Frequently Asked Questions

Most Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19

Given the current crisis due to COVID-19, we understand that participants may have a challenge with cash flows. To enhance the programme fee payment flexibility, we have increased the tenure of our interest-free (0% EMI) loan from the current 9 months. As a result of this, you will now be able to pay the programme fee in up to 18 interest-free installments. You may contact your Relationship Manager for more details.

You will need the following infrastructure to access our platform:

  1. Device: A Desktop/Laptop/Tablet/Smartphone with camera and mic.
  2. Internet: A regular broadband/wifi connection or a mobile 4G connection

Note: Proctored online assessments can be taken only on a Desktop/Laptop with a web camera and mic (not allowed on tablets/smartphones).

Groups can conveniently connect among themselves at an appointed time for group work, outside the online classes. This feature comes in handy during group activities and projects.
Students can also use the platform 24 x 7 to engage and learn from their peers using our interactive discussion forums available under each course of the programme.
Our platform also has the provision of group-specific discussion forums for offline discussion among the group members.

Our recorded videos have an AI-generated Table of Content (TOC) to enable easy and smart navigation within the videos. Students can click on the items under TOC to directly jump to the relevant section in a video. Video archives also have a Phrase Cloud of keywords/phrases used in the video. Students can click on a particular keyword/phrase to find yellow markers, indicating the points where the selected keyword/phrase was covered on the video timeline.

Selection Process

IISc conducts the selection process for the programme. Candidates are selected based on education, work experience and a statement of purpose submitted along with the application.

Candidates must have completed their graduation with at least 50% marks and a relevant experience of 1 year. In addition, programming knowledge is required

You can apply for this programme online by submitting your duly filled application.

  1. Education Certificate should indicate the marks obtained in Graduation or Post Graduation with at least 50%.
  2. Latest Pay Slip should specify your date of joining, confirming at least 1 year of work experience. If not, you will have to submit your experience letter(s) indicating the same.

Programme Fee

Participants who are not holding an Indian Passport or are not residing in India will be considered as an International Participant.

Yes, the programme fee can be paid in interest-free installments through our finance partners. Please reach out to your RM to know about the details of the schemes available

The programme fee for PG Level Advanced Certification Programme in Deep Learning is ₹2,80,000 + GST.
For EMI details, visit Fee Page

No, the application fee is non-refundable.

No, the total programme fee is non-refundable.

Building deep-tech expertise is an absolute necessity for professionals in this fast-changing world continuously disrupted by technology.

Professionals have multiple options for funding.

  1. Sponsored by employer
  2. Self-funded

Based on our experience in enabling thousands of professionals who have participated in our executive programs, self-funding seemed to be the most preferred option, with over 80% choosing this.

Three key reasons why professionals opt for it:

  1. Freedom: To opt for a programme of their choice, at a time of their choice, with an institution of their choice and not be restrained by any organisation’s policy.
  2. Flexibility: To pursue more significant career opportunities even beyond their current employer or to nurture their entrepreneurial ambitions.
  3. Funding: Access to flexible EMI schemes (Paying as low as Rs. 4200 per lac per month).

We have also observed that the commitment levels were higher among self-funding participants.

Content

Module 0: Bridge Module

  • Python Programming
  • Math topics
    • Review of basic Statistics
    • Review of basic Probability
    • Review of basic Calculus
    • Review of basic Linear Algebra

Module 1: Preparatory Module Mathematical Preliminaries and basics of Programming

  • Linear Algebra
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Numerical Optimization for ML
  • Data Visualization
  • Scalable Programming using PySpark

Module 2: Paradigms of Machine Learning Introduction to Learning Paradigms

  • Supervised Learning(SL)
  • Unsupervised Learning(UL)

Module 3: Deep Learning and its applications Introduction to Deep Learning

  • Deep Learning Architectures
  • Deep Learning for Speech and Audio Processing
  • Deep Learning for Computer Vision
  • Deep Learning for Natural Language Processing
  • Deep Reinforcement Learning
  • Deep Learning for IoT/Edge Devices

Lab/Demo session: (Prerequisite: Basic C and Python.)

