Fuzzy Sets, Logic and Systems & Applications

By Prof. Nishchal Kumar Verma   |   IIT Kanpur
Learners enrolled: 2776
The course is designed to give a solid grounding of fundamental concepts of fuzzy logic and its applications. The level of the course is chosen to be such that all students aspiring to be a part of computational intelligence directly or indirectly in near future should get these concepts.

INTENDED AUDIENCE : UG, PG Students, industry professionals, researchers etc.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications 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 and Fuzzy Sets Theory
Week 2: Membership Functions
Week 3: Set Theoretic Operations
Week 4: Fuzzy Arithmetic
Week 5: Fuzzy Relations
Week 6: Fuzzy Inference Systems I
Week 7: Fuzzy Inference Systems II
Week 8: Wang and Mendel Model
Week 9: TSK Model
Week 10: Fuzzifiers and Defuzzifiers
Week 11: ANFIS Architecture
Week 12: Fuzzy Systems and Machine Learning

Books and references

1. Ross, T. J. (2005), “Fuzzy logic with engineering applications,” John Wiley & Sons.
2. J.-S. R. Jang, C.-T. Sun, and E. Mizutani, “Neuro-Fuzzy and Soft Computing” Prentice Hall.

Instructor bio

Prof. Nishchal Kumar Verma

IIT Kanpur
Nishchal K Verma (SM'13) is Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Inter-disciplinary Program in Cognitive Science, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. He obtained his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India. He is an awardee of Devendra Shukla Young Faculty Research Fellowship by Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India for year 2013-16. 
His research interests include big data analysis, deep learning of neural and fuzzy networks, machine learning algorithms, computational intelligence, computer vision, brain computer/machine interface, intelligent informatics, soft-computing in modelling and control, internet of things/ cyber physical systems, cognitive science and intelligent fault diagnosis systems, prognosis and health management. He has authored more than 200 research papers. 
Dr. Verma is an IETE Fellow. He is currently serving as Guest Editor of the IEEE Access special section "Advance in Prognostics and System Health Management", an Editor of the IETE Technical Review Journal, an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, an Associate Editor of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, an Associate Editor of the Transactions of the Institute of Measurement and Control, U.K. and Editorial Board Member for several journals and 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 Kanpur .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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