IIT Hyderabad to launch India's first B-Tech course in Artificial Intelligence; admissions starts from 2019-20 through JEE Advanced

A full-fledged B-Tech programme in Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be introduced by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad, from the coming academic year.

Press Trust of India January 19, 2019 09:49:32 IST
IIT Hyderabad to launch India's first B-Tech course in Artificial Intelligence; admissions starts from 2019-20 through JEE Advanced
  • A full-fledged B-Tech programme in Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be introduced by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad

  • Admission to the course with an intake of around 20 students would be through the JEE-Advanced, a release said

  • IIT Hyderabad has become the first Indian Educational Institution to offer such a course in AI

Hyderabad: A full-fledged B-Tech programme in Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be introduced by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad, from the coming academic year.

Admission to the course with an intake of around 20 students would be through the JEE-Advanced, a release said. IIT Hyderabad has become the first Indian Educational Institution to offer such a course in AI.

IIT Hyderabad to launch Indias first BTech course in Artificial Intelligence admissions starts from 201920 through JEE Advanced

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The mission of the Department of Artificial Intelligence, IIT Hyderabad, is to produce students with a sound understanding of the fundamentals of theory and practice of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, it said.

IIT Hyderabad is already offering an M-Tech course in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Director of the institute, UB Desai said, "The basic aim is to create a complete ecosystem for Artificial Intelligence Academics and Research at IIT Hyderabad." "This involves BTech, MTech, and different Minor Programmes in AI."

The course comprises algorithms from the Computer Science Department, Signal Processing from Electrical Engineering Department, Robotics from Mechanical Engineering Department and Mathematical Foundations. It would also focus on application verticals such as healthcare, agriculture, smart mobility, among others, the release said.

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