IIT Madras invites applications for the World's first-ever Online BSc Degree in Programming and Data Science

Chennai : Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), ranked No.1 in India Rankings 2020 by NIRF, opened its application process for the newly launched world’s first ever online BSc Degree in Programming and Data Science. Students may fill the application form to enroll in the Qualifier process and also upload the required documents and pay the application fee of Rs. 3000. The fees paid will give access to 4 weeks of course content for the qualifier process and the qualifier exam. Learners can fill their applications on https://www.onlinedegree.iitm.ac.in. The maximum number of applications are limited to 2,50,000. Applications will be closed once it reaches 2,50,000 applications or on 15th September 2020, whichever occurs first.


The programme is open to anyone who has passed Class XII, with English and Maths at the Class X level. Even the current batch of students who are completing their Class XII in 2020 are eligible to apply. Graduates and working professionals can also enroll themselves to this programme, as IIT Madras aims to remove all barriers of age, discipline or geographic location and provide access to a world class curriculum in programming and data science to all aspirants around the country. For more details on eligibility, please check the website.


Prof. Andrew Thangaraj, Professor-in-Charge, IIT Madras Online Degree Programme while talking about the program said, “Since the launch of the programme, we have received an overwhelming interest from prospective students. We believe that this programme not only embraces the trend of moving education online but also provides a platform to create skilled and employable graduates in programming and data science.”


As part of the application process, all applicants will have to go through a Qualifier Process, wherein they will get access to 4 weeks of video content for the four foundational level courses. Along with the content, the first three weeks will also include a weekly assignment for each course that needs to be completed and submitted online within the given deadline. Only learners who get minimum required average assignment scores in all four courses will be eligible to appear for the in-person invigilated Qualifier Exam.


Prof. Prathap Haridoss, Professor-in-Charge, IIT Madras Online Degree Programme added “With our rich experience in the online education space, we are well-equipped to handle scale, provide an enriching and engaging experience to all the learners.”


IIT Madras aims to provide equal opportunity to learners from all over the country and even from remote areas into this unique and first of its kind online undergraduate degree programme. IIT Madras will ensure that students who opt for the course have a high-quality educational experience from the comfort of their homes. For more details about the programme, please visit https://www.onlinedegree.iitm.ac.in.


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