Artificial Intelligence to be Used for Education Transformation

The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 has recommended introducing contemporary subjects like Artificial Intelligence. The National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT) is preparing a new National Curriculum Framework for School Education.

The possibility of introducing an introductory course on Artificial Intelligence (AI) at secondary level would also be explored. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has introduced Artificial Intelligence as a subject in class IX and XI.

Artificial Intelligence has already been applied to education primarily in some tools that help develop skills and testing systems. AI can drive efficiency, personalization and streamline administrative tasks to allow teachers the time and freedom .

All AICTE-approved institutions have been suggested to offer Artificial Intelligence as an elective in B.Tech. and start a B.Tech course in AI and Data Science.

So far as the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are concerned, their Acts and Statutes allow them to have their own curriculum, academic & research collaboration with Institutions and Universities across the world.

Most of the IITs offer various Artificial Intelligence related courses such as Deep Learning Foundations & Applications, Foundation of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Reinforcement Learning, Probabilistic Reasoning in Artificial Intelligence, Predictive & Prescriptive Data Analytics, Deep Learning, System Identification, Cyber Physical Security, Digital Image Processing, etc.

The information was given by Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ in a written reply in parliament.

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