IIT Kharagpur Invites Students to Apply for 12-Week Free Online Internet of Things Course

IIT Kharagpur has offered a free 12-week online Internet of Things course on NPTEL platform which can be taken by students

IIT Kharagpur is currently accepting registrations for a free online course on Introduction to Internet of Things which can be taken by students and professionals. The course provides an understanding of the Internet of Things to participants, as government, academia, and industry are involved in different aspects of research, implementation, and business with IoT. It is important to learn the underlying fundamentals of this technology because IoT-based applications such as innovative purchasing system, infrastructure management in urban and rural areas, remote health and emergency notification, and transportation systems, are gradually relying on IoT-based systems. , says the NPTEL website where this course is offered for free.

The course is led by Dr. Sudip Misra, a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Previously, he was associated with Cornell University (USA), Yale University (USA), Nortel Networks (Canada) and the Government of Ontario (Canada). He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. The course is free to register and learn; however, those who wish to receive certificates will have to pay Rs 1000 and take an exam on April 23, 2022.

Who can take IIT Kharagpur Free Online Course on Internet of Things?

The course will cover the following aspects of the basics of the Internet of Things:

  • Introduction to IoT: sensing, actuation and networking basics.
  • Communication protocols.
  • Sensor networks.
  • Machine-to-machine communications.
  • Interoperability in the IoT, Introduction to Arduino programming: Integration of sensors and actuators with Arduino.
  • Introduction to Python programming, Introduction to Raspberry Pi and Implementing IoT with Raspberry Pi.
  • Introduction to SDN, SDN for IoT.
  • Data processing and analysis, and Cloud Computing.
  • Sensor Cloud.
  • Fog Computing, Smart Cities and Smart Homes.
  • Connected Vehicles, Smart Grid and Industrial IoT.
  • Case study: agriculture, health and activity monitoring.

Who can take IIT Kharagpur Free Online Course on Internet of Things?

Although the course is open to anyone interested in learning more about the subject, it would be most beneficial to participants from the following backgrounds:

  • Computer Engineering.
  • Computer science.
  • Electronics and communications engineering.
  • Instrumental engineering.
  • Industrial engineer.

Participants should have a basic knowledge of programming.

Important Details of IIT Kharagpur Internet of Things Free Online Course

The course will run from January 24 to April 15, 2022 and carries three credit points. Participants will receive an electronic certificate with IIT Kharagpur and NPTEL logos only if they achieve an average score of 10 out of 25 and an average exam score of 30 out of 75. Those who wish to register for the IIT Kharagpur Free Online Course on artificial intelligence are invited to go through the official site for more information.