The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, ranked #7 among India's top engineering institutes, is now offering an online Bachelor of Science (Hons) Degree Program in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. This program equips learners with the skills needed for high-paying, rapidly expanding careers in the field.
The curriculum is meticulously designed to cover cutting-edge AI topics, including data-efficient deep learning, deep reinforcement learning, deep representation learning, deep generative models, and AI ethics. Emphasising application-based learning, the program includes capstone projects, internships, and exclusive access to the high-performance computing capabilities of two of India’s most powerful supercomputers, PARAM Kamrupa and PARAM Ishan.
Who Should Pursue This Degree?
This degree is suitable for a wide range of individuals, including high school graduates from both science and non-science backgrounds, students pursuing concurrent degrees, working professionals, aspiring entrepreneurs, and those looking for a career change or valuable knowledge in data science and AI.
Candidates must have a minimum of a 60% score in Class 12 or an equivalent examination from a recognised education board or university, with Mathematics as a compulsory subject at the Class 12 level. Eligible candidates who have appeared for JEE Advanced (in any year) can gain direct admission, while those without this qualification must undertake an online qualifier test.
Key Degree Highlights
- Prepares graduates for diverse roles, including AI Engineer, ML Engineer, AI Research Scientist, Big Data Engineer, Data Analyst, and Business Intelligence Analyst across various industries.
- Offers multiple early exit options: Foundational Certificate (1st year), Diploma (2nd year), Bachelor's degree (3rd year), or Honours degree (4th year); students can rejoin after a one-year break.
- Flexible completion within up to 8 years.
- Optional immersion sessions for valuable on-campus experience at IIT Guwahati, including a convocation ceremony.
- Access to IIT Guwahati's extensive alumni network of 20,000 tech leaders, innovators, and professionals, along with career opportunities and services like counselling, interview prep, mentorship sessions, and Coursera Hiring Solutions.
- Graduates become eligible to apply for a Master’s or a PhD degree at IIT Guwahati, opening doors to advanced academic pursuits.