IITs, which include IIT Madras, IIT Goa, IIT Kharagpur and IIT Palakkad, are offering a 7-week online course on deep learning. The course is being offered by these IITs that are NSM Nodal Centres for Training in HPC and AI, in partnership with CDAC. All interested participants may take part in the course, which costs Rs 500 for students and Rs 2000 for the rest.
Towards the end of the course, an examination will be conducted online wherein top performers will be given book prizes, and candidates who successfully complete the course will be awarded a certificate with grades. Others will be given certificates of participation. The course will be conducted from the end of June up to August 2021.
Who Can Apply for the 7-week Online Course on Deep Learning by IITs?
The course is open to the following participants with a basic knowledge of programming, preferably python, and a basic understanding of probability, calculus, linear algebra, or matrices:
- PhD in any stream of science or engineering.
- Masters from any stream of science or engineering.
- Third and fourth-year undergraduate and postgraduate students from any stream of science or engineering.
- Non-students and professionals.
What the 7-week Online Course on Deep Learning by IITs Will Cover?
The objective of the course is to introduce participants to the basic concepts of deep learning. The following are some of the topics that will be covered:
- AI history.
- Machine learning primer.
- Basics of neural network.
- Optimization methods.
- Regularization methods.
- Autoassociative neural networks.
- Convolution neural network.
- Deep learning for edge devices.
- HPC for AI.
- Natural language processing
- Recurrent neural networks, and transformers.
- Deep Q learning.
How to Enroll for the 7-week Online Course on Deep Learning by IITs?
Interested participants will have to enroll on the website before 20 June 2021. Students would need a scanned copy of their ID card, a letter from their department, or the latest fee receipt from the college, university or institute. The lectures will be conducted on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM followed by 30 minutes of Q&A session. Applicants are advised to go through the official website in detail before submitting applications.