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IIT Kharagpur is inviting applications for a free online Machine Learning course on the platform of NPTEL | Free Certificate

Hi everyone, IIT Kharagpur is inviting applications for a free online Machine Learning course on the platform of NPTEL so that the participants can improve their skills to cope with the current demand of IT industries and solve many problems in their own field of studies.

It is a 8-weeks free online course on Machine Learning via the NPTEL platform. In the course, we will discuss various issues related to the application of machine learning algorithms. We will discuss hypothesis space, overfitting, bias and variance, tradeoffs between representational power and learnability, evaluation strategies, and cross-validation. The course will be accompanied by hands-on problem solving with programming in Python and some tutorial sessions.

INTENDED AUDIENCE Elective course for UG, PG, BE, ME, MS, M.Sc, PhD

PRE-REQUISITES Basic programming skills (in Python), algorithm design, basics of probability & statistics

INDUSTRY SUPPORT Data science companies and many other industries value machine learning skills

Course layout

Week 1: Introduction: Basic definitions, types of learning, hypothesis space and inductive bias, evaluation, cross-validation
Week 2: Linear regression, Decision trees, overfitting
Week 3: Instance based learning, Feature reduction, Collaborative filtering based recommendation
Week 4: Probability and Bayes learning
Week 5: Logistic Regression, Support Vector Machine, Kernel function and Kernel SVM
Week 6: Neural network: Perceptron, multilayer network, backpropagation, introduction to deep neural network
Week 7: Computational learning theory, PAC learning model, Sample complexity, VC Dimension, Ensemble learning
Week 8: Clustering: k-means, adaptive hierarchical clustering, Gaussian mixture model

Course certificate :

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 26 September 2021 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 6 assignments out of the total 8 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur .It will be e-verifiable at

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