Centre for Artificial Intelligence
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

Welcome To The Centre for Artificial Intelligence

The Centre for Artificial Intelligence (CAI) in IIT Kharagpur has been set up in April 2018 in recognition of the increasing importance of the role of Artificial Intelligence. It leverages more than three decades of research and contribution of IIT Kharagpur in fundamental and applied AI. AI and ML are playing a transformational role in every sphere of human endeavour and requires to be nurtured by talent and an ecosystem of innovation.

The Centre has been seed-funded by a grant from Capillary Technologies.

Our GOAL is to make impactful contributions to Industry and Society.

The Centre's charter is to focus activity on the FOUR quadrants of Research, Teaching, Industry Projects and Entrepreneurship.


Conduct world class research in AI and ML

Foundational research
Important applications

Industry Projects

Foster strong industry-academic synergy for AI adoption
Impactful projects with industry and government


State-of-art AI courses, training andworkshops

Catering to our students
Outreach programs for learning and reskilling


Provide platform for incubation
Support deep technology based entrepreneurship

Head of the Centre

  • Prof. Sudeshna Sarkar
  • Office phone:: 03222-282256
  • Email: sudeshna@cse.iitkgp.ac.in
  • Email: shudeshna@gmail.com
  • Fax: 03222-278985

  • Prof P P Chakrabarti: Prof P P Chakrabarti to be honoured by Intel India with Intel's Technology Excellence Award for his exemplary contribution