The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati will start Post Graduate Certificate Programme in Cyber security and Post Graduate Certificate Programme in Artificial Intelligence & Deep Learning.

The premier higher educational institute has signed an agreement with Times Professional Learning (TPL) to start the programmes.

The programmes are intended to provide career enhancement and skill up-gradation for working professionals, said a statement.

The courses are also aligned with the National Education Policy 2020’s directives to Higher Education Institutes to play an active role not only in conducting research on disruptive technologies such as AI but also in creating initial versions of instructional materials and courses including online courses in cutting-edge domains.

The PG Certificate Programme in Cyber security is an eight months course.

The course is intended to provide career enhancement and skill up-gradation as per the requirements of fast-moving job roles like network security specialist, cyber security analyst, cyber security architects, cyber security manager, and leading up to C-suite positions such as Chief Information Security Officer.

The PG Certificate Programme in Artificial Intelligence & Deep Learning is a nine-month course.

It will provide candidates detailed understanding of AI and Deep Learning through a 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.

“AI-based technology has made rapid inroads through its seamless mechanisms and improved productivity through reduced human intervention. With the greater adoption of technology, there is a growing need for people with the best-in-class technical skill sets to meet demand,” said Prof. T. G. Sitharam, Director, IIT Guwahati.

“Our partnership with TimesTSW for these programmes will fulfil the requirements in AI and Cyber security across sectors,” he said.

Prof Sitharam said 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,” he added.

Commenting on the launch of the programme, Anish Srikrishna, Chief Executive Officer, Times Professional Learning, said, “Our Post Graduate Certificate Programmes in Artificial Intelligence & Deep Learning and Cyber security in partnership with Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati will create highly skilled and future-ready professionals to build competencies and excel in these domains.”

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.

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