STEM For Girls: STEM for girls program is to enable girls' empowerment through skills-building that includes computational thinking, coding skills, digital fluency, life skills and self-actualization to increase their chances of learning and careers in STEM (Science Technology, Mathematics and Engineering).
AI for ALL/IBM AI Curriculum: The IBM AI Curriculum rolled out in collaboration with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) introduces AI as a subject for Senior Secondary students in India (Grade XI & XII). IBM developed a comprehensive AI curriculum (framework, outcomes, and assessments methods.
Atal Innovation Mission – IBM Collaboration with Atal Tinkering Labs: The Atal Tinkering Lab(ATL) initiative is aimed to foster inventiveness among students, ATL conducts different activities ranging from regional and national level competitions, exhibitions, workshops on problem-solving, designing and fabrication of products along with teachers’ training & timely mentoring.
ATL Innonet Platform: IBM India in collaboration with NITI Aayog developed the InnoNet platform in order to establish a sustainable support ecosystem for the ATLs and the students. The platform provides a means of connecting the industry mentors (Mentor of Change) with the ATL schools to ensure that the young innovators receive the right mentorship from the leaders in the industry.
Advance Diploma in IT-Networking & Cloud Computing: IBM in collaboration with the Directorate General of Training (DGT), Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) launched a two-year advanced diploma program in IT, Networking and Cloud Computing. It is NSQF Level 6 certified and approved by NCVT. This will ensure job-ready New Collar skills building of deserving youth with opportunities of the future.
IBM SkillsBuild is a digital platform providing job seekers with a multimodal skills journey. SkillsBuild was launched in India in collaboration with the Ministry of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), has over 7500+ technical and professional courses offered along with certifications and badges; IBM SkillsBuild was rated amongst the TOP 10 e-learning platforms in the country in 2020.
IBM Open P-Tech Open-PTECH is a free online learning platform that has courses on emerging technologies and professional development, Open PTech imparts foundational knowledge on cybersecurity, IOT, AI and cloud computing and other technologies to youth.
IBM New Collar Employability Skills Program: has a QP aligned courseware on cloud computing/ data analytics and blockchain (200 hrs of IBM curriculum with virtual labs). This program is intended to catalyse, facilitate and manage large-scale skills training aimed to build employability skills for underserved – youth, especially women.
Action against Human Trafficking – Traffic Analysis Hub: IBM partnered with Stop the Traffik (STT), the UK to create the first-ever global data hub, called Traffik Analysis Hub, to facilitate the sharing of information about human trafficking across all industries and sectors. The Power of Technology and Data – to create the first truly multi-sector information sharing platform; The Financial Coalition – to bring leaders of banks and the financial industry together to disrupt the economies of trafficking. In an effort to support global action against human trafficking, IBM supported the Kalinga Fellowship in 2020 to build awareness, and activate the ecosystem, especially the use of data and technology in support of anti-trafficking actions engaging major non-profits engaged in this sector.
Development of Tool for early detection of Neurological disorders: IBM India supported a project undertaken by INCLEN International to develop a Neurodevelopmental Disorders Screening Tool (NDST) to study the pattern of neurological issues occurring in children in the age group of 1 to 10 years. IBM Global research team will develop an AI – ML-based algorithm to improve the performance of NDST for community-based or general screening of children for nine common NDDs with high sensitivity and specificity.
IBM India has partnered with Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) to bring positive change to cancer care outcomes in India. IBM India and CHAI have started a strategic programme to support the national and state governments in expanding access to two key segments of cancer care: community screening and quality treatment, with the goal of expanding treatment access and improving the availability of cancer drugs by strengthening supply chain processes.
Disaster Relief: IBM India worked with local agencies and NGOs to mitigate the impact of natural disasters and the Covid -19 Pandemic that devastated our country by the distribution of dry rations, distribution of hygiene kits to safeguard from the spread of the virus besides massive efforts invested in sensitizing the communities to adopt precautionary measures to arrest the spread of the virus. IBM India swiftly responded to the devastating Cyclone Amphan that hit the coastal districts of West Bengal and supports the affected local communities through medical camps, distribution of essential supplies, safe drinking water solutions, and repair and building of homes for the homeless.
Contribution to Relief Funds: IBM India generously contributed to PM Cares fund to help the nation tide over the Pandemic.