IIT Madras, University of Birmingham invite applications for joint masters programmes

Selected students will receive a single degree from IIT Madras and University of Birmingham after completing a research project. Last date to apply is June 11.

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IIT Madras, University of Birmingham invite applications for joint masters programmes. (Image Source: Official Website)IIT Madras, University of Birmingham invite applications for joint masters programmes. (Image Source: Official Website)

Magdhi Diksha | May 18, 2023 | 07:24 PM IST

NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Madras (IIT Madras) and University of Birmingham opened the application window for joint masters programmes in data science and artificial intelligence. Interested applicants can apply online at ge.iitm.ac.in/birmingham. The last date to apply is June 11.

The course requirement for joint masters in data science and artificial intelligence will involve students studying in Birmingham and Chennai. The course work will begin in July 2023 and offer students the flexibility to spend five months in the UK after which they can return to IIT Madras and complete the rest of the programme and research project. Students can also choose to study for twelve months in the UK and can conclude the course in Birmingham.

Apart from this, enrolled students will also have to carry out a research project based on real-world challenges.

The evaluation process for joint masters will be based on “mutual recognition of academic credits issued by each university” which will then be aggregated to provide a single degree certificate.

Students must note that the fee structure of the UK study element in the joint MA programme will be based on domestic fee levels and not international level.

Eligibility for enrolling in joint masters in digital science and artificial intelligence at IIT Madras, University of Birmingham:

  • Student should have BA in science or engineering with 60 percent or above marks

  • Students who have 75 percent marks in English from CBSE/CISCE/ West Bengal board or above 80 percent from other Indian state boards will be exempted from TOEFL/ IELTS/ PTE academic tests.

  • Students who completed an undergraduate degree from a non-English medium should provide scores from TOEFL/ IELTS/ PTE academic tests.

It is the first time that an IIT and a UK Russell Group university are in an education partnership. Adam Tickell, professor at University of Birmingham commented, “Successful applicants will experience a global perspective as they learn the fundamental principles of data science and explore the world of AI. Our research-informed teaching will put students at the forefront of these rapidly evolving fields.”

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Students will have access to school of computer science, computer science laboratories, a teaching laboratory for robotics, and research laboratories for security, medical imaging, intelligent robotics and computer vision at University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham is a partner in the Alan Turing Institute, the UK's national institute for data science and artificial intelligence. IIT Madras was awarded the title of Institute of Eminence and has been ranked the number one engineering university in India by the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF).

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