Learn from home - Top Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning online courses

Looking for online live classes of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning? This article provides details of some of the online programs in AI & ML offered by the top reputed institutes in India. Details of the program modules, eligibility requirements and contact information have been provided for each of them. Get some useful tips as well on selecting the right online course.

Even outside of the current pandemic scenario where education has gone online, it is always a great opportunity to be able to learn new skills from wherever you are. If those skills are relevant to enhancing your career and related to contemporary requirements of the job market, then even better! One of these booming requirements is for people with expertise in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, known in short as AI & ML.

Some tips before selecting the online program

In this article we will explore some of the online programs in this field (of course, it is not a comprehensive list). While a general overview of each has been provided, with details of the eligibility criteria, it is advisable to confirm for yourself the suitability of the program vis-à-vis your career path. You need to check out the concepts in the learning modules and know if any particular module that was mentioned in the brochure or registration bulletin comes with the rider that it may not be part of the online program. It is also advisable to know about the faculty details and the technical requirements (bandwidth, OS, software including the delivery platform, such as Zoom). Last but not the least, know the fee, confirming whether it includes the program certificate, study material, access to a recorded video in case you are unable to attend a particular session, etc. The option of paying the fee in installments is generally offered, and it would be a good idea to find out about a refund in case you decide later not to actually take up the online course.

Note that the duration of the course and online schedule as mentioned in this article may differ and you need to check when next it will be offered if you are late to register for a current one.


SVKM's Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) Deemed-to-be University offers a postgraduate online learning program through NMIMS Global Access (NGA-SCE) leading to an M.Sc. (AI & ML Ops) for working people. The program is delivered by the institute's seasoned faculty as well as qualified experts from the International School of Engineering (INSOFE), one of the most reputed Data Science educational institutes in India. By the end of this program, you will have the ability to decipher and resolve complex machine learning problems with relevant program language skills, be adept at sorting out unstructured data and putting them in a cohesive manner and be competent in data mining and analytics.

A major benefit of successfully completing this program through NMIMS is a possible job offer through the institute's own job portal, with guidance on writing a good C.V. and preparing for a job interview.

Features: The program is of 24 months' duration, over a span of eight terms, with each of the courses within the program scheduled for approximately 15 to 20 days. The online lectures are held four days a week, for about two hours daily from Monday to Thursday. You have to submit a project as a Dissertation in the final term, and can select one of four electives in that term.

Eligibility: You should have a B.Tech. or M.Tech. degree in Maths/Computer Science/Statistics/Economics/Science with Maths as a subject, having scored at least a minimum of 50% in the qualifying exam. If you have a B.Tech. Degree, then you should have at least three years of work experience and if you have an M.Tech degree you should have at least two years of work experience.

More details at: https://executive.nmims.edu/msc_ai_ml_ops/
Contact for queries: 1800-1025-136 (Toll-free).

At IIM-Kozhikode

The Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode offers a professional certificate program in AI and ML for Business Excellence. The modules of this program are ideal for those who wish to incorporate concepts of AI & ML into a business set-up through an understanding of the data algorithms and analytical tools. Learning about such concepts and tools would enable you to meet challenges in the business domain head-on and resolve them effectively. The four modules are (i) Technology Overview and Fundamentals; (ii) Unboxing ML and its Applications; (iii) Unboxing AI and its Applications; and (iv) AI & ML for Business Excellence.

Features: The online sessions are over a span of 10 months, about three hours on Sundays.

Eligibility: You should be a Graduate or have a Diploma in any discipline, as well as at least one year of work experience after acquiring the academic qualification.

More details at: https://iimk.eruditus.com/ai-ml-for-business-excellence/
Campus information: IIM-K.
For queries: iimk@eruditus.com


The Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay is offering a Certificate Program in Machine Learning & AI with Python. Through the learning modules you will be sailing with ease through programming languages like Python, NumPy, and Pandas, get an understanding of mathematical & statistical models, learn varied optimization techniques and their utility in minimizing errors and maximizing returns, etc. The certificate program is ideal for those who are Team Leads in software development, working on AI and/or ML engineering projects.

