IIIT-Delhi Launches B Tech in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence

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  • Through its undergraduate programme, IIIT-Delhi aims to bridge the academic-industry gap
  • During the course, students will be taught both foundational and practical components of AI and Machine Learning.

 As adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) increases exponentially, there is a significant requirement of researchers and technologists who can build AI technologies.

To cater to this demand, the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi (IIIT-Delhi) is introducing B Tech in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (CSAI) programme starting from the academic year 2019-20.

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The undergraduate course will be offered by the Department of CSE and Infosys Center for Artificial Intelligence, IIIT-Delhi, which is supported by Infosys Foundation to do cutting-edge research in Artificial Intelligence and related areas.

During the course, students will be taught both foundational and practical components of AI and Machine Learning.

After completing this programme, a student will be able to either build a career in varied industries or do research in niche AI-related fields such as Computer Vision, Robotics, Autonomous Driving, Natural Language Understanding, and Predictive Analytics.

The course will also enable students to explore other interdisciplinary areas such as Neuroscience, Edge Computing, and Internet of Things.

Academic-industry gap

There is a scarcity of job-ready talents who can engineer home-grown AI technologies, pointed IIIT-Delhi Director Professor Ranjan Bose.

“The objective behind offering this course is to equip our future engineers with expertise in AI so that we can also significantly contribute towards ground-breaking development and innovation in the field,” he added.

Mayank Vatsa, Head of Infosys Center for Artificial Intelligence and Programme Coordinator for B.Tech CSAI, said that they intend to bridge the academic-industry gap through this course.

He shared, “India ranks the third in global tech innovation and has the potential to become the first if the wide industry-academia gap is shortened. And, we have seen the enthusiasm of youths towards using technology to improve our daily lives. With this specialised programme, we aim to train our youth, contribute towards developing the AI expertise for the country, and bridge the academic-industry gap.”

Interested students can log on to the institute’s website to get more details about the eligibility criterion and admission process.

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