BITS Pilani Post Graduate Programs in IoT, AI & ML admissions 2020


Are you a professional working in IT or Electronics field and looking for a Post Graduate course in Internet of Things or Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning? BITS Pilani is offering admission to two postgraduate programs – Post Graduate Programme in Internet Of Things and Post Graduate Programme in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. The overview of the course, eligibility, program fees and the admission procedure is given in details in this article,

About the programs

Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) is going to dominate the world in the near future as most of the electronic gadgets we use nowadays will be smarter having some form of intelligence and will be connected through a common network over the internet where there will be intercommunication within those devices. Keeping this in mind and to make the professionals engaged in the field of Computer Science & Electronics ready to venture into the new domains, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani is offering admissions to these two postgraduate programs – Post Graduate Programme in Internet Of Things and Post Graduate Programme in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Both of these programs can be undertaken online.

Engineers, who are employed in a particular sector and wish to explore the career opportunities in IoT, AI & ML deployed in various sectors like Automation, Manufacturing, IT, Telecom, etc will find both these Post Graduate Programmes immensely helpful. Engineers who are already working in the field that deals with IoT, AI or ML will also benefit from these programs.

Who can apply

Both these programs are purely for professionals and the candidates applying for the PG program in IoT must have a BE/B.Tech in Computer Science, Electronics, Electrical, Instrumentation or in domains related to this. Professionals who have an M.Sc. in Electronics can also apply for this course.

Candidates applying for the PG program in AI & ML must have a BE/B. Tech in the relevant branch and professionals having an M.Sc in Mathematics/Statistics can also apply for this course.

What you will learn in the PG program in IoT

The PG program in IoT deals with all the key aspects like hardware, software, big data, etc and their interaction with systems employing IoT. Emphasis is given on hands-on experience that you will gain by accessing various IoT platforms like Raspberry Pi, Arduino & ARM cortex based STM32 situated in the remote IoT labs of BITS Pilani. Videos containing expert lecture sessions and also learning materials in the digital format will be provided to you throughout the course. You will also be able to participate in discussion and support sessions. The program instructors of BITS Pilani will guide you in the Capstone project of six weeks duration where you need to design, build and implement a prototype IoT system. There are seven courses, including the Capstone Project in this program and the courses are:
  • Course 1: IoT Technology & Applications

  • Course 2: Hardware Architectures for IoT

  • Course 3: Communication & Networking Technologies in IoT

  • Course 4: Software & Programming in IoT

  • Course 5: Sensors, Actuators, & Signal Processing

  • Course 6: Data Management in IoT

  • Course 7: Capstone Project

What you will learn in the PG program in AI & ML

You will learn all the main concepts of AI & ML along with the technologies associated in their implementation. There will be lecture sessions provided online by eminent BITS Pilani instructors. You will also be able to participate in discussion and support sessions. The program instructors of BITS Pilani will guide you in the Capstone project of eight weeks duration where you need to solve business problems which are associated with Data Science. There are seven courses, including the Capstone Project in this program and the courses are:
  • Course 1: Regression

  • Course 2: Feature Engineering

  • Course 3: Classification

  • Course 4: Unsupervised Learning & Association Rule Mining

  • Course 5: Text Mining

  • Course 6: Deep Learning and Artificial Neural Network

  • Course 7: Capstone Project

The duration of both these programs is 11 months.

The last date to apply for both these programs is 21st September 2020.

Examination Schedule & Mode

Examinations for all these courses will be carried out during both the PG programs. The first exam will be conducted after Course 3 ends and will be for Course 1, 2 and 3. The other exam will be for Course 4, 5 and 6 and will be conducted before the Capstone project. Since these programs are for professionals, examinations will be arranged during the weekends. According to the course plan, you have to submit the assignments online and have to participate in quizzes, related to the courses, online.

The examination can be taken online from your office or home or you can choose an examination centre. The examination centres are available at the following locations: Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai, Goa, Delhi NCR, Pilani and Kolkata. If you opt for online examination from your home or office you must have a Desktop with a webcam or a laptop, good internet connection and a smartphone.

Program Fees

For both these programs, the program fee is Rs 245,000/-. Rs 25000/- has to be paid within 7 days after receiving the Provisional Admission Offer Letter and the rest amount of Rs 220,000/- has to be paid within the 15 days of receiving the Final Admission Offer Letter. Interest-free EMI is also available for these programs. After the EMI facility is approved, you need to make a down payment of Rs 22,000/- and after that, there will be 11 EMIs of Rs 18,000/-. A processing fee of Rs 278/- is required for this facility.

How to apply

  1. You need to go to the BITS Pilani Online Application Center and register yourself with your email id and a password for login. On clicking the Register button, an email will be sent to your email id. You need to check your mailbox to verify the email id with which you registered

  2. After clicking on the link in your email to verify, a page will open confirming verification. Click on the link provided on that page which will take you to the login page. Log in with your email and password. Click on the link in Sr.No. 1 to Fill/Edit and Submit Application Form. Choose the course, fill up the application form and submit

  3. On submission of the application form, within 2 days Provisional Admission Offer Letter will be sent to you. Within 7 days of receiving this letter, you need to pay an initial amount of Rs 25,000/- and upload the scanned copy of the following documents
    • Your photograph - Passport-size

    • Self-attested mark sheet and certificate of graduation

    • Government authorised ID proof

    • A proof of your employment

    After submitting all these documents, the Final Admission Offer Letter will be sent to you.
  4. On receipt of the Final Admission Offer Letter, within 15 days you need to deposit the first instalment of the balance amount of Rs 220,000/-

  5. After making the payment of the first instalment, your BITS Student ID, the program schedule and the access link to the program will be sent to you

Contact information

Admissions Office-
BITS, Pilani - 333 031 (Rajasthan) India.
Phone: +91-40-67874600, +91-1596-515216
Fax: 01596-244183
Email: admission@wilp.bits-pilani.ac.in


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