IIT Kanpur Offers Free Course on Artificial Intelligence for Students

IIT Kanpur is offering a free course on AI titled “Artificial Intelligence for Investments” through the SWAYAM portal.

Punam Singh
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IIT Kanpur course on AI

IIT Kanpur course on AI

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur is offering a course titled “Artificial Intelligence for Investments”. The integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) is propelling the industry into a new era. This 12-week program is designed to equip future analysts, traders, brokers, and finance professionals with the essential skills needed to navigate the rapidly changing financial landscape. The course is aimed at both current industry practitioners and aspiring learners, it delves into the intersection of finance, AI, and machine learning, offering a comprehensive understanding of their applications in investment management through the SWAYAM portal.


What will be covered in the IIT Kanpur course on AI?

This course spans a diverse array of relevant subjects from the fundamentals of financial markets and risk-return analysis to advanced topics such as algorithmic trading, time-series regression algorithms, and financial risk management.

The course curriculum will cover the following topics in 12 weeks.

  • Week 1-2: Introduction to financial markets and AI/ML models
  • Week 3-4: R Programming and Market Microstructure
  • Week 5-6: Portfolio Construction and Optimization
  • Week 7-8: Asset Pricing Models and Portfolio Management
  • Week 9-10: Introduction to Algorithmic Trading and AI in Trading Execution
  • Week 11-12: Advanced time-series regression algorithms and Financial Risk Management

Will participants receive certificates after course completion?

While the course is free to enroll and learn, participants can opt for a certification examination for a fee. The evaluation is based on both assignments and a proctored exam ensuring a comprehensive assessment of the learner’s understanding. The certification criteria maintain a balance between assignment performance and exam scores ensuring a well-rounded evaluation.


Checklist for IIT Kanpur course on AI

  • Course duration: 12 weeks
  • Category: Elective
  • Credit points: 3
  • Level: Undergraduate or Postgraduate
  • Start date: 22 January 2024
  • End date: 12 April 2024
  • Exam date: 12 April 2024


The “Artificial Intelligence for Investments” course at IIT Kanpur offers a unique opportunity for learners to stay ahead in the dynamic field of finance. The course combines theoretical knowledge with practical applications and stands as a valuable resource for anyone looking to leverage AI in the realm of investments.