IIT Jodhpur to offer BTech in AI and data science from 2020-21
NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Jodhpur has announced a new programme, BTech in artificial intelligence and data science from 2020-21.
The curriculum of the B.Tech course includes topics on computer science, mathematics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, and their applications in various domains.
As per the institute, the course structure also provides opportunities to the students to explore specialized areas like visual computing, socio-digital realities, language technologies, robotics, and Artificial Intelligence of things.
Santanu Chaudhury, Director, IIT Jodhpur said: “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.”
Through this programme, IIT Jodhpur is looking at allowing students to explore AI and Data Science transdisciplinary research agenda fostering collaborative opportunities across all the departments of IIT Jodhpur and partner organizations.
“Building on the core background of AI and Data Science, students will have the opportunity to pursue an MBA (Tech) in the fifth year as dual-degree option in the School of Management and Entrepreneurship. An interesting feature of the B Tech programme is the opportunity for the interested students to choose a minor area which would prepare them for an entrepreneurial career in the field of AI and Data Science,” reads a statement released by the institute.
IIT Jodhpur already has MTech in AI, MTech in Data and Computational Science, and MTech-PhD dual degree program in AI. “Inclusion of the new BTech program in AI and Data Science will make IIT Jodhpur a unique institute in India to have educational programs at all three levels, UG, Master’s and doctoral in the area of AI and Data Science,” Richa Singh, Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.