The Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad is launching a fully-fledged Btech Program in Artificial Intelligence AI from the academic session 2019-2020.
It has become the first Indian educational institution to offer such a full-fledged BTech programme in AI and likely the third institute globally after Carnegie Mellon University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the USA. The course is going to have an intake of around 20 Students.
Objective if this Department:
· The mission of the Department of Artificial Intelligence, IIT Hyderabad is to produce students with a sound understanding of the fundamentals of theory and practice of artificial intelligence and machine learning.
· It also aims to enable students to become leaders in the industry and academia nationally and internationally and meet the pressing demands of the nation in the areas of AI and machine learning.
UB Desai, Director, IIT Hyderabad, said, "The basic aim is to create a complete ecosystem for Artificial Intelligence Academics and Research at IIT Hyderabad. This involves BTech, MTech and different Minor Programs in AI. Moreover, the R&D will be strongly entwined with academics." This he spoke to explain the importance of this course.
The Aim of the Programme:
It comprises algorithms from the Computer Science Department, Signal Processing from Electrical Engineering Department, Robotics from Mechanical Engineering Department and Mathematical Foundations.
The course will also focus on application verticals such as healthcare, agriculture, smart mobility, among many others.
Sumohana Channappayya, Dean (Research and Development), IIT Hyderabad, said, "AI solutions are particularly promising for India (given the availability of a large corpus of data) where it can have a major positive impact on several critical domains such as healthcare, crop and soil management, weather prediction, surveillance and security, and defence."
Further, highlighting the course Sumohana added that the potential for AI to improve the quality of human lives is tremendous. This program will train students in the fundamentals of computer science, AI and ML in addition to sensitising them to the ethical issues in deploying AI-based solutions."
About MTech in Data Science:
Further, IIT Hyderabad is already offering an MTech in Data Science for working professionals that comprises artificial intelligence, machine learning and other related areas since 2015-16.