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According to Gartner, by 2020, Artificial Intelligence would open up approximately 2.3 million job opportunities. To give a head start to those aspiring to build a career in this domain, Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar, and TSW, the executive education division of Times Professional Learning (a part of The Times of India Group), have joined hands to offer a postgraduate certificate programme in artificial intelligence and deep learning.
In a virtual launch ceremony on Thursday, Professor Sarit Kumar Das, director of IIT-Ropar, and Anish Srikrishna, CEO, Times Professional Learning, signed an MoU for a long term collaboration. The postgraduate certificate programme is the first to be launched as a part of the collaboration. The six-month course will have an exhaustive curriculum that includes modules on emerging technologies and AI, data science, machine learning (ML), programming with Tensorflow, deep learning (DL) and neural networks, image recognition, speech recognition, AI applications and a capstone project.
Designed with inputs from industry and striking the right balance between rigour and effort to make it highly suitable for working professionals, the programme will be conducted on weekends via live online sessions. Upon completion of the course, the scholars will be awarded a joint certificate by TSW and IITRopar. They will also be accorded the status of IIT-Ropar executive education alumni.
Applications for the course will commence from July 20, and classes are likely to begin from the first week of September. To be eligible, an aspirant should have a minimum of two years of work experience in the IT industry. Though an engineering degree is desirable, a coding or mathematics background is not a criterion for admission. Selection will be on the basis of application and an interview.
IIT-Ropar has a global reputation, with high ranking in Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020, QS India Rankings 2020 and Union HRD ministry’s National Institutional Ranking Framework. Professor Das said, “IIT-Ropar focuses on promoting cutting-edge research and high-quality publications in all disciplines. It is expanding its outreach to industry and the best academic institutions in the world through active collaborations.”
The AI and machine learning components will be coordinated by Indo-Taiwan Joint Research Centre (ITJRC, supported by the ministry of science and technology, Taiwan) at IIT-Ropar. The online sessions will be delivered by faculty from IIT and by industry experts. Rohit Sharma, coordinator of the centre, said, “ITJRC focuses on academia-to-academia and academia-to-industry collaborations in AI and ML domains. This partnership with TSW will help us take our expertise to a wider audience.”
Times Professional Learning’s Srikrishna responded, “We are happy to partner IIT-Ropar in bringing AI and DL to our learner community. With the job market for AI poised to grow substantially, the programme will surely help meet the career aspirations of professionals.”To know more, you can email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 7400084666