The College of Engineering Pune (COEP) is one out of 5 educational/training institutes in the country that have been selected to be part of a program called Shared University Research announced by IBM, reports the times of india. The one-year project carries a grant of $250,000. The other institutes included are IIT-Bombay, IIT-Delhi, YCMOU, and PSG Tech, Coimbatore.
The one-year project […] is led by IIT-Bombay (IIT-B) and relates to building a cloud computing platform, which refers to use of hardware/software resources and teaching expertise in a collaborative manner on a shared basis. “This will enable large scale sharing and joint scientific research in education and energy management,” [Bhooshan] Kelkar [IBM’s country manager for university relations] said
[T]he technical aspects involve development of a more efficient security system for the cloud platform that will be used for disseminating education. “For instance, a student at CoEP can use the same resources and expertise that is available for his counterparts at the IITs in Mumbai and Delhi and vice versa, without having to leave the college campus,” [Kelkar] added.