Frequently Asked Questions


Most Frequently Asked Questions

Program and its Impact

Eligibility and Selection

Curriculum and Evaluation

The Program is designed to have continuous formative and summative assessments. The final scores will be determined based on the sum of scores of various assessments.


Next cohort starts in November 2020.

As per the Program norms, the participant has to maintain at least 75% of attendance during the tenure of the Program. Going by the curriculum, it is recommended for the participant to maintain attendance for enriched learning. In the event of unavoidable circumstances if any, one can access the recorded lectures on our platform to cover up for the missed sessions.

Both Individual and Group Lab sessions are designed to check, deepen and reinforce the learning. Especially, group-based labs are designed to have participants from varied backgrounds, which will be a real benefit in addition to the task at hand. An overall 75% lab attendance is mandatory as per the program norms.

Yes, participants are required to have their personal laptop. Lab Exercises will be conducted on a cloud-based platform provided by TalentSprint.

There will not be any facilitated lab sessions after the program is over. However, you can seek support from mentors with a prior request based on availability.

The Program-related learning material is made accessible through an integrated learning management system (LMS). The access will be available for 1 year from the date of the commencement of the Program.

Program Fee

The Program fee is ₹2,00,000 plus GST. See details on this page

Yes. Flexible EMI options can be availed to pay the program fee in installments.

Yes. There are 0% Interest Scheme from Credit Card partners and Finance partners. See details on this page

Special scholarships are available for Academia, Startup, Women, Youth and participants joining in a Group.

No. The program fee is non-refundable and non-transferable under any circumstances.

Yes, late payment charges are applicable as follows:
Delay of up to 5 days - ₹3,000
Delay of 5-10 days - ₹5,000
Delay beyond 10 days would lead to cancellation of enrollment and the fee paid will be forfeited.

Building deep-tech expertise is an absolute necessity for professionals in this fast-changing world that is constantly disrupted by technology.

Professionals have multiple options for funding.

  1. Sponsored by employer
  2. Self-funded

Based on our experience in enabling 3000 professionals who have participated in our executive programs, self-funding seemed to be the most preferred option with over 80% choosing this.

Three key reasons why professionals opt for it:

  1. Freedom: To opt for a program of their choice, at a time of their choice, with an institution of their choice and not be restrained by organisation’s policy.
  2. Flexibility: To pursue greater career opportunities well even beyond their current employer or to nurture their entrepreneurial ambitions.
  3. Funding: Access to flexible EMI schemes (Paying as low as Rs. 4200 per lac per month).

We have also observed that the commitment levels were higher among self-funding participants.

Program Partners and Platform

There was a time when experience had a premium badge in the Tech Industry. Alas, that premium is eroding fast and has even become a hindrance. Traditional IT roles are declining as disruptive technologies like AI, Machine Learning, and Big Data are taking centre stage. A career shift into these disruptive technologies is becoming a necessity for tech professionals.

  • AI is the Next Industrial Revolution ~Wall Street Journal
  • AI to improve the rate of innovation 2.2 times by 2021 ~IDC
  • Hiring for AI roles has been growing at 74% annually ~ Forbes
  • AI Specialist ranked as the #2 top emerging job in India and #1 in the US ~ LinkedIn
  • AI would be the bedrock of the era of connected mobility, automation and Industry 4.0 ~ IBM
  • By 2023, at least 50% of enterprise applications will have embedded AI functionality built within the system. ~ Gartner
  • The curriculum of the program has been designed by IIIT Hyderabad Faculty. It is uniquely structured to serve the learning needs of professionals at every level of the organization.
  • KCIS, the Kohli Centre on Intelligent Systems along with India's #1 Machine Learning Lab, both hosted inside IIIT Hyderabad , power the research and deep tech expertise of the program. KCIS has been ranked as the leading centre in India for AI and Robotics (2008-2018) ~
  • The program will be delivered by top-notch faculty from IIIT Hyderabad, recognized in the areas of Machine Learning and Optimization, Biometrics, Computer Vision and more. Mentorship from them is valuable from the perspective of building a deep and hands-on approach to learning and practising AI and ML.
  • First IIIT in India
  • Largest CS Research Group in India
  • #1 in AI Research in India
  • #2 in Robotics Research in Asia

Kohli Center on Intelligent Systems (KCIS) at IIIT-H was established in 2015 to give a fillip to research, teaching and entrepreneurship in the Broad Intelligent Systems Area. The Machine Learning Lab acts as an umbrella organization at the institute to both strengthen the existing groups and facilitate new activities in related areas. It also acts as a force multiplier in attracting projects and funding from the government and industry sectors, coordinating research in related domains across different IIIT-H centers, as well as in the institute's research collaboration with other academic institutions in the country. For more information please visit

  • TalentSprint's pracademic platform offers the hybrid onsite and online experience to participants of this program.
  • TalentSprint brings renowned leaders and professionals from the industry to interact with participants and share their real-life experiences and learnings.
  • The lab sessions, to enable participants to apply the concepts in real life, are held by the expert team at TalentSprint the participants to apply the concepts in real life.
  • TalentSprint’s team helps participants throughout the program with 24*7 support.
  • Deep Tech Program for Professionals
  • Best in Class Hybrid Platform
  • Industry Partnerships
  • Academic Partnerships

TalentSprint brings high-end and deep-tech education to aspiring and experienced professionals. It partners with world-class academic institutions and global corporations to develop and offer disruptive Programs. TalentSprint's hybrid platform delivers unique onsite and online experiences that help build cutting-edge expertise, for today and tomorrow. For more information please visit