IIT Roorkee joins Coursera to offer online courses in AI, ML, Data Sciences

13th August 2020
IIT Roorkee joins Coursera to offer online courses in AI, ML, Data Sciences

New Delhi,  August 13 2020: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee has partnered with Coursera, the world’s leading online learning platform, to launch new online programmes and certifications for a global audience. IIT Roorkee plans to launch high demand programmes like Advanced Certification in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) and Certification in Data Science, with a goal to expand its online programme portfolio on Coursera as part of a commitment to make the coveted institution accessible to learners around the world.
The Advanced Certification in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning programme will enable learners from around the world to learn AI/ML skills from India's top technology institute. It is a six months program and is a unique combination of expert lectures, hands-on labs, tutorials, team projects, and workshops ensuring fast-track learning along with building knowledge on coding and mathematics necessary for building expertise in AI/ML besides equipping with classical ML techniques and algorithms, programming with TensorFlow for easy model building, robust ML production and powerful experimentation among others. 
Certification in Data Science programme is designed to equip professionals with competencies in the core focus areas of Data Science, Machine Learning, Critical Thinking, Data Collection, Data Visualisation and Data Management. The course will develop programming skills in Python and SQL relevant, help learners understand the algorithms used in data analytics, and build knowledge about the selected machine learning algorithms such as linear models, kNN, SVM, Trees, Random forest, and neural networks and much more. The programme requires no prior knowledge of coding in Python, R or SQL.
With this partnership, IIT Roorkee joins the ranks of 170 top universities, including Yale, University of Michigan, Stanford and Imperial College of London — that offer programs on Coursera. Coursera’s 67 million learners across 190 countries will now be able to access IIT Roorkee’s highly sought-after and job-relevant programmes.
“Coursera is a leading online learning platform. We are delighted to partner with Coursera to help fulfil the goal of inclusive education of the New Education Policy. Further, this partnership will help us reach out to a global audience of students and professionals aspiring for quality teaching in these sought after areas,” said Prof. Ajit K. Chaturvedi, Director, IIT Roorkee. 
“IIT Roorkee is one of India’s top and oldest engineering schools, and millions aspire to learn from this illustrious institution,” said Jeff Maggioncalda, CEO of Coursera. This partnership makes the institution accessible to a global audience. Now anyone anywhere can take the institute's high-quality programs to learn skills of the future.”
IIT Roorkee will launch both these programmes on Coursera in early 2021.
Coursera was founded by Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng with a vision of providing life-transforming learning experiences to anyone, anywhere. It is now a leading online learning platform for higher education, where 67 million learners from around the world come to learn skills of the future. More than 200 of the world’s top universities and industry educators partner with Coursera to offer projects, courses, Specializations, certificates, and degree programs. 2,500 companies trust the company’s enterprise platform Coursera for Business to transform their talent. Coursera for Government equips government employees and citizens with in-demand skills to build a competitive workforce. Coursera for Campus empowers any university to offer high-quality, job-relevant online education to students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Coursera is backed by leading investors that include Kleiner Perkins, New Enterprise Associates, Learn Capital, and SEEK Group.
IIT Roorkee is an institute of national importance imparting higher education in engineering, sciences, management, architecture and planning, and humanities and social sciences. Since its establishment in 1847, the Institute has played a vital role in providing technical human resources and know-how to the country.