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10 Undergraduate AI & Data Science Courses One Can Choose After 12th Grade

10 Undergraduate AI & Data Science Courses One Can Choose After 12th Grade

10 Undergraduate AI & Data Science Courses One Can Choose After 12th Grade

With artificial intelligence and analytics being the talk of the hour, there cannot be a better time to get started with these technologies. COVID pandemic outbreak has further increased the demand for data scientists thus learning data science skills, in the current situation, can present high employment chances.

Till now, the field of data science and AI has been a preferred choice for postgraduate programs; however, the increasing demand for data professionals is making it imperative for students to start early. And that’s where an undergraduate AI and data science course can help. 

Now that the results for Class XII board exams are out, this could be the perfect chance for the pass out students to build a career in the most demanding profession of the world. Having a bachelor’s degree in data science and artificial intelligence can not only open up opportunities to exciting career paths but will also enhance their critical thinking and problem-solving abilities at a very early stage.



In this article, we will share some of the prominent undergraduate data science and AI programs offered by Indian universities.

Also Read: Reasons Why You Should Be Learning Data Science During This Time

This list is not a ranking and is in no particular order.

BSc In Programming & Data Science – IIT Madras

About: Offered by IIT Madras, this is the first online BSc degree course in programming and data science, that can be enrolled by anyone who has passed class XII with English and math. Launched this year, the course has three levels — foundational level with eight courses; diploma level with 12 courses; and degree level with 11 courses — that students have to pass in order to achieve a BSc degree in data science. IIT Madras also provides flexibility to exit the course at any level with a relevant certificate from IIT Madras


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Enrolled students will be able to access this course via 2-3 hours of recorded videos which will be released every week comprising lectures, hands-on workshops etc. It also comes with online assignments every week, regular quizzes, and end-term exams to pass the course.

Batch Starts: January 2021



Completion Time: 3 – 6 years (based on preferred pace & performance)

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BTech In Artificial Intelligence – IIT Hyderabad

Launched in January 2019, this undergraduate course is offered by IIT Hyderabad and only accepts students based on their JEE Advanced scores. IIT Hyderabad has been the first Indian university to provide a full-fledged BTech programme in AI, which reportedly only takes 20 students every year. This programme will provide a sound understanding of the fundamentals of AI and machine learning and provide necessary hands-on for the same. 

The course comprises algorithms from the CS department, electrical engineering department, mechanical engineering department and will also focus on data science application on various verticals like healthcare, manufacturing, mobility, among many others. The course also heavily concentrates on teaching the ethical impacts of AI to the students and its related issues, which will enable them to become informed leaders of the industry.

Batch Starts from the academic year 2020-21

Completion Time: 4 years 

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Bachelor Of Engineering in Artificial Intelligence – VTU

Launched in June 2019, this programme is offered by Visvesvaraya Technological University in Karnataka becoming the first-ever university in the state to introduce AI and ML in their curriculum. The initiative was taken in the wake of the increased demand of AI and ML professionals in the market, and apart from IITs, VTU is the first to offer artificial intelligence and machine learning as a full-fledged BTech course. The program involves data structures and applications, software engineering, complex analysis, probability and statistics, designing of the algorithm, machine learning with Python, and computer image processing etc.

Completion Time: 4 years

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BTech in Artificial Intelligence – GH Raisoni College of Engineering

Launched in May 2019, BTech in artificial intelligence is an undergraduate program offered by GH Raisoni College of Engineering which provides advanced knowledge in machine learning, deep learning and artificial intelligence. The course has been designed to enable students to learn skills in the area of AI and ML and build intelligent machines and software in future. 

The course involves discussion of AI methods based in different fields, including neural networks, signal processing and data mining. Led by experts of the institute — professor A. Thomas and professor Gopal Sakarkar, the programme helps students gain knowledge on problem analysis, develop solutions, modern tool usage, apply ethics, and manage projects. The course will further enable the students to apply new advancements in high-performance computing hardware and software.

Admissions Open for 2020 – 21

Completion Time: 4 years

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Tech Data Science & Engineering – Manipal Academy Of Higher Education

This undergraduate programme in data science and engineering is offered by Manipal Academy, which trains students to be skilled data scientists. The foundation of this four-year course starts with subjects like computational mathematics, statistics and computer science and introduces students to domains like healthcare and finance, to name a few. This course also allows students to customise their course with preferred electives like blockchain, quantum computing, data forensics, data privacy, algorithmic trading etc. 

