Wiley’s innovative bridge learning solution WileyNXT, in association with one of the leading technology institutions based in India, the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, announces its third cohort of Post Graduate Certification in AI for BFSI. Developed by the top faculty of IIT Roorkee, supported by Wiley Innovation Advisory Council and leading business leaders in emerging technologies, the third batch of the program will commence from November 14, 2021. The postgraduate learning program aims to provide in-demand Deep AI, ML and Deep Learning skills, techniques, and tools along with their applications in the real-world context of the BFSI (banking, financial services, and insurance) industry.
The immersive IIT-Roorkee AI program encompassing six months of tenure has been designed for recent graduates from BE, BTech, MTech, BCA, MCA and tech professionals aspiring for high growth AI career in BFSI. The course integrates classes by esteemed IIT Roorkee Faculty, expert Wiley faculty and classes by top industry experts of India aiming to deliver relevant skills and learning along with helping aspirants unlock new avenues and opportunities in jobs profiles such as Data Scientist, Data Analyst, AI Engineer, NLP Engineer, Product Manager- ML, Retail Analyst & Research Engineer.
Mr. Philip Kisray, SVP & GM, International Education, Wiley said, “The BFSI industry is witnessing tremendous growth in terms of career opportunities. A credible media report states that the BFSI sector promises 1.6 million jobs by 2022. Our program for specialisation in AI in BFSI designed in partnership with IIT-Roorkee aims to prepare experts for tomorrow. It is an opportunity for the professionals to acquire relevant skills to be employable and job-ready for the new roles that require tech-savviness and rigorous skill set.”
Commenting on the commencement of the third cohort of the program, Dr. Durga Toshniwal, Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, IIT-Roorkee said, “AI is building the future of work and has started dominating the banking and finance industry as well. With the level of growth and developments being seen in this sector, the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee is working towards producing skilled talent, inept in dealing with evolving and complex business problems. In collaboration with WileyNXT, we aim to impart industry relevant knowledge, skills and expertise to the professionals willing to make an impact in the industry.”
According to a report by the National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM), it was found that women’s share in India’s technology industry consists of only 35%. To encourage women in technology, the AI in BFSI program by IIT Roorkee and WileyNXT also offer #TechitLikeHer Scholarship to the highest scoring female candidate in the pre-assessment examination. Maria Pratyusha and Anandhi K. have been recipients of this scholarship in the past.
The AI in BFSI course also comes with the benefit of availing job assistance plan which provides with pro-membership on iimjobs.com, pro-features on hirist.com as well as spotlight on the candidates’ profile. Previous learners associated with the program have been from reputed companies like JP Morgan Chase, Tata Consultancy Services, Accenture etc. and have acknowledged a great deal of learning imparted via the program.
On successful completion of the AI in BFSI course, a PG certificate will be provided by IIT-Roorkee and Wiley jointly.