In our previous article, we saw some of the free courses in data science and AI that were launched this year. With this article, we are listing down some of the degree and diploma programmes that were launched by Indian institutes, colleges and universities along with analytics and data science training institutes. The course list includes all the graduate, postgraduate, diploma and certificate programmes that were launched in domains such as AI, data science, analytics, cybersecurity, blockchain and other new-age technologies. These courses are not free and have programme fee associated, which in most cases have been mentioned here. The list is in no particular order.
When it comes to innovations in AI, Tier-1 institutes such as IIT have been trying to leave no stone unturned. IITs have been performing a lot of research work in the field of emerging technologies like AI, machine learning, blockchain, among others. The institutes are also joining hands with the government and various other prominent organisations to launch the Centre of Excellence (CoE), Research & Development Centres (R&Ds), among others. In this list, we have curated the top AI initiatives, in no particular order, by IIT in the year 2020. In January, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur has evolved an AI-aided method to read legal judgements.
After a lot of turmoil that the year 2020 brought in terms of business disruption, challenges to ensure business continuity, remote working becoming the new norm, among others, many companies and institutes introduced and developed free courses for the data science and AI enthusiasts to make the most of the lockdown. From various ivy league institutions to major organisations across the globe, several courses were made free this year. As the year 2020 comes to an end, we list a few such courses in AI and data science that were made free and are still available for tech enthusiasts to avail. The courses are listed in no particular order. In March this year, as lockdown ensued, to uplift the learners and help the community in the critical time, Coursera decided to launch new, free resources, as well as sharing impressive course collections, community discussions, and expert interviews.
With artificial intelligence and analytics being the talk of the hour, there cannot be a better time to get started with these technologies. COVID pandemic outbreak has further increased the demand for data scientists thus learning data science skills, in the current situation, can present high employment chances. Till now, the field of data science and AI has been a preferred choice for postgraduate programs; however, the increasing demand for data professionals is making it imperative for students to start early. And that's where an undergraduate AI and data science course can help. Now that the results for Class XII board exams are out, this could be the perfect chance for the pass out students to build a career in the most demanding profession of the world.
New Delhi, Feb 6: The recent surge in demand for professionals with skills in Artificial Intelligence (AI) is driving premier engineering institutions to direct their attention towards the area. The government's push on AI has also intensified the focus on the field. Most of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are designing and offering new courses from undergraduate to master's levels and incubating AI based start-ups. IIT Madras is doing extensive work on AI beginning with dual degree specialisations in data sciences and robotics launched last year. Under the five year program, students would earn a bachelor's degree in any discipline of engineering and master's in data science.