M.Sc. in Artificial Intelligence is a 2- year long postgraduate course divided into 4 semesters, spread over 6 months each. The course is designed to familiarize enrolled students with the science and engineering of making computer machines able to perform tasks which normally require human intelligence, such as speech recognition. The objective of course is to impart theoretical and practical knowledge in the specialized area of Artificial Intelligence.
The average annual course fee in India ranges between INR 50K and 2 Lacs, depending upon the institute offering the course. The basic eligibility to pursue the course is graduation in Computer Science or equivalent degree attained from a recognized university.
The average annual starting salary offered in India to successful postgraduates of the course ranges between INR 2.5 and 8 Lacs, depending upon the candidate’s expertise in the field.
Listed below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||Graduation from a recognized university|
|Admission Process||Counseling on the basis of Marks in graduation|
|Course Fee||INR 50000 to 2 Lacs|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 2.5 to 8 Lacs|
|Top Recruiting Fields/Areas||Hi-Tech Robotics Systemz, Precision Automation Robotics India Limited (PARI), ABB, Kuka Robotics, DiFACTO Robotics and Automation, etc. .|
Artificial Intelligence is the branch of computer science and engineering that specializes in making computer machines able to perform tasks which normally require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation of languages. It is a branch of the Computer Science that aims to develop intelligent computer machines. In eligible candidates, the program focuses on building a broad grasp upon foundations in Computer Science, deep understanding of the area of specialization, an innovative ability to solve new problems, and a capacity to learn continually and interact with trans-disciplinary groups.
The main objective of the course is to impart theoretical knowledge related to Computer Science. Candidates who have keen interest in studying mathematics, especially mathematical logic, are most suitable for the course. They get to learn about sciences, particularly Physics and Biology. For the biological approach to AI, they need to be broadly familiar with psychology and the physiology of the nervous system.
They would also be adequately proficient in programming languages such as C, and Prolog. Computer scientists who can work on real life challenging problems should definitely opt for the course to get better at basic machine languages. Candidates interested in Mathematics, programming languages and sciences, should ideally go for the course.
Being a specialty course, it is offered at only 2 institutes in the country which are listed below with the corresponding locations and annual average fees charged by each:
|COLLEGE NAME||CITY||AVERAGE FEES IN INR|
|India Institute of Information Technology & Management||Trivandrum||60,000|
|India Institute of Information Technology||Hyderabad||1 Lakh|
Candidates wishing to apply for the course need to meet the following minimum eligibility criteria:
A number of institutes in the country prefer students with professional experience in the field.
Eligible candidates are required to qualify the relevant entrance examination followed by a round of group discussion. Subsequently, qualifying candidates would need to go through additional rounds of personal interview as the final stage in the process of selection. The main entrance exam held in India for admission to the course is GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering).
However, a few colleges also have their own entrance examinations and admission procedures in place for selecting and admitting candidates.
A semester- wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.
|Computer Architecture and Organization|
|Problem Solving and Programming in C|
|Data Structure and Algorithm|
|Mathematics for Machine Learning|
|Database Management System|
|Object Oriented Programming|
|Mini Project I|
|Mini Project II|
|LIST OF ELECTIVES (Semester 2)|
|Digital Image Processing|
|LIST OF ELECTIVES (Semester 3)|
|Language Technologies & Information Retrieval|
|Advanced Data Analytics|
|Big Data Technologies|
|AI & Knowledge representation|
|Object Oriented Analysis and Design|
The course is designed to create skilled professionals who can cater to the needs of government, industry and scientific organizations in the Computer Science and Machine Intelligence related areas. One can expect jobs at public and private sectors for Artificial Intelligence Agencies, Robotics companies and Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence, and many more upon successful completion of the course.
Job profiles offered to such postgraduates include Game Programmer, Robotic Scientist, Computer Scientist, Software Engineer etc. There is scope for such professionals in developing machines in game playing, speech recognition machine, language detection machine, computer vision, expert systems, robotics and many more such AI- related fields.
The course aims to develop professionals and leaders of high calibre imbued with values of entrepreneurship, ethics and social responsibility and motivate them for research in Computer Science with specific emphasis on Artificial Intelligence.
Some of the popular professional avenues open to such postgraduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|JOB POSITION||JOB DESCRIPTION||AVERAGE ANNUAL SALARY IN INR|
|Computer Scientist||Computer Scientist anticipates software requirements by developing and maintaining databases and applications.||3 to 8 Lacs|
|Robotic Scientist||To design, test, and build robots that are productive and safe to operate as well as economical to purchase and maintain, by using computer-aided design and drafting.||4 to 8 Lacs|
|Game Programmer||To design, program, simulate and test automated machinery and processes in order to complete specialized tasks in gaming industries.||3 to 7 Lacs|