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The Center for Computational Engineering and Networking (CEN) offers MTech level course in Data Science.

Data science has critical applications across most industries, and it is one of the most in-demand careers in computer science. So this M.Tech course aims at preparing students in the area of computational sciences especially in data driven modeling and scientific computation.

Recent advances in computing-hardware platforms (NVIDIA CPU-GPUs, and Intel-Altera CPU-FPGA), Artificial Intelligence software platforms (like Torch, Theano and Tensor-flow) and sensor technology (camera, lidar, ultrasonic sensors) has resulted in rapid progress in machine -cognition tasks and is expected that machines will soon surpass the humans in visual and audio perception capabilities.

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Semester I
Category Code Title L T P Credit
FC 21MA602 Computational Linear Algebra 2 1 0 3
FC 21DS601 Optimization Techniques for Data Science 2 1 0 3
FC 21DS602 Machine Learning 3 0 3 4
FC 21DS603 Data Structures and Algorithms for Data Science 2 1 0 3
SC SC-1 2 1 0 3
SC 21RM607 Research Methodology 2 1 0 2
HU 21HU601 Amrita Value Programs * * * P/F
HU 21HU602 Career Competency – I * * * P/F
Total       18
Semester II
Category Code Title L T P Credit
FC 21DS611 Deep Learning 3 0 3 4
SC SC-2 2 1 0 3
SC SC-3 2 1 0 3
SC SC-4 2 1 0 3
E Elective-I 2 1 0 3
E Elective-II 2 1 0 3
HU 21HU603 Career Competency – II 0 0 2 1
Total   20
Semester III
Category Code Title L T P Credit
E * Elective-III 2 1 0 3
E * Elective-IV 2 1 0 3
P 21DS798 Dissertation I 0 0 10 10
Total 16
Semester IV
Category Code Title L T P Credit
P 21DS799 Dissertation II 0 0 16 16
Total 16
Foundation Core
Code Title L T P Credit
21MA602 Computational Linear Algebra 2 1 0 3
21DS601 Optimization Techniques for Data Science 2 1 0 3
21DS603 Data Structures and Algorithms for Data Science 2 1 0 3
21DS602 Machine Learning 3 0 3 4
21DS611 Deep Learning 3 0 3 4
Subject Code
Code Title L T P Credit
20DS611 Embedded Computing & Realtime OS for Data Science 2 0 1 3
21RM607 Research Methodology 2 0 0 2
21DS632 Introduction to Probabilistic Graphical Models 2 0 1 3
21DS633 Scientific Computing 2 0 1 3
21DS634 Text Mining and Analytics 2 0 1 3
21DS635 Big Data Framework for Data Science 2 1 0 3
21DS636 Statistical Modelling 2 1 0 3
21DS637 Advanced Data Visualization and Analytics 3 0 0 3
Code Title L T P Credit
21DS701 AI Applications for Power Systems 2 0 1 3
21DS702 Deep Learning in Genomics and Biomedicine 2 0 0 2
21DS703 Deep Learning for Biomedical Data Analysis 2 0 1 3
21DS704 Deep Learning for Speech Signal Processing 2 0 1 3
21DS705 Social Media Analytics 2 0 1 3
21DS706 Deep Learning for Visual Recognition 2 1 0 3
21DS707 Deep Learning for Cyber Security 2 1 0 3
21DS708 Complex Systems in Engineering, Finance & Biology: Modelling & Analysis 3 0 0 3
21DS709 High Performance Computing 2 1 0 3
21DS710 Multiscale Fluid Modelling 2 1 0 3
21DS711 Computer Vision 2 1 0 3
21DS712 Reinforcement Learning 2 1 0 3
21DS713 Blockchain Technology 2 1 0 3
21DS714 Predictive Analytics for Internet of Things 2 1 0 3
21DS715 Cloud Computing and Security in the Cloud 2 1 0 3


Duration: Two years

Eligibility Criteria

All branches of B.E /B.Tech Engineering / Post Graduate course in Sciences.
M Sc in Statistics, Computer Science.
(Knowledge of programming language is needed)

MTech Program Fee 2022 (Per Semester)


