Learn about Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Data Science & AI

Learn about Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Data Science & AI

Prof. Hemant B. Kaushik, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Online Programmes, IIT Guwahati

Why pursue a degree in Data Science & Artificial Intelligence?

  • According to the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report 2023, tech roles, including AI and machine learning specialists, data analysts, and data scientists, are expected to grow by more than 30% by 2028.
  • The market value of the data science field is projected to rise from $37.9 billion in 2019 to an impressive $230.80 billion by 2026.
  • As a data science graduate, you’ll be at the forefront of technological advancements, exploring new tools, algorithms, and methodologies.
  • By pursuing a career in data science, you can solve real-world problems using data analysis, predictive modelling, and machine learning techniques. You can contribute to various fields, such as healthcare, finance, marketing, and cybersecurity.
  • Explore the dynamic potential of ChatGPT, including multi-turn conversations, knowledge retrieval, context recognition, and their practical applications in your work and business through hands-on industry projects.

Student Experience

The degree rewards learning throughout with multiple exit options. You may choose to exit with a certificate, diploma, degree, and, ultimately, an honor's degree. To maximize flexibility and engagement, online courses are primarily asynchronous supported by regular weekly synchronous live sessions to clear doubts,, enabling students to learn at their own pace, while optional campus visits provide opportunities to engage with faculty and peers.

Learning Experience

  • Immerse yourself in an engaging and supportive learning environment, featuring numerous opportunities to interact with faculty, alumni, and peers.
  • Get a personalised learning experience through courses that include recorded videos, online live sessions, and a discussion hour every week.
  • Learn from ongoing projects on high-performance computing with unparalleled access to two of India’s most powerful supercomputers, PARAM-Kamrupa and PARAM-Ishan.
  • Apply and test your theoretical knowledge through continuous assessment throughout the trimester. This includes practice assignments, graded assignments, quizzes, and term projects, allowing you to apply your learnings and test your theoretical knowledge.

Networking opportunities

  • Enjoy frequent opportunities to connect and learn from the experiences of over 20,000 accomplished alumni.
  • Get guidance on navigating diverse career paths through mentorship programmes and networking events hosted by IIT Guwahati’s alumni, who lead more than 81 startups worldwide.
  • Participate in virtual events and guest lectures to broaden your knowledge, garner industry insights, and stay abreast of the latest market trends.
  • Strengthen your connections with your classmates through small group sessions, peer-to-peer discussions, and collaborative projects.

Optional Campus Immersions

  • Throughout the programme, you will have the opportunity to visit the IIT Guwahati campus for up to 4 weeks, which can be scheduled over a maximum of 4 visits.
  • During the visit, you will:
    • Have an opportunity to meet experts and experience campus life
    • Receive hands-on training in various relevant fields
    • Consult with faculty members to discuss their project work
    • Discuss internship opportunities

Alumni Status

  • Get a chance to celebrate your achievement by receiving your degree during the in-person graduation ceremony hosted at the IIT Guwahati campus.
  • Gain access to exclusive job boards, alumni portals, and global student chapters to explore the latest job opportunities.

Learn from Industry Experts

  • Degree courses will have lectures from accomplished industry professionals helping you develop a well-rounded outlook of the Data Science and Artificial Intelligence industry.
  • You will also get invited to exclusive virtual sessions- The ChAI talk series featuring eminent international researchers and professionals from the fields of Data Science & AI. These sessions are organized by the Mehta Family School of Data Science & Artificial Intelligence of IIT Guwahati.

Instructor-assisted doubt-clearing sessions

Participate in 1 to 2 hours of weekly online live sessions per course designed to help you resolve your doubts and gain a stronger understanding of key concepts.

Coursera Labs

Coursera Labs allows learners to seamlessly work on projects and assignments in a browser without any environment setup or software downloads — simply click a button to instantly work on programming assignments using today’s most in-demand tools like Jupyter Notebook, RStudio, VS Code, cloud software consoles, and almost any native desktop application.


The lectures in your module give an overview of key concepts and have been designed to complement the other learning activities. The recorded lectures in your module may be video, audio only or a mix of both and will be accompanied by an interactive transcript.


Access your courses from anywhere — you can even download them to your mobile device and study offline wherever and whenever you choose.

Applications for September 2024 batch are now open. Deadline to submit your application is May 20, 2024. Classes will start on September 2, 2024.

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

If you have questions, please email us at admissions_bsc_dsai@iitg.ac.in

Coursera does not grant credit, and does not represent that any institution other than the degree granting institution will recognize the credit or credential awarded by the institution; the decision to grant, accept, or transfer credit is subject to the sole and absolute discretion of an educational institution.

We encourage you to investigate whether this degree meets your academic and/or professional needs before applying.