Presidential Initiative for Artificial Intelligence and Computing (PIAIC)

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Arif Alvi, the current President of Pakistan,  established the Presidential Initiative for Artificial Intelligence and Computing (PIAIC). The main aim of this organization is to reshape the field of technical education in Pakistan.

Also, It has a strategic partnership with Saylani Welfare Trust, Panacloud (Pvt.) limited, and Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX).

PIAIC Mission

PIAIC is following a strong motive to revolutionize Pakistan in the field of technology. It is functioning for the advancement of education, research, and business with the latest and cutting-edge technologies. It is known as the 4th industrial revolution.

Further, this great, nationwide educational initiative is working to make Pakistan a global hub. Its targeted fields are AI, data science, cloud-native computing, edge computing, blockchain, augmented reality, and the Internet of things.

How To Sign Up For PIAIC?

If you desire to become a participant at PIAIC, you need to Signup at its Portal, and you’ll be able to join it for free.

Firstly, visit www.piaic.org, and you’ll find here your Signup form as visible in the above screenshot.

Presidential Initiative for Artificial Intelligence and Computing (PIAIC)

Enter your valid  National Identity Card (CNIC) number if you are 18 or older. If you are less than 18, you can use your Child Registration Certificate (CRC); also known as B-form.

Finally, add your accurate email address and generate a strong password.

Note: Only after verification of your provided CNIC/CRC (B-form) number, you’ll be permitted to become a member of it.

How To Use The PIAIC Portal?

After Successful Signup, you have to enter some necessary information to proceed further.

From the long list of available PIAIC centers, select your preferred one. You can also click on your selected center to read more details about it.

Then you’ll ask to select your course _ you can choose more than one course at the same time.

From the sidebar menu, select the option of ‘Payment’ to generate your fee voucher.

Also, you get profile management, e-Books portal, Exams updates, and other academic announcements options there.

Courses Offered By Piaic In Pakistan

PIAIC is currently offering four basic level courses in the most emerging fields of IT and technology. The details of these courses have been mentioned below for your amenity.

1. Artificial Intelligence Course

The AI course of PIAIC is designed to promote computer learning and problems solving autonomously through the vast knowledge of Artificial Intelligence.

This course has a duration of one year and is suitable for beginners. It has been divided into four quarters with regular tests and assignments for a better understanding of students.

Further, it contains all the required material necessary for authentic learning in this field.

2. Cloud Computing Course

Indeed, Cloud computing include in the most widely rising fields of  IT. It is the on-demand delivery of IT resources over the Internet.

Due to the current demand and scope of this cutting-edge technology PIAIC has created this course.

It delivers the basic level knowledge of cloud computing that will enable the learners to understand all the essential concepts.

3. Blockchain Course

Blockchain system comprises sorting and maintaining information that makes it almost impossible to change, hack, or cheat the system. This technology is beneficial for keeping digital records.

A blockchain is essentially a digital ledger of transaction protection and secrecy. This course enables the learners to get information about cryptocurrency mining, its demands, and its role in the IT world.

4. Internet Of Things (IOT) Course

PIAIC has formulated this study plan to deal with the current demand for improvement in the area of the “Internet of things” and its application.

It facilitates the candidates to learn the applications and usage of technology in devices. The primary aim of it is to help you out the beginners to grow in this field.

About PIAIC Classes

PIAIC is delivering both online and offline classes for the convenience of its students. So, if you prefer online, you have to select the distance learning option present in the form.

The course is designed to give you 3 credit hours per week, 36 hours per quarter(12 weeks or 3 months).

PIAIC Classes Location

It is currently launching its classes only in mentioned cities and in the given specific manner. You should know that it conducts courses in one or two cities at a time.

  1. Karachi
  2. Islamabad
  3. Faisalabad
  4. Sialkot
  5. Lahore
  6. Hyderabad
  7. Peshawar
  8. Quetta

According to the above list, the first classes conducts in Karachi, then in Islamabad, and so on, in the same fashion.

PIAIC Fee Structure

PIAIC is offering its programs for both onsite and distance learning learners. These programs are available at very reasonable rates to make them accessible for majorities. However, there is a slight difference between the onsite and online fee structures; below are details.

The fee structure for onsite students

The payable amount will be 1,000 per month for onsite/ regular students for 12 months programs. Regardless, the installment facility is also available. You can also pay this amount in 4 easy installments of 3,000 after every 3 months(for every quarter) during the course.

The fee structure for distance learning students

Besides, PIAIC is giving an online learning facility for those who can’t attend the onsite classes. Their fee will be PKR 500 per month for 12 months. Also, you can pay it in 4 installments of PKR 1,500 before the start of each quarter.

You can get details of it by clicking on the distance learning option in your selected program’s application form.

Moreover, note that distance learning students will also require to take proctored exams on the site, just like the onsite students.

PIAIC Contact Information

If you have any confusion and query related to the admissions and coursework, you can contact PIAIC via:

PIAIC Helpline: +92-308-2220203 (service available between 10 AM – 6 PM).

Email Address: education@piaic.org.

Note: The services Closed on Friday’s

Conclusion

The Presidential Initiative for Artificial Intelligence and Computing is working to fulfill the current need for learning technology for Pakistan’s development.

It is training people with all emerging computer fields and delivering their basic concepts. Besides, we have covered all the things you need to consider in the form of a complete guide about PIAIC.

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