Thrust Areas
  • Machine learning and Pattern Recognition
  • Health care
  • Driverless Car
  • Power Quality Assessment for Smart Grids
  • Computer Vision in Robotics
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Foundation of Data Science
  • Data Preparation and Analysis
  • Statistical Learning
  • Forecasting
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Hyper Spectral Imaging-based Remote Sensing
  • High Performance Computing
  • Speech Processing
  • Big Data Analytics in Text, Vision, Health Care and Energy.
  • Big Data Mining
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Deep Learning and Time Series Analysis
Funded Projects
  • Development of English to Indian Languages : Machine Translation System
  • Wordnet DIT
  • “Analysis, Processing and Synthesis of Emotions in Speech.” DST, Govt of India
  • Improving coconut production in Kerala using soil data through Remote Sensing and GIS technique CDB, Kerala
  • Joint Development of Speech modules. C-DAC, Pune
  • U –share : Multiuser realtime shared access platform for remote experimentation MHRD
  • Machine Translation MHRD
  • Machine translation system for cinema lab-title translation Consultancy Project from Sharp Electronics
  • Computing Tools for Tamil Language Teaching & Learning Tamil Virtual Academy
  • Big data for Cyber Security Paramount
  • “ Virgin Coconut Oil As A Neuro Regenerative Agent For Alzheimer‟S Disease- Computational Analysis And Pharmacogenomic Study”
  • Design and Evaluation of a DRFM Mitigation system National Instruments Corporation, USA
  • Large Scale Multilingual Machine Assisted Translation workbench with Mono- lingual search on cloud for eBhasha MMP DEITY, Govt of India
  • Early Warning Rframework Part-2 – Network Security Situational awareness and countermeasures using DNS, BGP, Netflow and remote content inception DEITY, Govt of India.
Best Student Projects
  • Best paper award in ICCACI-2017 based on the final year project work
  • 2016-2018 batch students secured 2nd Place in the Rus profiling shared task based on the ongoing project works

Placement Opportunities & Industry Partners


Industry Partners

Center has long term collaboration with various national laboratories (C-DAC Pune – Artificial Intelligence as applied to computational linguistics, NPOL – Cochin – Artificial Intelligence applied to Signal Processing), various IIT’s (IIT Bombay – Natural Language Processing, IIT Guwahati – Speech Processing, IIT Madras – Spatio Temporal Data Analysis), various NIT’s (NIT Surathkal – Natural Language Processing, NIT Trichy – Smart Grids) and International research institutes (KTH- Sweden – Artificial Intelligence as applied to power grids, Potsdam Institute Berlin – Spatio-Temporal data analysis, University of Cincinnati – BioInformatics, University of Wyoming – Artificial Intelligence applied to Agriculture).


What are the best private universities in India offering M.Tech in Data Science?

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is one of the top private universities in India offering a 2-year M.Tech in Data Science at its Coimbatore and Bengaluru campuses.

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Amrita has emerged as the seventh-best university in the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) Rankings 2023 and is accredited with the highest possible ‘A++’ grade by NAAC.

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What are the future career prospects for data science graduates?

Data science offers skyrocketing demand with versatile roles across various sectors such as finance, healthcare, marketing, and technology. As industries integrate technologies like IoT and automation, data scientists’ interdisciplinary skills become increasingly crucial for decision-making processes. Additionally, the continuous evolution of the field ensures global applicability and sustained demand for professionals who stay updated with the latest trends in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and big data analytics.

What is the job market like for data scientists?

The job market for data scientists is dynamic and promising. In India, entry-level salaries range from ₹5,00,000 to ₹7,00,000 per year, mid-level salaries typically range from ₹7,00,000 to ₹12,00,000 per year, and senior-level data scientists can command salaries ranging from ₹12,00,000 to ₹25,00,000+ per year. Data scientists find opportunities in various sectors, including finance, healthcare, e-commerce, technology, marketing, telecommunications, energy, and government services.

Where can a data scientist work?

Data scientists can find employment across diverse industries such as finance, healthcare, e-commerce, technology, marketing, telecommunications, energy, and government services. Their expertise in data-driven decision-making is essential in sectors where extracting insights from data is crucial for strategic planning and operational efficiency.

What is the expected industrial growth for data science in the next 5 years?

