Frequently Asked Questions


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What is AI?

Artificial intelligence is an area of computer science that emphasizes the creation of intelligent machines that work and react like humans. It involves designing and building intelligent machines with a combination of machine learning, analytics and visualization technologies

What are all the typical jobs related to AI?

AI has opened doors for host of job opportunities. There is an accurute shortage of skilled resources in AI. Some of the jobs which are directly related to AI are
1.Data Scientist
2.Research Scientist
3.Machine Learning Experts.
4.Deep Learning Experts
5.AI Software Engineers.
6.Chat bots designers,
7. Business strategy consultant and many more
These engineers are needed across all business verticals from Education, Healthcare, Engineering, Financial Services, Defence and Military applications, Consumer Electronics, Tourism Industry, Cargo services and Shipping, Surface transport and logistics, in short all verticals of commerce and Industries

I am looking for a job in Artificial Intelligence? Is this right for me?

You will be successful as an AI Engineer if you love programming and have a keen interest in Mathematics, Probability and Statistics. You should have the desire to understand the requirement at a system level. For example you will be a successful in AI Engineer in Automotive sector, if you understand vehicle architecture and system requirements and use this knowledge while building an AI system or Algorithm

Current market situation for jobs in Artificial Intelligence?

Careers in AI are growing by the day with vast advances in high compute systems, AI algorithms becoming more mature by the day, with the advent of 5G becoming main stream shortly. The future of AI looks bright and will soon be a necessity in most companies for them to survive, Governments throught out the world and Industry bodies are working very hard to study the impact of AI to nations GDP, Productivity and sustainability in this new age called the age of knowledge economy. Now would be the right time to invest and develop the required skills to work as a data scientist or research scientist or ML/DL Expert or Chat bot designers and ride the technology wave

What is the future in Artificial Intelligence field?

AI is for here to stay and will profoundly change the way we lead our lives from the time we wake up to the time we go to bed. AI will be a life management system helping us become more productive and profitable in a very subtle way. In our homes our kitchen will be smart, our entertainment system will be smart, our communication devices will be smart, our computer will be efficient and smart, our vehicle will be smart and our means of acquiring and using data will be smart. Smart technologies are enabled through AI

What are the job requirements for jobs in Artificial Intelligence

Some basic requirement for jobs in AI are
1. Sound knowledge of programming such as python 2. Good understanding of Engineer mathematics, Algebra, Probability and Statistics.
3.Ability to understand the requirement from a system perspective

Are Artificial Intelligence jobs available all over India?

Yes, since AI jobs are spread across many verticals and businesses any upwardly mobile company with a progressive management will need experts who have the skills to convert there processes and systems to smart systems and processes. This can only be achieved when data scientist, machine learning, deep learning experts are involved in this transformation. There is abundant evidence to show that the need for enhancing the productivity of Industries using AI and smart technologies is acute and immediate. It is safe to say any company which uses computer doing its business will be touched by AI, hence we strongly believe jobs for highly skilled engineers will be available in large numbers through out the country and through out the world

What is the typical salary and career growth one can expect in Artificial Intelligence?

Artificial Intelligence has the opportunity to disrupt the way we do business in a profound and positive way. Once the adoption of AI becomes main steam companies will have no choice but to have in house expertise of skilled AI engineers. A highly skilled engineer in US can command upto 6 Lakh USD per annum, this means India is rightly positioned to offer highly skilled highly productive work force to MNC's at a cost effective price point. AI jobs can be broadly classified as development jobs and testing jobs.
A developer job will bring more salary than a testers job

Do you guarantee a job after training?

As a policy we do not offer job guarantees to anyone. We guarantee you the best training which truly covers the entire design flow from concept to product development.
Our courseware and labs are well designed to help you navigate through the interview confidently.
We provide exciting project experience, training on writing resumes, mock interviews to boost your confidence.

In adverse economic situations will I still be able to get a job after doing the course?

No doubt during a downturn in economy, there is a general impact on all industries including jobs in AI.
However this is the best time to get trained and upgrade skills to take the benefit of an economic upswing whenever it takes place.
Moreover our experience tells that good companies are always on the look out for good candidates and recruit them irrespective of market conditions- sometimes going out of the way to create a new job post

What kind of salaries do companies offer?

Companies offer salaries comparable to the best software companies and some times even exceeding them. As per our knowledge, salaries could range from 6 lakh to 9 lakh/annum based on candidate performance and with stock options sometimes

Why do we need AI?

Artificial intelligence is now emerging as a key accelerator of the digital transformation because of the below mentioned reasons
1.Digitalization
2.New algorithms are continuously being developed for data utilization.
3.Shortage of skilled professionals
4.Globally Competitive Edge

Will I get a regular job or will I be placed as an apprentice / trainee?

