Private College in Karnataka Starts BE in AI & ML to Address The Widening Skills Gap

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  • The college has launched an undergraduate course in AI & ML starting this academic year with an intake of 60 students.
  • Emphasis would be given to hands-on learning and industry readiness in AI & ML
  • AI is expected to more than double the rate of innovation and employee productivity in India by 2021.
Source: BMS Institute of Technology and Management

The BMS Institute of Technology and Management (BMSIT&M) has become the first private engineering college in Karnataka to start an undergraduate course in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI & ML).

The college has launched a four-year BE course in AI & ML starting this academic year with an intake of 60 students.

Dr. Karisiddappa, Vice Chancellor, Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), inaugurated the classes for the 2019-20 academic year on the Yalahanka campus on Saturday.

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Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, he said that a BE course in Artifical Intelligence would help provide solutions to many current problems.

“Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning would solve many indeterminates, enhance knowledge economy, improve quality of life and services,” he added.

The BMSIT&M is affiliated to the Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum and is managed by the B M S Educational Trust.

Skill Gap in Emerging Technologies

The college hopes that the launch of such programme would help address the growing demand for AI & ML knowledge and skills.

“The programme is designed to equip students with the fundamental and application knowledge of AI & ML. Emphasis is given to hands-on learning and industry readiness in AI & ML,” the college wrote in its official website.

According to a Microsoft-IDC study, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is expected to more than double the rate of innovation and employee productivity in India by 2021.

Earlier in her budget speech, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had also announced that the Indian government will focus on imparting new-age skills to youth in newer areas like AI, IoT, big data and robotics to help them get jobs overseas and to cope with changing job roles in India.

The government is targeting to train 10 million youth of the country with industry relevant skills under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY).

 

 

 

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