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    Key Highlights

    Designed for Working Professionals
    Designed for Working Professionals
    250+ Hours of Learning
    250+ Hours of Learning
    No Cost EMI Options available
    No Cost EMI Options available
    Advanced Certificate from IIIT Bangalore
    Advanced Certificate from IIIT Bangalore
    5+ Industry Projects, Case Studies & Assignments
    5+ Industry Projects, Case Studies & Assignments
    Student support is available 7 days a week, 24*7. You can write to us via studentsupport@upgrad.com or for urgent queries use the " Talk to Us" option on the learn platform.
    Student support is available 7 days a week, 24*7. You can write to us via studentsupport@upgrad.com or for urgent queries use the " Talk to Us" option on the learn platform.
    Career Mentorship Sessions(1:1)
    Career Mentorship Sessions(1:1)
    Exclusive Job opportunities Portal
    Exclusive Job opportunities Portal
    High Performance Coaching(1:1)
    High Performance Coaching(1:1)
    AI Powered Profile Builder
    AI Powered Profile Builder
    Just-in-Time Interviews
    Just-in-Time Interviews
    Personalised Industry Session
    Personalised Industry Session
    Career Bootcamp
    Career Bootcamp
    Daily Doubt Resolution Sessions
    Daily Doubt Resolution Sessions

    Our aim is simple: We strive to create high-impact, hands-on experiences that prepare students for meaningful and productive careers.

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    Syllabus

    Experience 250+ hours of best-in-class content developed by leading faculty & industry leaders in the form of videos, case studies & projects

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    Top Subjects you will learn
    Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Machine Transview more
    Minimum Eligibility
    Bachelor’s degree with 50% or equivalent passing marks

    Programming Languages, Tools & Libraries Covered

    Advanced Certificate Programme from IIIT Bangalore
    Complete all the courses successfully to obtain this prestigious recognition from IIIT Bangalore. It is India's #1 Technical University (Private) as per the survey of India Today, 2021.
    Advanced Certificate Programme from IIIT Bangalore
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    • Build a strong network for life with opportunities to connect to Machine Learning Industry experts & your experienced fellow learners
    • Gain theoretical knowledge & practical understanding with this cutting-edge curriculum
    • Learn multiple tools & languages to stand apart to gain a foothold in the ML & AI industry

    Instructors

    Learn from India's leading ML & AI faculty and industry leaders

    Syllabus

    Best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry leaders in the form of videos, cases and projects, assignments and live sessions.
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    250+
    Hours of Learning
    5+
    Industry Projects, Case studies & Assignments
    10
    Tools, Languages & Libraries
    50
    Approx. LS Sessions

    Pre-Program Preparatory Content

    3 Weeks
    • Introduction to Python
    • Python for Data Science
    • Data Visualisation in Python
    • Data Analysis Using SQL
    • Advanced SQL & Best Practices
    • Data Analysis in Excel
    • Analytics Problem Solving
    • Math for Machine Learning

    Statistics and EDA

    5 Weeks
    • Exploratory Data Analysis
    • Cloud Essentials: Intro to Git and Github
    • Inferential Statistics
    • Hypothesis Testing
    • Lending Club Case Study

    Machine Learning I

    7 Weeks
    • Linear Regression
    • Linear Regression assignment
    • Logistic Regression
    • Naive Bayes
    • Model Selection

    Machine Learning II

    7 Weeks
    • Advanced Regression
    • Advanced Regression assignment
    • Support Vector Machine (Optional)
    • Tree Models
    • Model Selection - Practical Considerations
    • Boosting
    • Unsupervised learning: Clustering
    • Unsupervised Learning: Principal Component Analysis
    • Telecom Churn Case Study

    Natural Language Processing

    7 Weeks
    • Lexical Processing
    • Syntactic Processing
    • Syntactic Processing -Assignment
    • Semantic Processing
    • Case Study: Classifying customer complaint tickets

    Industry Projects

    Benefits with upGrad

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    Job Opportunities

    Job Opportunities
    upGrad Opportunities
    • upGrad Elevate: Virtual hiring drive giving you the opportunity to interview with upGrad's 300+ hiring partners
    • Job Opportunities Portal: Gain exclusive access to upGrad's Job Opportunities portal which has 100+ openings from upGrad's hiring partners at any given time
    • Be the first to know vacancies to gain an edge in the application process
    • Connect with companies that are the best match for you
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    Career Assistance

    Career Assistance
    Career Mentorship Sessions (1:1)
    • Get mentored by an experienced industry expert and receive personalised feedback to achieve your desired outcome
    High Performance Coaching (1:1)
    • Get a dedicated career coach after the program to help track your career goals, coach you on your profile, and support you during your career transition journey
    AI Powered Profile Builder
    • Obtain specific, AI powered inputs on your resume and Linkedin structure along with content on real time basis
    Interview Preparation
    • Get access to Industry Experts and discuss any queries before your interview
    • Career bootcamps to refresh your technical concepts and improve your soft skills
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    Learning Support

