Application for the next batch of the Degree Program is open now.

Application for the next batch of the Degree Program is open now.

Important Dates

Mandatory Requirements to Enroll and Learn

Access to good internet connection as well as a laptop/desktop device will be a key requirement to learn effectively from our courses. For a complete list of software and hardware requirements, please refer to this document - Mandatory System Specifications.

Learner should be able to travel to assigned exam centres for quizzes and exams, each term. Check the list of exam cities where our exam centres are currently located.

Note: The details below are for the BSc degree in Programming and Data Science from IIT Madras. We also offer a Diploma Only Program for those who are interested exclusively in pursuing a Diploma in Programming or Diploma in Data Science. Please visit the Diploma Program website for further details on this.

Eligibility to Apply

FOR THE JANUARY 2022 BATCH:

Eligibility for those who cleared class 12 or equivalent in 2019 or earlier:

1.

The candidate must have studied Mathematics and English in class 10.

2.

They should have cleared class 12 or equivalent in 2019 or earlier. View list of accepted class 12 equivalents.

No additional eligibility required to apply for the qualifier process or join the foundational courses after clearing the qualifying exam.

Eligibility for those who cleared class 12 or equivalent in 2020 or 2021:

1.

The candidate must have studied Mathematics and English in class 10.

2.

They should have cleared class 12 or equivalent in 2020 or 2021. View list of accepted class 12 equivalents.

3.

The candidate should be:
(i) currently enrolled / previously enrolled in any Bachelor's Degree program in campus mode OR
(ii) completed 1 year (campus mode only) diploma OR
(iii) completed CA Inter

Note that applicants who cleared class 12 or equivalent in 2020 or 2021 may apply for the qualifier process with eligibility criteria 1 & 2 alone, but will be required to fulfil criterion 3 to join the foundational courses after clearing the qualifying exam.

Application Process

Applications for the next batch starting January 2022 is now open. APPLY NOW.

Anyone who is eligible may apply by filling in the application form, uploading required documents and paying the application fee.

General Category / OBC Applicant ₹3000 application fee
SC / ST Category / PwD (>= 40% disablity ) Applicant ₹1500 application fee
SC / ST Category Applicant who is ALSO PwD (>= 40% disablity ) ₹750 application fee

Exam Fee will apply in addition to application fee for learners opting to write the Qualifier Exam in an Exam Centre outside India.

Qualifier Process 

All applicants for the Degree Program will have to go through the Qualifier Process.

They will get access to 4 weeks of content for the four foundational level courses - English I, Mathematics for Data Science I, Statistics for Data Science I and Computational Thinking.

Video content of 2 - 3 hours duration will be released for each course on a weekly basis.

Along with the content, every week will also include an assignment for each course that needs to be completed and submitted online within the given deadline.

Support for the learners is available through the discussion forum and live interactive sessions that will be conducted at regular intervals.

Eligibility to appear for the qualifier exam:

In each course, the average of the best 3 out of the 4 assignment scores will be calculated. Only those who get minimum required average assignment scores in all four courses (as given below) will be allowed to appear for the Qualifier Exam.

Minimum Average Assignment Score required in each course
General Learner 40%
SC / ST / PwD with 40% disability 30%
PwD with 40% disability & SC / ST 30%
OBC-NCL / EWS 35%

Note: Relaxations in pass criteria indicated for various categories of learners, is applicable ONLY for the qualifier process. There will be no relaxations in terms of grades / pass criteria once registered into the program.

Qualifier Exam and passing criteria 

Only learners who get minimum required average assignment scores in all four courses will be eligible for the in-person Qualifier Exam conducted at the end of 4 weeks of coursework. Only these candidates will receive hall tickets.

The Qualifier Exam is of 4 hours duration and covers all 4 subjects with 1 hour allotted per course.

To pass the Qualifier Exam, the learner has to get a minimum Total Qualifier Exam Score and a minimum Qualifier Exam Score in each course individually. Refer table below.

Only those who pass the Qualifier Exam will be eligible to register for the program and continue learning with Foundational Level courses.

Note that the Qualifier Exam result is valid for a period of 3 terms (or 1 year). So, a learner may choose to not join the program immediately after clearing the Qualifier Exam and join in the second or third term following the Qualifier Exam.

Min. Req. Qualifier Exam Score in each course Min. Req. Total Qualifier Exam Score
General Learner 40% 50%
SC / ST / PwD with 40% disability 30% 40%
PwD with 40% disability & SC / ST 30% 40%
OBC-NCL / EWS 35% 45%

Note: Relaxations in pass criteria indicated for various categories of learners, is applicable ONLY for the qualifier process. There will be no relaxations in terms of grades / pass criteria once registered into the program.

Though everyone who passes the Qualifier Exam will be allowed to register for Foundational Level, there will be limitations on the number of courses a learner will be allowed to register for in the first two terms based on the Total Qualifier Exam Score (M).

Total Qualifier Exam Score (M) Number of courses allowed to register for in first two terms
Minimum required <= M < 50% up to 2 courses
50% <= M < 70% up to 3 courses
M >= 70% up to 4 courses