Publish Date: July 11, 2022
Census Data Workstation Inaugurated at IIT Delhi
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New Delhi: The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India, Dr. Vivek Joshi inaugurated a Census Data Workstation at the Economics Lab, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Delhi on July 6th, 2022.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Vivek Joshi said that the Workstation shall facilitate access to Census microdata for academicians and researchers. It will also help spread further awareness about the vast amount of data collected during the Census operations.
Prof. Ashok Ganguli, Deputy Director (Strategy & Planning), IIT Delhi and Prof. Angelie Multani, Head of the Department welcomed the initiative.
The officials from the RGI office and IIT Delhi agreed upon the need to foster the mutual collaboration. Dr. Joshi invited IIT Delhi to undertake research on census data and census operations.
A discussion was also held to explore the possibility of applications of AI, ML, and advanced data science techniques in digital census and for compiling birth and death registration information, etc.
On this occasion, an MoU between the Directorate of Census Operations, Delhi, and IIT Delhi was also signed by Shri Ajay Garg, DCO Delhi, and Prof. Ganguli.