IIT Patna Invites Applications for a Free Online Big Data Course: Here’s How to Apply

IIT Patna has called for applications for a free online course in Big Data Computing, which can be taken by students and professionals with prior knowledge of data structure and algorithms, computer architecture, operating system and database management systems. The course is suitable for all undergraduate and postgraduate students and practicing engineers or scientists from a variety of fields and interested in learning about new cutting-edge techniques and applications of big data computing.

The course will be led by Dr. Rajiv Misra who is currently working in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Patna, India. He obtained his PhD from IIT Kharagpur, his MTech degree in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Bombay and his BSc in Computer Engineering from MNIT Allahabad. The professor has also taught online courses on cloud computing, advanced graph theory, and distributed systems on NPTEL.

What IIT Patna Big Data Online Course Will Cover

The free online big data course will provide an introduction to some of the most common frameworks such as Apache Spark, Hadoop, MapReduce, large-scale data storage technologies such as in-memory key/value storage systems, distributed NoSQL databases, Apache Cassandra, HBase and Big Data streaming platforms such as Apache Spark Streaming, Apache Kafka streams. Some of the topics that will be covered are:

  • Introduction to big data.
  • Introduction to Enabling Technologies for Big Data.
  • Introduction to Big Data platforms.
  • Introduction to big data storage platforms for large scale data storage.
  • Introduction to Big Data streaming platforms for fast data.
  • Introduction to Big Data applications (machine learning).
  • Introducing big data machine learning with Spark.
  • Introduction to Big Data applications (graph processing).

How to register for IIT Patna online course on Big Data?

Participants can register with their Microsoft, Facebook or Google accounts or create a SWAYAM account by entering the following information:

  • Username.
  • Password.
  • E-mail address.

Applicants will then need to verify their email address using the verification code that will be sent to their email address. The last date to register for the course is August 23, 2021 and the course will run from August 23 to October 15, 2021. Those who wish to receive a certificate from IIT Patna and NPTEL can take an exam on October 24, 2021 by paying Rs 1000. It is advisable for those who wish to register to go through the official site for more information.