Frequently Asked Questions

About IoT

Learning Format

The Program will be delivered in interactive online format, retaining effectiveness while maintaining safety. The format uniquely combines the benefits of an in-class program with the flexibility and safety of online learning.

Benefits of In-Class Delivery Flexibility and additional value of online
Synchronous program delivery by expert faculty Re-attend classes through recorded archives
Interact and get your doubts answered by faculty Access videos easily with searchable and indexed video archives
Peer learning through working in groups with other participants Learn from the comfort and safety of your home
Get support from mentors for labs and experiments Office hours with one-on-one mentor support

The program will be delivered on TalentSprint's patent-pending, a leading digital learning platform of choice used for programs delivered by the likes of Google, IIM Calcutta, IIT Hyderabad, IISc, and IIT Kanpur, to name a few.

Our state-of-the-art, direct-to-device digital learning platform, being used by top institutions (IIIT, IIT, IIM) provides the following rich features:

Our digital platform enables participants to

  1. Attend all lecture classes online from any location on any device (computer, tablet, or smartphone)
  2. Interact with faculty, through audio and chat, during the online session
  3. Interact with peers, through chat during the online session

Our digital platform supports mentored online labs for necessary hands-on learning.

  1. All practical labs are available online on the platform
  2. You will have the option to interact with a mentor during the lab sessions
  3. You will also be able to set up one-on-one mentoring session during weekdays
  4. You can also work with your peer group on the platform for group projects

Yes, all our online sessions enable audio and chat interaction. Participants can interact and ask questions. The chat window is common to all participants and faculty and allows interaction among participants.

The classes will have enough interaction to get your doubts cleared. You will also have the additional options:

  1. A discussion forum is open in every course, where you can post your queries to be answered by peers in the class as well as mentors
  2. Review session scheduled periodically where you can ask the faculty and get your doubts clarified
  3. One-on-one sessions with mentors can be scheduled anytime during the program.

You will need the following infrastructure to access our platform:

  • Device: A Desktop/Laptop/Tablet/Smartphone with camera and mic.
  • Internet: A regular broadband/wifi connection or a mobile 4G connection.
    However, you will need a computer with the necessary configuration to do the online lab sessions.

Yes, program mentors will be available to provide you the required assistance during your online lab exercises schedule.

Participants can interact with their group members for the projects conveniently using Zoom or Skype calls. TalentSprint's platform will also have the provision of group-specific discussion forums for asynchronous discussion among the group members.

Our recorded videos have an AI-generated Table of Content (TOC) to help with easy and smart navigation within the videos. Participants can click on the items under TOC to directly jump to the relevant section in a video.

Video archives also have a Phrase Cloud of keywords/phrases used in the video. Participants can click on a particular keyword/phrase to find yellow markers, indicating the points where the selected keyword/phrase was covered on the video timeline.

Selection Process

IIIT Hyderabad conducts the selection process for the program. Candidates will be selected based on the details of education, work experience, and a statement of purpose submitted by them along with the application.

Working professionals, who must have completed their graduation or post-graduation with at least 50% marks and a minimum of 1-year of work experience. In addition, programming knowledge is required.

The program also provides a unique opportunity to select fresh Graduates aspiring to start their tech career in IoT. A selection test will be conducted for these applicants as part of the enrollment process. Only limited seats available.

Program Fee

A participant not holding an Indian Passport or is not residing in India will be considered an International Participant.

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

The Program fee is ₹2,50,000 plus GST. See details on this page

No, the application fee is non-refundable.

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

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 of enabling 3000+ professionals who have participated in our executive programs, self-funding is 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 the organization’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. 5,550 per lac per month).We have also observed that the commitment levels were higher among self-funding participants.

Yes, special scholarships are available. For details, contact your Relationship Manager.

Program Content

The curriculum is divided into two parts

IoT Part 1

1. Sensor and Actuators

  • Definition, features, classification, characteristics, physics of few basic and important sensors and actuators
  • Interfacing of Sensors and Actuators to microcontrollers

2. Microcontroller and programming

  • Basics of a controller, popular microcontrollers
  • Microcontroller programming (Arduino/ESP32/STM)
  • Overview of different peripherals: ADC, DAC, Memory, GPIO, Timers
  • Interfacing of Sensors and Actuators to microcontrollers: UART, SPI, I2C

3. Communication Networks

  • Basics of communication network
  • Overview of different communication technologies for IoT: LoRaWAN, Cellular (3G/4G/5G), WLAN, Bluetooth, Zigbee
  • Overview of different data protocols: MQTT, HTTP, CoAP
  • Connecting the sensor node to internet

4. Data handling and analytics

  • Edge, Fog and Cloud Computing
  • Data Types, Characteristics of Big Data, Data Flow (Generation, Acquisition, Storage, Analysis)
  • Definition, Types of Analytics (Descriptive, Diagnostic, Predictive, Prescriptive), Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis
  • Data privacy and security
  • Interoperability and oneM2M

