Frequently Asked Questions

The program is intended for software professionals with at least a year of programming experience. On successful completion they will learn to build and deploy useful machine learning solutions. The Program requires good grasp of mathematical concepts, specifically basic linear algebra, basics of statistics and probability and optimisation.

Each week there will be one lecture session of about 2 hours. You will also have a facilitated lab workshop of 5 hours. Participants will be divided into batches and scheduled into a particular slot for each week.

Such flexibility will be available for a limited number of people every week.

Additional lab time will be available every week day between 18:00--20:00

The Program is divided into 3 modules of 5 sessions each; each session over a weekend. So the Program is for 15 weeks. However we plan to provide a break of one week between modules for revision and catch up, so the elapsed time will be 17 weeks. We plan to end the Program with a one-day plenary workshop summarising and highlighting newer areas on May 5, 2017.

Lecture sessions will be conducted by IIIT Faculty for 2 hours every Saturday, at the IIIT Hyderabad Campus in Gachibowli
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Lab sessions will be of 5 hours duration. You will be allotted one of three slots on Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning and Sunday afternoon. The location for lab sessions is TalentSprint Campus at Gachibowli opposite IIIT.
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You can bring your laptops. Exercises will be on a cloud based platform. TalentSprint will provide desktops for those without laptops.

Yes. However, TalentSprint will provide mentors for assistance. So you can opt to come over or work on your own depending on your degree of comfort with the planned exercises.

In addition to weekend slots, additional lab times will be available Monday thru Friday between 18:00 hours - 20:00 hours. Mentors will be available at these times.

The Program will use Python 3 and various libraries. The necessary python skills can be easily picked up by anyone with programming experience in any language. If needed tutorial introduction to the Python language will be organised by TalentSprint. Video lessons on Python for self study will also be made available.

No. The master classes by IIIT-H faculty are Instructor-led sessions planned at IIIT-H. Of course the Program makes use of an LMS where additional material, videos, assignments etc will be hosted, which is online and can be accessed 24x7.

You have to be physically present at IIIT-H and TalentSprint for the Master Class and Labs respectively. So if you can travel every week end to Hyderabad then and only then you are eligible. We can help by scheduling your Master Class and Lab on the same day.

You will have access to the LMS for a minimum period of 12 months, from program commencement.

No. This is an intensive certificate program and as such there are no plans for placement support.

The program will have continuous assessment. The final grade will be determined by the scores in the best 25 out of 40 assignments.

It is recommended that you do not miss a class. In case it is unavoidable, you will have access to an Unedited version of the video recording of the class in the LMS, by the end of the day. The edited version will be posted to the LMS by end of day on Tuesday.

Again, being an intensive program, missing a lab is not recommended.
Every week, labs are planned to be for about 5 hours duration on Saturday and Sunday. During these times, there will be support available by way of faculty/TAs, and Chat. Asynchronous support will be available by way of Discussion Forums.
In case you miss a lab in unavoidable circumstances, backup lab sessions will be available on Wednesday and Thursday for 2.5 hours each. During this backup lab session, only Chat and Discussion Forum support will be available.

Each lab batch will be of 50 people supported by a mentor. Every Master Class will be limited to 250 people.

This is a Foundation Program. IIIT-H plans to announce series of advanced programs.

The lab sessions will be mentored by experienced AI, ML practitioners and researchers.

So far, we have enrollments from professionals working in Accenture, ADP, AMD, Aveva, Bank of America, Capgemini, Deloitte, DXC, GE, Genpact, IBM, Infosys, JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft, OpenText, Oracle, Qualcomm, Realpage, Soctronics, Synopsys, TCS, Teradata, Valuelabs, Verizon, Wells Fargo, Wipro, Xilinx and others.

To be announced.

Registration Fee: Non refundable except in loan cases where the loan is not approved by the financier.

Total Fee: Non refundable.

1. IIIT-Hyderabad is ranked 3rd, and No.1 among the other IIIT's in India. Machine Learning Lab of IIIT-H is one of the best in the country.

2. It is a class-room program assisted by highly proficient faculty team in the field of AI & ML.

3. It is fast and intense 17 week program at a very competitive and affordable price compared to any other AI/ML programs.

The next batch is yet to be announced.