IIT-KGP has launched a six-month course on Artificial Intelligence and machine learning for the working professionals and engineering students. The program will commence from this year in March and will be conducted from institute units in Kharagpur, Bangalore and Kolkata and possibly in Hyderabad, IIT Kharagpur director, P P Chakrabarti said on Thursday.
“A rigorous AI programme for professionals is the need of the hour. The programme has been designed by IIT Kharagpur faculty in consultation with industry experts,” Chakrabarti added.
“The certificate programme by IIT Kharagpur is aimed at strengthening Indiaʼs talent pool in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence,” said Sudeshna Sarkar, Head of Centre for Artificial Intelligence at IIT Kharagpur.
Earlier this year, IIT-KGP had launched center for Artificial Intelligence and now it has taken the task of training engineers and technical professionals in the field of Artificial Intelligence. The students will be selected from the working professionals and senior students.
The course will comprise 16 one-credit modules and a capstone project. The course modules have been carefully designed to cover mathematical and algorithmic foundations, artificial intelligence. The course also contains several modules on statistical and machine learning methods.