Frequently Asked Questions


  1. IIIT-Hyderabad is ranked No.1 among the other IIIT's in India. IIIT-Hyderabad Machine Learning Lab 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 a fast and intense 12 Weekends program at a very competitive and affordable price compared to any other AI/ML programs.
  4. At the completion of this program, one will be able to build and deploy useful Machine learning applications.
  5. Certificate by IIIT-Hyderabad Machine Learning Lab

The program is intended for software professionals with at least a year of programming experience. The Program requires good grasp of mathematical concepts, specifically basic linear algebra, basics of statistics and probability, calculus and optimisation.

The Program will be for 12 Weekends. It will be divided into 3 modules of 48 hours each (i.e., 12 hours every weekend). A day long plenary workshop summarising and highlighting newer areas is planned at the end of the program.

Yes, the participants are required to carry their personal laptops. Exercises will be conducted on a cloud based platform.

Yes, one can attend the Lab exercises from home depending on your degree of comfort with the planned exercises. TalentSprint will be providing mentors for assistance so you can opt to come over or work on your own.

In addition to weekend slots, additional lab times will be available from Monday to Friday between 18:00 hours - 20:00 hours. Mentors will also 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. Basic tutorial for 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 mentioned locations. The Program also utilizes an LMS where additional material, videos, assignments etc will be hosted, which is online and can be accessed 24x7.

The program has been divided in 3 modules of 48 hours each. There will be two lecture sessions every alternate Saturday of 3 hours each. You will also have a lab workshop of 6 hours every weekend(of which 3 hours will be facilitated). You will participate in Hackathon once a month and a seminar at the end of each module.

Module Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
  Saturday Sunday Saturday Sunday Saturday Sunday Saturday Sunday
Module 1 FN Lecture Demo Lab Indiv. Lab Hackathon Lecture Demo Lab Indiv. Lab Seminar
  AN Lecture Indiv. Lab Group Lab Hackathon Lecture Indiv. Lab Group Lab Seminar
Module 2 FN Lecture Demo Lab Indiv. Lab Hackathon Lecture Demo Lab Indiv. Lab Seminar
  AN Lecture Indiv. Lab Group Lab Hackathon Lecture Indiv. Lab Group Lab Seminar
Module 3 FN Lecture Demo Lab Indiv. Lab Hackathon Lecture Demo Lab Indiv. Lab Seminar
  AN Lecture Indiv. Lab Group Lab Hackathon Lecture Indiv. Lab Group Lab Graduation

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 no placement support will be offered.

The program is planned to have continuous assessment. The final grade will be determined on the basis of the best 25 scores out of 40 assignments.

It is recommended that one should not miss a class as 75% attendance is mandatory. In case it is unavoidable, one 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.

Being an intensive program, it is not recommended to miss any lab session as 75% attendance is mandatory. In case a lab session is missed due to unavoidable circumstances, exercises are available on a cloud platform which can be accessed from home but facilitated lab sessions will not be available on the cloud platform so it is recommended to not miss any of these sessions.

While the Master class will have a maximum strength of 250 participants the strength for lab exercise will be limited to 50 participants supported by a mentor.

The offered program is a Foundation Program and IIIT-H plans to announce a series of advanced programs soon.

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

You have to be physically present at the location for the Master Class and Labs respectively. So if you can travel every weekend to Hyderabad or Bengaluru then and only then you are eligible.

Yes, the program fees can be paid in installments. We have partnered with Bajaj Finance Limited (BFL) for financing the program and they have provisioned for 2 Loan Schemes as shared below

Loan Scheme-1:

The scheme is 0% interest over 10 equal installments, with 2 installments paid in advance.

For registrants the process will be as shared below:

As an example, for a Program Fee of ₹206,500/- the scheme will be as under:

Program Fee (including GST) - ₹206,500 (₹175,000 + 18% GST)

Step 1: Register paying ₹11,800 (₹10,000 + 18% GST)

Step 2: Apply for Loan to BFL by providing necessary details

Step 3: On Receipt of Approval of Loan you will get a LINK for payment of Rs. 30,267

Step 4: Make payment of ₹30,267 to TalentSprint

Step 5: Pay EMIs to Bajaj Finance @ ₹20,650 per month for 8 more months

Loan Scheme-2:

The scheme is 0% interest over 12 equal installments, with 4 installments paid in advance plus the margin fee amount.

For registrants the process will be as shared below:

As an example, for a Program Fee of ₹206,500/- the scheme will be as under:

Program Fee (including GST) - ₹206,500 (₹175,000 + 18% GST)

Step 1: Register paying ₹11,800 (₹10,000 + 18% GST)

Step 2: Apply for ₹187,000 Loan to BFL by providing necessary details

Step 3: On Receipt of Approval of Loan you will get a LINK for payment of 70,803/-

Step 4: Make payment of ₹70,803 to TalentSprint other than initial registration amount paid

Step 5: Pay EMIs to Bajaj Finance @ ₹15,584 per month for 8 more month

In case the loan is not approved, you will have 2 options:

A. Make payment on your own. Credit Card EMI schemes may be available

B. In case you are unable to get a loan or make the necessary payment, the Registration Fee paid by you will be reimbursed.

Note: BFL will charge a loan processing fee of ₹767/- on each application which is payable via TalentSprint.

The participants for the program have been from 127 different companies.

The Average experience of the participants was around 7 years.

Click here for the detailed report.

The Program fee is ₹2,00,000/-. However, there is an EARLY BIRD OFFER, details of which are as under:

Early Bird till April 30, 2018 ₹1,60,000 + Taxes
From May 1 to May 10, 2018 ₹1,80,000 + Taxes
After May 10, 2018 ₹2,00,000 + Taxes
Women Professionals Scholarship Fee ₹1,35,000 + Taxes
Young Professionals Scholarship Fee ₹1,35,000 + Taxes

Registration Fee is non refundable except in case of loans where the loan is not approved by the financier.

Total Fee is also non refundable.

TalentSprint is a new-age digital platform to transform the lives of young and experienced professionals. Its hybrid bootcamps empower professionals with high end disruptive technologies. The AI-powered digital platform enables professionals to get ahead and stay ahead in a hypercompetitive world. Funded by Nexus Venture Partners and the National Skill Development Corporation, TalentSprint aims to empower ONE MILLION professionals by 2020. For more information please visit www.talentsprint.com

TalentSprint, has partnered with IIIT Hyderabad, a leading engineering institution in India, to bring this Program to help professionals to learn to build and deploy useful machine learning solutions.

    Faculty

  • Dr. C. V. Jawahar
    Program Director and Lead Faculty
  • Dr. Anoop M. Namboodiri
    Lead Faculty
  • Asokan Pichai
    Lead Faculty
  • Jayanth Rasamsetty
    Lead Mentor

Batch start dates
Hyderabad June 16, 2018
Bengaluru June 23, 2018