Press Trust of India|May 22, 2021
IIIT Delhi commences admission process for PG Diploma in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence
NEW DELHI: Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Delhi has started the application process for a Postgraduate Diploma in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. Interested candidates should submit the duly filled application form before the last date which is July 20. As per the press release of the institute, the application forms are available on the official website of IIIT Delhi.
Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI), has emerged as a thriving field from Industry Utility and Employability point of view. This market is likely to swell to USD 20 billion by 2025. Companies are becoming increasingly reliant on data-backed intelligence and are eager to hire data professionals who can make sense of the information their respective businesses collect day in and day out. With the fast-paced expansion of the AI/ML job market, the skill gap is becoming a reason for worry. The Employer demand for AI skill outstripped job seekers by 2.2 times in Jun 2018. This supply-demand gap indicates a huge opportunity for mid and senior-level professionals to transit into the field of Data Science and AI.
PG Diploma program in Data Science and AI (PGDDS&AI) is a nine months programme launched by IIIT Delhi in collaboration with IBM. The entire program will be done through online classes on the weekends on every Saturday and one Sunday every month. Candidates will first be shortlisted on the basis of their academic credentials and experience and finally, the authorities will offer admission on the basis of interview.
It is a comprehensive diploma that will allow professionals from different industry verticals (arts/commerce/medicine) to reboot their careers. The industry collaboration will provide the participants with ample opportunities to work on real-life data science projects. The courses will be taught by IIIT-Delhi faculty members, as well as IBM leaders in Analytics. Towards this, an MOU has been signed between IIIT-Delhi and IBM on 27th Dec 2019.
What will participants learn from this program?
Foundational Statistics, mathematical analysis, and optimization.
Fundamental and advanced machine learning and deep learning.
Solving real life problems arising from different industry verticals.
Data engineering techniques
Handling big data
In-depth understanding of various business application domains.
Who should apply for this program?
Students who have completed B.Tech/BE in CS/IT/Math-and-Computing OR B.Tech/BE in any other discipline OR MCA or MSc. (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science) OR MBA OR Bachelors in Economics/ Statistics/ Mathematics or equivalent, including Social Science students / Healthcare students and intend to pursue a career in Data Science and AI.
IT and other professionals with limited or no knowledge in artificial intelligence who want to make a career change.
Policy makers and senior-level executives, and not for profit leaders who recognize the importance of AI and want to harness its potential responsibly.
Decision-makers from any organisation, any industry, and any country who work with internal or external technology teams.
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