Press Release

Transforming India’s Tech Frontier:  NSDC, Masai School and IIT Ropar Drive AIForBharat Initiative

IIT Ropar, NSDC, and Masai School are thrilled to announce a groundbreaking collaboration to introduce a jointly certified minor program in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML). This strategic partnership brings together the expertise of three esteemed institutions to deliver a transformative educational experience designed for ambitious professionals seeking to excel in the tech industry.

The students will attend lectures and will be evaluated by IIT Ropar professors. The course includes 7 modules: Fundamentals of Prompt Engineering, Introduction to Machine Learning, Data Handling & Processing, Neural Networks & Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Functioning of Large Language Models (LLMs) and Capstone Project. Building on past triumphs, their collaboration with IIT Guwahati and IIT Mandi has garnered widespread acclaim, solidifying Masai’s commitment to excellence in education.

Rajeev Ahuja Director – IIT Ropar said, “The Minor Program in AI and ML epitomises our dedication to providing students with a holistic educational experience, blending academic rigour with hands-on application. With great anticipation, we embark on this journey to push boundaries and revolutionise technological education. We aim to nurture forward-thinking pioneers equipped to tackle emerging challenges with innovation and confidence.”

Sri Atul Kumar Tiwari, Secretary – MSDE said, “Intelligence (AI) skill courses are pivotal as we navigate the demands of the modern economy. Integrating AI into our curriculum underscores our commitment to equipping students with cutting-edge competencies that are highly sought after in today’s job market. AI is not just a technological advancement; it’s a transformative force that is reshaping industries, driving innovation, and creating new economic opportunities for our youth. By embracing AI education, we are preparing our workforce to meet future challenges and ensuring our nation’s competitive edge in the global arena. I am happy to witness such partnerships as this one between IIT Ropar, and Masai and wish them the very best.”

Commenting on the partnership, Prateek Shukla, Co-Founder, and CEO of Masai School, said “We are not just transforming education; we’re sculpting a new paradigm in skill-based learning, sculpting a dynamic talent pool primed for global success. This collaboration stands as a testament to our unwavering commitment to reshaping the landscape of technical education. It mirrors our ongoing efforts to revolutionise technical education, building upon successful partnerships with esteemed institutions like IIT Mandi and IIT Guwahati.”

The Credit-linked Micro-Specialization in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning is the most in-demand and the highest-paying tech job in India. The course is meticulously crafted to equip learners with the skills, knowledge, and industry exposure necessary to thrive in the rapidly evolving tech landscape.


About NSDC Academy:

National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) Academy is a premier institution dedicated to empowering individuals with industry-relevant skills through innovative educational programs. NSDC provides support to enterprises, start-ups, companies, and organisations that are creating an impact by offering a world of opportunities in futuristic skills to the potential workforce.

About IIT Ropar:

The Indian Institute of Technology Ropar is a leading engineering and technology institute in Punjab, India. Renowned for excellence in education and research, it offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programs across various disciplines.

About Masai School:

Masai School is a pioneering institution in tech education, dedicated to bridging the gap between academic learning and industry demands. Through its immersive programs, Masai School empowers students with the skills and confidence to succeed in the dynamic world of technology.