Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad is launching a full-fledged B.Tech. programme in Artificial Intelligence from the coming Academic Year (2019-2020). It has become the first Indian educational Institution to offer such a full-fledged B.Tech. programme in AI and likely the third institute globally - after Carnegie Mellon University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), both of which are in the U.S, according to a statement from the technological and engineering institute. The course will have an intake of around 20 students who can take the programme through the JEE Advanced, the entrance exam used for admission to graduate courses in IITs. The Institute also said the mission of the Department of Artificial Intelligence, IIT Hyderabad, is to produce students with a sound understanding of the fundamentals of theory and practice of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. IIT Hyderabad is already offering an M.Tech. programme in Artificial Intelligence - Machine Learning.