E&ICT Academy IIT Roorkee Launches Online Faculty Development Programs on Big Data, Artificial Intelligence-AI, Machine Learning-ML, Deep Learning-DL, and Data Sciences with CloudxLab as Industry Partner
Roorkee, 23rd August 2019: E&ICT Academy IIT Roorkee inked an MoU with CloudXLab for launching a series of online instructor-led/self-paced courses on Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning and Data Sciences. The courses are available at an affordable price point and offer a balanced mix of lecture and hands-on sessions. The courses consist of studio-recorded lectures from industry/academic experts, hands-on projects, assignments, automated assessments etc. The content of these courses has been curated by industry experts and subject matter experts from leading companies and prestigious institutions including IIT Roorkee.
These courses start from the beginner level and take learners to advanced levels of Big Data, AI, ML, DL, etc. Unlike the current crop of theoretical courses available in the market, these courses give greater emphasis to a lot of hands-on exercises and projects to work on.
Prof. Sanjeev Manhas, Chief Investigator, E&ICT Academy said “With these online courses, E& ICT Academy, IIT Roorkee aims to expand its outreach in delivering high quality programs for wider audience nationally and internationally. I am glad that CloudxLab as industry partner will add greater value to our programs by bringing in industry oriented approach to subject matter. ''
Mr. Sandeep Giri, Founder, CloudxLab, quoted that “CloudxLab is happy to join hands with E&ICT Academy, IIT Roorkee to fulfil the vision of providing quality technology education to a larger audience”.
The E&ICT Academy, IIT Roorkee has now introduced the 2nd course of the series on Data Engineering with Hadoop and Spark in association with CloudxLab. This course is aimed at upskilling faculty and professionals across the country on one of the most trending technologies in the market. On successful completion of the course, participants will get a certificate issued by E&ICT Academy, IIT Roorkee. Completion of this course prepares the learner to be a Data Engineer, Big Data Developer, Spark Developer, Hadoop Developer, etc. The average salary package for professionals in this domain is around Rs. 20 lakhs in the current market.
Talking about the collaboration Prof. Ajit. K Chaturvedi, Director IITR said “With this initiative IIT Roorkee and CloudxLab aim at providing good quality education, on a larger scale, and we hope this endeavor will lead to more skilled workforce in the field of data sciences”
When it comes to such cutting edge technology training, pricing has always been an issue for learners. With Government supporting such advancements in the industry, this course is being provided to the learners at a very low price. The course which normally costs around Rs. 17,000 is made available to the learners for as low as Rs.2,000.
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The Electronics and ICT Academy program is sponsored by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Govt. of India. The E&ICT Academy IIT Roorkee conducts short courses/FDPs in the emerging areas to enrich & upgrade subject knowledge and technical skills benefiting faculty, working professionals and Govt. employees. The trained beneficiaries are expected to create a cascading effect, transforming the competencies and standards in the parent institutes/organizations. The E&ICT courses lay special emphasis on hands-on learning with participation from industry. Our programs also enable the participants and institutes to build industry connects, upgrade lab facilities and create opportunities for collaboration. E&ICT courses are recognized by AICTE at par with QIP for recognition/credits. As of now we have conducted 75 courses and upskilled over 3500 beneficiaries.
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