IIT Hyderabad becomes first Indian institute to offer B.Tech in Artificial Intelligence

22 Jan, 2019
IIT Hyderabad becomes first Indian institute to offer B.Tech in Artificial Intelligence

NOIDA: IIT Hyderabad is all set to launch India’s first ever B.Tech in Artificial Intelligence from the upcoming academic session (2019-23) for the students. It is undoubtedly the first ever specialized B.Tech programme in Artificial Intelligence to be introduced by any institution. In fact, there are only two international institutions, Carnegie Mellon University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that are currently offering UG programmes in Artificial Intelligence.

As per the latest media reports, there will be an intake of 20 students each year in the B.Tech. in Artificial Intelligence course.  For this programme, the selection process will remain the same i.e. the students will be selected on the basis of their JEE Advanced performance.

Director, IIT Hyderabad, Prof. U.B. Desai said, “IIT is focusing upon building a comprehensive ecosystem for education and research in the field of Artificial Intelligence. The AI learning will be imparted with B.Tech, M.Tech, and other short-term courses.

The study of signal processing, algorithms, robotics, and mathematical foundations will be the main part of B.Tech in Artificial Intelligence. Moreover, the AI application verticals such as agriculture, smart mobility, and healthcare will also be taught in this programme. B.Tech in Artificial Intelligence will also include the study of bias, privacy and related issues.

The institute is quite hopeful with this programme to enable students to embrace a rewarding career in the field of AI and address the gap in various industries such as weather prediction department, healthcare, surveillance & security, healthcare, etc.  The demand for AI professionals is much higher than the current supply as per the current job market scenario.

Apart from B.Tech in AI, IIT-Hyderabad already offers M.Tech programme in machine learning.

Writer by passion, journalist by profession, Ankit has a sensitive nose for news, especially about educational affairs.

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