Editorial Team

To cater to the upskilling needs of IT professionals and to meet the industry requirements, IIIT-Delhi in collaboration with IBM has launched a nine-month-long PG Diploma program in Data Science and AI (PGDDS&AI). The entire program will be conducted online on the weekends (Saturdays and one Sunday every month). The courses will be taught by IIIT-D faculty members, as well as IBM leaders in Analytics (https://pgddsai.iiitd.ac.in/).

Salient Features of the PG Diploma Program in DS and AI:

9 months long diploma course, 450 hours program including online interactive sessions of 310 hours, and required self-study and project work of 140 hours

  • 30 credits
  • One term project
  • All courses are mandatory (no elective)
  • Lectures by IIITD faculty and Subject Matter Experts from the partner industry
  • Industry-aligned certification examinations, including courses, credits, and responsibilities
  • Delivery Mode will be Online

Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (AI) have shown immense potential to become an integral part of almost every industry in the market and therefore, they can become a portal to employment for aspiring candidates. It is why we’re offering the most comprehensive diploma program which allows professionals from different industry verticals to reboot their careers. The industry-academia alliance will facilitate ample opportunities for the participants to work on real-life data science projects.

The process for the phase two admissions are starting from: Feb 10, 2021

Important dates to remember:

Submission of Online Application Commences on

Feb 10, 2021

Last date for Submission of Online Application and Application Fee

May 9, 2021

Range of Dates for Test and Interview

May 1, 2021 onwards
(Dates will be intimated)

Last date of Submission of Fees (Through Neft/DD/Cheque Only in favour of “IIIT Delhi Collections”)

Will be intimated in the admission Offer letter

Date of Registration of new students

July 15, 2021

Commencement of classes

1st week of August 2021

Who can apply:

· Students who have completed Graduation/Post graduation in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics and intend to pursue a career in Data Sciences and AI.

· IT and other professionals with limited or no knowledge in artificial intelligence and want to make a career change.

· Policymakers, senior-level executives, and not-for-profit leaders who recognize the importance of AI and want to harness its potential responsibly.

· Decision-makers — from any organization, any industry, and any country — who work with internal or external technology teams.

The admissions will commence from 10 February 2021 and the last date for the submission of the online application and the application fee has been set as 20 April 2021. Classes will begin during the first week of August 2021.

The application process for the program is as follows:

For Individual Candidates

  • Candidates apply for admission online and pay the Registration Fees of Rs 2000/-.
  • After receiving the application, the student is shortlisted for an interview.
  • The interview will be conducted online.
  • The successful candidate is given an offer of admission giving details of fees.
  • The students can pay the fees offline through a DD or online by visiting the website.

For Sponsored Candidates

  • The Sponsoring Organization may fill a Sponsorship Form for sponsoring candidates for the course. This form can be downloaded from the site and submitted by email at https://pgddsai.iiitd.ac.in/
  • After receiving the application, the student will be shortlisted for an interview.
  • After the online interview, based on the number of candidates being offered admission, the sponsored organization is issued with a formal admission offer indicating the total fees payable.
  • The fees can be paid online/offline through a NEFT/check/draft with covering information in a form.

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