In an interesting turn of events, IIT Kharagpur, this week announced that they were to launch a new course on artificial intelligence and machine learning, specially designed for working professionals and engineering students. The programme, which will be of six months duration, will commence from March 2019 and will be conducted from IIT-Kgp institute units in Kharagpur, Bengaluru and Kolkata and possibly in Hyderabad as well. PP Chakrabarti, director at IIT Kharagpur, told the media on Thursday, "A rigorous AI programme for professionals is the need of the hour. The programme has been designed by IIT Kharagpur faculty in consultation with industry experts." This course will comprise 16 one-credit modules and one capstone project.