The industrial growth for data science is expected to be substantial over the next five years, driven by factors such as the continuous growth of big data, increased adoption of AI and machine learning, advancements in health-tech applications, the need for cybersecurity and fraud detection measures, and the development of smart cities and IoT technologies.

Why pursue an M.Tech in Data Science at Amrita University?

Pursuing an M.Tech in Data Science at Amrita University offers several advantages. These include access to state-of-the-art labs and facilities, opportunities to work on real-world projects addressing diverse challenges, involvement in groundbreaking research initiatives, and placement assurance aligned with industry needs. The program emphasizes practical applications and prepares students for rewarding careers in the evolving field of data science.

Facilities & Infrastructure

  • GPU Servers
  • Autonomous Car
  • Speech Process Lab
  • DNA Sequencer
  • 3D Printer
  • Control System Lab
  • Big Data Lab.
  • Intelligence Lab
  • Eye Tracking Lab
  • CACHE Lab
  • Language Lab
  • ARRC
  • IoT Lab

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M.Tech. Artificial Intelligence & Data Science, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Why M.Tech in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science?

Student Testimonials

Lakshmi Krishnan
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

I am an alumni of CEN; I completed my M Tech in Computational Engineering in 2012. My time at Amrita was a very different experience, especially the guidance of our beloved Soman Sir, which nurtured my interest into research in the fields of signal processing and optimization. After completing my Masters, I moved to New Zealand where I started exploring opportunities for pursuing my research interests. My PhD thesis supervisor at Victoria, impressed by the research that I carried out under the guidance of Soman Sir, agreed to supervise me for Doctoral research. I was also fortunate to get my research funded using the coveted Victoria Doctoral Scholarship. The scholarship is highly competitive and awarded mainly based on academic credentials and the quality of publications. I could get this scholarship primarily because of the publications from the research work done with Soman Sir

Amitha V.,
Software Developer, Schwbisch Gmnd, Germany

From my day one in CEN, I came to know a lot of people with full energy and enthusiasm towards research. CEN is a big family under the roof of outstanding professor Dr. Soman K.P, our dearest Soman sir. I learned many things from CEN. The syllabus we had was cutting edge. I was trained in writing technical papers and publications and also experienced many new technologies from here. I got a lot of opportunities and worldwide exposure here. The faculty and staffs were very supportive and are top rated. CEN played a major role in shaping my career. I really believe it is a privilege to be a part of CEN department.

Anil Ramachandran
PhD Student, Centre for Pattern Recognition and Data Analytics (PRaDA), Deakin University, Australia

CEN gave me step-by-step guidance on how to build my machine learning skills and master the state of the art machine learning problems. All the teachers and staffs are very friendly and its a great place for students who have a passion to work on current research problems.

Rahul Venkatesh Kumar
Cognitive Engineer AI, Smart Dubai Government , United Arab Emirates

Center for Computational Engineering and Networking (CEN) enlightened my life in so many ways, and opened up employment opportunities.I have chosen Natural Language Processing and Cognitive Learning as core subject in my master degree.I like the hands-on approach of the courses at CEN because it has taken my learning beyond theory. I have learned to apply my knowledge through experiences like publishing research paper’s, working with extremely talented Mathematicians and professors and also continuous participating in Artificial intelligence challenges.Thank you CEN!

Nikhila Haridas
Systems Engineer, Artificial Intelligence, Tata Consultancy Services

I started my M.Tech program in Amrita University without knowing much about Computational Engineering and Networking (CEN). But now, I realize that the two years in CEN had really prepared me for a career in Artificial Intelligence. The interdisciplinary nature of the academic programs in CEN which includes Machine learning, Deep Learning, Remote Sensing, Image Processing, Big Data Analytics etc. and the research atmosphere is the highlight of the department. Unlike other post graduate programs, learning at CEN is really different. Apart from the classroom lessons, we had numerous workshops, paper presentations, seminars which helped me to nurture the latest trends in technology. The excellent faculty, having expertise in various backgrounds gave me proper guidance to learn. I am proud to be a part of the CEN family. My areas of interest includes Image processing, Machine learning, Deep learning, Natural Language Processing.

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Amrita Ranked No.1 in India Top 100 in The World
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