IIT Kharagpur invites applications for Free Online Course in Machine Learning

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur recently announced that applications are now open for a free online course in machine learning. This is a 12-week online course on “Machine Learning for Soil and Crop Management”, led by Professor Somsubhra Chakraborti, Assistant Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Food Engineering. The course is intended for students of agricultural engineering, agriculture and environmental sciences.

The course will take place on the SWAYAM NPTEL platform, which was developed to promote online learning. Even though the course is free, a proctored exam conducted by IIT at one of the designated exam centers at a fee of Rs 1,000 must be taken in order to receive an electronic certificate. No paper copy of the certificate will be provided for the course.

The course is open to undergraduate students who wish to understand and apply their knowledge of machine learning, deep learning, digital soil mapping, image processing and wearable sensors to develop an integrated and advanced soil and crop management system. .

An average assignment score of 10 out of 25 and an average exam score of 30 out of 75 are required to receive the electronic certificate.

The machine learning course starts on January 24 and ends on April 15, 2022. The exam will take place on April 23, 2022 in two sessions — A morning session from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and an afternoon session from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. .

For more information about the course, you can visit the link here.