Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) with the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) to launch an M-Tech course in Industrial Artificial Intelligence (AI) for working professionals to enhance their skills.
The course duration is 18 months, designed in consultation with TCS, will be presented by IIT Madras in an entirely online mode through virtual classrooms. There will be 28-30 hours of online classes every week, with post-classroom activities, such as assignments, reading, and preparation, likely to take up 20-22 hours per week.
The course is targeted at upskilling corporate employees in the applications of AI, to solve industrial challenges. The first cohort of students for the schedule will be from TCS. The program will have theoretical solid courses and lab work covering data science and AI.
Theoretical courses will cover ideas in fundamental mathematical processes required for understanding data science algorithms, time series analysis, multivariate data analysis, machine learning, deep learning, and reinforcement learning. Applied courses will describe implementations of AI solutions for industrial problems in a case study format.
“TCS Research partners with premier academic institutes to explore emerging technologies with scientific rigor as they gain mainstream adoption,” said K Ananth Krishnan, Chief Technology Officer, TCS. “We are happy to collaborate with IIT-Madras, a member of the TCS Academic Co-Innovation Network, to create a new M Tech program in Industrial AI for working professionals so that they gain a deeper understanding of data science and AI which they can apply to drive innovation in industry.”
Course Coordinator Prof Raghunathan Rengasamy, Dean (Global Engagement), IIT Madras, said, “AI is going to impact every aspect of human experience in the years to come. This course, designed in partnership with TCS, will provide a unique perspective on the impact of AI in industrial systems. Leveraging AI techniques in industries can lead to processes that are robust, inherently safer and ultimately lead to environmentally benign processes.”
The new M-Tech in Industrial AI program is expected to help scale up capability across the Indian workforce in this vital area, expand the AI and machine learning knowledge ecosystem, drive innovation using these technologies, and position India as a global innovation powerhouse. Each subject will have one mid-term and a final examination conducted in online mode, besides project work.