NEW DELHI, JULY 1 | Indian Institute of Technology, Madras has launched the world’s first ever online degree, (B.Sc) and diploma courses in programming and data science. Union Minister of HRD , Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Tuesday, propelled the programme through an online course. Any individual who has qualified Senior Secondary School examination can pursue the IIT Madras online courses. In addition, there are no age limitations for the applicants. The online application procedure will start soon. Applicants are encouraged to visit the official website (onlinedegree.iitm.ac.in).
Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Madras said that the online course aims to fill the gap between the demand and supply for the data scientists in the country. “As formal academic programmes in data science are only just emerging, there is a huge gap between the demand for data scientists and the supply of suitable qualified applicants in the job market. The throughput of traditional classroom programmes is limited and will not be able to provide the numbers needed to meet the upcoming requirements. Online teaching has the potential to train much larger numbers, but delivering scale without diluting quality has proven to be a challenge until recently. Our programme therefore aims to create a thoroughly trained programmemer, proficient in application development,data sciences and machine learning,” said the IIT Madras Director while launching the courses.
IIT Madras Online Courses – Study Levels
There are three levels in the online degree programme. To get a BSc Degree in programming and Data Science from IIT Madras, a student needs to effectively finish each of the three levels to be specific establishment level, certificate, and degree level. Besides, there are three leave levels too. Candidates can exit from the course at any level. They can either finish the degree (third level – BSc) or exit in the wake of finishing either establishment level or certificate level.
There are a total of 31 courses. The completion time is between three to six years. Learners will have to complete the online courses and assignments, quizzes and exams to gain 116 credits.
At the end of a term, there will be an end term exam of 3 hours duration for each course.
IIT Madras Online Courses – Entry Path
Candidates have two options to get an entry to the course.
Regular Entry – The first is the standard selection for the Class 12th pass candidates who will take admission in the establishment level course.
The Foundational Level courses take into account intrigued candidates with an assortment of instructive foundations to gain proficiency with the nuts and bolts (Math, Statistics, Computational Thinking, Python programming and English) which assist them with taking up the Diploma Level and afterward the Degree Level courses.
Diploma Entry – The ‘Diploma Only’ entry is essentially planned for working experts or students who as of now have the basics educated in Foundational Level courses and wish to exit with a couple of Diplomas (Diploma in programming AND/OR Diploma in Data Science) from IIT Madras. Students entering by means of confirmation no one but passage can just do recognition level courses and can’t continue to the degree level courses.
IIT Madras Online Courses – Qualifications
The applicant more likely than not examined Mathematics and English in class 10. They ought to have cleared Class 12 or equivalent. They ought to be as of now selected for a Bachelor’s Degree programme or ought to have graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree (BA, BSc, BE, BTech or equivalent) or they may have dropped out from a Bachelor’s Certificate.
IIT Madras Online Courses – Fee Details
The total fees for the complete course is Rs 2,42,000.
Foundation Level (8 months to 3years) – Rs 32,000 (8 courses)
Diploma Level (12 months to 3 years) – Rs 1,12,000 (12 courses)
Degree Level (12 months to 3 years) – Rs 1,00,000 (11 courses)
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