The Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IIT-R) together with TSW, the Executive Education Division of Times Professional Learning (a part of The Times of India group), launched a postgraduate certificate programme in data science and machine learning (ML) on Sept 29.
The 11-month programme will be covered in 10 modules and have three specialisations and a 40-hour campus immersion session at the IIT. The students on successful completion will be certified by IIT Roorkee. PGCPDSML is going to be one of the several programmes that IIT-R and TSW will collaborate on.
The programme was launched at a virtual event, which also marks the commencement of the application process for the same. Speaking at the event, professor Ajit K Chaturvedi, director, IIT-R, said “The situation arising out of Covid-19 pandemic has given us hope that many such programmes can be effectively delivered online provided the programme is for a longer duration. Our partnership with TSW seeks to achieve this with the 11-month certificate programme.”
This course would be conducted over more than 450 hours of learning, which will include more than 136 hours of live virtual sessions to be conducted by IIT-R faculty as well as industry experts and has around 200 hours of self-learning content, besides 40 hours of campus immersion at IIT Roorkee.
With the option of three specialisations — computer vision and image recognition, speech recognition and data engineering — which comes as the 10th module, this PG certificate course prepares the learner for a career in data science and machine learning which is of utmost importance today.
No prior knowledge of coding is required to apply for the programme, though a bachelor’s degree in science or engineering is required with minimum 50% aggregate, along with minimum two years of experience preferably in the field of software.