IIT Patna to offer free online course on big data computing through NPTEL

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Anupama Mehra
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Updated on Jun 1, 2020 12:39 IST

IIT Patna has invited applications for admission in an 8-week long online course on big data computing. The institute will be offering the course through the NPTEL.

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Patna has announced that it will be offering a free online course on big data computing, through the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL), a project of SWAYAM, of the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD). 

The course offered by IIT Patna is suitable for all undergraduate and postgraduate students and practicing engineers or scientists from diverse fields and interested in learning about the novel cutting edge techniques and applications of big data computing, says the NPTEL website.

The course will be conducted by Dr Rajiv Misra, Professor at IIT Patna who is working in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of the institute. The professor has obtained his Ph.D. degree from IIT Kharagpur, MTech degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, and Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science from MNIT Allahabad.

The 8-week long course is aimed at providing in-depth knowledge and understanding of the terminologies and the core concepts behind big data problems, applications, systems, and the techniques that underlie the current big data computing technologies.

The topics which will cover under the course are: an introduction to big data, enabling technologies of big data, big data platforms, big data storage platforms for large scale data storage, big data streaming platforms for fast data, machine learning, graph processing, and so on.

Those who want to apply for the course can do so on or before August 17, 2020. The course will start on August 17. If the student wishes to obtain a certificate then they have to undertake an examination which will be conducted on October 18, 2020, and they have to pay a fee of Rs 1,000 to obtain the certificate. 

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