Limited Seats Available

Apply Now

phone-icon 91-9154234704 / 91-8977631684

Robolution is the future

According to PwC, AI, robotics, automation, and autonomous machines will drive 70% of GDP growth between now and 2030 globally.

  • "84% of Indian organizations will scale up their RPA initiatives or achieve an enterprise-wide RPA deployment by 2025." 2
  • "The global installed robotics capacity is expected to cross 700,000 units by 2026. " 3
  • "The autonomous navigation market to reach $13.5 Bn by 2030." 4

High Impact Format

  • Live Interactive Sessions With expert faculty from IISc
  • Experiential Learning Supported by use-cases and capstone projects
  • Hi-Tech Hi-Touch Learning with Access best-in-class digital content for 24x7 learning
  • Experience IISc campus 1 campus visit of 2 days

IISc Advantage
India's #1 University and #1 Research Institute*


IISc (Indian Institute of Science) is the oldest and the finest higher education institute of its kind in India. It pursues excellence in research and education in several fields of Science and Engineering and is one of the first three publicly funded institutes to be awarded the Institute of Eminence status. The alumni of IISc hold significant academic and industry positions around the globe. For more information visit

The PG Level Advanced Certification Programme on Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems will be delivered by IISc’s Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) and TalentSprint. CCE delivers courses suitably designed to meet the requirements of various target groups - research & development (R&D) laboratories and industries, research scientists, and engineers, and enable them to grow into competent managers of technology-intensive and data-driven organizations. For more information, visit

Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems Course Overview

Join the 9-month Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems PG Level Certification by IISc Bangalore, designed for tech professionals. The course covers the state-of-the-art curriculum and insights into AI implementation in autonomous systems. It includes campus visits and online live interactive sessions, allowing candidates to apply their learnings to real-world tasks.

To be eligible for the course, candidates must possess a B.Sc/M.Sc or any B.Tech (BE) degree in any engineering discipline with a minimum of 50% marks or at least 4 years of job experience in the related field. Coding experience is required preferably in Python, and exposure to Engineering Mathematics is considered an added advantage.

Get certified and unlock your potential in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems with IISc Bangalore.

Expert Faculty

Taught by eminent IISc Faculty Group

Research Expertise: Statistical Machine Learning, Reinforcement Learning, and Deep Learning in Low data Regimes.

  • Heads the Statistics and Machine Learning Group, CSA Department, IISc.
  • Worked as a postdoctoral researcher with EURANDOM, The Netherlands.
  • Published various research articles on Deep Learning, Algorithmic Algebra, and Stochastic Optimization topics.
  • An IIT Madras and IISc alumnus, he also teaches a few other programs offered by the Centre for Continuing Education (CCE) at IISc.

Research Expertise: Stochastic Approximation Algorithms, Stochastic Control, Reinforcement Learning, Simulation Optimization, Autonomous Systems, Vehicular Traffic Control, Smart Grids, Communication/Wireless Networks

  • Head of Stochastic Systems Laboratory at IISc.
  • Authored research papers and a book titled ‘Stochastic Recursive Algorithms for Optimization: Simultaneous Perturbation Methods.’
  • Worked as a Principal Investigator for sponsored projects of organisations like DRDO, Xerox, DST - GoI, and Texas Instruments (India).
  • Winner of Prof. Satish Dhawan Young Engineer Award (2013), Rajib Goyal Young Scientist Prize (2012,13,15), and more such honors.
  • Besides IISc, worked as a Visiting Faculty for leading institutions like IIT Delhi, INRIA - France, TU Delft, Netherlands, and NUS - Singapore.

Research Expertise: Hybrid robotic Systems, Safety Critical Control, Application of Learning Theory to Legged Locomotion

  • Principal Investigator for IISc’s Stochastic Robotics Lab, where novel learning-based controllers for quadrupeds are developed.
  • Started career as an R & D Engineer with Tejas Networks, Bangalore.
  • Worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow for California Institute of Technology (Caltech), USA.
  • His work is majorly focused on robotics, especially in the domain of legged robots.
  • His research and conference publications are mostly centered around Bipedal Robotic Locomotion.


With the state-of-the-art curriculum, designed by IISc Faculty, gain an insight into AI implementation in the modern context of autonomous systems with the possibility to apply the learnings to real-world tasks.

