IIT Ropar invites applications for Free Online Course on Deep Learning via NPTEL

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IIT Ropar invites applications for Free Online Course on Deep Learning via NPTEL. Deep Learning has received a lot of attention over the past few years. Companies like Google, Microsoft, IBM, Facebook, Twitter etc have successfully employed it to solve a wide range of problems in Computer Vision and Natural Language Processing.


In this course, students will learn about the building blocks used in these Deep Learning based solutions. Specifically, they will learn about feedforward neural networks, convolutional neural networks, recurrent neural networks and attention mechanisms. They will also look at various optimization algorithms such as Gradient Descent, Nesterov Accelerated Gradient Descent, Adam, AdaGrad and RMSProp which are used for training such deep neural networks. At the end of this course, students would know deep architectures used for solving various Vision and NLP tasks

Who can enrol in the course?

This is a UG-PG Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence level course. But anyone can enrol in the course. The only prerequisite is you should know Working knowledge of Linear Algebra, Probability Theory. It would be beneficial if the participants have done a course on Machine Learning. You also should have the desire to expand the horizon of your knowledge.


Timeline of the course

This Elective course has a duration of 12 weeks. It will start from 18 January 2021 and end on 09 April 2021. If you want the certificate, you have to give a proctored exam on 25 April 2021. The last date to enrol is 25 January 2021.

Who will teach this Deep Learning course?


Prof Mitesh Khapra has created and offered the course videos. Prof Sudarshan Iyengar will lead the course for the subsequent runs. Sudarshan Iyengar has a PhD from the Indian Institute of Science and is currently working as an assistant professor at IIT Ropar and has been teaching this course from the past 4 years.

How to obtain a certificate from IIT Ropar?

The course is free to enrol and learn. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the optional proctored exam. The fee for this exam is ₹ 1000. Also, the successful completion of the exam does not guarantee a certificate. To get a certificate, you need to get 25% from the assignments and 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100.

Final score = Average assignment score (>10/25) + Exam score (>30/75). If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will still not get the certificate even if the Final score > 40/100.

This printable certificate will carry the stamp from both NPTEL and IIT Ropar. Further, you can enrol in the course here.

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