IIT Delhi to Start School of Artificial Intelligence From January 2021

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has built up a free 'School of Artificial Intelligence (ScAI)' on its grounds. The School of Artificial Intelligence (ScAI) means to solidify IIT Delhi's administration position in India and improve its worldwide standing. 

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ScAI will start its Ph.D. program from the following confirmation cycle-January 2021. Postgraduate level certificate courses to be offered by the School are under the arranging stage. 

Discussing the IIT Delhi's arrangements for the School of AI, Prof V. Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi stated, "The future progress of a nation will depend on its AI capability. Therefore, many countries have started investing heavily in AI. India is also responding to this. PM Shri Narendra Modi has emphasized the importance of AI in his policies. Besides, India is ranked 5th in the world in both the most number of AI companies and AI jobs."

He added “However, we are lagging behind in some very important aspects, specifically in the number of AI researchers in the country and the overall quality and quantity of AI research. To fill this gap, IIT Delhi has established the School of AI on the campus. One of the goals of setting up ScAI is also to strengthen IIT Delhi’s place on the global map of AI.” 

A portion of the elevated level targets of the School of AI built up by IIT Delhi include: