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MicroMasters® program in

Artificial Intelligence

  • MicroMasters program on edX from Columbia University
  • Blended training methodology, where online learning compliments offline learning, and vice versa
  • Includes courses on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotics and CGI & Animation
  • Helps launch your career in Computer Science
  • Helps you build real time applications
  • Earn credits required for the entry into Columbia University
  • Career counselling for job application & job database assistance
  • Placement assistance after successful completion of the program

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"AI will create 2.3 million jobs in 2020 while eliminating 1.8 million"

-Gartner 2017 Report

"Starting in 2020, AI-related job creation will cross into positive territory, reaching two million net-new jobs in 2025"

-Gartner 2017 Report

"AI Augmentation will generate $2.9 trillion in business value and recover 6.2 billion hours of worker productivity by 2021"

-Gartner 2017 Report

"Niti Ayog will establish a national programme to direct efforts in the area of AI including research, and development of its applications"

-Shri. Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister, Government of India

About this Course

This comprehensive course on artificial intelligence includes understanding of the guiding principles of AI, applying the concepts of machine learning to real life problems and applications, designing and harnessing the power of Neural Networks, and broad applications of AI in the fields of robotics, vision and physical simulation

MicroMasters programs are a series of graduate level courses from top universities designed to advance your career. They provide deep learning in a specific career field and are recognized by employers for their real job relevance.

Who should do this course

Engineering Graduates with a consistent score of > 60% in academics or MCA students with a consistent score of > 70% in academics

Excellent knowledge of Math & Statistics

Basic Programming knowledge in C. Knowledge in Python preferred

Our systematically designed entry gate assessment focusses on attitude, aptitude and aspirations that help in defining a student’s career journey. Students securing >70% will be eligible for the course

This program includes four major courses that can help launch your career in Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

Community Learning

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Machine Learning

Community Learning

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Animation & CGI Motion

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4 Months / 16 Weekends


Your learning style is unique and our methodology matches it

  • A combination of traditional teacher-led learning and online learning in this program encourages peer group learning, use of interactive discussion forums for the exchange of ideas, apart from efficient learning implementation
  • This blended methodology is student-driven, where the trainer encourages students to reflect and think about how they learn; conceptual understanding with the help of subject matter experts in face-to-face mode, better absorption of key concepts and hand holding in not just theoretical aspects, but also in project implementation, are inforced

Students are given complete placement assistance and career guidance, while ensuring that the learning objectives are met

Columbia instructors

Ansaf Salleb-Aouissi
Department of Computer Science
Columbia University

John W. Paisley
Department of Electrical Engineering
Columbia University

Matei Ciocarlie
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Columbia University

Eitan Grinspun
Department of Computer Science
Columbia University

Our Mentor

Joy Mustafi

Joy Mustafi – is among the top 10 data scientists in India and one of the top Data Science influencers in India, Winner of the Zinnov Award 2017 for Technical Role Model in Emerging Technologies (Senior Level), he is an Industry and corporate expert with 16 years of experience to his credit and is currently associated with Salesforce as Director and Principal Researcher and he leads The Einstein and other intelligent cloud platforms in India
He has worked earlier with Microsoft as Principal Applied Scientist, in the domains of Artificial Intelligence and Research, Data Science and Machine Learning, besides an over a decade of exposure at IBM, where he was actively involved in Business Analytics and Optimization Watson Solutions, IT operations etc.
He was bestowed with the Research Fellowship Award in Computer and Communication Sciences from Indian Statistical Institute. He is a visiting faculty, an advisor, mentor, project supervisor, panelist, an academic board advisor for around twenty five leading Universities in India. About fifteen start-ups and non-profit forums have him as on their Board or as Consultant for Data Sciences. He has more than twenty-five patents and fifteen publications, to his name, on Artificial Intelligence, in the recent past years.
Joy is the Founder and President of MUST Research Club where he promotes excellence and competence in the field of cognitive computing, a Data Science and Advanced Analytics for the benefit of the society

How This Course Can Help You Succeed

Experts highlight that the need for AI specialists exists in just about every field, as companies seek to give computers the ability to think, learn, and adapt. This program allows you to gain expertise in one of the most fascinating and fastest growing areas of Computer Science through an innovative blended program that covers fascinating and compelling topics in the field of Artificial Intelligence and its applications

This MicroMasters Program, from Columbia University, will give you a rigorous, advanced, professional, graduate-level foundation in Artificial Intelligence. Exciting and rewarding career opportunities await you such as: Machine Learning Software Engineers, Deep Learning Specialists, Data Scientists, Automation Engineers, 3D Artists, Computer Vision Engineers, and many more!

