This programme has been introduced with the aim of making use of the available time to become familiar with AI technologies and tools, which will make people future ready
With the objective of preparing the citizens for an artificial intelligence (AI) driven future, the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), in partnership with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) has launched an on-demand courseware on AI. This initiative under NASSCOM’s FutureSkills, will allow individuals to upskill themselves over the next few weeks. The courses can be accessed on https://fslearning.nasscom.in/
NASSCOM FutureSkills’ learning programmes will be available free of cost on the NASSCOM website for all those interested. The Foundational Artificial Intelligence course from SkillUp Online, the retail price of which is Rs 6800, is available for free till May 15, and is in line with the industry-recommended curriculum for foundation AI.
The Foundational Big Data Analytics course from Digital Vidya, which follows the industry-recommended foundational BDA curriculum and otherwise costs Rs 5000, will also be available free of cost very soon. In addition to deep skilling, the website will also provide microlearning content on AI in the form of quick knowledge bytes.
Recognising the need to take advantage of this time, Shri Ajay Prakash Sawhney, secretary, MEITY, Government of India, said, “It’s important to use this opportunity to upgrade our skills, in order to remain industry relevant and future ready. This campaign will urge IT professionals, students and everybody else interested in technology to enhance their understanding of emerging tech. We are starting with artificial intelligence, as this is one skill that every professional will need. We hope to see many users signing up to avail these courses.”
According to Debjani Ghosh, president, NASSCOM, the `Unlock your skills during the lockdown’ campaign, will encourage people to make the best use of this work-from-home opportunity to upskill themselves in the skills of the future.
The programme is expected to get subscribers to become familiar with AI-enabled technologies and tools. Plans are also afoot to offer conveneint learning modules on big data, IoT, cybersecurity and other technologies, along with relevant live webinars to ensure an interactive learning experience.