IIT Guwahati and TPL are jointly launching two postgraduate certificate programs in Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence & Deep Learning

The program is aimed at professionals and aims to train and retrain candidates for fast-paced careers in cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and deep learning

The Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) and Times Professional Learning (TPL) have under their brand The Second Wind (TimesTSW) the Post Graduate Certificate Program in Cybersecurity and the Post Graduate Certificate Program in Artificial Intelligence & Deep Learning during the announcement of a strategic cooperation with each other.

The Post Graduate Certificate Program in Cybersecurity (8 month course) enables candidates to gain a foothold in fast-paced job roles such as network security specialists, cybersecurity analysts, cybersecurity architects, cybersecurity managers, to C-suite positions such as chief information security officer. The demand for experts in cybersecurity domains has doubled over the past year amid rising global concerns about security breaches and rapid digitization in organizations and institutions during the pandemic.


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The Post Graduate Certificate Program in Artificial Intelligence & Deep Learning (9-month course) gives candidates a detailed understanding of AI and deep learning through our comprehensive curriculum. The program focuses on basic and advanced learning through topics such as Python programming, data analysis, neural networks, computer vision and image recognition etc. It will help candidates focus on competitive and cutting edge positions such as AI and ML engineer, computer vision expert prepare software R&D engineer, cloud support engineer, among others, who require a high level of technical skills and training.

Anish Srikrishna, Chief Executive Officer, Times Professional Learning, comments on the start of the program, said, “Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning are revolutionizing every industry around the world and this will be at the heart of all of their functions, including supply chain and customer management. Digitalization has become an indispensable part of our lives. However, it has increased our vulnerability and made us vulnerable to frequent cyberattacks. There is an urgent need to build a resilient cybersecurity group to overcome and counter cyberattacks including malware, ransomware and phishing attacks. Our postgraduate certificate programs in Artificial Intelligence & Deep Learning and Cybersecurity in partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati will produce highly qualified and future-oriented professionals who build competencies and excel in these areas. “


At the kick-off event, Prof. TG Sitharam, Director, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, spoke said: “The IITG has endeavored to offer professional courses in futuristic areas of technology, science and management. Since DS- and AI-based technology has quickly found its way through its seamless mechanisms and improved productivity through reduced human intervention, IITG has initiated a UG and doctoral program in DS & AI through its new Mehta Family School of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence . With the increasing adoption of technology, there is a growing need for employees with the best technical skills in their class to meet this demand. Our collaboration with Times TSW on these programs will meet the requirements in DS / AI / DL and cybersecurity across industries. The curriculum has been carefully designed with basic and advanced subjects to provide our learners with extensive knowledge that meets industry requirements across these specialized domains. These programs will allow professionals to improve their skills, knowledge of evolving technologies, and improve their career curve. We look forward to working together on a few more courses in the future. “

Applicants can apply with a bachelor’s degree with at least 50 percent grades and at least two years of professional experience in IT or software development. Candidates will receive certificates issued by the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati and Times TSW upon completion of the program.

These programs will address industry needs, help professionals acquire further education and expand their knowledge repertoire in the fields of AI, DS, DL and cybersecurity. These programs include live teacher-led sessions conducted on the weekends by top experts from faculty members from IIT Guwahati and Times TSW along with industry experts. Students will take part in a Capstone project where they will demonstrate the skills they have acquired by solving real-world business problems and include a five-day immersive learning experience on the IIT Guwahati campus.

Course links: Post Graduate Certificate Program in Artificial Intelligence & Deep Learning | IIT Guwahati – TimesTSW

Post Graduate Certificate Program in CYBERSECURITY | IIT Guwahati – TimesTSW

About TimesTSW

TimesTSW (The Second Wind) is a Times Professional Learning brand that provides a professional learning ecosystem of continuing education. It offers programs that meet the growing requirements of Industry 4.0 through learner-centered, innovative, industry-relevant, role-specific and technology-supported solutions.

TimesTSW has brought about a paradigm shift in continuing education through its approach, curriculum, pedagogy, teaching methodology, commitment and delivery method, as well as its assessment and evaluation metrics. TimesTSW strives to make top-class education assessable for aspiring learners through strategic collaborations with the best academic institutes in the country in order to offer executive education programs for professionals who continue to learn through the improvement of their professional qualifications.


Indian Technology Institute Guwahati

The Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG), founded in 1994, had a glorious 25th anniversary in 2019. The institute currently has eleven departments, five interdisciplinary academic centers and four schools covering all major engineering, natural sciences and humanities disciplines. offers BTech, BDes, MA, MDes, MTech, MSc and PhD programs. The institute currently offers 425 faculty members and more than 7,000 students a residential campus. In addition to its laurels in teaching and research, the IIT Guwahati has been able to fulfill the wishes of the people of the northeast region to a large extent since it was founded in 1994. The scenic campus is located on a sprawling 285 acre property on the north bank of the Brahmaputra, about 20 km from the heart of Guwahati city.

IIT Guwahati is the only academic institution in India that was ranked among the top 100 world universities – under 50 – by the London Times Higher Education (THE) in 2014 and continues to maintain its top position today in various international rankings. IIT Guwahati was ranked 41st worldwide in the “Research Citations per Faculty” category and 395th overall in the recently published QS World University Rankings 2022. IIT Guwahati was ranked 7th among the best engineering institutes in the country in the “India Rankings 2019” of the Maintained the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) of the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD). IIT Guwahati also took 2nd place in the government’s “Swachhata Ranking”. from India. Recently, IIT Guwahati was named the Best University of 2019 for IT Developers in Asia Pacific by HackerRank.

Among other pioneering research and innovation areas, IIT Guwahati works to empower critical scientific research initiatives in genomics, developmental biology, healthcare and bioinformatics, flexible electronics, advanced functional materials, sustainable polymers, rural technologies, disaster resistance and risk reduction, and water resources and management. In its silver jubilee year, IIT Guwahati is ready to scale new heights through extensive growth and development.



Prof Parameswar K. Iyer, 9954172726, dopr@iitg.ac.in

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