Nasscom Launches New Programme to Train Faculty in Artificial Intelligence


The apex industry body is aiming to upskill about 2,000 faculty members in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning through multiple interventions

The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) on Tuesday unveiled a development programme in Bengaluru to hone faculty’s skills in Artificial Intelligence (AI) through its centre of excellence for data science and FutureSkills platform.

During the course, the faculty will get exposure to business problems by working with industry experts and access to tools in the domain.

The Indian IT industry body, in a statement, said that the course will be delivered as an integrated platform consisting of 125 hours of learning, including 100 hours online session in predictive modelling, programming languages, time series forecasting, Machine Learning, optimisation techniques, visualisation, natural language processing and image and video analytics.

The online course will be delivered through the trade body’s FutureSkills platform, which provides free learning content in AI.

Following this, the faculty will undergo 25 hours of hands-on, lab-based training on business problems, to be given by industry experts and academic partners.

Nasscom will prove certificates to the faculty upon completion of the course.

Programme to be introduced first in Karnataka

Initially, the programme will be offered in technical colleges and universities in Karnataka. Nasscom plans to extend it across the country later.

Through this programme, Nasscom aims to develop an ecosystem of faculty in the AI space, which would in turn help in creating industry-ready, skilled workforce.

“We aim to upskill about 2,000 faculty members in AI, Machine Learning and Deep Learning through multiple interventions and impact about 25,000 under-graduates pursuing AI-related courses,” said Nasscom’s FutureSkills Chief Executive Amit Aggarwal.


(With inputs from IANS)