Certificate Program in AI Launched

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IIT Kharagpur is launching a Certificate Program on Foundations on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for working professionals and engineering students. The program will commence from March 2019 with centres initially in Bengaluru, Kolkata, Kharagpur and possibly Hyderabad. The 6-month program will teach foundation concepts as well as industrial applications of AI with a mix of contact classes and online learning.

The AI wave has been touted as the fourth industrial revolution and there is a growing perception that it will disrupt almost every job. But it will also create many more. There is an increasing need for skilled AI professionals in order to create and augment AI systems. Around 2 lakh jobs are supposed to be created by 2020 in AI in India. “The certificate program by IIT Kharagpur is aimed at strengthening India’s talent pool in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence,” said Prof. Sudeshna Sarkar, Head, Centre for Artificial Intelligence at IIT Kharagpur.

With the launch of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence earlier this year, IIT Kharagpur has taken up the task of skilling engineers in the new technologies in this upcoming domain. The students will be selected competitively from working professionals and senior students.

The course will comprise 16 one-credit modules and one capstone project. The course modules have been carefully designed to cover mathematical and algorithmic foundations, artificial intelligence fundamentals and several modules on statistical and machine learning methods. The course will also include modules on thematic areas such as natural language processing and computer vision and application use cases. Tools and platforms will be introduced to make the students technologically competent and job ready.

The classes will be taken by faculty experts from IIT Kharagpur and other reputed academic institutions as well as industry experts. The courses will have a blend of fundamental theoretical principles as well as hands-on component and industry use cases. Students will have the opportunity to work on live projects. The course modules will be graded based on assignments and exams. A certificate will be awarded based on successful completion of the modules. [For more information click here]

“A rigorous AI program for professionals is the need of the hour. This program has been designed by IIT Kharagpur faculty in consultation with industry experts,” said Prof. P. P. Chakrabarti, Director, IIT Kharagpur.

Aneesh Reddy, founder of Capillary technologies welcomed the move as he identified the talent scarcity in AI as one of the biggest challenges in its adoption by Indian tech ecosystem.

The course is the first of several certificate courses being launched by IIT Kharagpur to deliver high-quality AI training.

For more information write to outreach@cai.iitkgp.ac.in or visit www.ai.iitkgp.ac.in/outreach

53 thoughts on “Certificate Program in AI Launched

  1. Hello I am from Bangalore and I am doing my engineering
    How to apply for this AI program
    please send me the details

      1. The link does not work. I am quiet keen to enroll for the program.
        Could i please request to share more information about the

        When does the next batch start :
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        Certification :
        Is this remote or classroom : Y/ N
        Classroom session required : Y/N
        Option for weekend classes : Y/ N
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        Prashant Hasija

  2. Hello This is Shashank from Bangalore.I am currently a doing my undergraduate in engineering.I am really interested in this AI program.Can you please send the procedure to enroll in this course.Please do the needful. E-mail shashankvp10@gmail.com

  3. Hi,I am from Medinipur,West Bengal.I have done btech in ECE in 2018.Am I eligible for this certificate course??

  4. Hello this is Shubhang vangari, from Bangalore I am persuing my engineering 3rd year right now, can I apply for the program as well?.

  5. Hi,
    I am a working professional and the course appeals to me. However there are times where I travel and can be away from home 50% of the time. Is there any option for me to catch up on face to face classes some other way?

  6. Hi,
    I am a working professional at mid management level. The course appeals to me. But the nature of my job requires extensive travel and I am out of station 2 weeks out of 4. If there anyway for me to catch up on the classes once I am back?

  7. Hi I am 2nd year 4th semester electrical engineering department student

    Currently I am from West bangal haldia institute of technology

    Can I apply Aartificial intelligence course

    How to apply

      1. Hlo im rifa i want to know the details about the courses/degree which is eligible for working in infotech company?can you help me please

  8. I got shortlisted. Is there anyone else who got selection mail ? Is it worth investing INR 4lakhs for 6 months course ? What about opportunities after the course ?

  9. Hi, My name is Silukan , working in IBM from Bangalorewants to undergo the AI and ML training from Kharagpur. Let me know how i can take the training. can i get all details and when a new batch will start.

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