Indian Institute of Science to offer MTech course in artificial intelligence

Indian Institute of Science to offer MTech course in artificial intelligence
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The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) will offer a new MTech course in artificial intelligence starting this academic year, according to a report in Deccan Herald.

The two-year course will tap into growing demand for artificial intelligence, machine learning and related streams that have applications in industries ranging from healthcare to aerospace engineering, the report said. 

“We’re looking at students from computer science, electronics and communication and electrical engineering,” Prof Y Narahari, IISc’s division head for electrical engineering and computer science, said in the report.  

The course will initially take in 40 students. Admissions will end in July and classes will begin in August. 

The report said that the interdisciplinary course will be offered by a division of the electronics, engineering and computer science departments. Applicants from multiple disciplines will be called for interviews based on their scores in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). 

The course will allow the students to either work with a mentor at the IISc or opt for a related internship programme outside the campus. 

The subjects that will be taught in the course include machine learning for signal processing, machine learning with large data sets, deep learning for computer vision, the theory and practice of deep learning and online prediction learning. 

TechCircle had earlier reported that IISc tied up with software services company Mindtree Ltd for research in the field of artificial intelligence, data sciences and natural language processing. The partnership, backed by an endowment, will facilitate teaching and research for AI in both data sciences and natural language processing. 

Named as the Mindtree Associate Professor Chair on Artificial Intelligence, the endowment fund is designed to attract faculty doing groundbreaking AI research with technical scholars and domain experts.