Centre for Internet of Things (CIoT)
Rajalakshmi Institute of Technology
The objective of establishing this "Centre for Internet of things" is to impart working knowledge in Internet of Things to all our students to train them at par with the requirement of the nation to become technocrats as well as entrepreneurs in IoT technology.
Internet of Things (IoT) involves network of ''things'', embedded with sensors that can be identified, addressed and named, seamlessly connecting to the internet. The number of internet connected devices worldwide is estimated to reach between 26 billion and 50 billion by 2020. As part of the Digital India initiative, Government of India aims at ‘transforming India into digital empowered society and knowledge economy’, and this is expected to provide the required impetus for development of the IoT industry ecosystem in the country. Department of Electronics and Information Technology, (DeiTY) has come out with an IoT Policy which focuses on implementing IoT by means of Demonstration Centres, Capacity Building & Incubation, R&D and Innovation and Human Resource Development. Further, the Indian Government's plan of developing 100 smart cities in the country could lead to a massive and quick expansion of IoT in the country.
Students are motivated to implement their innovative ideas into a prototype using embedded development kit and the data acquired from the sensors will be pushed to the cloud, the data processing will be carried out in the cloud using Data analytics and cloud computing. Our students have participated in various hackathons organized by the government and other organizations at national level. Periodically, renowned experts from industry and academia will be invited to present on emerging trends in IoT and necessary trainings will be arranged along with the industry partners to update our students on the technological developments.