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Modern B.Tech Courses of Top IITs in AI, Machine Learning, Data Science and More

Last updated on October 27th, 2020 at 11:52 am

There is good news for all the JEE Advanced aspirants. Several IITs have announced new and modern B.Tech courses in addition to the existing ones. Though the B.Tech Computer Science course remains the most popular course, these new courses introduced by the Indian Institutes of Technology in AI, Data Science, Machine Learning, Mathematical Computing and others are anticipated to get wider popularity among the new undergraduate students.

Let us discuss these modern B.Tech courses being offered by the best IITs.

Modern B.Tech Courses of Top IITs

New Courses at IIT Delhi

The majority of the courses are introduced by IIT Delhi this year. IIT Delhi has established the ‘School of Artificial Intelligence (ScAI)’ through which it will offer admission to the deserving students in PhD programmes for courses beginning in January 2021. Moreover, IIT Delhi also plans to offer admission at postgraduate level at a later stage.

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B.Tech in Materials Engineering

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at IIT Delhi has recently started a UG course named – B.Tech in Materials Engineering.

  • The application process for this course will begin from this academic session and students who cleared JEE Advanced will be considered eligible to apply for this recently launched modern B.Tech course.
  • 40 students will get admission into this course (8 reserved for females).
  • Students will be given the flexibility to choose electives in materials engineering.
  • All those individuals, who want to explore wider opportunities in basic sciences and engineering, or a combination of the two, can opt for this course.

B.Tech in Engineering and Computational Mechanics

IIT Delhi has also launched an undergraduate course in Engineering and Computational Mechanics. This modern B.Tech course will also have an intake of 40 students only.

  • Students will be enrolled for this course from 2020 onwards.
  • The Department of Applied Mechanics will manage this course from the academic session of 2020-21.
  • Students opting for this B.Tech specialization will be able to analyze difficult interdisciplinary phenomena relevant to problems in the industry.
  • They will also be part of cutting-edge research by experimenting and analyzing things. JEE Advanced scores will be considered while finalizing candidates.

IIT Delhi 2020 Cut Off Ranks (Round 1)

To give you an idea about the difficulty of getting a seat in the above two courses, here are the IIT Delhi Round 1 Cut Off Ranks (OPEN, Gender-Neutral) from JoSAA Counselling 2020-

B.Tech Specialization Opening Ranks Closing Ranks
Materials Engineering 3002 3938
Engineering and Computational Mechanics 427 1297
Computer Science and Engineering 31 104

As visible above, CSE still remains the most competitive branch at IIT Delhi. However, Engineering and Computational Mechanics shows a much higher closing rank compared to other most sought after branches at IIT Delhi such as Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering.

New Age B.Tech Courses at Other IITs

Given below are some new-age courses which will be offered by other IITs for the academic year 2020-21.

IIT Guwahati

IIT Guwahati has introduced a new course at the B.Tech level under the Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering. The institute will teach Molecular Virology of the Coronaviruses as an elective course for the B.Tech in Biotechnology, M.Tech and PhD students.

Online Courses: To promote online education amid the COVID-19 pandemic, IIT Guwahati is also taking admission for an online course on Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence. The entire duration of the course is 12 weeks beginning from September 14 to December 4, 2020. Through this course, the learners will be able to develop reasoning and several learning methods of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The online exam will be conducted on December 19, 2020.

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Given below are IIT Guwahati Cut Off Ranks from JoSAA Counselling 2020 Round 1-

B.Tech Specialization Opening Ranks Closing Ranks
Biosciences and Bioengineering 5986 7943
Chemical Science and Technology 2949 6779
Mathematics and Computing 587 960

IIT Madras

IIT Madras also offers free courses for electrical engineers. The new 12-week course will begin from September 14, 2020, and will give you a chance to specialize in signal processing, stochastic control, communications, networks, machine learning, and related areas. Students pursuing M.Tech, MS or PhD can apply for this online course. Post completing the course successfully, an e-certificate will be provided.

