B.Tech in Artifical Intelligence
Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad is launching a full-fledged B.Tech. programme in Artificial Intelligence (AI) from the academic year (2019-2020).
It has become the first Indian educational institution to offer such a fullfledged B.Tech. programme in AI and likely the third institute globally — after Carnegie Mellon University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The course will have an intake of around 20 students who can take the programme through the JEE-Advanced.
The mission of the Department of Artificial Intelligence, IIT Hyderabad, is to produce students with a sound understanding of the fundamentals of theory and practice of AI and machine learning. It also aims to enable students to become leaders in the industry and academia nationally and internationally and meet the pressing demands of the nation in the areas of AI and machine learning.
IIT Hyderabad is already offering an M.Tech. programme in Artificial Intelligence — Machine Learning.
According to Prof U.B. Desai, Director, IIT Hyderabad, said, “The basic aim is to create a complete ecosystem for Artificial Intelligence academics and research at IIT Hyderabad. This involves B.Tech., M.Tech. and different minor programmes in AI. Moreover, the R&D will be strongly entwined with academics.”