Upgrading Skills

IIT Guwahati partners with TPL to launch PG courses in Cybersecurity, AI and Deep Learning

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Posted on 11 Jan 2022
13:46 PM
The programmes taught will address the industry requirements by providing a skilled workforce in AI, DL and cybersecurity.

The programmes taught will address the industry requirements by providing a skilled workforce in AI, DL and cybersecurity. Source: Facebook

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Candidates who have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% marks and at least two years of work experience in IT or software development are eligible
The programmes will include real-time instructor-led sessions conducted over the weekends by top experts from IIT Guwahati and TimesTSW faculty members along with industry experts

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati has signed an agreement with Times Professional Learning (TPL) to begin postgraduate certificate programmes in Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning.

The courses are aimed at providing career enhancement and skill upgradation to working professionals in line with the demands of the corporate world.

The courses are designed to be aligned with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 which encourages higher education institutes to play an active role not only in conducting research on disruptive technologies such as artificial intelligence but also in creating initial versions of instructional materials and courses in cutting-edge domains.

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“Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning are revolutionising every industry across the globe. Digitalisation has become an integral part of our lives. However, it has increased our vulnerability and made us prone to frequent cyberattacks,” said Anish Srikrishna, chief executive officer, Times Professional Learning.

“There is an urgent need to build a robust cybersecurity force to overcome and foil cyberattacks, including malware, ransomware, and phishing attacks. Our Post Graduate Certificate Programmes in Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning and Cybersecurity in partnership with IIT Guwahati will create highly skilled and future-ready professionals to build competencies and excel in these domains.” she added.

PG in Cybersecurity

The PG certificate programme in Cybersecurity is an eight-month course and it aims to provide career enhancement and skill upgradation as per the requirements from network security specialists, cyber security analysts, cybersecurity architects, cyber security managers, and leading up to C-suite positions such as chief information security officer.

The demand for cybersecurity domain experts has doubled in the last year amidst rising global concerns of security breaches and rapid digitalisation across organisations and institutions during the pandemic.

PG in Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning

The PG certificate programme in Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning is a nine-month course. It will provide the aspiring candidates an in depth understanding of AI and Deep Learning through a comprehensive curriculum.

The programme focuses on fundamental and advanced learning through subjects like python programming, data analytics, neural networks, computer vision, and image recognition. It will help candidates prepare for competitive and cutting-edge job roles such as AI and ML engineer, computer vision expert, software R and D engineer, cloud support engineer, among others, that involve a high level of technical skill and training.

T. G. Sitharam, director, IIT Guwahati, said, “AI-based technology has made rapid inroads through its seamless mechanisms and improved productivity through reduced human intervention. With the greater adoption of technology, there is a growing need for people with the best-in-class technical skill sets to meet demand. Our partnership with TPL for these programmes will fulfil the requirements in AI and Cybersecurity across sectors.”

“The curriculum is meticulously developed with foundational and advanced subjects to provide our learners with comprehensive knowledge leading across these specialised domains conforming to industry requirements. These programmes will enable professionals to upgrade their skills, knowledge about evolving technologies and upscale in their career graph,” added Sitharam.

Candidates who have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% marks and at least two years of work experience in IT or software development would be eligible for the course. Candidates will receive certificates issued by the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati and Times TSW on completing the programme.

The programmes taught will address the industry requirements by providing a skilled workforce, helping working professionals to upskill, and enhancing their repertoire of knowledge in the field of AI, DL, and cybersecurity.

The programmes will include live instructor-led sessions conducted over the weekends by top experts from IIT Guwahati and TimesTSW faculty members along with industry experts.

Students will take part in a Capstone project where they will demonstrate the skills they have acquired by solving real-world business problems and include a five-day immersive learning experience at the IIT Guwahati Campus.

Last updated on 11 Jan 2022
13:54 PM
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