In today's data-driven era, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are disrupting and transforming virtually every business process across industries. AI & ML have the combined capability to analyse big data, spot patterns, get insights, and help make smart data-driven decisions in real-time. In a cost-sensitive, fragmented and customer-centric business landscape, legacy thinking can no longer help you stay relevant. Future-ready business leaders will use AI & ML as a strategic capability towards improved business automation, efficiency and agility. Will you be one of them?

The Professional Certificate Programme in AI & ML for Business Excellence from the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM Kozhikode) explores in detail latest AI & ML concepts along with their applications in real-world business scenarios. The industry-oriented curriculum will help develop your ability to integrate AI & ML into your business, transform your strategic, scientific and operational decision-making, and gain a sustainable competitive edge as a future-ready business.


- Receive a Certificate of Completion from one of India's leading B-Schools (NIRF, 2020)
- Learn from distinguished IIM Kozhikode faculty, Eruditus global faculty & reputed industry experts
- Experience high-impact learning with real-world case studies and gain actionable insights
- Be eligible for the lifelong Executive Alumni Status and expand your professional network
- Explore in-demand AI & ML tools and techniques for generating data-driven business insights
- Learn via a hands-on capstone project and get practical exposure to AI & ML project management


  • Develop a core understanding of AI & ML concepts and its business applications across sectors
  • Gain exposure to the latest algorithms, tools, techniques, and frameworks used in AI & ML for solving real-world business challenges
  • Explore the impact of these technologies on business outcomes across functions and domains
  • Understand data and how AI & ML can be leveraged to create a data-driven organisation
  • Gain hands-on learning in identifying, defining, designing, implementing & monitoring AI & ML projects


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      28 March 2021


      10 Months
      (Live Online Sessions
      Every Sunday: 6:45 PM to 9:45 PM)


      INR 1,65,000 + GST

    Who is this Programme For

    This high-impact programme is ideal for every professional who is keen to upskill in AI & ML and manage business transformation initiatives that are data-savvy and agile. This programme will build your ability in strategic and scientific decision-making based on the cognitive capabilities of AI & ML to drive business growth.

    This programme is beneficial for:

    • Mid and Senior Managers keen on gaining advanced AI & ML skills to drive team efficiencies and customer satisfaction
    • Senior professionals aspiring to move into data/ business analyst roles with an ability to manage AI & ML projects end-to-end
    • Consultants looking to build their expertise in AI & ML for better client management
    • Business heads and CXOs interested in integrating AI & ML into their corporate strategy to drive business growth
    • Entrepreneurs exploring AI & ML to make their businesses more efficient, customer-centric and digital-ready
    • ELIGIBILITY: Graduates (10+2+3)/ Diploma Holders (only 10+2+3) in any discipline from a recognised university with minimum 1 year of work experience (after graduation or diploma) as on Jan 30, 2021

    Programme Modules & Faculty


    • Introduction to AI & ML Technologies/ Applications
    • Understanding the Technology Landscape – Tools & Platforms for organisations to deploy AI & ML solutions
    • Importance of Data – Where to find it, how to store, manipulate, and characterise it
    • Python and Excel
    • Statistical Foundations
    • Storytelling with Data: Visualisation Techniques
    • Automation – RPA, Chatbots
    • Supervised Learning
    • Unsupervised Learning
    • Recommendation Systems
    • Reinforcement Learning
    • Neural Networks
    • Deep Learning & Visualisation
    • NLP
    • Text Analytics (Sentiment Analysis, Social Media Analytics)
    • Digital Transformation with AI & ML
    • Creating an AI & ML Strategy for your organisation – Link to strategic goals, business model fit, ROI, success measure, data requirements
    • Implementation and Change Management Considerations
    • Managing AI & ML projects and teams
    • Applications of AI & ML in Marketing, Sales, Finance, Operations, Supply Chain & Human Resources
    • Data Governance, Legal and Ethical Issues
    • Future of AI & ML in business


    Prof. Anjan Kumar Swain
    Prof. Anjan Kumar Swain


    Information Systems

    Professor Swain has a PhD from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. His research interests include managerial implications of state-of-the-art methods of digital transformation, blockchain technology, artificial intelligence and other upcoming technologies. His publications are in the fields of mathematical modelling, Space Robotics, AI-based methods for decision-making, and multi-criteria decision-making, amongst others.

    Recent Publications:

    1. Application of AHP in partner selection for innovation in strategic alliances, Int. J. Business Innovation and Research, Vol. 19, No. 4, 2019.
    2. Does Robotic Process Automation (RPA) bring efficiency in Audit process?, 17th AIMS International Conference on Management, Jan 2-4, 2020.

    Prof. M. P. Sebastian
    Prof. M. P. Sebastian

    Professor & Area Chair,

    Information Systems

    Professor Sebastian received both his masters and PhD degrees from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. His research interests include artificial intelligence, machine learning, cybersecurity, enterprise and cloud computing, healthcare ICT, etc. He has guided 10 PhDs and is a PhD Examiner of many reputed institutions including NTU Singapore, IIT Bombay and IIT Madras.

    Recent Publications:

    1. Building Semi-Intelligent Web Cache Systems with Light Weight Machine Learning Techniques: Admission Control and replacement, Computers and Electrical Engineering (Elsevier), Vol. 39 No. 4, May 2013, pp. 1174-1191.
    2. Assessing the adoption of a home health provisioning system in India: An analysis of patients. Health Policy and Technology (Elsevier), March 2016, pp. 74-83.

    Programme Fee

    Dates Length Location Tuition Fees
    March 28, 2021 10 Months Live Online Sessions
    Every Sunday: 6:45 PM to 9:45 PM
    INR 1,65,000 + GST
    Deadline Application Fee
    Round 1 Jan 25, 2021 INR 1,500 + GST
    Round 2 Feb 22, 2021 INR 2,000 + GST
    Round 3 Mar 18, 2021 INR 2,500 + GST
    Remarks Instalment Amount
    Booking Amount Within 7 days post selection INR 25,000 + GST
    Instalment 1 Apr 1, 2021 INR 45,000 + GST
    Instalment 2 Jul 1, 2021 INR 50,000 + GST
    Instalment 3 Oct 1, 2021 INR 45,000 + GST

    Student Loan Details

    Loan Amount Available Tenure (months) EMI
    INR 1,84,965 36 INR 6,839


    • The above EMI’s are indicative. The EMI’s offered by each of the loan providers might vary from the above figures, depending upon tenure and loan amount to be disbursed.
    • Other EMI tenures available (Months):
      Propelld: 12/18/24/30/36/42/48
      Eduvanz: 12/24/36/48

    Please visit Students Loans and Financing for details on how to avail a student loan.


    This programme includes live online classes. To attend a live online class you will need to have a PC/ Laptop/ Mac with

    • Speakers and microphone: built-in or a USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
    • Webcam: built-in or USB plug-in
    • Processor: with Dual Core 2Ghz or higher (i3/ i5/ i7 or AMD equivalent)
    • RAM: 4 GB or higher
    • OS: Either MacOS 10.7 or higher OR Windows 8 or higher
    • An internet connection: Minimum bandwidth of 3.0 Mbps (up/ down)
    • Browser: IE 11+, Edge 12+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+
    • Zoom software client installed on your PC/ Laptop/ Mac

    We use the Zoom software application to conduct live online classes. Zoom works on a variety of PCs/ Laptops/ Mac systems and also on phones and tablets. You can join your live online class from a phone or tablet if it supports the Zoom client. We recommend that you attend classes from a PC/ Laptop/ Mac.