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Our Programs

What is a Univ.AI program like?

We offer programs in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and programming (coming soon). Taught by professors from the best institutions, all our programs are tailored to offer an enriching academic experience only available at top-tier universities. Our programs are completely online and LIVE, with intensive mentorship.

How are Univ.AI programs different from other online programs?

During the course of your journey with us, you will experience all the dimensions that together create an exceptional learning experience – for example, working on research problems with great faculty, real-world problems with the industry, exposure to the greatest thinkers in the field, pushing the boundaries of conventional learning, and more. You will also be challenged a lot more. Pushed to achieve more.

From a great institution must graduate great students, and it is our commitment to create the right conditions for towering accomplishment. You can read reviews of some of our previous students and know about their experience with us here.

I don’t know which Univ.AI program I should take?

Each program has a set of prerequisites. Please refer to our programs page to know more and choose a program that best suits your learning and professional goals. Our shorter as well as Master Programs come with 2 to 5 courses, each with standalone outcomes as well as applications. All courses offer distinct skill-based outcomes, enabling you to take these either as a program or independent certified courses.

  • Start with Fast ML &AI, if you are beginning your journey in the field
  • If your Data Science or AI/ML basics are strong, you can start with the Advanced AI program.
  • If you are an advanced practitioner, you may take AI 5, which helps you master AI in production and gives a hands-on internship/capstone project experience

The courses are 5 or 10 weeks longs, and help you become professionally ready, with varying levels of expertise upon successfully completing a particular course or a program.

Will I get a certificate of completion upon finishing the program?

All our programs consist of a minimum of two certification courses, that will be awarded to students upon successful competition of each course.

  • Fast ML & AI: Get certifications from DS/ML & AI Basics courses
  • Advanced AI: Get certifications from AI 3, 4 and 5 courses
  • Master Deep Learning: Get certifications from AI Basics, AI 3, 4 and 5 courses
  • Master ML & AI: Flagship program with 5 certifications in DS/ML Basics, AI Basics, AI 3, 4 and 5 courses
Does Univ.AI offer any free courses or programs?

Yes! Our programs are rigorous and learners with basics in AI, Machine Learning and Data Science tend to do well in our programs. To help you get set and succeed in your classes, you can explore the below free programs

  1. Python Preparator: A LIVE-online course held over two weekends to prepare learners for the ML: X program
  2. Machine Learning Code Basics: This follows the Python Preparator and is also a live-online course, held over two weekends to prepare learners for the ML: X program
  3. Free Resources: Explore self paced courses, quizbooks and more, curated by Harvard and UCLA faculty

Program Structure

How long are your programs?

Our Basics-courses are 10 weeks each, AI 3 & 4, our intermediate level courses, are 5 weeks each & AI 5, the capstone + AI in production course is 10 to 12 weeks long. The length of your selected program, will consist of the duration of the courses that are part of that program.

What are the typical class hours?

All classes are LIVE-online, in evenings or on weekends. There are typically 2 lectures a week with your lead instructor and one lecture can be up to 2 hours long.


Program Eligibility

I am an experienced developer and I wish to pivot into AI. Can I take this program?

Yes, provided you meet the course prerequisites. We welcome both students and working professionals from all academic backgrounds in our programs.

I’ve never programmed before. Can I still take a Univ.AI program?

As a Machine Learning and AI learner, it is helpful if you have a basic programming experience, preferably in Python. But that doesn’t mean you can not attend our programs. We offer free (LIVE-online) course preparators for Machine Learning programs that help you brush your Python and Machine Learning basics. This helps with you fulfilling the prerequisites for DS/ML Basics. Know more about the Free Course Preps here.

I am a full-time university student. Can I study with Univ.AI as well?

Our courses need a time commitment of 10 to 12 hours per week from the enrolled students and live classes and sessions will always be in the evening. This is ideal for both students and working professionals who wish to pursue excellence in Data Science and AI while honoring other work or study commitments.

Who are the programs for?

Our programs have been designed to welcome undergraduates, graduate students, and even working professionals. Our classrooms see participation from learners with varied academic backgrounds, all of whom possess a high level of willingness to learn and succeed in Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. 

All our programs are LIVE online - including your lectures, mentor sessions, labs and office hours - empowering you to study from anywhere in the world. All sessions are held in evenings or on weekends (Indian Standard Time), keeping in mind your commitments.

Do Univ.AI programs have prerequisites or applications?

