IIT Madras offers an online course in B.Sc. The course is based on Programming and Data Science. So, several students from all over the nation belonging to social-economic backgrounds and professions have taken part in this online course provided by IIT Madras.
Now, the institute is planning to train students from government schools in Tamil Nadu so that a large number of students participate in this online programme. On the other hand, faculty members of the institute have already connected with around 35 government schools and the training for the same would begin in July.
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STRENGTH OF STUDENTS ENROLLED IN ONLINE COURSE OF IIT MADRAS
IIT Madras has already enrolled 12,500 students in this online course of data science. Out of which more than 1500 students belong to Tamil Nadu. Students from smaller towns and rural areas have also actively participated in this online course.
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Out of the total strength of students around 200 students have studied from government schools. It Madras is also offering a 100% scholarship offer to 180 students of Tamil Nadu. On the other hand, 120 students have received a fee waiver of 50%.
DATA SCIENCE, A HIGHER DEMAND IN THE MARKET
V. Kamakoti is the director of IIT Madras. This programme trains students and imparts an IIT-level education to them. The director said that Data Science is a growing field nowadays and students are demanding a quality education in this field. Moreover, the demand for the same sector is increasing day by day in the market.
EDUCATION AT IIT MADRAS
IIT Madras is already a prestigious institution to provide high-quality education. Consequently, this course is designed for the students that proves that IIT is within the reach of everyone.
One of the most important criteria of this course is that students do not have to appear for the joint entrance examination. That is why a large number of students from rural areas also participated in this online course.