The Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and TimesPro’s Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Industry programme celebrated a significant milestone with the conclusion of its inaugural batch and successful completion of its immersion session recently. The batch with a strength of 58 learners underscored the programme’s commitment to equipping professionals with the skills needed to excel in the rapidly evolving world of AI and machine learning.
The AI and Machine Learning programme is an exclusive offering from the Department of Yardi School of AI, IIT Delhi and is contextually designed to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application in the industry. With the aim of fostering innovation, enhancing employability, and nurturing future leaders in the field of AI and machine learning, the programme has already demonstrated its immense potential.
The immersion session showcased the programme’s commitment to delivering tangible learning outcomes and benefits to its participants. It provided learners with a unique platform to connect with peers, industry professionals, and mentors. The completion of the immersion session marks a significant step for participants as they transition with new-age skills into the industry.
During the six-month programme, learners were exposed to a wide range of topics and hands-on experiences where they gained skills in mathematical foundations of machine learning, design and implement AI solutions, analyse data, and leverage machine learning algorithms to effectively mitigate real-world industry challenges. Learners had the chance to work on real AI and machine learning projects, gaining practical experience that is highly sought after by employers. These projects showcased their ability to apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios.
Speaking on the successful completion of the first batch, Dr. Sandeep Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering & Yardi School of Artificial Intelligence and Dr. Manabendra Saharia, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering & Yardi School of Artificial Intelligence IIT Delhi said, “We are delighted to witness the impressive growth and development of our learners. The immersion session is a testament to the programme’s commitment to producing industry-ready professionals with strong foundational understanding who can drive innovation and transformation in their respective fields. The programme’s focus on practical skills development aligns perfectly with the industry’s need for professionals who can make immediate contributions.”
Mohan Silaparasetty, Head – Technology Programmes, TimesPro said, “IIT Delhi-TimesPro’s programme fills a crucial gap in the market for AI and machine learning talent. Graduates with practical experience and a deep understanding of these technologies are highly valuable to organisations seeking to harness the power of AI for innovation and growth. The knowledge sharing during the immersion session has given our learners deep insights on the next steps in their careers.”
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi:
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi is one of the 23 IITs created to be Centres of Excellence for training, research and development in science, engineering, and technology in India. Established as College of Engineering in 1961, the Institute was later declared as an Institution of National Importance under the “Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act, 1963” and was renamed as “Indian Institute of Technology Delhi”. It was then accorded the status of a Deemed University with powers to decide its own academic policy, to conduct its own examinations, and to award its own degrees.
Since its inception, over 48,000 have graduated from IIT Delhi in various disciplines including Engineering, Physical Sciences, Management and Humanities & Social Sciences. Of these, nearly 5070 received Ph.D. degrees. The number of students who graduated with B.Tech. degree is over 15738. The rest obtained master’s degree in engineering, Sciences and Business Administration. These alumni today work as scientists, technologists, business managers and entrepreneurs. There are several alumni who have moved away from their original disciplines and have taken to administrative services, active politics or are with NGOs. In doing so, they have contributed significantly to building of this nation, and to industrialisation around the world. IIT Delhi has been ranked consistently in top 5 management institutes and rank 1 institute in Research and Professional Practice as per NIRF 2022 and NIRF 2021 Management Category rankings.