Centre Launches Free IIT Madras Accredited AI Course in Indian Lang., Details Here

New Delhi, July 25, 2023 – The Minister for Education, Skill Development, and Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan, launched β€œAI for India 2.0”, a free online artificial intelligence skill training course for one month. The program is a collaborative effort between Skill India and GUVI (Grab Ur Vernacular Imprint), an incubated company by IIT Madras and IIM Ahmedabad.

The free online course is designed for college students, recent graduates, and early professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge and expertise in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). Under this program, GUVI will provide internship opportunities to the best-performing participants.

Furthermore, upon successful AI training course completion, participants will receive a certificate accredited by the Government of India and GUVI.

Interested people are advised to go through the complete article to know details on the eligibility, benefits and other information regarding the AI training course.Β 

AI for India 2.0 – Programme Highlights

Programme Name AI for India 2.0
Initiated By Skill India & GUVI
Topics Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
Mode Online
Registration Fees Free of cost
Course Access Period July 15 to August 14, 2023
Accredited By Government of India and GUVI

AI for India 2.0 – Aim

  • The programme, β€œAI for India 2.0” aims to upgrade the lives of 5,00,000+ aspiring youngsters who are dreaming of a tech career in the fast-paced growing world.
  • The Indian government recognizes the value of providing technology courses in local languages, commonly referred to as ‘Yuva Shakti,’ as a means to enhance the skill development of young Individuals.
  • The government aims to empower Indian youth and ensure they are prepared for the future job market, which increasingly demands AI and tech-related skills.
  • Offering the AI training course in multiple Indian languages will help bridge the gap between urban and rural areas, making valuable knowledge more accessible to youth in remote regions.

AI for India 2.0 – Benefits for the Students

  • Candidates can have complete access to Python course instructed in 9 regional languages such as Hindi, Tamil, Odiya, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati, and English.
  • The participants will get free access to GUVI’s premium course as a part of the preparation to attend the Grand 1-day virtual event on August 15, 2023.
  • Candidates will get the opportunity to build a Machine Learning (ML) Model with Artificial Intelligence (AI) skills on the Grand 1-day virtual event.
  • The participants who are successful in completing the grand 1-day virtual event will receive Skill certifications accredited by the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship of India (MSDE), Skill India & GUVI.Β 
  • Python programming skill certificate will be awarded to all the candidates who are successful in the course completion.
  • New Internships and job opportunities in the AI industry will be offered to the best-performing participants in the Grand 1-day virtual event.

AI for India 2.0 – Eligible Candidates

  • Tech-Enthusiasts – Tech enthusiasts who have an interest in learning about new technologies, specifically Artificial Intelligence, are eligible to apply for the online training.
  • Professionals – Candidates in the early stages of their careers from all over India are also encouraged to join, as the event aims to help them advance their skills with AI and ML knowledge.
  • High School Students and Fresh Graduates – Students seeking opportunities to upgrade their skills in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning are also invited to be a part of this event. It offers a valuable chance for them to enhance their expertise in these cutting-edge technologies.

AI for India 2.0 – How to Register?

The roadmap to apply for the free online AI course and participate in the grand 1-day virtual event is as follows:

Step 1: Registration

Interested individuals can visit the official website and provide their details to register without any cost.

Step 2: Free Access to Python Course

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Upon successful registration, participants can log in to their GUVI accounts and access the Free Python Course available in the ‘My Courses’ tab. The course provides instruction in Python Programming, presented in more than 9 native languages, all of which are available for free.

Step 3: Course Completion

Participants can start learning Python in their preferred native languages, such as Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, and more, to prepare themselves for the main 1-day virtual AI and ML event.

Step 4: Grand 1-day Virtual Learning Event

Armed with the acquired Python skills, participants can join the main virtual event scheduled for August 15, 2023. During this event, candidates will get the opportunity to create their own AI and ML model.

AI for India 2.0 – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q.1 Is there any fee required to participate in the AI-for-India 2.0 initiative?

No, the initiative is completely free for registration and learning and participants are not required to pay any fees to be a part of this event.

Q2. Will it be an online or offline event?

The main event of the AI-for-India 2.0 initiative will be conducted virtually. Participants will have the opportunity to experience hands-on learning, with a dedicated focus on AI and ML projects during this online event.

Q3. Is there any other project launched by the Indian Government for AI and ML?

In addition to the “AI for India 2.0”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced another significant project called ‘Bhashini’, an AI-based language translation tool, also known as the National Language Technology Mission (NLTM). The government portal will provide AI and Natural Language Processing (NLP) resources in the public domain, which will benefit Indian MSMEs, startups, and individual innovators.

Q4. Is it possible to get free certification from GUVI?

Yes, GUVI offers courses with both free learning access and free certifications. Participants can access the courses without any cost and receive certifications upon successful completion.

Q5. What courses are offered under AI for India 2.0?

The program offers a free online course on Python programming which is available in 9 native languages.

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