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IIT Madras launches the world’s first online BSc Degree program in Programming and Data Science

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Chennai: IIT Madras, India’s top technical institute,has launched the world’s first online BSc Degree program in Programming and Data Science. One can work towards an undergraduate degree / diploma from an IIT regardless of your age or location, and with a wide range of academic backgrounds.

The Batch 1 starts January 2021. There are THREE LEVELS in our the Degree program and to get a BSc Degree in Programming and Data Science from IIT Madras, a learner has to successfully complete all three levels: Foundational, Diploma Level and Degree Level.

Online BSc Degree program in Programming and Data Science by IIT Madras was launched today by Union HRD Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank in a virtual launch ceremony.  Shri. Sanjay Dhotre, Minister of State (HRD) also attended the ceremony. Pawan Kumar Goenka, Chairman, Board of Governors, IIT Madras and Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Madras also graced the occasion.

Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Madras said “IIT Madras is pioneering a completely online program to produce graduates who will be employable in the sector that presently has high demand – Programming and Data Science. The program uses an innovative combination of online learning and in-person assessment and is flexible and affordable. I believe the program will be a game changer in the field of education in India in the coming years and inspire other top-ranking institutions to launch many such online initiatives.”

The online programme aims to create a thoroughly trained programmer, proficient in application development, data sciences and machine learning.

There are Three Levels in our the Degree program and to get a BSc Degree in Programming and Data Science from IIT Madras, a learner has to successfully complete all three levels: Foundation, Diploma Level and Degree Level.

There is also the flexibility to exit at any level. Depending on the courses completed, the learner can receive Foundational Certificate from Centre for Continuing Education, IIT Madras or Diploma(s) from IIT Madras. (Pg 13 for Admissions related information)

We are currently formulating a Diploma Only Entry (Pg 13) option for those who are interested in doing only Diploma Level courses and exiting with one or both Diploma(s) from IIT Madras

Course Features:

Total Courses: 31

116 credits

Completion time: 3 – 6 years based on preferred pace & performance

Fees for full course:  Rs.2,42,000 (Refer Fee Structure )

Online Courses & Assignments: 12 weeks of coursework for each course

Quizzes and Exams: 3 Quizzes and one End Term Exam for each course – in person and invigilated.

The portal for  online BSc Degree program in Programming and Data Science is

https://onlinedegree.iitm.ac.in/

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