This depends on the company. Mostly companies hire for regular positions and put candidates on probation for 3-6 months. Sometimes based on performance, candidates are given regular employment in two to three months itself. Some companies do designate candidates as trainees for 6 months or so and then provide regular employment thereafter.

I want to gain knowledge in AI and I am not looking for a job. Since i am going Abroad for higher studies. How will this course help me

Good Question, Higher learning pedagogy is based on research, hands-on learning. At RV-AI we believe acquiring a new skills is best achieved by taking a hands on and experiential learning approach. Your learning experience at RV-AI will prepare you to make the most out of your MS in US

If there is any delay in getting a job after completing the course, can I continue to work in AI center till I get a job?

As per standard practice of RV-AI, we do not encourage this.
However when we intimate you about an interview scheduled after the completion of the course you are given an opportunity to seek any clarifications you may have with the faculty before attending the interview.

What is the best thing to do in a downturn ?

Great question!! In short do something!! Take advantage of the times you are in. In the US people enroll into industry oriented programs during such periods to retrain and update their skills.
Companies hire trained talent that can be productive quickly.
RV-AI programs are designed to make you productive in a short time. Enquiries from companies for trained talent is already started.

Can I start a company of my own after this course ? I want to use Machine Learning for my business?

Excellent question, yes. However we strongly advice you gain some real world experience for a few years working on projects and then venture into business

What is your policy on Placement guarantee?

As a policy we do not offer any guarantees towards placements, having said that we believe we offer a comprensive placement assistance program- relevant course/lab/projects required by industry, soft-skills by way of interactions and presentations to make you more confident, a resume builder to assist and guide in preparing a professional resume and mock interviews which simulate a real world interview scnerio which helps you identify your weak areas and most importantly self evaluate your interview performance so you are ready for the next one.
Our track record shows that we have the right framework to skill development, if you support us by putting in your sincere effort we do not see placement as a challenge quite frankly

What tools and platforms are used at RV-AI?

We will be using our home grown platform called CIDAP (Calligo Intelligent Data Analytics Platform) as well H2O.ai to cover some of the salient points in Auto ML.
We will be using the following libraries
TensorFlow
Keras
Torch
Caffe

How is RV-AI course structure and teaching methodology different from any other training institute?

RV-AI is a unique combination of a design center, finishing school, research center and learning center.
Investments worth millions of dollars have been made with a view of providing the best education and industry-specific training experience to you.
We believe RV-AI is a new concept in advanced skill development and a unique center in the entire country. It is lead by industry experts - to provide quality training with an industry focus.
An able team of like minded professionals with industry experience will guide and mentor aspiring engineers to realize their goals.

How can I be sure that what is taught at RV-AI is relevant to current industry needs?

RV-AI course structure is reviewed and vetted by multiple experts across the Industries. We have received positive feedback about our course structure and delivery methodology from experts.

I am a working professional in Artificial Intelligence. Can I benefit from the courses?

Offcourse you will. Weather you are looking to upgrade your skills with the latest in your area of specialization or looking for a change of track (Lateral move) we have programs that will help you. Please call or email us for details

Do I have to take up the entire course in Advanced Diploma in Artificial Intelligence? Can I take up module by module?

You have both options. You can take up the 6 months course if you have time. If you do not have the time then you can take up the course with a subgroup of modules, as per your convenience. For details call or email us

What are the course contents of Advance Diploma in Artificial Intelligence?

The contents are designed such that you will be able to apply for ML/DL/Software jobs. You will also be able to apply for testing and verification jobs in many Industries.

Module - 1 : Introduction to AI and Advanced Programming
Module - 2 : Concepts of Data Mining and its applications
Module - 3 : Project on data mining using Apache Spark, Kafka & Kibana
Module - 4 : Machine Learning & Deep Learning concepts and applications
Module - 5 : Introduction to Natural Language Processing
Module - 6 : AI Platforms & Reinforcement Learning

Course offered is a Certification or Advanced Diploma program?

It will be Advanced Diploma in Artificial Intelligence with focus on EV technology

What is CIDAP?

CIDAP stands for Calligo Intelligent Data Analytics Platform. CIDAP is a highly scalable platform that addresses a continuum of analytics needs from startup and midmarket to large-scale enterprises. This will help companies to elevate from Descriptive analytics to Prescriptive analytics.
Big Data is moving to a new stage of maturity - one that promises even greater business impact and industry disruption over the course of coming decade. As Big Data initiatives mature, organizations are now combining the agility of Big Data processes with the scale of High Performance Computing & Artificial Intelligence capabilities to accelerate the delivery of their business values. CIDAP brings all these together in a converged scalable platform.

Course duration and timings?

Advance Diploma in Artificial Intelligence with focus on is a six months (960 hours), Monday to Friday/10am-6.00pm program.

Can I do my lab work on Saturdays and Sundays only?

