Press Trust of India|May 20, 2022
IIT Guwahati, Times Professional Learning to jointly launch PG certificate programmes
IIT Guwahati has partnered with Times Professional Learning to start PG certificate courses in cybersecurity, AI and deep learning.
NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati has collaborated with Times Professional Learning to launch postgraduate certificate courses in cybersecurity; artificial intelligence and deep learning. The programmes aim to provide career enhancement and skill upgradation for working professionals as per the requirements of industry and the corporate world.
The PG certificate programme in cybersecurity is an eight months course and the objective of the course is to provide required skills for roles such as network security specialist, cyber security analyst, cybersecurity architects, cyber security manager, and leading up to C-suite positions such as chief information security officer.
On the other hand, the PG certificate programme in Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning is a nine-month course. It will provide candidates detailed understanding of AI and Deep Learning through a comprehensive curriculum. The course focuses on fundamental and advanced learning through subjects like python programming, data analytics, neural networks, computer vision, and image recognition, etc.
The course will help candidates prepare for competitive and cutting-edge job roles such as AI and ML Engineer, computer vision expert, software R&D engineer, cloud support engineer, etc.
Eligibility criteria of PG certificate programmes
Applicants who have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% marks and at least two years of work experience in IT or software development are eligible for the courses. Candidates will receive certificates issued by the IIT Guwahati and Times TSW on completing the course.
The courses will offer live instructor-led sessions conducted over the weekends by top experts from IIT Guwahati and TimesTSW faculty members along with industry experts. Students will participate in a Capstone project where they will demonstrate the skills they have acquired by solving real-world business problems and include a five-day immersive learning experience at the IIT Guwahati campus.
IIT Guwahati PG Certificate programmes
Speaking on the importance of skill upgradation in the domain of cybersecurity and AI, T G Sitharam, director, IIT Guwahati, said: “...Our partnership with TimesTSW for these programmes will fulfil the requirements in AI and Cybersecurity across sectors. The curriculum is meticulously developed with foundational and advanced subjects to provide our learners with comprehensive knowledge leading across these specialised domains conforming to industry requirements. These programmes will enable professionals to upgrade their skills, knowledge about evolving technologies and upscale in their career graph.”
Commenting on the launch of the programme, Anish Srikrishna, CEO, Times Professional Learning, said: “...Our Post Graduate Certificate Programmes in Artificial Intelligence & Deep Learning and Cybersecurity in partnership with Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati will create highly skilled and future-ready professionals to build competencies and excel in these domains.”
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