Anyone! People treat AI as a separate field but it is truly a skill that everyone needs to know, whether they are social or physical scientists, engineers, or medical professionals. We suspect that students and working professionals who wish to take up a career in Data Science & Engineering, Machine Learning and AI will find our programs particularly useful.

However, we offer a free foundations program in AI and ML which can help you prepare for the beginner programs in AI or ML.


Live course prep programs on Python and Machine Learning foundations are also offered, free of cost, before the start of ML-X cohorts.


I work full-time. Can I study with Univ.AI?

Our courses need a time commitment of 10 to 12 hours per week from the enrolled students and live classes and sessions will always be in the evening. This is ideal for both students and working professionals who wish to pursue excellence in Data Science, ML and AI while honoring other work or study commitments.

Administration & Assistance

How can I contact support?

If you need any help before or during your term as a student with Univ.AI, our dedicated operations team and teaching assistants will guide you through your journey. For general enquiries regarding our programs, write to programs@univ.ai

How can I provide feedback to Univ.AI?

We love to hear from you! If you have any further questions or think we can do better across our functions, do drop us a line at hello@univ.ai

Is Univ.AI an accredited educational institution?

No, Univ.AI is currently not an accredited institution. Our programs are equivalent in rigour and intensity to non-thesis programs at the world’s elite institutions. We recognize that the top employers of today have begun to de-emphasize degrees over knowledge and the ability to expertly execute. This is our focus as well.


That said, we do plan to introduce degree programs in the future. These will have a slightly different, more academic focus.

Does Univ.AI accept from or provide transfer credits to accredited educational institutions?

Univ.AI is a professional training institution and we currently do not offer any degree programs. Hence, we do not accept from or provide transfer credits to accredited educational institutions.

Payment, Billing and Financing

What are the various payment options available?

We support the most popular online payment options available today. You also have an option of paying via Zest Money and can avail their zero interest EMI options.

What are the financing options available to learners?

Our beginner level courses (ML/DS & AI Basics) are inexpensive and designed to reduce the entry barrier to the highest quality of education in AI, ML and DS there is. Advanced level courses (AI 3,4), for people who have already learned the basics, while priced slightly higher remain extremely affordable.

AI 5 is more expensive, however your investment is risk-proofed by an employment guarantee.

Our courses, become more affordable when taken as a program. They are priced for access, and are affordable for most around the world who seek the best training in sought after areas like AI, ML and Data Science. For those who might still need financing, we have EMI payments available.

How much do the programs cost?

Our Basics courses are priced for access and provide great value for money. AI 3 & 4 are slightly more expensive but still cheap for the highest quality of education with intensive mentorship. The AI 5 course, while slightly more expensive, risks proofs the investment with an employment guarantee. Courses, taken as programs become more affordable & provide a structure to your learning journey.

For pricing details, please visit our Programs page.

Faculty and Mentors

How are the students graded and evaluated?

We conduct both group and individual evaluations. Evaluations are based on your class performance (exercises), labs, home works, and projects. We ask that you always participate and attempt exercises even if you get them wrong: participation counts towards your grade. Detailed evaluation criteria will be published prior to each module by the module instructor.

How often are mentor sessions held in the program?

You will get upto 5 to 6 scheduled hours of LIVE mentor sessions per week of your program. Our programs are high intervention with mentorship being a key facet of our offering. At the start of your program, you will be assigned a highly trained mentor to help you with your coursework and guide you through the programs. You can also request further sessions with your mentor if you need more clarity on a particular topic.

Projects and Grading

How are the students graded and evaluated?

We conduct both group and individual evaluations. Evaluations are based on your class performance (exercises), labs, home works, and projects. We ask that you always participate and attempt exercises even if you get them wrong: participation counts towards your grade. Detailed evaluation criteria will be published prior to each module by the module instructor.


Placements and Higher Education

Does Univ.AI offer placements?

Yes, you get a state-of-the-art after successfully completing AI 5, our most advanced course in AI. We extend this guarantee to the students who opt for the employment guarantee option for that course. For all other students in AI 5, we provide dedicated placement support.

What are my options for high education after taking your programs?

As you are aware, our professors are from the world’s most renowned institutions. With their help, and of course by doing well in our programs, you will be in an excellent position to further your goals for a top-tier MS or PhD program.

Any aspect of our program which helps toward this the opportunity to work with our faculty on research. By participating in our research opportunities, you will be able to both gain familiarity and experience with university research programs around the world, and establish your worthiness to gain admission to their graduate programs well ahead of your applications.