Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Data Science & Artificial Intelligence

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

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Recognised Bachelor's Honours degree

Offered by Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati.

INR 3,49,000 total tuition fee

Pay per credit. Flexible payment options.

Complete in 4 to 8 years

299 credits. 18-20 hours of student effort per week.

100% online

Hands-on learning from anywhere. Online classes & examinations. Optional campus immersions.

Hands-on experience

Gain practical experience with internships and capstone projects.

Upskill for the changing tech landscape and prepare for emerging jobs in Generative AI and Data Science.

Prepare yourself for the evolving tech landscape

Learn from an industry oriented curriculum that covers cutting-edge topics in artificial intelligence, including deep learning, deep reinforcement learning, deep representation learning, deep generative models and applications, and AI ethics. Expose yourself to over 50 programming languages, tools, libraries and repositories. Work on research projects with an unparalleled access to high-performance computing facilities of two of India’s most powerful supercomputers - the PARAM Kamrupa and the PARAM Ishan.

Focus on application-based learning through capstone projects, internships and career-boosting certificates

Acquire in-demand data science skills and gain insights from industry modules incorporated into the curriculum. Receive expert guidance from industry pioneers. Learn through industry certificates, and apply your learning with internships, learn how to tackle real-world problems with the capstone project, accelerate your career growth and increase your chances of employability with certificates from leading tech companies like Google, Meta, and IBM.

Take control of your academic journey

With flexible exit options at the end of each year, shape your education in a way that aligns with your career aspirations. You can exit with a Foundational Certificate in Data Science & AI at the end of the first year, a Diploma in Data Science & AI at the end of the second year, receive your Bachelor of Science degree upon completing all the courses in the third year, or earn an honours degree at the end of the fourth year.

Graduate from one of India’s top technology institutes

Earn a Bachelor's degree from a globally renowned institution. IIT Guwahati has been ranked 7th among India’s top engineering institutes, according to NIRF 2023. IIT Guwahati is renowned for its academic excellence, comprehensive curriculum, and world-class faculty. Graduates from the institute work at leading organisations like Google, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, L&T, and Intel.

More about the programme:

  • Pursue roles such as AI Engineer, Data Engineer, ML Engineer, and Data Analyst after completing this programme.
  • Complete the degree at your own pace in up to 8 years.
  • Build a strong programming foundation in Python, C, R, and Java.
  • Develop machine-learning systems and integrate them with large-scale AI models under the supervision of industry leaders.
  • Lectures from accomplished industry professionals helping you develop a well-rounded outlook of the Data Science and Artificial Intelligence industry.
  • Participate in optional immersion sessions for valuable on-campus experience at IIT Guwahati
  • Experience data science first-hand through engaging projects with unparalleled access to two of India’s most powerful supercomputers, PARAM-Kamrupa and PARAM-Ishan at IIT Guwahati.
  • Become eligible to apply for a Master’s or a PhD degree at IIT Guwahati. (subject to admission criteria)

What facilities do I get after admission?

  • You will be an IITian
  • You will get official IIT Guwahati email ID
  • Access to online facilities of IIT Guwahati (eg: library resources, computer centre, etc)
  • Access to on-campus fests
  • Access to online student groups/clubs/fests
  • Hostel and mess facilities (on payment basis) during your visit to IIT Guwahati campus

Applications for September 2024 batch are now closed. Deadline to submit your application is July 10, 2024. Classes will start on September 2, 2024.

Please note: Application fee of INR 500 will be chargable to all applicants.

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Interested in getting started, but not yet ready to commit? Try Programming with Generative AI that is part of this degree. Start making progress towards this degree. Upon successful completion of these certificates, you can transfer your progress once you’re accepted to the programme.

What does the degree certificate look like?

Upon successful completion of the 4 year Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Data Science & Artificial Intelligence programme, you will receive a Bachelor's degree issued by the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati.

About the Program


Applications for the Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Data Science & AI programme are now open. The Admission committee will rank the applicants based on their performance in Class X, XII, and the online MOOC, and grant admission accordingly. The programme welcomes students from all academic backgrounds.

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The Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Data Science & AI programme offers two domains of expertise - Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. Gain highly-sought skills with the industry-aligned curriculum that includes certificates from leading partners, IBM, Meta, and Google. Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills with live case studies and term-based projects.

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In this programme, you’ll develop advanced skills to pursue roles such as Data Analyst, AI Researcher, Data Engineer, and AI Product Manager. Receive exclusive career guidance and feedback on resumes, portfolios, and job applications from the IIT Guwahati placement cell.

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Student Experience

Immerse yourself in an engaging and supportive learning environment, featuring numerous opportunities to interact with faculty, alumni, and peers. Enjoy frequent opportunities to connect and learn from the experiences of over 20,000 accomplished alumni.

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About IIT Guwahati

IIT Guwahati is a premier technical institution in India, renowned for its excellence in education and research. With state-of-the-art infrastructure and a vibrant campus life, it offers a diverse range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs in engineering, sciences, design, and humanities.

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Build a career in Data Science & AI with expert guidance from IIT Guwahati

Build a career in Data Science & AI with expert guidance from IIT Guwahati

This programme is designed to prepare you to meet the changing needs of the Data Science & AI industry. Upon completion, you will be well-equipped with essential qualifications, skills, and resources to pursue various roles in the tech.

Hear more from Prof. Hemant B. Kaushik, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Online Programmes at IIT Guwahati about the key features of this 4 year degree programme.


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