At IIT Madras, you can work towards an undergraduate degree / diploma from an IIT regardless of your age or location, and with a wide range of academic backgrounds.

 Why learn Programming & Data Science ?

Data driven decision making involves the analysis of large volumes of data to identify patterns and build predictive models. This requires a combination of skills ranging from computing, statistics and mathematics, and is broadly labelled data science. Online teaching has the potential to train much larger numbers, but delivering scale without diluting quality has proven to be a challenge until recently.

This program therefore aims to create a thoroughly trained programmer, proficient in application development, data sciences and machine learning.

Courses offered by IIT Madras:

  • Diploma in Programming
  • Diploma in Data Science
  • BSc Degree in Programming and Data Science

Who can join in this program?

There is no age and stream restriction to join in this program. You can learn from anywhere and the exam centers are currently in India and UAE 

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 How does the Qualifier Process work?

 4 weeks of online courses and assignments to be completed and those who get minimum required scores in weekly assignments in the 4 weeks will get to write Qualifier Exam broadly based on the 4 weeks of content.

 Those who get minimum required scores in Qualifier Exam get to register for Foundational Level courses.

The Structure of the Program :

   The program is split into three levels that have to be completed strictly in sequence:

1: Foundational Level (8 courses)

2: Diploma Level (6 Programming courses + 6 Data Science courses)

 3: Degree Level (11 courses)

These are three levels in our Online Degree program and to get a BSc Degree in Programming and Data Science. You can have the flexibility to exit at any level.   

     Depending on the courses completion, the learner can receive Foundational Certificate from Centre for Continuing Education, IIT Madras or Diploma(s) from IIT Madras and there is “Diploma Only Entry” option for those who are interested in doing only Diploma Level courses and exiting with one or both Diploma(s) from IIT Madras.

Source: IIT Madras