Last Updated on July 30, 2023 by Vishnu Nambiar
Hi readers! Have you passed 12th Science with PCM subjects? Do you want to pursue a decent B.Tech. course after 12th? If yes, this post will be of help to you. Here, we will have an in-depth analysis of B.Tech. in AI course.
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This post has been crafted keeping the needs of 12th Science stream candidates in mind. In this post, readers will find the following details – course duration, eligibility criteria, colleges, admission process, syllabus, fees, career prospects and scope.
Come, let us take a quick look at the course overview –
|Name of the course
|B.Tech. Artificial Intelligence
|Type of course
|Bachelor of Technology
|Passed 12th Science with PCM subjects
Are you passionate about Artificial Intelligence? Do you want to build a decent career in this sector? If yes, this post will be of help to you. B.Tech. in Artificial Intelligence program will help you enter the world of AI!
Mechanical engineering, Civil engineering, Electrical engineering, Chemical engineering – these are some of the traditional branches of engineering. B.Tech. in AI is a relatively new entrant. Earlier, AI-specific B.Tech. program was non-existent in India.
Earlier, if a student wanted to pursue an AI program at UG level, he/she had to remain content with relevant B.Tech. programs such as – CS or IT. It was only after completing a relevant B.Tech. course (such as CS, IT, Electrical or Electronics engg) that he/she would be able to pursue an AI course (such as M.Tech. or PG Diploma course).
But things have changed now. After observing the growing demand for an undergraduate level AI program, some engineering colleges have introduced B.Tech. in AI program.
As I mentioned before, this post contains all the important details that you need to know about B.Tech. in Artificial Intelligence course.
Before heading to the meat of the matter – B.Tech. in AI course – let us take a quick look at the domain of AI. In the next section, you will find basic details about AI sector. What is AI all about? You will find answer to this question in the next section. Let us start –
Artificial Intelligence: Basic Details
AI is a field that deals with the study of intelligent agents. An intelligent agent is a device that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of successfully achieving its goals.
AI deals with machines and computer systems that mimic cognitive functions that humans associate with the human mind (for example – learning and problem solving).
The main aim of AI is to analyze the environment and perform actions, which will maximize its chances of success! In other words, the main aim of AI is to achieve its goal! This goal is also known as Utility Function.
Utility function of AI can be simple or complex. Similarly, Utility function can also be well defined or induced! How does AI ‘study the problem’ and ‘take necessary action for achieving its goal’, some of you may ask. This is where algorithms come handy! Algorithms form an important part of AI. An algorithm is a set of unambiguous instructions that a computer can execute. An algorithm can be simple or complex.
AI is being used in different areas such as –
- Automotive industry
- Hospitality sector
- Gaming industry
Come, let us take a closer look at the course details. Let us start –
B.Tech. in Artificial Intelligence: In-depth Analysis
B.Tech. in Artificial Intelligence is well known as B.Tech. in AI. It is a Bachelor of Technology course.
The academic program belongs to UG level (undergraduate). It is a Bachelor’s Degree course. Students who have passed 12th Science with PCM subjects are eligible to pursue this course.
The program will train students in different areas of AI and relevant domains. B.Tech. in AI course is four years long. Each academic year is divided into two semesters. The entire program consists of eight such semesters.
This program is available in full-time classroom learning mode. The program primarily deals with topics such as – artificial intelligence, machine learning, analytics, visual representation, algorithms etc.
Let us take a closer look at the course details. In the next section, readers will find the following details – course duration, eligibility criteria, colleges, syllabus, admission process, fees and more. Let us begin –
Type of course
It is a Bachelor of Technology course. This program belongs to UG (undergraduate) academic level.
The academic program is four years long. Each academic year consists of two semesters. Each semester is six months long. The entire program has eight such semesters.
Candidates who have passed 12th Science with PCM subjects are eligible to pursue this course. Minimum aggregate marks criteria may apply. Minimum aggregate marks required could be anywhere between 45-50% marks in board exam.
Here are some of the popular colleges offering this course in India –
- IIT Hyderabad
- GH Raisoni College of Engineering
- Jain University
- Sharda University
Reputed institutes rely on merit based admission process. Such institutes make use of relevant entrance test to select deserving candidates. Some institutes are also known to conduct their own qualifying test in order to select deserving candidates. Some other institutes are also known to conduct direct as well as donation based admission process. In short, admission process may vary from one college to another.
Tuition fees may vary from one college to another. It depends upon factors such as – type of college, scholarship status of the applicant and mode of admission (merit or donation based). On an average, B.Tech. AI course can set you back by 100-200K INR per year.
Here are some of the core subjects present in B.Tech. AI curriculum –
- Basics of AI and ML
- Data structures
- Computer architecture
- Operating System
- Computer networks
- Database Management System
- Neural Networks
- Compiler design
- Internet technology
- Communication skills
- Project work
After complering B.Tech in AI course, graduates have access to multiple PG courses. They may pursue technical or non-technical PG courses. MBS is a popular non-technical PG course.
Relevant technical PG programs include –
- M.E. or M.Tech.
- PG Diploma programs
- PG Certification programs
By pursuing the PG programs mentioned above, graduates may specialize in different areas of AI and machine learning! Come, let us check out the career prospects now.
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Skilled AI professionals are in huge demand these days. They are hired by firms operating in multiple domains/sectors. Some of the popular recruiters include –
- Tech firms (such as Google, Apple, Microsoft etc)
- Telecommunication firms
- AI research firms
- Government agencies
- Software development firms
- Tech consultancies
- And more…
Starting salary depends upon factors such as – your academic performance, your aptitude, profile of the employer, job profile and job location. On an average, starting salary could be anywhere between 50-75K INR per month.
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