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IIT-Kharagpur to launch course on Artificial Intelligence

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Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT-Kharagpur) is going to launch a course on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning for working professionals and engineering students, said IIT Kharagpur Director P P Chakrabarti.

The six-month course will commence from March this year and will be conducted from institute’s centres located at Kharagpur, Bengaluru and Kolkata. The course is also expected to be conducted at Hyderabad centre, said Chakrabarti.

“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.

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“The certificate programme by IIT Kharagpur is aimed at strengthening India’s talent pool in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence,” said Sudeshna Sarkar, Head of Centre for Artificial Intelligence at IIT Kharagpur.

Earlier this year, the premier engineering institute also launched Centre for Artificial Intelligence, which is aimed to hone the skills of engineers and working professionals in the new technologies.

Explaining about the course, Sarkar said that the course will comprise 16 one-credit modules and one capstone project. 60 per cent of these modules will be completed by IIT-Kharagpur faculty and academics and rest by the experts from the industry.

The course modules have been carefully designed to cover mathematical and algorithmic foundations,
artificial intelligence fundamentals and statistical and machine learning methods.

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