There are four levels in the IIT Madras Degree program and to get the BS Degree in Data Science and Applications from IIT Madras, a learner has to successfully complete all four levels.
There is also the flexibility to exit at any level. Depending on the courses completed and credits earned, the learner can receive a Foundation Certificate from IITM CODE (Centre for Outreach and Digital Education) or Diploma(s) from IIT Madras or BSc Degree in Programming and Data Science from IIT Madras or BS Degree in Data Science and Applications from IIT Madras.
Every year is divided into three terms of four months each - January Term, May Term and September Term.
Each term of four months has 12 weeks of coursework (video lectures and assignments), 2 in-person invigilated Quizzes and End Term Exams. Depending on the course, assessments may include programming exams, mini projects, vivas, take home assignments, etc.
In each term, a learner may register for upto 4 courses depending on their CCC (Credit Clearing Capability).
A learner’s CCC in the Foundation Level is calculated based on their performance in the Qualifier Exam or the previous term’s End Term Exams. The CCC in the Diploma Level and thereafter is 4.
All 8 courses in Foundation Level need to be successfully completed before registering for any Diploma Level course. Similarly, all Diploma Level courses & projects need to be successfully completed before registering for any Degree Level course.
There are 3 types of assessments for each
Weekly Assignments which are online
monthly in-person Quizzes
in-person End Term Exam
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In addition, assessments may include programming exams, mini projects, vivas, take home assignments, etc.