Despite the growing importance of Artificial Intelligence across the globe, not many engineering colleges in India have started offering full-fledged B.Tech program in this subject for aspirants. As per various media reports, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad is launching a full-fledged B.Tech. programme in Artificial Intelligence from the coming Academic Year (2019-2020). With this, IITH will become the first Indian Educational Institution to offer such a full-fledged B.Tech. programme in AI and likely the third institute globally – after Carnegie Mellon University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), both of which are in the U.S.
The course will have an intake of around 20 students who can take the program through the JEE Advanced, the entrance exam used for admission to graduate courses in IITs. The Institute also said the mission of the Department of Artificial Intelligence, IIT Hyderabad, is to produce students with a sound understanding of the fundamentals of theory and practice of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
The programme also aims to enable students to become leaders in the industry and academia nationally and internationally and meet the pressing demands of the nation in the areas of AI and Machine Learning. IIT Hyderabad is already offering an M.Tech. programme in Artificial Intelligence – Machine Learning.