5. Machine Learning for IoT

  • Linear Regression
  • Logistic Regression
  • Classification using Support Vector Machine
  • Bayesian Models
  • Decision Trees
  • Ensemble Learning

IoT Part 2

1. Problem statement and choosing the right sensors, actuators, interfaces, communication technologies

  • Sensor Selection (using data sheets), Interfacing and Calibration
  • Actuator physics, Analog output (PWM), power output, loading effects, servo control
  • Interfacing: Serial interfaces. Analog out. SPI, UART, I2C, “propriety" such as DHT22 d. Platform selection – ATMEL328, ESP32, STM8
  • Architecture – timers, interrupts, AVR, SAMR architectures
  • Choosing right communication technology

2. Embedded programming

  • Sensor Selection (using data sheets), Interfacing and Calibration
  • Power management, interrupts, memory managements, leaks, OTA firmware update, reliability, onboard debugging
  • RTC, ADC channels, resolution, scan speed, onboard memory, power, external/internal watchdog

3. Deployment specific

  • PCB design
  • Design of enclosures
  • Implementation of oneM2M standard
  • Best practices in deployment

4. Data analysis

  • Signal processing for IoT applications
  • Basic Machine Learning Algorithms
  • Data lake, security, access, causes of server crash, proper query and prefetched queries and analysis, caching, precalculated values
  • Dashboard and data visualization: software approaches, time-series data visualization, front-end and back-end technologies

5. Project related

  • Patent information
  • Business Models for IoT
  • Documentation: User Document and Developer’s documentation, Best Practices for writing the two documents.

Online sessions will be held twice a week.

Details of time and date will be shared soon.

The program will be delivered through faculty-led interactive live sessions on TalentSprint’s These online sessions will be held at a schedule convenient to working professionals. Participants will be able to interact with the faculty through video, audio, and chat. They will also be able to chat with fellow participants of the program during online sessions.

Reading material (pre/post session) will be shared regularly through the Online Learning Management System.

Participants will be provided with a Comprehensive Kit to support hands-on learning. More details will be shared soon.

It is a 9 month program including Capstone projects & Case Studies.

Participants who complete this program will be given a PG Certificate in IoT and Smart Analytics from IIIT Hyderabad.

The program is delivered in two formats.

Part 1: A 6-month certification program that builds the foundation for understanding IoT

Part 2: A 9-month certification program that builds an in-depth understanding of IoT with Projects

Participants who exit after successfully completing Part 1 will get the Advanced Certificate. Those who successfully complete the 9 months will get PG Certificate. All examinations and evaluations will be carried out by IIIT Hyderabad.

All sessions will be conducted by IIIT Hyderabad faculty. Industry experts may be invited for sharing their valuable experience.

Module Concept lecture
0 General IoT Introduction Work on IoT at IIITH
Basic Electronics
Embedded Programming basics:
C++, Pointers, OOPs
Arduino IDE, Basics
1 Introduction to Transducers
Sensor Physics
Actuators Physics
Sensor Module - from Transducer to the output - Filters, Amplifiers
Interfacing Sensor Modules
Wired Communication
2 Arduino Architecture,
AVR, SAM, ESP32, Pentinum, Multicore
Memory, NVM types
Interrupts, Timers on Arduino, ESP32, etc.
Battery Technology
Bringing it together: Sensor, Actuator, Controller
3 Communication and Networking
4 Edge, Fog and Cloud Computing - Principles, Architectures and Applications

Data security - IoT Security Threats, Security Frameworks for IoT Data Privacy
Data Types, Characteristics of Big Data, Data Flow
5 Classification using Support Vector Machine, Bayesian Models
Decision Trees
Ensemble Learning
Applications of ML in IoT

About the Platform

Do not worry. In case you miss a session, you will be given access to view the recorded version of the session soon.

Attendance will be recorded regularly during this program. Participants need to maintain a minimum attendance criteria in each course of the program.

  1. An internet connected device, Computer/Laptop/Tablet/Smartphone, is enough to access the platform.
  2. Web-camera and Mic with necessary power backup will be needed for proctored online assessments.

As one of the premier institutions in the country, IIIT Hyderabad enjoys considerable autonomy. The certificate program offered here is fully governed and approved by the IIIT Outreach Division. The program complies with all the relevant regulations applicable.

All participants are required to execute, before the start of the program, an agreement that consists of the standard Program Terms and Conditions. It has the following components:

Part A: Etiquette and Platform Rights

  1. Classroom Etiquette & General Policy Guidelines
  2. Tools and Platforms in Use
  3. Tools and Platforms: Terms of Use

Part B: Honor Code

Part C: Certification

Part D: Program Fee, Refund and Termination Policy


  • First IIIT in India
  • Smart City Living Lab
  • Expert Faculty

IIITH is an autonomous university and the first IIIT in India. IIITH is presently ranked one of the best institutions in the country in technical education. Several world-renowned Centres of Excellence are part of IIITH’s research portfolio. It has established joint collaboration and co-innovation models with an industry outreach spanning significant national and multinational companies.

  • Best in class Hybrid Platform
  • Industry Partnerships
  • Academic Partnerships

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