Course content from the World’s 7th best university – Columbia University

Acquire a professional level foundation in Artificial Intelligence

Guarantee yourself 25% of coursework towards a Masters Degree by Columbia University

Job Outlook

  • Though Artificial Intelligence is one of the fastest-growing areas for high-tech professionals, there are too few qualified engineers, according to a recent Kiplinger report
  • Robotics and artificial intelligence will impact wide segments of daily life by 2025, with huge implications for a range of industries such as health care, transport and logistics, customer service, and home maintenance (Pew Internet)
  • The need for AI specialists exists in just about every field as companies seek to give computers the ability to think, learn, and adapt (IEEE)
  • Exciting and rewarding career opportunities as: Machine Learning Software Engineer, Deep Learning Specialist, Data Scientist, Automation Engineer, 3D Artist, Computer Vision Engineer, and many more!

6 steps to becoming a AI&ML Pro


Fill the online Form



Attempt Screening Test + Interview



Pass screening



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Attemt Test+ Interview



Pass screening



Submit Documents



Pay by Enrolling



Become AI Pro



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Become AI Pro


IL&FS Skills & Edx Partnership

Year 2012 was a remarkable year in the history of the MOOC learning space with the advent of edX entering as a Massive Open Online Course Provider (MOOC), a joint initiative by The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. Over a span of just 6 years edx has enabled about 14 million students through their 1800 plus online courses offered through 70 plus prestigious institutes.

Our Impact

Youth Trained

Institute of Skills

Placement Linkages


Why is this course unique?

Because this is a blend of international and national expertise. The content will be supplied by one of the world’s best universities, with training and mentoring by one of India’s best AI experts.

Why should I do this course Now?

Actuate talent shortage in the industry, Last year, 4000 AI job roles went vacant due to lack of talent

Why Choose IL&FS*?

Learning technology is not all about getting qualified; It is about matching your qualification with competencies and skills. We are one of the leading skill training providers and have been recognized and awarded extensively across various domains. We offer the best through the best in the Industry

What are the career options after this course?

Avenues open as Deep Leaning Specialist, Machine Learning SW Engineer, Data Scientist, Automation Engineer, Computer Vision Engineer

What should be expected as the programme outcome?

Perfect understanding of the principles of AI, ability to apply ML to real life applications, design Neural Networks, application of AI in Robotics & Simulation.

What is the Duration of this course?

This is a four month course, where you spend 16 weekends in the classroom, apart from a weekly quantum of 8-10 hours for self-learning

What Examinations do I have to appear for?

You have quizzes to check your subject understanding & assignments at end of each module, with a project at the end of the course

What is MicroMasters?

MicroMasters® programs are a series of graduate level courses from top universities designed to advance your career. Use your MicroMasters program certificate to showcase deep learning and in-demand skills to employers, or to get started on a path toward completing a degree

Who should do this course?

Computer Science Engineer with >70% in Academics, a, good analytical and logical skills. Any SW Engineer with 3 plus years of experience, with a at least 65% in academics

Who will teach me?

Professors from Columbia University

Who will mentor me?

Mr Joy Mustafi along with an expert team from MUST & other Industry Experts

How do I track my Progress?

The Log-in credentials will share your progress update, and required alerts will be given by the academic team at the institute; mentors will guide you all through

How do I apply for this programme?

Appear for an assessment at the institute, clear the interview and get enrolled

How much time do I need to spend?

You need to spend a minimum of 10 hours, per week, on self study, and 8 hours, per week, in classroom sessions at the institute

How do I clarify my doubts?

Through an online portal, with a provision to interact with the global learning community, where peer group learning is available. besides this mentors will clarify doubts on mail or via chats. Access to classroom discussions with mentors and subject matter experts in the industry are also initiated.

How do I access practical sessions?

A unique log-in credential will be shared and you will have a complete access to all practical sessions; access anytime, anywhere

How much do I score to get certified?

You need to clear all internal assessments and score a minimum of 70% as a total grade

Where do I learn?

Your self-study can happen anytime, anywhere. Your mentor session will be through classroom sessions on weekends at the IIS Hyderabad Center

When is the batch commencing?

Batch starts on 17th March, 2019

When are Admissions closing?

Admissions close on 14th March, 2019 at 2 PM

When do I pay my Fee?

Upon Clearing your screening test, you pay 50% of the Fee and the remaining balance on or before 2nd April, 2019


Building intelligent agents

Techniques for regression & classification

Machine learning algorithms

Programming with Python


Optimization and inference algorithms

Manipulate robot arms:  Kinematic chains

Design and harness the power of Neural Network

Applications of AI in robotics vision and physical simulation

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