  • Digital Courses: The Indian Institute of Technology Madras is another IIT which introduced a new online course on the business accounting process. The Digital Skills Academy of IIT Madras entered into a partnership with Bengaluru-based ArthaVidhya to offer this course to the learners. The course aimed at improving the skills of students and professionals who want to foray into the finance and accounting sectors
  • Biomimicry: Another new and modern B.Tech course (elective) introduced at IIT Madras is Biomimicry. Through this course, the learners will get a chance to imitate nature as a source of inspiration while solving complex biological problems. The candidates who have cleared the JEE Advanced Cut Off can take part in JoSAA counselling and choose Biomimicry to get a seat here.

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Given below are IIT Madras Cut Off Ranks from JoSAA Counselling 2020 Round 1-

B.Tech Specialization Opening Ranks Closing Ranks
Biological Engineering 3521 7203
Metallurgical and Materials Engineering 3590 5289
Computer Science and Engineering 49 157

IIT Jodhpur

IIT Jodhpur has also introduced a new UG course in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science beginning 2020-21. The new B.Tech courses will have courses in computer science, mathematics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, and their applications in various domains.

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Given below are IIT Jodhpur Cut Off Ranks from JoSAA Counselling 2020 Round 1-

B.Tech Specialization Opening Ranks Closing Ranks
Artificial Intelligence and Data Science 2201 3209
Materials Engineering 7818 11081
Computer Science and Engineering 608 819

IIT Kharagpur

IIT Kharagpur also offers an online certificate course to Computer Engineering students.

  • It will be a 12-week long course starting September 14. The online course will end on December 4.
  • This course emphasizes several processes of software development and will be the ones planning to foray into the Information Technology sector. The online exam will be conducted on December 20.

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IIT Roorkee

  • IIT Roorkee has launched an online course in Data Science, which aimed at making learners aware of the foundations of Python scripting and principles.
  • The main focus areas of this course include Introduction to packages in Python, Linear Regression and Logistic Regression, Natural Language Processing Image processing with MLP (Multi-layer perceptron).
  • The program will start on October 28 and will end on November 10. A total of 60 seats will be offered to the deserving candidates.

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IIT Hyderabad

  • IIT Hyderabad launched a new B.Tech program in Biomedical Engineering.
  • This program will train students for next-gen healthcare technologies & prepare them to work at the frontiers of healthcare innovations.
  • Through the course, the institute aims to offer the best education to the top-most biomedical engineers.
  • Enrolling in this course will help students in boosting the skills required to work in the healthcare sector.

Certification Course: IIT Hyderabad also introduced an online certificate course on Leadership Skills. The course lays focus on company heads so that they can develop their leadership skills. The online courses will be held in the last week of November and the starting week of December.

IIT Hyderabad already offers B.Tech in Artificial Intelligence and B.Tech in Mathematics and Computing.

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Given below are IIT Hyderabad Cut Off Ranks from JoSAA Counselling 2020 Round 1-

B.Tech Specialization Opening Ranks Closing Ranks
Biomedical Engineering 4398 6939
Artificial Intelligence 434 623
Mathematics and Computing 601 876
Computer Science and Engineering 179 564

Online Lecture Courses From IITs For All Students

All the 23 IITs have an online platform through which different UG, PG, and certificate courses are offered to the aspiring students. National Programming on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) is the new online platform. For all the online certificate courses, the registration process will start from October 3, and interested candidates can apply at www.nptel.ac.in.

Getting admission in the IITs is the dream of almost all the engineering aspirants who want to start their career by getting the best education from IIT. However, only a handful of them get an option to study here. So all those who aim to study at IIT have a good option as the country’s premier engineering institutes have introduced several online short-term certificate courses for future engineers. If you are also interested in doing an online course from the IITs, then you must visit the official website to get more details related to the same.


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