Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) and Times Professional Learning (TPL), under its brand The Second Wind (TimesTSW), have launched the Post Graduate Certificate Programme in Cybersecurity and Post Graduate Certificate Programme in Artificial Intelligence & Deep Learning during its announcement of a strategic collaboration with each other.
The Post Graduate Certificate Programme in Cybersecurity (8 month’s course) will enable candidates to gain a foothold in fast-moving job roles like network security specialist, cyber security analyst, cybersecurity architects, cyber security manager, 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.
The Post Graduate Certificate Programme in Artificial Intelligence & Deep Learning (9 month’s course) will provide candidates detailed understanding of AI and Deep Learning through our comprehensive curriculum. The programme focuses on fundamental and advanced learning through subjects like Python programming, data analytics, neural networks, computer vision and image recognition etc. It will help candidates prepare for competitive and cutting-edge job roles such as AI and ML Engineer, Computer Vision Expert, Software R&D Engineer, Cloud Support Engineer, among others, that involve a high level of technical skill and training.
Commenting on the launch of the programme, Anish Srikrishna, Chief Executive Officer, Times Professional Learning, said, “Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning are revolutionising every industry across the globe, and this will be core across all their functions including supply chain and customer management. Digitalisation has become an integral part of our lives. However, it has increased our vulnerability and made us prone to frequent cyberattacks. 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 & Deep Learning and Cybersecurity in partnership with Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati will create highly skilled and future-ready professionals to build competencies and excel in these domains.”
Speaking at the launch event, Prof. T. G. Sitharam, Director, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, said, “IITG has been working to offer professional courses in futuristic areas of technology, science and management. Since DS and AI-based technology has made rapid inroads through its seamless mechanisms and improved productivity through reduced human intervention, IITG has initiated UG and doctoral program in DS & AI through its new Mehta Family School of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. With the greater adoption of technology, there is a growing need for people with the best-in-class technical skill sets to meet this demand. Our collaboration with Times TSW for these programmes will fulfil the requirements in DS/AI/DL 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. We look forward to collaborate on few more courses in the future.”
Applicants who have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50 per cent 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.
These programmes will address the industry requirements, help working professionals to upskill, and enhance their repertoire of knowledge in the field of AI, DS, DL, and cybersecurity. These programmes incorporate live instructor-led sessions conducted over the weekends by top experts from IIT Guwahati and Times TSW 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.