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 emails within one day from other universities. I know how difficult it 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 out. Hats off to your team. Thank you for your support and guidance.
S Nithish Kumar
I really appreciate the 'Inclusivity' aspect of the program. You have recognised the diversity of learners: slow, average and fast; based on their backgrounds and conducted Live sessions to start with and later solve with Instructor series, open summary sessions and etc to push the slow and average learners to higher ground. This is rare and speaks volume of the Institution. Thank You.
1. No too many extra books (stick to the content provided): This avoided distraction and made me focused.
2. Instructors were the finest: Thank You for their inhumane patience, and wonderful explanation of concepts.
3. Solve with Prof Andrew, Prof JK and Prof Usha: These sessions immensely helped in problem solving and examples of a perfect blueprint on how to teach.
4. Quality of the content: Conceptual explanation and the quality of content has worked perfectly for me.
5. Active Learning: Before this course, I had enrolled in a few courses, where I would watch videos and do nothing else. I was passively learning. This program is a completely active learning course, which starts with video lecture, then activity questions to follow up, live sessions, Practice assignments, Graded assignments and culminates with a quiz. Thank You for great design.
A Venu Madhav
I would like to thank the whole team of IITM Online Degree for coming up with the concept of solving 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 proving to be very effective for me. A special mention for Prof.Andrew Thangaraj - his tips on problem solving are really helpful. Once again thank you very much for understanding the requirements of the students.
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
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.
Program is good. I learn a lot here. As a working professional, I am sure that the syllabus (in 2nd and 3rd year) is in line with industry standards. This definitely bridges the gap between what is needed in the industry and what's lacking in students. Lot of flexibility is also ensured, which is a boon to Working as well as College students.
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 Madras.
Feeling proud to be a part of such a great program.
Satej Sunil Zunjarrao
I want to congratulate you for the very successful conduction of the qualifier process, and thank you for supporting learners like me throughout this journey of learning in the past month. All the teachers taught really well, the course structure was well organised, and the assistance that was provided to students when they had doubts was really helpful. For a program which was as new to you as it was to us, you really excelled at coordinating everything, and were really accomodating to students' demands.
At last, I would like to say that keep up the good work, and as part of the first batch of this program, let us all, students and IITM team, collaborate and make the program as good as it can be.
I would like to thank all Faculty, Coordinators of the Programme, Support Team, Mentors and all other persons involved in conducting the course.
First of its kind full fledged online course by IIT Madras, an Institute of reputation, and providing support in form of lectures, live tutorials as well as in sorting out the academic and other issues well in time. No doubt this makes IIT Madras the best Institute of India. I think it is the only online course where one feels no difference between Online and classroom course, rather somewhat better than classroom experience. Treating the whole course with such a professional approach is unparalleled. Best part is live videos for doubt clearance and providing tricks and tips for problem solving. This should be the source of inspiration for other reputed Institutes which are very much lacking in them.
I am one of the aspirants for the foundational Data Science program of IITM. I have subscribed for your courses. It is really amazing to see the great content and how the course is enabling me to learn things rather than only focusing on the marks. The course content and outline is really very good. Thanks so much for providing such a nice content and making me really feel motivated to learn things at my pace. It is very nice to see such an effort where everyone is only marketing Data Science but really few are trying to make such a difference by stressing on the fundamentals of it. Thanks again for motivating us with everything, nice course planning, content, subtitles for the videos and motivating sessions. Looking forward and trying my best for the Qualifiers.
Vinayak V Khamkar
I am enrolled in the first batch of this programme and honestly the amount of efforts teachers and course instructors are putting in really motivate us to study more. They help us in every way possible. On basis of teaching, this degree is no less than any offline degree. In fact, it is more. And teachers teach in most innovative way possible, you will never feel that we studying anything irrelevant, they will teach you to apply things in real life. Though it's kind of difficult to manage other degree with this one, honestly IIT Madras is so co-operative. As we are new and not know much about this, they are doing everything possible to make us feel comfortable. They are even revising each and every topic with us before exams. They never ever neglect our suggestions. I don't remember any suggestion which students gave and they didn't implement.
The method of teaching and patience level of support team is really admirable.
You always keep the energy level of the student high with lots of knowledge sharing sessions (specially through sessions solving with instructions), activities and quizzes. Thank you very much for this wonderful teaching.
Ease of studying online from your home while learning from the bests in the country!!
The method of teaching is different and on point, is highly efficient and informative at the same time. Kudos to the team for putting in so much effort to make us understand subjects with ease and to help clear all doubts.
It consists of the best subject for programming fundamentals named 'Computational Thinking'. Also learnt many exciting concepts of Maths, Stats, English with lively examples & best learning experience with IITM professors. Glad to be part of IITM POD.