About the Department
The Department of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science was incepted in the year 2020 offering B.Tech Programme in one of the state of the art specializations, AI&DS. The Programme is approved by AICTE, APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University (KTU), and the Government of Kerala.
The Department mission is to produce engineering graduates with a sound understanding of the fundamentals of the theory and practice of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Science tools and techniques for arriving at meaningful insights from big data. The department intends to enable the students to become leaders in the industry and academia, both nationally and internationally, and to meet the pressing demands of the nation in the areas of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science.
Artificial Intelligence and Data Science
Artificial intelligence (AI) is the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, especially computer systems. Intelligence, the ability to learn and the ability to make decisions based on what we have already learnt, is what makes humans stand apart from all other living beings. AI is thus an interdisciplinary research field, which tries to impart intelligence in machines (be it anything) so that it can take learned decisions autonomously, thus making the world a better place. Data science (DS), being the science of extracting meaningful information from the huge sea of data available today is an integral part of AI. It is, in fact, DS that helped in the revival of AI as an engineering stream lately.
This branch of study deals with scientific methodologies, processes, and techniques drawn from different domains like statistics, cognitive science, computing, health science, information science, etc. to extract knowledge from structured data and unstructured data. This trending specialized branch deals with the development of data-driven solutions, data visualization tools, and techniques to analyze big data. It also incorporates the concepts of machine learning and deep learning model building for solving various computational and real-world problems.
Artificial Intelligence and Data Science is a suitable course for those desirous of developing various intelligent engineering systems and business solutions. Big data solutions have changed the way in which business models are built and run. In this programme, you will learn how to design, create and implement AI and DS-based software solutions to solve actual engineering/business problems. This programme helps to explore concepts such as AI, Data Analytics, Data visualization, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, semantic web and social network analytics, Blockchain Technologies, and Data Security & Privacy, etc.
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES AND ASSOCIATIONS
THE INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS (IEEE)
IEEE opens the door to opportunities that will help students to develop their professional identity in IEEE’s designated fields of interest: sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). In addition to accessing a range of membership benefits, students will make global connections with people who can help students along their targeted career path through IEEE’s international community of members and volunteers.
AISA (Artificial intelligence and Data Science Students Association)
The Department of Artificial intelligence and Data has always been a Trend Setter of this Institution. Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another. Commemorating the quote of a famous American civil rights activist, “A word as to the education of the heart, we don’t believe that this can be imparted through books, it can only be imparted through the loving touch of the teacher”, AISA was proposed with the objective to organize various activities that consists of drawing the goodness and best out of our own students under the guidance of the well trained faculty members of the department.
INITIATIVES BEYOND THE CLASS ROOM
Each faculty member in the department is assigned the complete responsibility of 30 students. This Faculty Mentor establishes a close relationship with each student, orients them to college practices, follows their progress regularly and guides them throughout the four-year course. Employment of this idea has helped several students to solve the problems they face in the academics. Also this method helps the parents to keep track of their child and their academic performance.
The students with backlogs have a heavy load as they must take exams simultaneously for both the new semester’s subjects as well as for the subjects they fail; and they cannot attend classes in the subjects they have failed. Thus, they do not get any additional teaching in the subjects in which they are weak unless they resort to coaching classes or other private means. This may in turn result in cumulative failures, leading some students to take more years to complete the four-year engineering course. To help our students from such situations, remedial classes are provided by the AI & DS department during the month before the repeat exams, enabling the students to face the difficult papers with greater confidence and ease.
Department offers intense placement training on regular basis.
LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Learning Management System (LMS) designed to complement classroom instruction and engage students in online activities , assignments and discussions, examinations, wikies that allow for deeper participation inside and outside the classroom. Visit Here
NPTEL Local chapterNPTEL Local chapter
NPTEL is the largest repository of online courses in Engineering, Science & Humanities from India’s best Institutes. Students can experience class room like learning from the experts. SJCET Palai is now a Local Chapter of NPTEL. The students of SJCET can access all the courses of NPTEL even without an Internet connection. More than 350 + courses on Engineering, Science & Technology is available locally at SJCET Palai Server. The students can apply for scholarships provided by companies like Aricent. The students who pass the examination are also eligible for a certificate from reputed IIT’s. To join the online courses
Coursera Campus Response Initiative
Coursera’s mission is to transform lives through learning. To help minimize the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak on students, the Coursera community is launching a global effort to assist universities and colleges to deliver courseware online. SJCET is joined in this initiative. Now our students can access 3,800 courses and 400 Specializations in Coursera absolutely free of cost.