partner institutes will be recognized in the website of the project

  4. It will help the institutions to understand the value of AI and deep learning technologies

  5. Those institutions who think that they lack in quality faculty and quality infrastructure should go for this category of partnership

  6. There is no cost involved to become a partner

  7. At a later stage, you have a chance to become Lead Zonal Partner based on the feedback of the trained faculty

  8. Trained faculty can come for sabbatical at our Supercomputing lab after paying the requisite fee

  9. Students may come for internship based on our criteria of selection and paying the requisite fee

Expectations from a partner institution

Two faculty members from your institution needs be sent to the training on deep learning at one of the locations. Training calendar will be circulated. Travel and stay of these two faculty members needs to be taken care by the institution. Additional faculty can be trained but for that registration for each extra faculty needs to be paid, which will be circulated later. Cost is basically being incurred in training resources for partner institutions and overall project management. Equivalent training by Industry leaders (like NVIDIA DLI etc.) costs a significant amount. The cost of basic partners is being 100% discounted/subsidized.Actual Cost to be paid by the partner institution: Zero.
There is only one formality to become Basic Partner: Send the Scanned Copy of the Support Letter as given above


Individuals


  1. Advisor (Top Level Executives/Officers/Professionals who can help us in funding/upscaling/expansion) Please send your details/CV at deepakgarg108@gmail.com
  2. Mentor (who is working on AI related skills and can mentor our Students Projects or Research Groups) Please send your details/CV at deepakgarg108@gmail.com
  3. Learner (Looking to get trained on these skills) Subscribe Here
  4. Marketer (Who wll help us to further engage institutions/professionals/students for this project) Please send your details/CV at deepakgarg108@gmail.com

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