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Pioneering AI & ML Program by IIT Mandi, NSDC and Masai School

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National  – IIT Mandi, NSDC, and Masai School are excited to announce a groundbreaking collaboration to introduce a jointly certified Credit-linked Micro-Specialization in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. This strategic partnership brings together the expertise of three esteemed institutions to deliver a transformative educational experience designed for ambitious professionals seeking to excel in the tech industry.

The program covers various modules, including Mathematics for Data Science, Programming for Data Engineering, Machine Learning Fundamentals, Deep Learning and Neural Networks, and Specialized Topics in AI and ML. The program culminates with Capstone Projects, offering a practical application of acquired skills and insights.

Being one of the most extensive AI/ML courses, the curriculum comprises foundational courses in mathematics and programming fundamentals, making it equivalent to a minor degree in AI/ML.

Shri Ved Mani Tiwari, CEO, NSDC and MD, NSDC International emphasised on the collaboration, stating, “Our vision has always focussed on addressing the challenge of empowering individuals with the skills vital for a prosperous economy. This collaboration is crafted to bolster tech enthusiasts, providing them with a rich reservoir of knowledge and practical competencies crucial for thriving in the technological age”

Speaking about the partnership Prof. Laxmidhar Behera – Director, IIT Mandi, expressed pride in the collaboration. He added, “This marks a crucial step in strengthening knowledge exchange by establishing formal partnerships. The goal is to offer students a wide range of learning experiences and opportunities for growth. This program allows students to earn NCVET-approved credits from IIT providing learners with a prestigious IIT endorsement for their resumes, boosting their career prospects.”

Commenting on the course launch, Dr. Tushar Jain, Head Centre for Continuing Education, IIT Mandi, added “ This initiative is a pivotal milestone for IIT Mandi and CCE, signifying our dedication to upskilling. The program, which is the first such extensive online program from CCE, IIT Mandi, offers candidates a unique chance to immerse themselves in the IIT ecosystem. With live classes by IIT faculties and opportunities to interact with students and professors, it ensures a truly immersive learning experience. This collaboration sets a precedent in technical education, empowering learners for future challenges.”

Commenting on the partnership, Prateek Shukla, Co-Founder, and CEO, Masai School, said, “Student experience is always a priority for us. We aim to transform skill-based education delivery and cultivate a world-class employable talent pool in India. Our collaboration with NSDC and IIT Mandi is a step forward in our commitment to revolutionising technical education and preparing the next generation of tech professionals for future challenges. This follows our initial partnership with IIT Guwahati, which shares the same goal.”

The Credit-linked Micro-Specialization is in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning as it is the most in-demand job sector and the highest-paying tech job in India. The course is meticulously crafted to equip learners with the skills, knowledge, and industry exposure necessary to thrive in the rapidly evolving tech landscape.

The program includes several key highlights: a curriculum jointly designed by IIT Mandi and Masai, and access to the IIT Mandi campus for events, fests, and the graduation ceremony.

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