The Joint Certificate Program in Business Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) prepares analytical talent for today’s market that demands an understanding of AI and its applications in data analytics. Through this international collaboration,
we intend to address the challenges of intelligent computation and interpretation of data produced at the rate of 2.5 quintillion bytes every day.
This is a 9-month program, organized into multiple sequential units. Through the program’s interdisciplinary approach and emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship, we aim to help learners to use their own ingenuity to confront challenges in their environs and beyond.
Through a series of modules organized along the various dimensions of analytics, the coursework equips leaners with a new set of skills and empowers them to think differently.
Each module will be led by a faculty member who is an expert in the field. Other experts from both the industry and academia will assist the lead faculty members as needed.
The classes are conducted in a virtual setting, utilizing the Zoom meeting platform to deliver an enriching and immersive online learning experience. From the convenience of your own home or any location with internet access, you can seamlessly connect with esteemed instructors renowned in their respective fields. Engaging in the real-time discussions, you have the opportunity to actively participate, sharing insights and perspectives with fellow participants from around the globe.
Upon completion of all requirements, students will obtain a certificate in Business Analytics and AI from IIT Kharagpur and Virginia Tech.
Step 1: To enroll in the Joint Certificate Programme, kindly access the following link:
Upon clicking the provided link, you will be directed to the Continuing Education Program's page.
Step 2: Once the page has loaded, please navigate to the option labeled "CERTIFICATE COURSE" and click on it. Under this section, you will find detailed information about the Joint Certificate Programme available.
Step 3: Within the Continuing Education Program page, you will come across two sections: "How to Apply?" and "How to Pay?". These sections outline the procedures for applying through IIT Kharagpur online program registration portal and provide information on the payment procedure for the programme, respectively.
|Python + NoSQL (with a hands-on assignment)
|Image and Text Data Processing, setting the context by posing concrete questions (e.g. object detection in images, video summarization, machine translation, generative AI)
|Basic Statistics and Data Science
|Probability Random Variables, Probability Distribution, The Central Limit Theorem Sampling and Statistical Inference Confidence Intervals, Hypothesis Testing, Regression Analysis, Data Visualization and Exploration, Logistic Regression
|Required Project I (November 2023)
|Analytics assignment using statistical methods.
|December 2023 - January 2024
|Basics of ML - supervised vs unsupervised, with relevant algorithms (KNN, Decision Tree, Perceptron, SVM, KMeans, Hierarchical Clustering, PCA) with exercises on Kaggle Datasets
|February - March 2024
|Deep learning - MLP, CNN, autoencoder, RNN, LSTM, seq2seq with exercises on image and text datasets
|Required Project II (February 2024)
|Machine learning assignment with image and text data sets
|Capstone Project (April 2024)
|Groups formed and topics determined
|Scalable data mining
|Use cases - vision, NLP, finance, environment, manufacturing, Open AI - ChatGPT
|Capstone Project (June 2024)
|Capstone Project Report submission and presentation