Jodhpur: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Jodhpur has announced that a new undergraduate programme in artificial intelligence and data science will start from the 2020-21 academic session.
The new B. Tech programme will offer courses in computer science, mathematics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, and their applications in various domains.
Students who opt for the course can also take a specialisation in areas including visual computing, socio-digital realities, language technologies, robotics, and the Artificial Intelligence of Things. Students will also have the option to pursue MBA (tech) in the fifth year as a dual-degree option in the School of Management and Entrepreneurship, the IIT said in an official release.
“Under the broad umbrella of IIT Jodhpur’s unique proposition of AI for everything, students belonging to the academic programmes in AI, Data and Computational Sciences will be part of scientific innovations for solving local and global engineering and social problems in close collaboration with industry,” said Prof Santanu Chaudhury, Director, IIT-Jodhpur.
“Students will be part of the institute’s initiatives for ensuring better life and livelihood for all with AI as the enabling force. IIT-Jodhpur would like AI and Data Science students to explore transdisciplinary research agenda fostering collaborative opportunities across all the departments of IIT Jodhpur and partner organisations,” the director added.
IIT-Delhi has also announced that it would be setting up the ‘School of Artificial Intelligence (ScAI)’. The new school will begin its PhD programme from the next admission cycle – January 2021. The institute is also planning to offer postgraduate level degree courses at a later stage.