The iHub-Data at the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIITH) has launched a 50-week foundational course (online) in machine learning for engineering students. Third and fourth year students of Computer Science/Information Technology, Electronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering or allied branches from any technical institution in India are eligible. Students need to be nominated by their respective colleges. The selected candidates will undergo a preparatory module.
The course includes online modules with personalised learning experience and focuses on foundation and practices, and discussions with eminent researchers from academia and industry. The course combines the benefit of the in-class program with the flexibility of online learning. Students can learn at their pace with the recorded classes and the regular live interactions with faculty and mentors will help them clarify doubts and queries. Core instructors of the course include IIITH faculty – Prof C V Jawahar, Prof Anoop M. Namboodiri and Prof Ravi Kiran Sarvadevabhatla.
The students who successfully complete the course will receive cash awards (INR 25000 to the top 5%; INR 15000 to the next 20%; INR 10000 to the next 25% and INR 8000 to the rest). Speaking about the program, Prof C V Jawahar, Dean R&D said, “Since IIITH has the largest AI/ML academic lab in the country we’ve started this course to enable students from other colleges to gain from our expertise and set them on their career paths should they choose to specialise in machine learning in the future”.
Participation fees for the course is Rs 10,000 + tax. Financial assistance will be provided for deserving students.
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