IIT-Jodhpur launches BTech in AI and Data science

IIT Jodhpur has announced the launch of BTech in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Science program from the 2020-21 Academic Session. By opting for BTech in AI & Data Science course, the students will get an opportunity to do a specialization in Visual Computing, Socio-Digital Reality, Intelligent Communications and Networking, Robotics, and AIOT.

BTech in AI

The curriculum shall include courses in computer science, mathematics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, and their applications in various domains. According to the institution, students will have the opportunity to pursue an MBA (Tech) in the fifth year as a dual-degree option in the School of Management and Entrepreneurship. An interesting feature of the B Tech programme is the opportunity for interested students to choose a minor area that would prepare them for an entrepreneurial career in the field of AI and Data Science.

We congratulate the Institute for this initiative as the demand for this area is increasing day by day.

Find below the comments of two respected Professors on this occasion.

Prof. Santanu Chaudhury, Director, IIT Jodhpur, said “under the broad umbrella of IIT Jodhpur’s unique proposition of AI for everything, students belonging to the academic programmes in AI, Data and Computational Sciences will be part of scientific innovations for solving local and global engineering and social problems in close collaboration with industry. Students will be part of the institute’s initiatives for ensuring better life and livelihood for all with AI as the enabling force.  Unlike many other institutes, IIT Jodhpur would like AI and Data Science students to explore transdisciplinary research agenda fostering collaborative opportunities across all the departments of IIT Jodhpur and partner organizations.

Prof. Richa Singh, Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering said “As the demand for these areas increases, there is also an increasing need for building the future workforce for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science. IIT Jodhpur already has MTech in AI, MTech in Data and Computational Science, and an MTech-PhD dual degree program in AI. Inclusion of the new BTech program in AI and Data Science makes IIT Jodhpur a unique institute in India to have educational programs at all three levels, UG, Master’s, and doctoral in the area of AI and Data Science.

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IIT Jodhpur which was earlier was known as IIT Rajasthan, started its first session in 2009. The institute is spread across a permanent campus of 852 acres on National Highway 65, north-northwest of Jodhpur towards Nagaur. The first in the series of IITs recommended by the Sarkar Committee was established in 1950 in Kharagpur at the site of the Hijli.

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