Source: New Indian Express


On Tuesday IIT Madras launched an online BSc Degree course in Programming and Data Science. As the world is walking towards digital education, India’s premier technology organization IIT Madra has launched the world’s first online BSc degree in Programming and Data Science, the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development announced in a declaration. The course was undertaken by Union HRD Minister Ramesh Prokhriyal ‘Nishank’ in an online phenomenon. The course has been launched keeping in mind the reality that Data Science is one of the fastest-growing portions and nowadays, there is a huge gap between the need for data scientists and the allowance of qualified personnel, the association explained.


For an online degree, the candidates must fulfill the following rules:
• They probably examined Mathematics and English in Class 10.
• The candidates probably cleared Class 12 or its proportionate.
• The competitors must be either at present enrolled in a Bachelor’s Degree program or ought to have graduated with a Bachelor’s qualification. Then again, the applying up-and-comers may have dropped out of a Bachelor’s certificate program.
• Apart from this, up-and-comers must approach a decent internet connection and a PC.
• They ought also to be able to make a travel to the assigned exam centers for exams and quizzes every term.

Thinking about the pandemic circumstance, the establishment has permitted an exemption to the understudies who had cleared Class 12 or identical tests and accepting their applications. In any case, they would be allowed to join the course simply subsequent to having taken on a Bachelor’s program at any college.

Aside from this, the organization is additionally offering the alternative of Diploma Only Entry for working experts, and the individuals who have as of now took in the basics and just wish to get a Diploma in Programming as well as Diploma in Data Science.

While the bunch for the online degree course will initiate in January one year from now, the applications for the recognition courses will be declared later in 2021.

Admission process for IIT Madras’ online degree

The applicants who want to apply for the normal passage would need to fill the application form once they open and transfer the essential papers. The competitors would likewise be required to pay the application expense of Rs 3,000 for General, EWS, and OBC-NCL up-and-comers, while up-and-comers who are SC, ST, or PwD having 40% handicap would need to pay Rs 1,500. Also, PwD competitors with 40% inability who are SC or ST would be required to pay Rs 750 application charge.

The aspirants would then have to go through a qualifying procedure, where they will get entry to 4 weeks’ content of four foundational-level courses. Ahead with the video contents, the nominees would be given tasks that they would have to achieve and fulfill within deadlines. Based on the average marks of assignments in each course, the nominees who obtain a minimum score would be enabled to sit for a qualifier exam. These exams will be invigilated tests and will last 3 hours. The exam would wrap all the four foundational courses and the nominees who get a minimum total qualifier score ahead with a minimum expected score in each course would be allowed to enroll for the foundational level.




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