Module 0: Bridge Module

Online Module – 12 Hours

  • Basics of Probability
  • Basics of Linear Algebra

Module 2: Introduction to Deep Learning

Online Module – 12 Hours

  • Introduction to Neural Networks and Deep Learning
  • Multilayer perceptrons and training Neural networks
  • Back propagation algorithm
  • Convolutional Neural Networks
  • Recurrent Neural Networks and LSTMs

Module 3: Introduction to Sequential Decision Making and Reinforcement Learning

Online Module - 24 hours

Pre-requisites: Probability and Linear Algebra

  • Introduction and Real world examples
  • Sequential decision making under Uncertainity: Multi-armed Bandits
  • Markov Decision Process, Value and Q-functions, Finite and infinite horizon problems
  • Value and Policy iteration, Dynamic ProgramingMarkov Decision Process, Value and Q-functions, Finite and infinite horizon problems (Instructor: AD)
  • Policy evaluation with Monte-Carlo and Stochastic approximation (Instructor: AD)

Module 4: Reinforcement Learning Algorithms

Online Module – 36 Hours

Pre-requisites: Modules-1,2,3, and 4

  • Data-Driven Optimization
  • Model-free algorithms for policy evaluation – incremental update temporal difference learning, n-step temporal difference learning
  • Model-free least squares temporal difference learning, least squares policy evaluation, incremental least squares temporal difference learning
  • Model-free value-based algorithms for control – SARSA, Q-learning, Expected SARSA, Double Q-learning
  • Algorithms for on-policy prediction with value function approximation – linear approximation architectures (Fourier/Polynomial bases, tile coding, radial basis functions), non-linear approximation architectures (artificial neural networks)
  • Off-policy value-based algorithms with approximation – semi-gradient methods, gradient descent in Bellman error, gradient temporal difference learning, temporal difference with correction
  • Policy gradient algorithms – policy parameterization, REINFORCE: Monte-Carlo policy gradient, REINFORCE with baseline, Actor-Critic algorithms
  • Recent algorithms - Deep Q-network, Trust Region Policy Optimization, Proximal Policy Optimization, A2C, A3C

Module 5: RL Applications to Autonomous Systems

Online Module – 9 Hours

Pre-requisites: Modules-1,2,3, and 4

  • Deep RL demonstrations on simulated environments
  • Introduction to Robotics

Capstone Project - Hybrid module – Demo for evaluation

Participant Profile

From Top Organizations

Find out why professionals want to
join this programme

  • "As an AI enthusiast, I hope to develop autonomous devices to assist in the cultivation of our agricultural lands. This course will assist me in implementing concepts spanning from weed eradication, pesticide spraying to irrigation. The majority will support the objective of increasing employment in the agricultural sector." Shekhar Padasalagi, Motorola Solutions, Software Engineer Manager
  • "My experience at HCL is mostly decorated by my hands-on involvement in data analytics, NLP, and software development. I look forward to adding a further dimension to my knowledge in AI/ML and continuing my career overseas. So, with my enrolment in this IISc's programme, I now hope to delve into the realm of autonomous systems." Varun Yadav, HCL Technologies, Senior Technical Lead
  • "As an R&D engineer, I am expected to have an in-depth knowledge of data processing and neural networks. This course on AI for autonomous systems will also provide me with an understanding of Machine Learning algorithms." Prakash, Tech Mahindra, Senior Staff Research and Development Engineer
  • "My present position involves working on projects involving autonomous vehicles. This course would allow me to deepen my understanding of autonomous system design and facilitate the completion of many related projects." Snehal, John Deere, Senior Lead Data Scientist, with 15+ years of experience

Is this programme for me?

  • Yes, if you are a tech professionals involved in the design and validation of autonomous systems across industries.


  • Qualification: B.Sc/M.Sc or any B.Tech (BE) degree in any engineering discipline with min. 50% marks or at least 4 years of job experience in the related field.
  • Coding Experience: Required, preferably in Python
  • Good to have: Exposure to Engineering Mathematics

How can I enrol in this programme?

  • Application

    Apply for the

  • Upload Document


  • Selection

    Selection by
    IISc Committee*

  • Enrollment

    Join the

*Selection for the programme will be done by IISc and is strictly based on the education, work experience, and motivation of the participants.

**Scanned copies to be submitted within 7 days 1. Education Certificate 2. Experience Letter/Latest Pay Slip

What is the return on my investment?

By successfully completing the programme, you will increase your relevancy in projects that require the deployment of intelligent automation while also expanding your career opportunities through developing new-age skills.

Derive Actionable Insights for your business

  • Master Reinforcement Learning, Neural Networks
  • Automate Critical
  • Amplify your organization’s
    business impact

Accelerate your Career Growth

  • Implement an autonomous system with AI functionalities
  • Get certified by the Centre for Continuing Education at IISc
  • Have a holistic
    industry impact

Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems Course Fee

Details 9 Months Programme
Programme Fee*
With Scholarship

12-Month 0% EMI available Nominate your employees to avail special benefits *GST as applicable

(i) Application Fee of ₹2,000, and
(ii) Campus visit fee will be based on actuals and to be borne by the participants
(iii) Fees paid are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Frequently Asked Questions

The programme is useful for tech professionals interested in learning AI/ML and reinforcement learning to design and build autonomous systems for applications across industries.

You will learn from eminent IISc faculty who hold academic and research credentials from the world’s best institutions. Meet your faculty here.

About TalentSprint