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IIT Delhi Invites Registrations for a Free Online Course on Artificial Intelligence on NPTEL

IIT Delhi is offering a free online course on introduction to artificial intelligence on the SWAYAM NPTEL platform for the benefit of undergraduate students

IIT Delhi, like various other Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc), is offering several free online courses on the NPTEL platform at present. One such course is a free online course on “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence”, which interested learners can enroll for. The course, however, can be especially beneficial for undergraduate students in computer science with a fair knowledge of data structures and probability.

The course will be conducted by Prof Mausam who is an Associate Professor of Computer Science department at IIT Delhi, and an affiliate faculty member at the University of Washington, Seattle. He received his PhD from the University of Washington in 2007 and a BTech from IIT Delhi in 2001. He is an awardee of the prestigious AAAI Senior Member status for his long-term participation in AAAI and excellence in the field of artificial intelligence.

What the IIT Delhi Free Online Course on Artificial Intelligence will Cover?

Participants who enroll for this course will get an understanding of the following topics: Introduction to hilosophy of AI, definitions, modeling a problem as search problem, uninformed search, heuristic search, domain relaxations, local search, genetic algorithms, adversarial search, constraint satisfaction, propositional logic and satisfiability, uncertainty in AI, Bayesian networks, Bayesian networks learning and inference, decision theory, Markov decision processes, reinforcement learning, and introduction to deep learning and deep RL.

Other Important Details of the IIT Delhi Free Online Course on Artificial Intelligence

The 12-week long course will be conducted from 18 January to 9 April 2021, and the last date to enroll for the course is 25 January 2021. Although the course is free to enroll and learn from, to receive certificates from NPTEL and IIT Delhi, participants will have to register and write the proctored exam to be conducted by NPTEL in person at any of the designated exam centres on 25 April 2021 in morning and afternoon sessions.

Criteria to Receive Certificates for IIT Delhi Free Online Course on Artificial Intelligence

Certificates will be rewarded based on the participant’s performance in exam, as well as their average assignment score. The average assignment score will be 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course, and exam score consists of 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100. Those who wish to enroll for the course can visit the following page:


  1. Ramnath D N

    Sir Please clarify
    The start date of Course is before last date of enrollment – some interested persons may lose the initial class – please clarify
    Thanks & Regards
    Extract from above home page
    “The 12-week long course will be conducted from 18 January to 9 April 2021, and the last date to enroll for the course is 25 January 2021.

  2. Shrikant Borkar

    Great Sir, keep the evaluation to get Real Diamonds out of it. let’s teach fishing to survive, rather than giving fish .

  3. Prosenjit Adhya

    Good initiative but current requirement in the industry requires experienced professionals in Artificial Intelligence, little knowledge is dangerous as undergrads would have the maturity to understand the cause of implementation.

  4. online courses management system

    Thank you for sharing this information iit delhi invites registrations free online course artificial intelligence nptel. It was useful and interesting. You indeed have written it in a layman way so that anyone can understand and work accordingly. You have done a great job

  5. Mayank Dewan

    Please tell me the duration of class week wise and number of hours as well , so that prior arrangements can be done.
    Also pls tell me if need to learn any programming language in advance for it.

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