Applications are being accepted for a free online course called “Introduction to Machine Learning” through the NPTEL platform, offered by IIT Kharagpur. The course provides a brief review of machine learning‘s core ideas as well as some of the most popular algorithms in the industry.
Students will gain knowledge of the most well-known supervised learning algorithms, such as the naive Bayes algorithm, logistic regression, decision trees, and k-nearest neighbors. They will also be given an introduction to Bayesian learning. In addition, the course will include some tutorial sessions and hands-on Python programming problem-solving.
Sudeshna Sarkar, a professor and the head of the IIT Kharagpur Department of Computer Science and Engineering, will teach the course. She earned her BTech in 1989 from the IIT Kharagpur, her MS in 1995 from the University of California, Berkeley, and her PhD in 1995 from the same institution. Although the course is free, students have to pay an exam fee of ₹1000 to get a certificate of completion and two credit points.
The application of machine learning algorithms, hypothesis space, overfitting, bias, and variance, tradeoffs between representational power and learnability, evaluation methods, and cross-validation are just a few of the topics that students will gain insight into.
The course will start on July 24, 2023, and end on September 15, 2023. The enrollment deadline is July 31, 2023. The registration date for the exam is August 18, 2023. The test will take place on September 24, 2023, at IST (Indian Standard Time).