IIIT-Delhi to modernize the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) with AI and smart solutions

IIIT-Delhi to modernize the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) with AI and smart solutions

Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (IIIT-Delhi) has signed an MoU with the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to modernize the operations of SDMC using state of the art tech-nology and technological solutions for different municipal functions like waste management, parking & advertisement, property tax, horticulture, licensing, education, medical services, town planning etc.

Through this collaboration, IIIT-Delhi will provide research-based inputs for the adoption of modern technology by SDMC. The researchers will identify the gaps in existing technical solutions meant for various processes of municipal functions and then work towards providing the right solution to improve service delivery.

IIIT-Delhi will also identify the ways to implement Artificial Intelligence (AI) in municipal functions to improve services for citizens and aid in measuring the impact of outreach awareness on citizens to use the services of SDMC through online mode.

Regarding this MoU, Prof. Ranjan Bose, Director, IIIT Delhi has said, “As an IT institute, it is our responsibility to find technology-based solutions for the problems our society is facing. That is the only way an institute can continue to be socially relevant. Through this collaboration, we aim to develop and simplify the existing processes and methodology to make it more effective and efficient.”

IIIT-Delhi and SDMC will identify other relevant knowledge partners, research scholars, Interns, faculties and research engineers collaborate to solve problems. Joint Workshops/Seminars/Trainings /Conferences will also be conducted in collaboration with other knowledge partners.

“We have a huge pool of young minds with great ideas and solutions. We look forward to helping SDMC in finding and incubating new and innovative solutions through startups in the municipal sector” Prof. Bose added.

With this MoU IIIT-Delhi with also help to enhance the IT skill set and establish a satellite unit of IT De-partment of SDMC to support the IT initiatives at zonal level. A ‘Centre of Excellence’ will also be established to deliver the Citizen centric Services.