To fill in the huge gap between the job market and the academic curriculum followed by engineering institutes of India, the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) planned to introduce new age courses like Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML).
Let’s take a look through the various courses and certificates programmes introduced at campuses of different IITs, autonomous public institutes of higher education, located in India.
1. IIT Hyderabad
IIT Hyderabad introduced India’s First B.Tech. in Artificial Intelligence Programme.
Globally, IIT Hyderabad is likely the third institute to offer a full-fledged B Tech program in AI, after Carnegie Mellon University and MIT in the US. Admission to the course for 20 available seats will be done on the basis of the JEE-Advanced score.
The institute is already offering a Masters in Technology programme in data science and machine learning.
Apart from AI and ML, the institute is launching a Master’s program in Development Studies. The course will be conducted by the Liberal Arts department.
2. IIT Kharagpur
IIT Kharagpur introduced a certificate (six-month) course on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning programmes.
Lectures for the courses will be conducted only on weekends.
The institute has also tied-up with Jindal Stainless to introduce a 3-credit course on stainless steel and advanced ferrous alloys as a part of the institute’s undergraduate and post-graduate curriculum for the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering.
IIT Madras has launched a start-up called ‘PadhAI’ – an online platform to teach Artificial.
PadhAI is a four-month course comprising 80 hours of lecture content
Under the initiative, the top-performing students will be invited at IIT-Madras Research Park to work on research, tackle problems of societal impact, or find solutions to commercial value.
The startup was founded by Mitesh M Khapra and Pratyush Kumar, assistant professors in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Madras, and incubated by the IIT Madras Incubation Cell.
4. IIT Mandi
IIT Mandi launched six new between August 2017 and August 2018.
The programs launched included M.Sc. in Physics, M.Tech. in Very-Large-Scale Integration (VLSI), M.Tech. in Structural Engineering, M.Tech. in Power Electronics and Drives (PED), M.Tech. in Communications and Signal Processing (CSP) and M.A. in Development Studies.
The Institute also introduced two new elective courses; ‘Monitoring of Himalayan Environment Using Optical and Microwave Remote Sensing’ and ‘Geology and Geomorphology’.
5. IIT Ropar
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Ropar) is introducing B Tech programme on computational data sciences.
The programme which will mainly emphasise on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and it will be run jointly by the Mathematics and Computer Science department.
The programme will begin in August.
The course will be distributed in 18 modules focusing on deep learning, spatial computing, security analytics, and advanced computer vision.