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IIT Madras Invites Applications for Free Online Artificial Intelligence Course through NPTEL

IIT Madras faculty will conduct a free online course on artificial intelligence search methods for problem solving on the NPTEL platform

IIT Madras has invited applications from interested students for a free online artificial intelligence course on search methods for problem-solving, which will be conducted through the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) project. The 12-week long course is an All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) approved Faculty Development Programme (FDP).

The course will be conducted by Deepak Khemani who is a professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras. The professor aims at building articulate problem-solving systems using artificial intelligence that can interact with human beings.

Who is Eligible for the IIT Madras Online Artificial Intelligence Course?

The NPTEL website says that although the course is intended towards undergraduate and postgraduate students, any interested individual who has an understanding of algorithms can take the course. The courses can also be beneficial for industries involved in the development of artificial intelligence as well as manufacturing companies.

The aspects of artificial intelligence that will be covered over a period of twelve weeks are as follows: Introduction: Overview and Historical Perspective, Turing Test, Physical Symbol Systems and the scope of Symbolic AI, Agents; State Space Search: Depth First Search, Breadth-First Search, DFID; Heuristic Search: Best First Search, Hill Climbing, Beam Search; Traveling Salesman Problem, Tabu Search, Simulated Annealing; Population-Based Search: Genetic Algorithms, Ant Colony Optimization; Rule-Based Expert Systems, Inference Engine, Rete Algorithm, and so on.

How to Obtain Certificate for the IIT Madras Online Artificial Intelligence Course?

Those who wish to obtain an e-certificate with logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras need to get an average assignment score of 25% of the average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course, and an exam score of 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100. The final score will take into consideration both the average assignment score and exam score. Only an e-certificate will be provided and hard copies of the certificate will not be dispatched.

Important Dates to Keep in Mind Pertaining to the IIT Madras Online Artificial Intelligence Course

Interested students and professionals can start enrolling for the course as of now. The enrollment ends on 27 July 2020, and the course begins on 20 July 2020. The examination date has been set tentatively on 9 October 2020.  Interested and eligible candidates are advised to go through the NPTEL platform in detail to know more about the course: https://swayam.gov.in/nd1_noc20_cs81/preview

97 responses to “IIT Madras Invites Applications for Free Online Artificial Intelligence Course through NPTEL”

  1. Manoj Damodar Salunke says:

    I m intreated

  2. Mohamed meera sahib says:


  3. RANDEEP says:

    Im interested

  4. Shikha says:

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  6. Sheema jan says:

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  9. V Sai Niharika says:

    I’m intrested

  10. Kritika says:

    I am interested

  11. Kritika says:

    I am interested for this Course.

  12. Saket Ayyangar says:

    Is it allowed for last sem student of industrial engg IIT D ?

    • Raunak says:

      No not allowed. You should focus on what you are doing in full time course. This course is for part time candidate.

  13. Prakhar Ravi says:

    Sir I am in class 10 now..what is the class limit of attending this online program.can I attend this??

  14. Pankaj sanwal says:

    I am intersted and how much fees will be ?

  15. Keerthana R says:

    This is a wonderful opportunity and I’m interested

  16. Sanjeev Garg says:

    I am Interested

  17. Nand kumar says:

    I’m interested but i recently passed out 12th examination. Am I able to take this course?

    • Supriya R says:

      Hi Nand Kumar, it is a free course by Swayam NPTEL by the Ministry of Human Resources. Anybody interested can take

  18. Sanjeev Garg says:

    I am Senior IT Manager in the Hospitality Industry and want to take this benefit for benefit of my industry . Kindly allow me to join. Thank

  19. Rajesh Dosuri says:

    I’m eagerly waiting to do the course.

  20. Sanjeev Garg says:

    I am interested.

  21. Debasish Pradhan says:

    I am interested for this course

  22. T.Meghana says:

    I am very much interested

  23. K. Jeyasurya says:

    I am interested

  24. Tom mathews says:

    Excellent course

  25. Pooja sharma says:

    I’m intrested

  26. Vivek v says:

    I am interested

  27. Himanshu Sharma says:

    I am interested but I am in 12th

  28. D V N Srikanth Mollety says:

    I am interested

  29. TARUN KARMAKAR says:

    I am a retired electrical engineer. I am interested to know about this subject. Will you kindly induct me in this course?

