Computer Aided Applied Single Objective Optimization

By Prof. Prakash Kotecha   |   IIT Guwahati
Learners enrolled: 411
Optimization problems are frequently encountered in almost all disciplines of science and engineering. This course will familiarize the audience with both mathematical and computational intelligence algorithms to solve combinatorial optimization problems. The course is designed so as to enable the participants to quickly use state-of-the-art tools to solve optimization problems. A unique feature of this course will be discussion of a realistic case study to thoroughly understand various aspects of optimization.
INTENDED AUDIENCE : Students, Researchers & Working Professionals
PREREQUISITES : Basic Mathematics
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Computational Chemical Engineering
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 24 Jan 2022
End Date : 15 Apr 2022
Enrollment Ends : 07 Feb 2022
Exam Date : 23 Apr 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week  1: Introduction
Week  2: Regression
Week  3: Teaching Learning Based Optimization
Week  4: Particle Swarm Optimization
Week  5: Differential Evolution
Week  6: Genetic Algorithm
Week  7: Artificial Bee Colony Optimization
Week  8: Constraint Handling & Result Analysis
Week  9: Linear & Mixed Integer Linear Programming
Week 10: Solution of Case Study with Mathematical & CI Techniques
Week 11: MATLAB Optimization Toolbox
Week 12: GAMS & IBM ILOG Optimization Studio

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Instructor bio

Prof. Prakash Kotecha

IIT Guwahati
Dr. Prakash Kotecha is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. He obtained his Bachelors degree from Pondicherry Engineering College, Maters from Coimbatore Institute of Technology and PhD from IIT Bombay. He works in computational intelligence algorithms and also applies conventional and recently proposed optimization to solve combinatorial optimization problems. Dr. Kotecha has published articles in several journals and renowned conferences.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 23 April 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Guwahati .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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