GHRCE became the first such college in the city and the second college in India to offer a bachelor’s level programme in the AI
Nagpur-based GH Raisoni College of Engineering (GHRCE) will offer the bachelor’s in technology (B.Tech) in artificial intelligence (AI) from academic year 2019-20 onwards.
The proposal for the same has been approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
GHRCE became the first such college in the city and the second college in India to offer a bachelor’s level programme in the AI. Earlier, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (IIT-H) announced the commencement of a B.Tech programme with an intake of 20 students who will be selected through the JEE Advanced entrance examination.
Increasing demand for AI professionals
Speaking about the development, Preeti Bajaj, Director, GHRCE, said, “In the past two years, Indian companies are investing high on using AI. This has led to a huge requirement of a workforce of AI professionals in India. AI professionals are getting 60-80 per cent hikes while switching jobs, compared with an average of 20-30 per cent in other skill areas.”
“Starting such programme is a step towards meeting the high demand for AI professionals in the technology sector,” she added.
The B.Tech programme will have an intake of 60 students, higher than the intake of IIT-H.
The Director attributed this success to Sunil Raisoni, Governing Board Chairman, Raisoni Group of Institutions. She mentioned that Raisoni took a special interest to propose the need for such a programme and looking forward towards the global demand of AI professionals.
She also emphasised that GHRCE has been relentlessly working towards technology and innovation.
Last year, the institute had set up a centre for excellence (CoE) in AI and Machine Learning (ML).
The institute has been ranked 11th in the engineering discipline across the country in the NIRF 2019 Ranking. It has got Grade ‘A+’ accreditation by NAAC, scoring of 3.51 out of 4. In addition, the institute has been continuously placed in the top five patent filers for the past three years as per the reports published by Indian Patent Office.