IITM invites Industry Partners for its Diploma/BSc in Programming and Data Science program - India’s very first online UG program on a massive scale
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Top leaders / researchers from companies such as Google, Flipkart, Paypal, Gramener are contributing content to the courses in the Diploma level , drawing from their rich experience on the ground and sharing with our learners. Insights from Industry leaders are vital to nurture future talent in the area of Data Science.
IIT Madras has instituted Merit-cum-Means scholarships with CSR support from various companies. Companies such as Verizon India, L&T Technology Services, L&T Thales Technology Services Private Limited, Dun & Bradstreet, Natesan Group have instituted merit-cum-means scholarships to remove financial blocks from the path of economically disadvantaged students thirsting to learn from the best. More than 1000 students with family income less than 5LPA are currently being supported in their journey of earning Diplomas and the BSc degree. We thank them for their generous support.
All the CSR funds are routed through IIT Madras which is an authorised body to receive CSR donations from companies.
“Professionals Speak” on current industry and technology trends
Employees of Industry partners who have more than 10+ years of experience in relevant fields have delivered multiple talks on topics related to application development, programming and data science. This gives students in the course a valuable opportunity to interact with experienced professionals and get a perspective on the latest technological trends in top companies. More than 18 sessions have been delivered so far by professionals from companies such as IBM, CapGemini, Infosys, etc. The links to the expert sessions from the industry are given in this sheet.
Mentorship of Students
Companies have also partnered with IITM to provide mentoring and technical assessment of students in their areas of study as well as in their projects. Employees engaging in this activity will get to interact with small groups of students over a term and can get a better idea of the students in the program. Such employees will also be recognized for their efforts and time spent. Other opportunities for mentoring by interested companies include organisation of hackathons, short workshops and boot camp style training for the students of the IITM BSc programme.
Internships and Recruitment
IITM BSc program has an active group which is working with IITM’s on-campus internships and placement wing and also approaching partner companies for relevant opportunities for the students who graduate. A pool of qualified double diploma holders in programming and data science from IIT Madras will be available for companies to hire as interns for longer durations of 6 months or 1 year as the Degree level courses can be done online and do not require physical presence of the student. As part of the program, our learners will develop core technical skills in Programming and Data Science, some of which are listed below.
For more details, please refer to the Internship & Placement brochure.
Support your employees upskill with a Diploma in Programming or Data Science or both
IITM offers a unique opportunity for those with a graduate degree or above to be able to apply directly to pursue a diploma in programming or data science or both. Each diploma comprises 6 courses and details can be found on our portal. Companies can sponsor and support their employees to enroll and study from IIT Madras which will help them stay updated and relevant and acquire a new set of skills. As the course does not have a live lecturing component, it will be convenient for the employees to study without disruption to their work schedule.
Any company wishing to know more about the above initiatives and partner with IIT Madras can kindly contact the Industry Interaction Cell, firstname.lastname@example.org.