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IIT Kharagpur Offers Free Online Course on Machine Learning That Can Be Completed in 8 Weeks

IIT Kharagpur has offered a free online course on introduction to machine learning on the NPTEL platform that can be completed in 8 weeks

IIT Kharagpur has invited applications for a free online course on introduction to machine learning this time on the SWAYAM NPTEL platform. The 8-week long course will be conducted from 26 July to 17 September 2021. While the course is free to take, to get a certificate from IIT Kharagpur and NPTEL, participants will have to pay Rs 1000 and take an examination on 26 September 2021. The course also carries two credit points, which can be beneficial for engineering students.

The course will be conducted by professor Sudeshna Sarkar who is a professor and currently the head in the department of computer science and engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. The professor completed her BTech in 1989 from IIT Kharagpur, MS from University of California, Berkeley, and PhD from IIT Kharagpur in 1995, and her research interests are machine learning, natural language processing, data and text mining.

What the IIT Kharagpur Free Online Course on Machine Learning Will Cover

The course will introduce participants to the basics of computational learning theory, and the various issues related to the application of machine learning algorithms will also be discussed. Furthermore, the course will be accompanied by hands-on problem solving with programming in Python and some tutorial sessions. The following are the topics that will be covered over a period of 12 weeks:

  • Introduction: Basic definitions, types of learning, hypothesis space and inductive bias, evaluation, cross-validation.
  • Linear regression, Decision trees, and overfitting.
  • Instance-based learning, Feature reduction, and Collaborative filtering-based recommendation.
  • Probability and Bayes learning.
  • Logistic Regression, Support Vector Machine, Kernel function and Kernel SVM.
  • Neural network: Perceptron, multilayer network, backpropagation, and introduction to deep neural network.
  • Computational learning theory, PAC learning model, Sample complexity, VC Dimension, and Ensemble learning.
  • Clustering: k-means, adaptive hierarchical clustering, and Gaussian mixture model.

Who Can Apply for the IIT Kharagpur Free Online Course on Machine Learning

While the course is open to all participants, it could be most beneficial for students and professionals from the following domains:

  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Science
  • Programming
  • Robotics

It also serves an elective course for undergraduate, postgraduate, BE, ME, MS, MSc and PhD students.

How to Enroll for the IIT Kharagpur Free Online Course on Machine Learning

Interested participants will have to enroll in the course by clicking on the Join button available on the official website before 2 August 2021. Prior to that, participants will have to first sign into the SWAYAM NPTEL platform using their Microsoft, Facebook or Google accounts. Furthermore, an option to login using the SWAYAM account is also available. SWAYAM account can be created by registering with the platform by entering the username, password, email address, and then verifying the account. As far as the certificate for the course is concerned, announcements will be made when the registration form is open for submission, and the online registration form has to be then filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid.


32 responses to “IIT Kharagpur Offers Free Online Course on Machine Learning That Can Be Completed in 8 Weeks”

  1. Sana parween says:

    I will do online course

  2. Bala says:

    What is the course timings ?

  3. Geetika Monga says:

    Timings for course classes and will it be virtual meetings or video links shared with the candidates??

  4. Peiya vaidya says:

    I will do this online course.

  5. Vidushi says:

    I can opt for this course even if i dont know any computer language as of know ??

  6. Anil says:

    I want to join . Can anyone provide link


    How can i join this classes


    How can i join this classes ?

  9. Dr Reeta Bhattacharya says:

    I wish to do on line couse

  10. Sumit Soni says:

    Learn online about digital marketing

  11. T p rajmanohsr says:

    Nice course

  12. Ashwani says:

    Actually I am in 12th class so can I join this course or not

  13. Rajasekhar says:

    May i know about course timings per day??

  14. Rak94 says:

    I know programming. and little bit Arduino can i join this course ? (I hv no degree certificate)

  15. Nikhil Joy says:

    There will be daily classes? What about timings?

  16. Adyasha panda says:

    I wanna join .can anyone provide me the link to register

  17. Venkateswaran Mahalingam says:

    Artificial intelligence

  18. Nagabhushanam Vakamalla says:

    I want join Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence

  19. Sayandip Kalsa says:

    How to join online class

  20. Sayandip Kalsa says:

    How to join online class????

  21. Donn says:

    @sayandip kalsa
    U can join through motel
    Here is the link.

  22. Shivasanjayk says:

    How to join online course??

  23. Arvind Mohan THAPLIYAL says:

    I am interested to do this course. Please tell me timing and duration.

  24. Gopal Acharya says:

    I am in Third standard, can I attend this ?

  25. Purushothaman G says:

    I’m completed Diploma in Computer Engineering pass-out in 2005. She’ll I join to learn this…?

  26. Avneesh says:

    I will do online class

  27. Dr.Clara says:

    I want join the course
    when the course will start and timings

  28. Amit says:

    How I can join of the course of AI

  29. Paila veera venkata siva kumar says:

    How to join the online class ? And how to login in. Please say mam/sir

  30. Mrunal says:

    How to join course??

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