AI Boom In India: AICTE Will Launch B.Tech In AI; IBM Will Create AI Curriculum For Class 12th
As per the reports coming in, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has approved Bachelors of Technology(B. Tech) course in Artificial Intelligence(AI) and data science to fulfill the requirements coming for AI skills from different sectors,as informed by Anil Dattatraya Sahasrabudhe, AICTE chairman Chennai on Saturday.
Another report is coming from Bengaluru wherein the Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE) has also announced for the addition of AI as an elective subject for students of classes 9 -12.
Why AI And Data Science?
Recently a news came from Public Sector Banks like SBI, IDBI hiring for specialized skills. According to analysts, there is a constant requirement of skilled workforce across all sectors and some of these positions remain vacant because of a lack of skilled manpower to fill these positions.
India stands among the top 5 countries in the world when it comes to AI-driven startups as the future prediction for 2025, most products will use this technology. It is also expected that companies will emerge across sectors with the use of AI in their products.
While companies are doing their part in the digitization of India, the education institutions in the country also has to gear up their game to enhance knowledge and prepare future generations to handle these requirements efficiently.
In IT companies also AI professional’s demand is growing exponentially. In September Infosys was in headlines for hiring resources for AI, UX and Automation technologies.
AICTE B.Tech Course In AI And Data Science
Sahasrabudhe said that a committee is formed to assess the need for offering degree programs in technology has approved AI and Data science courses as part of big transformation, During the session organized by Education Promotion Society for India (EPSI).
While talking about other technologies like the Internet of Things, Blockchain, and Cyber Security, he said that it was decided that they won’t need a full-fledged degree programs in these streams right now, but they can be offered as specialization.
He also informed that they have approved a semester-long training program and also made it compulsory for faculty members to improve the quality of education provided by AICTE.
AICTE constantly working on the quality of education it is providing to society. Some time back they have initiated a program in which the faculty promotions were supposed to be decided by the feedback provided by their students.
AI As Elective For CBSE Students
CBSE has announced to add AI as an elective subject for students in classes 9 – 12 and the curriculum of the subject will be decided by IBM India with the help of other subject experts.
According to reports, IBM will conduct a pilot project in 1,000 schools in various cities in the country. They are considering Bengaluru, Delhi, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Hyderabad and Chennai cities to start with before finalizing the curriculum and planning to embed it in CBSE curriculum from the next academic year. The pilot will be launched coming Wednesday in Delhi. (reference TOI)
The idea of launching AI in CBSE curriculum was proposed by Niti Ayog, the government’s think-tank.