Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has collaborated with SAS India, a business analytics software and services firm, for a year-long certificate programme in Applied Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI&ML) for Business & Decision Analysis.
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technologies are now prevalent across various industries and sectors for developing effective and innovative business solutions as well as driving forward data-driven decisions in organisations.
The certification will also be open to external candidates from other colleges and universities as well as working professionals.
The Applied AI&ML for Business Decision Analysis course will provide necessary knowledge and contemporary skills from best of the faculty from IIT Kanpur as well as SAS.
“The Applied Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning for Business & Decision Analysis programme is meant for candidates willing to build a career in Data Science. Furthermore, the case study-based approach followed by the program will create industry ready participants that can explore wide variety of professional roles in data science that have opened-up because of the ongoing digital transformation that industries are witnessing,” said Raghu Nandan Sengupta, professor, IME department, IIT Kanpur.
SAS software has been part of education for four decades and is used at more than 3,000 educational institutions around the world.
“At SAS, we continue to work with premier education institutions like IIT Kanpur to unlock a blended education experience that will help young graduates be in sync with technology changes and hone the skills they will need to succeed in a modern workplace”, said Noshin Kagalwalla, vice-president and managing director, SAS India.
Bhuvan Nijhawan, director of education at SAS Asia Pacific, said the joint certification programme is an amalgamation of two stalwarts of the academic and corporate world that will create industry ready professionals. “The participants will learn profound academic concepts from IIT Kanpur’s academic leaders while SAS’ faculty will offer cutting edge software technologies and solutions from SAS as well as domain expertise creating industry ready data science professionals,” he said.