The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has launched a pioneering undergraduate program in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Analytics, starting in the upcoming academic year (2024-25). This first-of-its-kind BTech course aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in the rapidly evolving field of AI and data science.

The program, offered through the newly established Wadhwani School of Data Science and AI, will have an initial intake of only 50 students. Admissions will be based solely on JEE Advanced scores, making it highly competitive and targeted towards top talents in science and mathematics.

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This unique program promises a comprehensive curriculum that integrates various aspects of AI and data analytics. Students will gain expertise in areas like machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, computer vision, and data management. The curriculum will also emphasize the practical application of these techniques across different industries, preparing graduates for real-world challenges.

IIT Madras highlights the interdisciplinary nature of AI, and this program reflects that philosophy. Students will not only delve into the technical aspects of AI but also explore its ethical and societal implications. This well-rounded approach aims to produce graduates who are not just technically proficient but also critical thinkers who can contribute responsibly to the development and deployment of AI solutions.

The launch of this BTech program signifies a significant step forward for IIT Madras and positions it at the forefront of AI education in India. With its focus on cutting-edge technologies and a commitment to responsible development, this program has the potential to produce a new generation of AI experts who can shape the future of this transformative field.