Kerala Govt Launches AI Course For Graduates

The Additional Skill Acquisition Programme (ASAP) of the Higher Education Department in Kerala has come up with a new artificial intelligence and machine learning course for graduates. It has been introduced with the aim of improving the employability of graduates in the state and equipping them with skills to meet industry requirements. 

The course aims to help students in the areas of gaming, speech recognition, language detection and robotics. The course designed is 776-hours long and is aimed at creating skilled professionals who can fill the demand in areas of data science, AI and ML. 

The program called the AI Machine Learning Developer Programme for Graduates will help gain practical knowledge and prepare for new-age jobs such as AI/ML scientist, data scientists, ML engineer, robotics scientists, business intelligence developers, AI research scientists and more. 

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The project also includes an internship which will impart multiple skills making a candidate comfortable with dealing with different types of structured and unstructured data to solve critical business problems using machine learning and deep learning. The course will help candidates to even explore opportunities as AI-Machine learning Consultant/Specialist.

The course also aims to boost entrepreneurship, ethics and social responsibility and motivate them for research in data science with specific emphasis on artificial intelligence. 


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It can be availed by graduates including Engineering, MCA, BSc, MSc and other branches. With a blended learning model, the course will be taken by industry experts from various industries. The selection process is based on a common entrance examination. 

Some of the benefits of the course include 259 Learning Credits, 68 certificates, life skill and hard skills workshop, project mentoring by industry experts, hackathons, an internship at the prominent industry, a community meetup, certification of completion and more. 

Earlier this year, the Kerala government had also cleared an ordinance to upgrade the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management – Kerala (IIITM-K) to the ranks of first Digital University in the state. It aimed at emphasising on disruptive technologies such as blockchain, IoT, AI and data analytics.

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Srishti Deoras
Srishti currently works as Associate Editor at Analytics India Magazine. When not covering the analytics news, editing and writing articles, she could be found reading or capturing thoughts into pictures.

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