PUNE: Symbiosis Centre for Applied
has partnered with the
Association of African Universities
and faculty mentors from Commonwealth countries to utilize artificial intelligence in addressing challenges. According to a statement released by the institute on Monday, this initiative will fund 25 projects annually for five years, with an additional three years of funding for 10 impactful projects each year.
On April 30, a call for
will be announced, enabling university students and faculty members to access funding, mentorship, and guidance from the Commonwealth Secretariat, the Association of African Universities, Obreal Global, SCAAI - Symbiosis University, and leading global technology companies.
Anita Patankar, Director of Symbiosis Center for Education, stated, "This call for proposals targets students enrolled at higher education institutes/universities who are committed to their personal and professional growth, aiming to make significant contributions to addressing present and future global challenges and enhancing the sustainability, innovation, and social responsibility of higher education institutions."
The Commonwealth Secretariat comprises 56 member states across Asia, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, the Americas, and the Pacific, representing a population of 2.5 billion people, with 60% being youths. This demographic diversity endows the Commonwealth with abundant human capital for innovation and entrepreneurship.