The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras announces its partnership with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to launch its new online M.Tech course in industrial artificial intelligence (AI).
According to officials, the program aims to upskill corporate employees in artificial intelligence applications to industrial problems. IIT Madras will provide the 18-month program, developed in collaboration with TCS, in a completely online live teaching method via virtual classrooms.
The first batch of the online M.Tech program will accept intakes from TCS working professionals.
Officials say that the newly announced M.Tech program will help upscale capabilities across the Indian workforce, expand the knowledge ecosystem in artificial intelligence/machine learning, and many more.
The course will consist of 28-30 hours of online classes per week, with additional activities outside of the classroom. In addition to project work, each subject in the program will include an online midterm and final test.
Director of IIT Madras, Professor V Kamakoti, said, “This program, designed in consultation with TCS, will have strong theoretical courses and labs covering important topics in data science and AI.”
He further added that fundamental mathematical approaches essential for comprehending data science algorithms, time series analysis, multivariate data analysis, machine learning, deep learning, and reinforcement learning would be covered in theoretical courses.
In a case study approach, applied courses will describe implementations of artificial intelligence solutions for industrial problems. When taken collectively, these courses will provide learners with a solid theoretical basis along with a considerable application perspective.
“There is a strong need for well-trained human resources in the area of AI. This program aims to meet this need in a manner that directly addresses Industry requirements,” said Prof. Prathap Haridoss, Dean (Academic Courses), IIT Madras.