Study any engineering course, but learn programming skills

In conversation with the Times of India, Arvind, the Infosys Prize jury chair for Engineering and Computer Science and Professor at MIT, encouraged students to learn basic computational skills that would be crucial for use in any field. "A very large part of the work done now is driven by collection of data, where computer skills are important", he said.

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Scientists bat for hosting virtual conferences even after COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic led to a massive platform shift for lectures and conferences, thus changing the landscape of academic gatherings for the foreseeable future. The Hindu features multiple researchers, including Infosys Prize laureates Prof. Sourav Chatterjee and Prof. Arindam Ghosh, who have expressed their support for continuing the use of virtual conferences even after the pandemic has abated. Pros that they listed included a lower carbon footprint and a broader international audience.

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