AICTE Sponsored Short Term Course

Machine Learning: Trends,
Perspective & Prospects

September 18th- 23rd, 2017

Department of Computer Science and Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi – 221005, U.P.
Phone: 0542 - 2369434

BACKGROUND: Machine learning is one of today's most rapidly growing technologies, lying at the intersection of computer science and statistics, and at the core of artificial intelligence and data science. Recent progress in machine learning has been driven both by the development of new learning algorithms and theory and by the ongoing explosion in the availability of online data and low-cost computation. The use of data-intensive machine-learning methods can be found throughout science, technology and commerce,leading to more evidence-based decision-making across many walks of life, including health care, manufacturing, education, financial modelling, policing, and marketing. Each of these domains has great research potential. This course would cover topics relevant to the knowledge and understanding necessary to teach and do research in this emerging field of study. The course includes both theoretical lectures and hands on practice sessions on topics related to machine learning.

COURSE CONTENTS: The topics that are going to be covered are as follows:

  1. Machine learning for predictive data analytic
  2. Supervised, Semi-supervised and Reinforcement learning 
  3. Information and Similarity based learning 
  4. Probability and Error based learning 
  5. Optimization algorithms 
  6. Opportunities and challenges 
  7. Case studies on 
    • Network security
    • Wireless sensor networks 
    • Computer vision

COURSE MATERIAL:  Each registered participant will be provided with a set of comprehensive lecture notes.

ABOUT IIT (BHU): Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi (commonly known as IIT (BHU), Varanasi) is a public engineering institution located in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. Founded in 1919 as the Banaras Engineering College, it became the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University in 1968. It was designated an Indian Institute of Technology in 2012. IIT (BHU), Varanasi has 14 departments and three interdisciplinary schools.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Limited number of Participants from AICTE recognized engineering institutions will be eligible for to and fro railway fare via shortest route in III AC class and free lodging and boarding within the Institute campus during course period. Candidates attending the course in full only will be eligible for TA and DA.

FACULTY: Faculty members from IIT (BHU), eminent professors from different IITs and other premier Institution Organization and distinguished researchers from Industries will deliver lectures.

ELIGIBILITY: The course is open to teachers of Engineering Colleges and a few polytechnics approved by AICTE. No course fee is charged for participants sponsored by AICTE approved institutions. The refundable security deposit payment is to be made by demand draft drawn on any Nationalised Bank in favour of QIP, IIT (BHU) Varanasi, payable at Varanasi.

BOARDING AND LODGING: Boarding and lodging facilities will be provided for the selected candidates from AICTE approved institutions in the institute guest house.

Interested candidates should mail an advance copy of the application duly countersigned by the Head of the Department/ Controlling Officer (for sponsored candidate) to avoid any procedural delay at ​, and

APPLICATION FORM: Download (pdf)


The duly signed application form and/or sponsorship form with caution deposit should be  sent to the following address:

Prof. K.K. Shukla, Dr. H.P. Gupta and Dr. T. Dutta
Course Coordinators - QIP Short Term Course
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi,
Varanasi - 221005, Uttar Pradesh.
Ph. No.: +91-542-230-7056 (Department Office)
Email Id:,

Student Volunteer: 

Ashish Gupta (Ph.D. Scholar)