Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) is offering a 12-week-long online course on artificial intelligence as a part of its training and certification programme — Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT). Unlike other online courses, this program will have 120 contact hours; two hours a day for five days a week. However, not everyone can apply for the course; Learners would be required to clear a test to qualify and enroll in the course.
The test would include modular mathematics, statistics, probability theory, basics of algorithms, data structures, databases, and knowledge of any programming language. Although the entrance test is free, you will have to pay 17,700 + GST @ 18% to enroll in the course.
You will be awarded a certificate from DIAT to showcase your expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning after completing the course. The program is designed for graduates from any discipline, but students from the final year can apply too.
Focused on both fundamentals and advanced topics, the course framework includes probability, pattern recognition, machine learning, deep learning, computer vision, augmented reality, and natural language processing.
The registration for the test starts today till 15 February 2021, and the entrance test will be held on 20 February. And the actual paid course will start on 28 February 2021.
DIAT has also invited applications for its cybersecurity course that has a similar program structure to AI and ML, but learners who have C/C++/Java/any OOP language and any scripting language like PHP/Python/Ruby/Perl are eligible. This course includes cybersecurity essentials, forensics and incident response, system/driver programming and OS internals, reverse engineering and malware analysis, and more.
Devised by experts from DIAT, DRDO, and Ministry of Defence makes it a must for beginners who want to learn from one of the bests in the industry.