New Delhi: IIT Patna, institute of education and research in science, engineering and technology collaborated with WileyNXT, Wiley’s innovative learning solution for new and emerging technologies and announced the launch of three post graduate certification programs
PG Certification in Cybersecurity and Blockchain, PG Certification in AI & Machine Learning and PG Certification in Big Data Engineering. IIT Patna has become globally recognized centre of Computer Education with world class research output that got it placed 108th in QS University ranking and 26th in NIRF Rankings 2020.
IIT Patna courses with WileyNXT are designed for final year students and early stage professionals who aim to build their competencies in new emerging fields to grow their careers further. Post the successful completion of the program the participants will get a certificate of proficiency from WileyNXT and IIT Patna.
Mr. Vikas Gupta, MD, Wiley India said, “We are excited to offer these cutting-edge programs in collaboration with one of the prestigious institutes of India, IIT Patna. The unexpected aspect of our current environment needs us to enhance and accelerate our understanding of the digital landscape. The aim behind this collaboration is to create industry-focused, job-role mapped courses to develop and nurture the next generation of skilled professionals.”
According to the Data Security Council of India (DSCI) report, India is the second most affected country for cyber-attacks between 2016 to 2018. The instances of cyberattacks on Indian enterprises surged by 117 percent in 2019 over the previous year, as per PWC study.
“Consequently, organisations are scouting for trained cybersecurity professionals. However, due to the crunch of skilled workforce, supply doesn’t meet industry requirements.” He further added. As India is home to many IT companies and serves the operational needs of several global companies, there is an urgent need to reconsider the strategy and resolve the discrepancies in the demand and supply of cybersecurity professionals. A cybersecurity certificate through these newly launched programs will help bridge this gap.
The industry reports indicate, the Indian Artificial Intelligence market is valued at $6.4 Bn as of July – August 2020. This will lead to an increase in demand of a new breed of talent and offer myriad opportunities for professionals who want to pursue a career in AI & Machine Learning. “Our program on AI and Machine Learning is designed to create a skilled base of artificial intelligence professionals for a wide variety of Industry applications like Healthcare, Supply Chain, Intelligent Cybersecurity amongst others.” He said.
Besides, the big data technology and service market are expected to reach a value of USD 79.5 billion by 2024, at an estimated CAGR of 25.4 % over the forecast period 2019 – 2024. And a recent study by Oracle suggests that Indian enterprises are adopting big data and visual tools to enhance operations and customer experience at a greater pace than the rest of the APAC countries. Students graduating with a specialization in STEM field should gear up to equip themselves to grab the opportunities coming out of the field.
The 6 months online professional certification programs, including over 150 hours of learning, several capstone projects and real-world case studies, immersions at the campus and masterclasses by Wiley India Advisory council consisting of top industry experts and business technology drivers in India and across the globe, are designed to drive IT professionals towards growth in career and salaries and enable them to learn cutting-edge technologies in-depth.