IIT Madras and TCS partner to launch M.Tech in Industrial Artificial Intelligence | Latest update
Indian Institute of Technology Madras has partnered with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to launch a web-enabled, user-oriented program on “Industrial AI” that is targeted at upskilling employees incorporates the applications of AI to industrial problems
About the Program :
This program, designed in consultation with TCS, will have strong theoretical courses and labs covering important topics in data science and AI. Theoretical courses will cover concepts in fundamental mathematical techniques required for understanding data science algorithms, time series analysis, multivariate Data Analysis, machine learning, deep learning, and reinforcement learning.”
“Applied courses will describe implementations of AI solutions for industrial problems in a case study format. Put together, these courses are expected to provide a strong theoretical foundation and significant application perspective to the participants in the course.”
Describing the unique aspects of this Program, Course Coordinator Prof. Raghunathan Rengasamy, Dean (Global Engagement), IIT Madras, said, “AI is going to impact every aspect of human experience in the years to come. This course will provide a unique perspective on the impact of AI in industrial systems. Leveraging AI techniques in industries can lead to processes that are robust, inherently safer, and ultimately lead to environmentally benign processes. These are some of the key aspects that will be deliberated in this course.”
The key outcomes/benefits envisaged from the M.Tech in Industrial AI Include:
- Upskilling of Indian workforce in this important area
- Improving the knowledge ecosystem that is critical for AI adoption
- Translation of AI theory to practice
- Industrial solutions that are sustainable
- Development of AI theory and pedagogical methods for AI training informed by an application perspective
Industrial analytics is a combination of Data Science and Physics. It is becoming vital for manufacturers who are transforming with Digital Twins to Neural Manufacturing that will maximize efficiency, improve flexibility and predict the outcomes. This will eventually lead to the adoption of autonomous manufacturing. The best of IIT M and TCS together will shape this course that will accelerate the adoption of industrial analytics at scale.
Each Subject will have one Mid-term and a final examination conducted in online mode, besides a Project Work. There will be a total of 28-30 Hours of online classes per week. with Post-classroom activities, such as Assignments, Reading, and Preparation, likely to take up to 20-22 hours per week.