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More than 30K students have registered for free online mobile app learning course offered by IIT Madras

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Chennai:  More than 30,000 candidates have registered for Modern Application Development (IMAD) course, a  5-week online course,  which aims  at teaching how to build a high performance and secure web/mobile application. The course is free, provided by Indian Institute of Madras (IIT Madras) in collaboration with Hasura,  a core-tech startup, and NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning). The course commences from 5 September 2016.

This course will teach the basics of modern application development. The course will cover an introduction to the Internet, building a web application, databases, performance and security, and building a mobile application.  After completion of the course, candidates will get certificate from IIT Madras by paying nominal fee of Rs 1,000.

For online registration and more information of the course, candidates have to visit the link given below:

https://onlinecourses.nptel.ac.in/noc16_cs23/preview

Technology companies like Amazon, Flipkart, Ola, PayTM, e-commerce companies, and many start-ups, have agreed to recognize and value this online course on where technology platforms are used to offer web/mobile application services. Further, 18 companies, including Swiggy and MasterCard, that have agreed to be part of the IMAD internship program also.

Dr Gaurav Raina, a faculty in the Department of Electrical Engineering at IIT Madra and Tanmai Gopal,  CTO & co-founder of Hasura,  are instructors of the course.  Dr Raina said “Our larger objective is to get the youth excited about technology, and about building solutions for both local and global problems.”  Mr Gopal said “In this new space of application/web development almost everyone is self-taught because the technical underpinnings are not taught anywhere, and universities are yet to catch up. Our motivation is to address this gap. In the true spirit of education we want to address the hardest challenges that people face in this field – getting started on a solid foundation.”

The course will teach students some of the technology skills that are integral to the modern digital economy.

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