The importance of machine learning in Indian bureaucratic system seems to be in an uptrend.
The National Statistical Systems Training Academy (NSSTA), Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation has launched a twelve-week ‘Online Course of Machine Learning using Python’ for in-service officers of Indian Statistical Service (ISS) and Subordinate Statistical Service (SSS).
The course has been launched in collaboration with IIT-Madras for the financial year 2020-21. In this regard, nominations were invited from interested officers.
Further, the aforementioned course is part of the mandatory Mid-Career Training Programme (MCTP) First Phase, under Cohort Based Training Programme (CBTP).
Indian Statistical Service (ISS) officers having a length of service of 8 to 10 years are eligible. Accordingly, the said online course has been started successfully from 10th April 2020.
In the first lot, 150 participants consisting of 62 mandatory and 88 willing officers of different levels (DDGs, Directors, Joint Directors, Deputy Directors, SSOs and JSOs) have been registered.
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Vishal Chawla is a senior tech journalist at Analytics India Magazine and writes about AI, data analytics, cybersecurity, cloud computing, and blockchain. Vishal also hosts AIM's video podcast called Simulated Reality- featuring tech leaders, AI experts, and innovative startups of India.