If you are a student of the full time AI diploma program you have to do your lab work during Monday to Friday as specified. If you are a working professional and have taken up set of modules, you could have some flexibility in doing your projects on Week-days, during the evenings, and Saturdays within the specified working hours. No project work is allowed on Sundays.

I am confused!- should I go for an M.Tech Course or the AI diploma course? Which will benefit me more?

We believe experience is your best teacher. One strategy is to do a job oriented program at RV-AI to get into the industry and avail higher education benefits provided by most companies for enrolling into part time MTECH courses. If you are serious about a career in AI after your graduation you should go for the Advanced Diploma. However if your interests are academic pursuits, you should go for M.Tech courses offered by reputed universities only.

Do you have a part time course?

We do not have a part time course.
However the program is quite flexible. In a day you need to invest about three hours for theory sessions- the research lab is open till late in the evening and on Saturdays you have the flexibility to complete your practicals at your convenience.
Depending on the module you pick you will need to attend five half days or ten half days as the case may be.

If I am unable to continue the course due to some reason/s, can I complete it later?

If the reasons are pressing, compelling and genuine you can complete the course later subject to availability of a seat; but not later than 6 months from first joining. Management reserves the right in these matters.

I Plan to go abroad for my Master's degree. Will your course be helpful to me in any way?

The course will be useful. The practical orientation of the course could help them get campus job opportunities and assistantships.

How can one identify a good training institute that can enhance my skills

Skill development is best achieved when offered by experts from the Industry, A good institute will be different in what they teach, how they teach and who teaches it. It will be managed and run by industry experts.

What does RV-AI teach?

Unlike a traditional academic institution RV-AI focuses on current and future requirements of the industry. RV-AI is separate skill development center under RV-Skills developing course content that address the requirements of Industry. Since the topics covered are derived from Industry practises used in these Industries you will enjoy the learning experience at RV-AI

How does RV-AI Teach?

Our teaching methodology is very different, We have adopted the teaching methodology used at RV-VLSI design center here. A lot of importance is given to labs, projects, teamwork, presentation skills and learning through experimentation. By definition, skills can be achieved only when you make mistakes. The theory will be 25% and hands-on will be 75% which include experimentation, demo's, industry visits and industry relevant projects
The center will be equipped with best infrastructure for both class room and design labs.

Who are the faculty at RV-AI?

This is our biggest differentiator, the faculty at RV-AI come with decades of Industry experience, and have many design wins and successful product launches under there belt. Faculty at RV-AI have a deep rooted desire to teach from their experience and motive students to become employable engineers and bring a good name to themselves and the institution. Faculty at RV-AI come with the passion and commitment to make you successful. They have migrated to education from the industry not because of choice but because of passion and commitment.

How can I know if I am Eligible?

Engineering and postgraduates from Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electronics and communication, Telecommunication and Electrical and Electronics can apply

I have low marks in my degree course. Will this affect my admission or my chance to get a job after the course?

Admission criteria is not by marks alone.
Selection is through a written test and interview. Only candidates passing the test and interview are admitted.
Generally candidates are considered for employment after completing our courses, and marks are not an issue with most companies.
However this aspect is ultimately left to the company discretion.

I had some back logs and carry forward of subjects in my semester. Will this affect my chance of getting placed?

This depends on a particular company policy and can vary from company to company. However according to our experience really good Candidates, through dedication and hard work can overcome this problem through their performance in interviews. In cases were we have received instructions from companies not to forward such resume we do not but the good news is such companies are very few.

I join RV-AI, what if I don?t like it ?

Our screening and assessments are designed to show you your general strengths and weaknesses to help you decide, in the unlikely event of you not liking the course after joining you will be given an option to reapply for a course in VLSI or AE, subject to conditions and terms, please call the institute for details

What are the big trends in Artificial Intelligence?

AI is evolving rapidly. It is poised to be the single most factor to enrich our lives and the way we do business in a positive way. Advances in VLSI technology enables building more powerful and fast computers which is a required development for AI to be adopted across industry sectors. Government policy towards industry reducing the carbon footprint and reducing pollution has made the entire auto industry rethink its future strategies. Autonomous driving and Electric vehicle development is possible with the help of AI. IoT and adoption of 5G will make devices talk to each other through the internet at unprecedented speed and with a very low latency, with this kind of internet backbone the contribution of AI in all industries is left to the creativity and ingenuity of the human mind. We are in for very interesting times ahead.

What are some cool features which can be developed using AI?

AI works very well when there is repetation of tasks, once the AI system has been taught all the tasks it can behave and have the intelligence of full a grown human being. Which means those days are not far ahead where we can have a virtual clone of ourselves which can work on well defined day to day tasks giving us all the time in the world to focus on family, friends and devote more time and effort to higher learning and develop sophisticated systems which will inturn benefit mankind.