Indian Institute of Technology Madras is calling for applications for the next batch of the Online Data Science Program, the first-of-its-kind initiative launched in 2020.
A revolutionary concept, the program aims to make a Data Scientist out of anyone who has cleared Class XII and studied English and Maths in Class X, regardless of their geographic location, academic background, and profession. The classes for the next qualifier batch will commence in September 2021.
The success of this program can be gauged from the fact that it attracted learners from as many as 27 States and five Union Territories for the Foundation level, with participants ranging from students, bankers, engineers, researchers, managers, teachers, and CEOs, among others.
This Program provides a unique opportunity to study from IIT Madras without having to go through Joint Entrance Examination (JEE). Students can pursue the Diploma in Programming and Data Science along with their on-campus courses. The last date to apply for the next batch of this Data Science Program is 30th August 2021. Interested students can apply through the website – https://onlinedegree.iitm.ac.in.
Prof. Andrew Thangaraj, Professor In-Charge, Data Science Program, IIT Madras, said, “With this program, IIT Madras is delivering the highest quality learning opportunity to a very large number of learners, without compromising the rigor of the process. The combination of online classes and in-person invigilated exams accomplishes this. At each stage, students will have the freedom to exit from the program and receive a Certificate, Diploma or a Degree, from IIT Madras.”