The institute comes with a strong placement cell in collaboration with many data science companies like Capgemini, Cartesian Consulting, Oracle, Publicis Sapient, Wipro etc. The programme also comes with a multi-campus model with mandatory student mobility in their 4th-6th semester.

Batch Start: September 01, 2020

Completion Time: 4 years

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Bachelor Of Data Science – SP Jain School Of Global Management

Bachelor of data science by SP Jain School is a three-year full-time undergraduate programme which will provide students a profound understanding of data science with the techniques and skills to build solutions. This course will also teach how to identify patterns in order to predict trends from analysing data of various sectors such as manufacturing, banking and finance, retail and healthcare. The course is ideal for grade XII applicants with an aptitude for math, statistics and programming. This bachelor degree provides an opportunity to take the first year from their Mumbai campus and the next two years from their Sydney campus enables them with an Australian degree. 

The course involves mathematical statistics, computer programming, calculus, linear algebra in the first year; algorithms and data structures, visual analytics, matrix algebra and machine learning in the second year; and data mining, social web analytics, big data processing and a capstone project in the third.

Admission Open for October 2020 intake

Completion Time: 3 years

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Bachelor in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence – IIIT Naya Raipur

Launched in May 2019, BTech in Data science and AI is a full-time four years undergraduate programme offered by International Institute Of Information Technology, Naya Raipur. This credit-based program in data science and AI has been designed to build the core skills with innovation and make students industry-ready. The initiative is a joint venture with Chhattisgarh government and NTPC Ltd and has been evolving with the changing requirement of the industry.

The course offers knowledge on discrete mathematics, linear algebra, programming, database management, algorithm building, computer vision, statistical data, to name a few. The course further allows the student to pick an elective in order to enhance their skills.

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Admission Open

Completion Time: 4 years

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Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science – AI & ML – Sharda University

B. Tech in computer science with specialisation in artificial intelligence and machine learning is a four-year full-time undergraduate programme by Sharda University for students who are willing to make a career in the field of data science. The course will enable students to solve problems in a variety of domains like healthcare, finance etc. and will make them expert in natural language processing, text mining, robotics, and reasoning. The program will enable students to build intelligent machines, software solutions and novel applications with cutting-edge technology. 

Further, this BTech course will enable students to choose various career paths like data scientists, ML and AI engineer, ML architect, and data analyst. Alongside the program has collaborated with several tech companies like Amazon, CapGemini, Mphasis, NTTData, to name a few, which will help the students to land on a job post their course.

Admission open for the 2020 -2021 batch

Completion Time: 4 years

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B.Tech. in Computer Science & Engineering (Artificial Intelligence) – Jain University

B. Tech in computer science and technology with specialisation in artificial intelligence is an eight-semester full-time course offered by Jain University. The course will provide knowledge of fundamental concepts, design strategies, advanced technical architecture, progress infrastructural requirements, services, deployment model, tools and techniques. Further, it will accelerate understanding through application-oriented and student-centric learning. 

The course comes with eligibility criteria of passing in PUC/10+2 examination with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with Chemistry / Computer Science / Electronics as one of the subjects and obtained at least 60% marks for general category and 55% in case of SC/ST category, in the above subjects taken together. 

Admissions open for current academic year

Completion Time: 4 years

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Tech in Computer Science and Engineering (Artificial Intelligence) – Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

B. Tech in computer science and engineering with specialisation in artificial intelligence is a four-year full-time undergraduate programme offered by the School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. With subjects like mathematics for intelligent systems, computational engineering, data structures and algorithms, this course grooms students to become future engineers. The course further allows students to take professional electives under engineering, science, mathematics, live-in-labs, and NPTEL courses. Students can opt for such electives across departments/campuses. 

Students with CGPA of 7.0 and above can choose for a maximum of 2 NPTEL courses with the credits not exceeding 8. Students can also undertake and register for a Live-in-Labs project, for gaining hands-on experience on the subjects.

Admission open for 2020 batch

Completion time: 4 years
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