Features: There are 15 modules, with an additional session that may be scheduled with a Guest lecture. The live sessions will be held only on Sunday evenings for about three hours, over six months. The program fee can be paid in installments.

Eligibility: You should be a Graduate/ Diploma holder in any discipline, with at least a one-year work experience. It is necessary to have some working knowledge or experience of programming languages like Java or C++ or MATLAB and highly desirable to have knowledge of linear algebra, calculus and statistics.

More details at: https://eruditus.exec-ed.iitb.ac.in/certificate-program-in-machine-learning-and-ai-with-python/index.php?utm_source=Web
Campus information: IIT-B

At IIIT Bangalore

The International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Bangalore is offering a PG Diploma in Machine Learning and AI in collaboration with upGrad. The modules have been designed by experts in the industry specifically for working professionals with the goal to enable them to develop skills in advanced concepts. This includes graphic models, Deep Learning, Reinforcement Learning, Neural networks, etc along with a solid foundation of Statistics. Note that the institute makes it clear that this diploma program should not be considered an entry-level program in data science. It is strictly for professionals who are seeking roles in Senior Data Science and ML and/or AI roles. The seven course modules are (i) Statistics and Exploratory Data Analytics; (ii) Machine Learning 1; (iii) Machine Learning 2; (iv) Natural Language Processing; (v) Deep Learning; (vi) Reinforcement Learning; and (vii) Capstone.

Features: The course at IIIT-Bangalore is for 12 months with over 450 hours of interactive sessions, reinforced sessions, and general query sessions. There will be live coding classes as well as profile-building workshops. Case studies and project work will also be part of the course.

Eligibility: You should have a Bachelor's Degree preferably in a Mathematical/Statistical background with at least 50% in the qualifying Degree exam. It is also desirable to have at least one year of work experience in programming/analytics. You will need to appear for a selection test to gauge your mathematical and programming abilities. However, if you have a Postgraduate qualification in Mathematics or in Statistics with at least 60% in the qualifying graduate exam along with over two years of total work experience, then you are exempt from the selection test.

More details at: https://www.iiitb.ac.in/pg-diploma-machine-learning-artificial-intelligence
For queries contact via email on admissions-pgdmlai@iiitb.ac.in

At BITS Pilani

Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani is offering a Post Graduate program in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. In addition to the live lectures, there will be question-answer sessions and discussion forums. The six courses in the program are – (i) The statistical learning method of Regression (ii) Feature Engineering, which includes data wrangling techniques and visualization techniques (iii) Understanding popular classification algorithms and interpreting projected models (iv) Unsupervised Learning & Association Rule Mining (v) Text mining and (vi) Deep learning.

Features: The 11-month program includes an eight-week Capstone project in which you will work in a team on resolving a business problem in data science. You will need to spend at least 8-10 hours each week on the program. You can also take up an optional course on Python at the beginning of the program. There may be (as per the current pandemic scenario and safety protocols) two campus immersion modules of two days each at the Hyderabad/Goa Campus of BITS Pilani, to interact with peers and learn from BITS faculty. An exam will be conducted for the first three courses at the end of the third course, and for the remaining ones, an exam will be scheduled prior to the Capstone project. You can opt for an online exam or an offline one at a designated exam center.

Eligibility: You should be an employed professional with a B.E. or B.Tech. or an equivalent qualification, and working in a relevant field. Candidates with an M.Sc. in Mathematics or Statistics, and working in a relevant role are eligible to apply as well. It is desirable to have some working knowledge of programming languages such as Python.

More details at: https://bits-pilani-wilp.ac.in/certification-programmes/pgp-ai-ml.php
Campus information: BITS-Pilani.
For queries: admission@wilp.bits-pilani.ac.in

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Author: Umesh29 Apr 2021 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 3

This is an exhaustive article illustrating some good online opportunities for learning Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). If we observe the technological advancements and trends presently going in the industry then the future technologies ruling in this world would be AI and ML only. We are entering an arena of complete atomization and remote controls using the Internet of Things (IoT) and other advanced concepts. The students who have completed their UG courses in engineering and technology or PG in sciences or computer technology can consider acquiring skills and learning in these emerging areas.

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