    Learning Support
    Industry Expert Guidance
    • Interactive Live Sessions with leading industry experts covering curriculum + advanced topics
    • Personalised Industry Session in small groups (of 10-12) with industry experts to augment program curriculum with customized industry based learning
    Student Support
    • Student support is available 7 days a week, 24*7.
    • You can write to us via studentsupport@upgrad.com or for urgent queries use the " Talk to Us" option on the learn platform.
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    Practical Learning & Networking

    Practical Learning & Networking
    Hands-on Projects & Hackathons
    • 6 projects & assignments and a Mini-Capstone Project to apply learnings
    • 1 Hackathon every quarter to network & build on core concepts Live coding classes on Kaggle & OpenCV
    Networking & Learning Experience
    • Live Discussion forum for peer to peer doubt resolution monitored by technical experts
    • Peer to peer networking opportunities with a alumni pool of 10000+
    • Lab walkthroughs of industry-driven projects
    • Weekly real-time doubt clearing sessions

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    Top companies from all around the world have recruited upGrad alumni

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    Programme Fee - Indian Residents

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Programme Details

    What is the Advanced Certificate Programme in Machine Learning & NLP with upGrad?

    This an industry-relevant yet academically-rigorous 8-months program covering Natural Language Processing concepts. It is specifically designed for working professionals with Math/Software Engineering/Statistics/Analytics backgrounds to help them gain practical knowledge and to accelerate their entry into Advanced Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing roles.

    How will this programme benefit me?

    The programme will benefit you in different ways depending on your prior experience:
     

    Data Scientist or Senior Data Analyst: The programme will familiarise you with the advancements in ML and AI. It will also help you understand the mathematics behind algorithms and how you can modify them to suit your needs so that you can transition to a Senior Natural Language Processing role.
     

    Statistician/Mathematician: Apart from familiarising you with the advancements in ML and AI, the programme will help you understand how to define a structured approach to solve a business problem, and will equip you with the right tools so that you can transition to a Natural Language Processing or a Data Science role.
     

    Data Engineer/Big Data Engineer: The programme will set up a solid foundation of Statistics, Natural Language Processing along with problem-solving skills so that you can solve enterprise-level problems. It will build upon your existing knowledge of various tools to make you a Full-Stack Natural Language Processing or Data Science professional.
     

    Software Developer: The programme will help you create a strong foundation of Statistics, Natural Language Processing, and Business Understanding. It will leverage your existing knowledge of programming and expand the technologies you are familiar with so that you can become a well-rounded Natural Language Processing professional.

    What is this programme intended to do?

    This programme intends to produce extremely well-rounded data scientists and AI professionals with deep knowledge of mathematics, expertise in relevant tools/languages, and understanding of cutting-edge algorithms and applications.

    What can I expect out of this programme?

    This programme is designed for working professionals looking to pick up skills in advanced concepts like Classification Algorithms, Clustering, Decision Trees, and Natural Language Processing along with a solid foundation of Statistics. This programme demands consistent work and time commitment over the entire duration of 8 months.

    What should I NOT expect from this programme?

    This programme is NOT intended to serve as an entry point to the field of Data Science. It is aimed at developing professionals who can be absorbed into Senior Data Scientist and Natural Language Processing roles. Our Advanced Certificate Programme in Machine Learning & NLP is aimed at facilitating the transition of professionals to the Data Science field.

    What type of learning should I expect?

    The content will be a mix of asynchronous lectures from industry leaders as well as world-class faculty. Additionally, the programme comprises of some live lectures or hangout sessions dedicated to solving your academic queries and to reinforce learning.

    Is there any certification at the end of the programme?

    Post completion of the programme, an Advanced Certificate Programme in Machine Learning & NLP would be awarded by IIIT Bangalore.

    Support

    How will my doubts/questions be addressed in the online programme?

    All academic doubts would be cleared in the following way:
    • Peer-to-peer discussion forum where you can post your queries and your Peers/Faculty/Teaching Assistants answer your query within a day.
    • Q&A session with the faculty to get clarifications on conceptual doubts.

    Refund Policy/Financials

    Is there any deferral or refund policy for this programme?

