Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad is launching a full-fledged BTech Program in Artificial Intelligence (AI) from the coming Academic Year (2019-2020). It has become the first Indian Educational Institution to offer such a full-fledged BTech program in AI and likely the third institute globally – after Carnegie Mellon University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), both of which are in the US.
The Course will have an intake of around 20 students who can take the program 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 Artificial Intelligence 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 MTech program in Artificial Intelligence – Machine Learning.
Speaking about the importance of this course, Prof UB 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 BTech, MTech and different Minor Programs in AI. Moreover, the R&D will be strongly entwined with academics.”