  30. Prabhansu Pradhan says:

    I’m interested.

  31. M.M.Surya says:

    Iam interested and how to apply for this course

  32. Kolipakula Pooja says:

    I am interested in this course.

  33. Ananya singh says:

    I am interested. what procedure is required for enrollment?

  34. Gayatri S says:

    I am intrested very much in this course

  35. Vijay Anand says:

    Age limit is 13.
    I have mentioned this because school students have doubts whether they are eligible are not.

  36. Chaitanya Krishna says:

    I am pursuing BTech in ECE.Will it work for me.I am also interested

  37. Vijay Anand says:

    Course Content/Videos are free.But you need to pay Rs1000 for Certificate.

  38. Honey says:

    I m interested

  39. Honey says:

    Please tel me procedure how to enrol in the course

  40. Shreya says:

    I’m interested

  41. Ali says:

    Am interested in this classes

  42. K chandrika says:

    Is it an online course? My son is interested.


    I am very much interested

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  46. SV Nathan says:


  47. Madhuseshan says:

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  48. subhasmita satapathy says:

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  49. subhasmita satapathy says:

    i am intterested

  50. R.Siddartha says:

    i am interested to do course
    kindly allow me

  51. Aditi says:

    Can u please tell that how to join this course

  52. Vasundhra says:

    I’m very much interested to gain more about AI.

  53. Kommera reddyprasanna says:

    Am interested

  54. Kommera reddyprasanna says:

    Yes am interested

  55. Varun Kumar says:

    I am interested in A.I

  56. Megha says:

    I’m very very much interested.

  57. RAJ KUMAR says:

    Helpful information .thank you

  58. Raju Kumar says:

    what about NPTEL examination fees i.e ₹1000.
    it will be free or fees applicable?

  59. Bhavitha chintala says:

    I am interested

  60. Grace Mahlah says:

    How to join …pls inform

    • Supriya R says:

      Hi.. Please visit the page through the link given at the bottom of the story and enroll for the course

  61. Ankita Pathak says:

    I want to do this course…

  62. Diksha says:

    I want to build my carreer in AI. I am interested.

  63. Piyush raja says:

    I’m also intrested for this course

  64. Piyush raja says:

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  65. Shrabani priyadarshini dash says:

    I am interested

  66. H. Kavya says:

    I’m interested. Please tell me how to enroll for this course.

  67. H. Kavya says:

    I’m interested. Please tell me how to enroll for this course. And further process regarding this course.

  68. Adrija says:

    How do I apply for the course?
    I am interested

  69. Arjun sIngh says:

    It is only for me..😅

  70. Mahesh Kumar Ray says:

    Yes, I’m interested

  71. Lakshmi says:

    I’m interested

  72. K Anusha says:

    Am interested..

  73. K Anusha says:

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  74. Aabhas Garg says:

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  75. Rajeev Sinha says:

    I am interested in learning AI

  76. Kavya V Kulkarni says:

    I’m interested


    I was much more interested in IIT. How can I enroll


    I was much more interested.How can I enroll

  79. K says:

    Highly Interested.

  80. Monika Jain says:

    I’m MCA Last year student. I’m interested to learn Al.
    Kindly suggest me, how can I apply for this.??

    • Supriya R says:

      hi Monika,

      Pls go the page by copy pasting the link given in the bottom of the story in your browser, and then click on “join”

  81. Suman says:

    Sir I am highly interested to learn about AI but how to join..can’t understand..plz help me

  82. SWARNIMA MITRA says:

    This is an interesting course. I will like to join all the session. Please reply that on which platform the weekly session will be held?
    Thank you.

  83. Rajas says:

    I’m interested

  84. Jemin Doshi says:

    I’m interested but I am 9th standard and also I am not free in the time slot you say so can you just record the lectures and send it to me

  85. Prathamesh sawant says:

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  86. Prathamesh sawant says:

    I am excited

  87. Prathamesh sawant says:

    I can do

  88. Prathamesh sawant says:

    I wanted to do something

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