As a sample, Week 1 content videos have been made available for the first four Foundational
Level courses for you to try and learn from. We recommend you to check out these lectures
and try the sample assignment we have put out for each course.
Here are the links to Week 1 Content & Assignment Pages -
Next Regular Entry Qualifier Applications - NOW OPEN
Next Qualifier Phase Week 1 Starts - 21 June 2021
Next In-Person Qualifier Exam - 8 August 2021
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25th March 2021; 11:30am - Webinar on 'V PROPEL' - Merit-cum-Means Scholarship for BSc
Programming and Data Science
IIT Madras is pioneering a completely online program to produce graduates who will be
in the sector that presently has high demand - Programming and Data Science. The program
innovative combination of online learning and in-person assessment and is flexible and
I believe the program will be a gamechanger in the field of education in India in the coming
and inspire other top-ranking institutions to launch many such online initiatives.
Who can join?
No age or stream restrictions.
Can learn from anywhere. Note that the exam centres are currently restricted to India, UAE and
For more detailed information about the IITM Online Degree program, our courses and fee
structure, check out the
World Class Faculty
Learn from carefully designed courses taught by experienced IIT Madras faculty and other
Our program is flexible with multiple entry and exit points for learners from different
with different aspirations.
Each course will have discussion forums with an active academic team to help in clearing
Why learn Programming & Data Science?
Decision making is increasingly becoming data driven within the commercial sector and the
There is a large quantity of data readily available for this at present. Smart devices connected
the internet bring more input sources, apart from those generated by humans as they interact
services and one another. Data driven decision making involves the analysis of large volumes of
to identify patterns and build predictive models. This requires a combination of skills ranging
computing, statistics and mathematics, and is broadly labelled data science.
academic programs in data science are only just emerging, there is a huge gap between the demand
data scientists and the supply of suitable qualified applicants in the job market. The
traditional classroom programs is limited and will not be able to provide the numbers needed to
the upcoming requirements. Online teaching has the potential to train much larger numbers, but
scale without diluting quality has proven to be a challenge until recently.
This program therefore aims to create a thoroughly trained programmer,
in application development, data sciences and machine learning.View Less
Testimonials from our learners
I just want to let you know that IITM and its team is doing an amazing job running this
program. I'm really
lucky to be enrolled into this program. I have never ever received replies for any
within one day
from other universities. I know how difficultit is to reply to a lot of emails. Not only
that, right from
the program design and course content, every minute things are well planned and carried
Hats off to
your team. Thank you for your support and guidance.
S Nithish Kumar
from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
I would like to thank the whole team of IITM Online Degree for coming up with the
questions with the professors. It has not only helped me in improving my performance
drastically in graded
assignments, but also it plays a relevant role in making the concepts more clear. Though
because of my
college schedule I am not able to attend all the live sessions, its recorded form is
to be very
effective for me. A special mention for Prof.Andrew Thangaraj - his tips on problem
helpful. Once again thank you very much for understanding the requirements of the
from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
I want to thank the team of IIT Madras who are making this Degree happen for us. I am
one of those students who had to face many financial and health issues in the early part
of their lives. And studying in IIT is only a dream for students like us. However, this
degree program (while maintaining the standard of IIT) has given us a chance to grow and
improve in our lives.
Also, I have personally checked many online programs by many Institutes and Universities
- however, none of them is so inspiring, innovative and challenging (at the same time).
It's such a great initiative of IIT Madras. I can't thank you enough and all the people
who are involved in making it happen. I want to specially thanks Prof. Andrew and Prof.
Pratap for clarifying all our doubts and also the professors and course support team -
without which I could have never qualified this process.
Yash Raj Karthikey
from Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
My name is Akriti Vishwas, I come from Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh.
I came across this online degree program on the internet. I just completed my 12th
standard and was enrolled in a bachelor degree in Hansraj College of Delhi University
pursuing physics honours. Apart from my degree I wanted to explore something new. This
program from such an esteemed institution like IIT MADRAS seemed exciting to me. The
unique program captured my attention and I enrolled for the qualifier level. The ever
increasing career opportunities in data science also contributed in a positive way.
After taking the classes from such qualified faculty, my interest in the program grew.
The unique pedagogy used by the teachers is what I found most engaging. The dedicated
support team also helped many learners like me at all times if we faced any
difficulties. Now, after qualifying the first level and being a student of the
foundational level, I am looking forward to this course and learning in a unique and
first of its kind way.
from Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh, India
This is Satej.
I want to just like appreciate the IIT team. They are doing a fabulous job. Even
though we haven't met, it
doesn't like that due to amazing interaction and course planning of Bsc course
of IIT Madras.
They are managing at such a level without disturbing the standard of IIT. Hats
off to the team at IIT
Feeling proud to be a part of such a great program.