    Refund Policy: (Programmes without prep-session component)

    • Student must pay applicable caution money for the enrollment of the course. This will be adjustable against the total course fee payable by the student.
    • You can claim a refund for the amount paid towards the Program at any time, before the Program Start Date, by visiting www.upgrad.com and submitting your refund form via the "My Application" section under your profile. You can request your Admissions Counselor to help you in applying and withdrawing for a refund by sending them an email with reasons listed.
    • There shall be no refund applicable once the programme has started. This is applicable even for those students who could not complete their payment, and could not be enrolled in the batch opted for. However, the student can avail pre-deferral as per the policy defined below for the same.
    • Once the student pays block amount, "any" refund shall be subject to deduction of ₹10,000 processing charges.
    • Student has to pay the full fee within 7 days of payment of caution money or cohort start date, whichever is earlier, otherwise, the admission letter will be rescinded and processing fee of ₹10,000 will be levied.
    • Refund shall be processed to an eligible student within 30 working days from the date of receipt of written application from him/her in this regard.
       

    Deferral Policy: (Pre Programme Commencement)

    • If a student is facing severe issues in dedicating time to the course, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch.
    • A student can request for deferral only once and from the start date of the initial batch in which the student was originally enrolled for. The student will be required to pay a deferral fees of 10% of the total course amount fee + Taxes if any along with the differential programme fees between the two cohorts. The deferral request will be approved once the deferral fee is paid. Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort.
    • The student has 7 days (including holidays and weekends) from the date of deferral request to make the payment of the deferral fee post which the deferral request will expire, and the student will continue as part of the current cohort.
    • If the student completes the deferral payment, the student's login will be disabled, the student will leave the deferred cohort and the student will start learning on the new cohort from the point of the last assignment that was graded in the deferred cohort. All grades and progress until that point will be carried forward as it is to the new cohort. For clarification, the grades of the graded assignments will be carried forward, whether or not the student had submitted these grading during the initial stage.
    • The deferral can only be requested during the batch for which the student has enrolled is ongoing. Once the batch has completed, deferral requests shall not be entertained. For clarification, the batch completion here shall mean the "last grace deadline" as communicated by upGrad.
       

    Deferral Policy: (Post Programme Commencement)

    • If a student, due to unavoidable circumstances, is unable to commence with the cohort and requests for a deferral before the cohort starts, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another cohort.
    • To do so, the student will be required to pay 50% of the total Programme fee amount (inclusive of taxes) before the deferral can be approved. Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort.
    • A student can request for deferral to any of the cohorts starting in the next 3 months from the start date of the initial batch in which the student was originally enrolled. For the first deferral request, subject to the point no. 2 of the Pre-Programme Deferral Policy, no additional charges shall be levied.
    • If a student wants to defer his enrolment a second time, such student will have to make an additional payment of Rs.10,000 as Deferral fee, and this amount shall be non-refundable under any circumstances. Once this payment is done, students will be eligible to defer to any of the cohorts starting in the next 3 months from the current cohort.
    • The student has time till the current cohort launch date to make the payment of the balance 50% Programme fee, post which the deferral request will expire. Once the deferral window expires and if such a student wants to withdraw his or her enrolment from the said Programme, the refund policy will be applicable.
    • The student shall be liable to pay the differential Programme fees between the two cohorts if any.

    Which banks allow using 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?

    No cost EMI is available on credit cards from all major banks (American Express, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank).

    Will I have to pay any extra amount for the EMI transaction?

    If you are availing 0% credit card EMI, upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions. Your bank may levy GST or other taxes on the interest component of the EMI.

    Are there any fees or down payment?

    Certain banks charge nominal processing fees between INR 99 - 500 on 0% Credit Card EMI transaction. If charged will be billed in the first repayment installment.

    Can I use my International credit card for 0% credit EMI or Credit Card EMI?

    Only the Indian bank Credit cards can be used. But you can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions, this will be purely between you and your bank.

    Are there any charges in case I opt for cancellation/refund from the course after paying balance with no cost EMI?

    Yes, there will be additional charges to the extent of interest paid by the upGrad to the bank, you will be refunded only Principal amount, i.e. the amount actually deducted/blocked from your card. This deduction will be in addition to the amount mentioned in the refund policy shared with your offer letter.

    How can I opt for Credit card EMI if my bank is not listed in the 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?

    You can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions.

    Selection Criteria

    How do I know if this programme for me?

    This programme is right for you if you have a Bachelor’s degree with 50% or equivalent passing marks and are interested to learn Natural Language Processing.

    Selection Process

    Step 1:- Fill out the Application Form 

    • Fill out an application with details on  your professional & educational background.

     

    Step 2:- Review and shortlisting of Suitable Candidates

    • Our Admission Committee will review all applications and will consider the educational and professional background of an applicant. Following this, offer letters will be rolled out so you are assured a great peer group to learn and network with.

     

    Step 3:- Enrollment for Access to Prep Content 

    • Make a quick block payment with assistance from our Loan partners where required, receive immediate access to the prep content and begin your upGrad  journey.

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