IIT Guwahati introduces BTech in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

IIT Guwahati will admit the first batch of 20 students through JEE Advanced 2021 scores.

IIT Guwahati introduces BTech in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence IIT Guwahati
Vagisha Kaushik | Oct 20, 2021 - 2:38 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati has launched BTech in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence starting from the 2021 academic year. The institute will admit the first batch of 20 students through JEE Advanced 2021 marks.

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The new programme will be offered by the newly established Mehta Family School of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence at IIT Guwahati.

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This new programme is designed to be holistic in nature that will train students in topics related to Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (DSAI), with emphasis on relevant courses from other disciplines of science and engineering such as Computer Science, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, a statement from IIT Guwahati said.

TG Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati, said: “This new BTech programme on Data Science and Artificial Intelligence being offered by IIT Guwahati will be very attractive to train next generation Data Scientists and Technologists for future predictions in multiple domains of business, technology implementation, healthcare sector, disaster management, policy formulation and manage large data sets irrespective of the field they work in their careers.

“The vast opportunities that this field offers will fulfill the demands of having sufficiently qualified graduates to serve the nation in the future in areas requiring expertise in AI and Data Analytics,” the IIT Director said.

This newly introduced BTech programme will focus on extending training in both theoretical as well as practical perspectives. The training will prepare students to tackle cutting-edge challenges in areas of Big Data analytics and Management, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, AI, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, Finance, and IoT.

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The programme is expected to prepare the students to involve in major challenges emerging as a result of the business and innovation moving towards a more data-driven setup, contributing towards the growth of a new innovation-oriented India, the IIT Guwahati statement said.


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