IIT Guwahati launches B.Tech programme in data science and artificial intelligence

OCT 20, 2021

Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, recently launched a B Tech programme in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence for the coming academic year. The first batch of 20 students will be admitted to IIT Guwahati through the ongoing JEE Advanced 2021 counselling process. The institute looks forward to welcoming them along with an all-new batch of students in the other undergraduate branches of the institute.

The new program is designed to train students in topics related to Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (DSAI), emphasising relevant courses from other disciplines of science and engineering such as Computer Science, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics.

This DSAI programme will be offered and curated by the newly established Mehta Family School of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, Houston, Texas, USA, which has a track record of supporting several institutes in education and healthcare.

“This new B Tech 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 fulfil the demands of having sufficiently qualified graduates to serve the nation in the future in areas requiring expertise in AI and Data Analytics,” said Prof. T. G. Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati.

The newly introduced B. Tech programme will emphasise extending training in both theoretical as well as practical perspectives. The training will prepare students to tackle cutting-edge challenges in Big Data analytics and Management, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, AI, Computer Vision, Natural Language Processing, Finance, and IoT, among others. In addition, the students will have the opportunity to earn a minor in another discipline of the institute.

The program is expected to prepare the students to be involved in major challenges emerging from the business and innovation moving towards a more data-driven setup, contributing towards the growth of a new innovation-oriented India.

Along with the highly talented newly recruited full-time faculty, many of the associated faculty members of the school have prior experience of nurturing the already existing M Tech programme in Data Science, being offered jointly by the Departments of Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Electrical Engineering, and Mathematics.

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