IIT Kharagpur Launches MTech in Artificial Intelligence

IIT Kharagpur through its AI4ICPS initiative, under the National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS) by DST, Government of India, has introduced an MTech in artificial intelligence

Supriya Rai
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Artificial intelligence

IIT Kharagpur

IIT Kharagpur recently announced the launch of MTech in artificial intelligence. The institute says that the course is being offered as artificial intelligence is currently one of the most sensational domains across all sectors including healthcare, legal, and automobile among others. Post the  MTech in artificial intelligence students would be prepared to join the workforce directly or pursue PhD programs for cutting-edge research in artificial intelligence and machine learning with job placement opportunities. 


During the initial two semesters of the program, emphasis is placed on laying a robust groundwork by engaging in ten theory courses, out of which four are mandatory. Within the program framework, students are granted the flexibility to select six elective courses from a diverse array of options provided by the Centre of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence, in addition to offerings from various departments within IIT Kharagpur. The latter half of the program, spanning the final two semesters, is dedicated to practical application through project work and internships, allowing students to integrate theoretical knowledge into real-world contexts.

What the IIT Kharagpur MTech in Artificial Intelligence Covers

The MTech program offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to provide students with a strong foundation in machine learning and artificial intelligence. The program includes theory courses covering a wide range of topics, including:

  • Foundations of Machine Learning
  • Algorithmic and Mathematical Foundations of Artificial Intelligence
  • Deep Learning Foundations and Applications
  • Artificial Intelligence Foundations and Applications

In addition to theory courses, students also participate in lab courses aimed at practical application and experimentation:

  • Machine Learning Laboratory
  • Data Engineering Laboratory
  • Deep Learning Laboratory

Moreover, the program offers a diverse range of elective courses, allowing students to tailor their studies to their interests and career goals. Some of the elective courses available include:

  • Linear Algebra for AI/ML
  • Statistical Foundations of AI/ML
  • Artificial Intelligence for Manufacturing
  • Artificial Intelligence for Economics
  • Graph Machine Learning: Foundations and Applications
  • Visual Computing with AI/ML
  • Interpretable Machine Learning
  • AI/ML for Robot Autonomy
  • Graphical and Generative Models for Machine Learning
  • Machine Learning for Earth System Sciences
  • Big Data Processing
  • Secure and Dependable AI/ML
  • Knowledge Modeling and Semantic Web Technologies
  • Advanced Learning Paradigms in AI
  • Artificial Intelligence for Cyber-Physical Systems

These elective courses offer students the opportunity to delve deeper into specific areas of interest within the fields of machine learning and artificial intelligence, preparing them for careers in diverse industries and research domains.


Eligibility Criteria for IT Kharagpur MTech in Artificial Intelligence 

The course is being offered for students who clear their  GATE papers in the following subjects:

  • DA: Data Analytics.
  • CS: Computer Science and Information Technology.
  • EC: Electronics and Communication Engineering.
  • EE: Electrical Engineering.