AICTE offers 49 offbeat online courses for free

In view of the extended lockdown, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) offered 49 staggered courses in skills relevant to industry. All of these courses are available for free of course and anyone can register online. The last date to apply is May 15th. While online registration and a listing may be available on the official website –, here are the trending courses selected for you.

Machine Learning Diploma with R studio: This course covers basic ML models such as linear and logistic regression and advanced models such as decision trees, SVM, XGBOOST, forests, etc. The course aims to train learners in creating machine learning models to solve business problems and create business strategy. .

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IA, ML internship: Career Launchers offers a “learn by doing” model in which students can learn machine learning and artificial intelligence by working on live data and creating models. This is a self-paced course divided into seven modules where students can learn while working. To apply, the candidate must have obtained the education level of class 12.

Big Data 101: The curse is “Big Data for Beginners” and powered by Praxis. The course is an entry point for senior technical level managers. This program is designed for a student or a beginning professional. Therefore, anyone who aspires to understand the world of big data can take it, AICTE said in an official statement.

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Digital Marketing: The course will cover Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Content Marketing, Email Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Web Analytics, as well as planning of integrated digital marketing campaigns. Classes will include PPTs, lecture notes, tapes, videos and also homework.

Communication skills and interview preparation: Offered by WordsMaya, the course is free. It aims to improve communication skills and self-confidence to speak and write the English language. It also offers training on personality development and interviews. Classes have 50 hours of interactive chat-based audiovisual content.

Online educational resources for engineering: The course is aimed at educators and makes them aware of online teaching and develops their own style. The course also provides access to open projects and ABET-aligned labs to accelerate students’ discovery in key topics and application areas.