  • Designing neural network hardware architecture in high level language like C orC++ and port the design on FPGA.
  • Various pruning and quantization techniques for optimizing neural network hardware.
  • Integrate FPGA and ARM processor on the development board using blockdesign techniques (AXI interfaces) to interface the external sensors.
  • Programming and verifying the designed hardware using python API. (All modules except Deep Learning Architectures assume at least 4 hours of Problem solving session)

Module 4: Deploying AI systems

  • BigData Platforms and Applications on the Cloud
  • Secure Systems

Module 5: Capstone Projects

Yes, this is a hands-on programme with sessions accompanied by practical industry-oriented exercises and online lab assignments. This helps you to assimilate theory into practice and master the concepts with one-to-one mentoring.

  • LIVE interactive online classes by top faculty help in getting a deep understanding of the subject.
  • Weekly assignments and mini-projects evaluated by mentors help you get an extensive insight into the concepts.
  • LIVE classes enable high-quality peer-learning, personal mentoring, group labs, and hackathons, all on the digital platform.

Yes, if you would like to solve a problem which you / your organization is facing, you will have to bring the data along. However, if you do not have the necessary data, you can choose from the available curated capstone projects.

Schedule and Details

The online sessions will be held during the weekends, Saturdays & Sundays.

The programme will be delivered through faculty-led interactive live sessions on TalentSprint’s ipearl.ai

A part of the programme will be delivered at the IISc campus during the campus visit.

All reading material (pre/post session) will be shared regularly through the Online Learning Management System.

The programme will commence at the end of March 2021.

The total duration of the programme is 10 months.

A certificate of successful completion is provided upon completion of all requirements of the programme. All examinations and evaluations related to the certification are carried out by IISc Bangalore.

All sessions are conducted by IISc Bangalore faculty. Industry experts may be invited to share their valuable experience.

The batch will consist of 50 participants or more..

Campus Visit

A 3-day visit to IISc has been planned towards the end of the programme. The campus visit will be held depending on the pandemic situation. A decision on the same will be taken after the programme starts. In case the campus visit is not organized, the on-campus sessions will also be held via live interactive classes.

The campus visit is a crucial part of this programme. It facilitates an in-class experience of face-to-face sessions. Participants not only get an opportunity to meet the faculty members and network amongst themselves; they also get a chance to immerse in the rich academic environment of the Institute. They can avail the library facilities during their stay and also use the study areas and social spaces open to the entire community on the campus.

Yes, the campus visit, if scheduled, will be mandatory for the successful completion of the programme. However, if the campus visit is not held owing to the COVID-19 situation, the on-campus sessions will be delivered via live interactive classes.

The campus visit fee will be based on actuals.

During the campus visits, participants will be provided with accommodation at the Management Development Centre of IISc Bangalore.

About the Platform

Do not worry. In case you miss a session, you will be given access to view the recorded version of the session within a specified timeframe.

75% attendance for the sessions is the minimum attendance criteria for the programme. To complete the programme, you need to complete and submit all program submissions that may be due at your end.

  • An internet-connected device, Computer/Laptop/Tablet/Smartphone, is enough to access the platform.
  • Web-camera and Mic with necessary power backup will be needed for proctored online assessments.

All participants are required to execute, before the start of the program, an agreement that consists of the standard Programme Terms and Conditions. It has the following components:

  • Part A: Etiquette and Platform Rights
    • Classroom Etiquette & General Policy Guidelines
    • Tools and Platforms in Use
    • Tools and Platforms: Terms of Use
  • Part B: Honor Code
  • Part C: Certification
  • Part D: Programme Fee, Refund and Termination Policy

Others

IISc (Indian Institute of Science) is India's foremost academic institution for the pursuit of excellence in higher education & research. It offers world-class education in science, engineering, design, and management. IISc became a deemed university in 1958. It is one of the first six institutes to be awarded the Institute of Eminence status. The alumni of this Institute hold significant academic and industry positions around the globe. For more information visit iisc.ac.in

TalentSprint brings high-end and deep-tech education to aspiring and experienced professionals. It partners with world-class academic institutions and global corporations to develop and offer disruptive programmes. TalentSprint's hybrid platform delivers unique online and onsite experiences that help build cutting-edge expertise, for today and tomorrow. Funded by Nexus Venture Partners and the NSDC, it is the recipient of several national and international awards including Dream Company To Work For 2017, Best Innovative Technology Organisation In Education Sector Award 2016, World HRD Congress HR Tech Leader Award 2014, CIO Review Company of the Year Award 2014, Silicon India Industry Performer of the Year Award 2014 and others. For more information please visit talentsprint.com.