#CareerBytes: Courses in Artificial Intelligence (AI) offered by IITs
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming the world. AI is being integrated into various fields like healthcare, banking, transport, defense, and education among others. Today, AI is everywhere - from search engines to digital assistants, smart home appliances, self-driving cars, etc. The need for people with knowledge about AI is on the rise. Here are some courses in AI offered in India by various IITs.
IIT Hyderabad has BTech programme in Artificial Intelligence
The Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (IIT-H) recently announced a Bachelor of Technology (BTech) course in Artificial Intelligence to be launched from the upcoming academic session. It is the first full-fledged bachelor's programme in AI in India and only the third such course in the world. To be eligible for the new course, having 20 seats, one has to clear the JEE Advanced.
Courses in AI being offered by IIT Kanpur
IIT-Kanpur (IIT-K) has three short-term courses on Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, and Robotics for students and professionals. "Introduction to AI, IoT & Robotics" programme begins on 3 Jun'2019. The 15-day Basic course ends on 17 June, 25-day Long course on 27 June, and 40-day Extended course on 12 July. Registrations are currently open; fees, accommodation, and other details are available on IIT-K's website.
#3: A six-month course offered by IIT-KGP
IIT-Kharagpur earlier announced it would launch a six-month Certificate Program on "Foundations on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning" for engineering students and working professionals from March 2019. Applications for the March course are closed but candidates can apply for upcoming ones on the IIT-KGP website.
Other AI courses offered by various IITs
The IIT-Madras faculty, in January, launched a start-up, One Fourth Labs, for training students in Artificial Intelligence. The start-up's "PadhAI" online school offers affordable AI courses. However, enrolments are currently closed. Though the courses aren't directly offered by IIT-Madras, they could be quite useful for students. Apart from these, MTech-level courses in AI are offered by IIT-Bombay, IIT-Madras, and IIT-Kharagpur, and IIT-Hyderabad too.