IIT Madras Online BSc in programming and Data Science

online bsc in programming and data science

Everyone knows about IIT’s in this world. IIT Madras is one of the oldest and prestigious institutions of the country. IIT Madras as launched an Online BSc in programming and Data Science.

Read below for important information regarding this course. The tentative dates and course structure.

Minimum criteria for applying for IIT Madras Online BSc in programming and Data Science

The course is available to anyone who has completed Class XII, with English and Mathematics as main subjects in class Xth and who is enrolled in any on campus undergraduate course.

Students who are in completing their class 12 in 2020 can also apply. They should meet the criteria as described above.

How will IIT Madras Online BSc in programming and Data Science will be delivered ?

The curriculum will be delivered on an online platform. This will give an opportunity to the learners from remote parts of India as well and will help them work towards their career in Computer Programming and Data Science. The hottest skills of today.

To ensure that the online learning platform is similar to a learning environment in the classroom, as with any other daily course, the course includes

  • videos from the teachers,
  • weekly tasks
  • Weekly test and project assignments

Being an online course it helps in a lot of way. Removes the barrier of access for students. This can be taken from anywhere irrespective of geographical location and students get access to the world class infrastructure of this world renowned institute – IIT madras.

Why data science ?

Data science is one of the fastest growing sectors and is expected to create millions of jobs in coming years. today if you login to job portals you will find a lot of job openings in this sector already and it has become one of the highest paying job sectors today.

What is the structure of IIT Madras Online BSc in programming and Data Science

This exclusive online programme will be offered in three phases-

  1. Foundation Program, – 8 courses
  2. Diploma Program and the – 6 Programming courses + 6 Data Science courses
  3. Degree Program. 11 courses

Students will have the right to leave the program at each point, and receive a Certificate, Diploma or Degree from IIT Madras, respectively. This is something very unique about this program.

All the above certificate, diploma or degree are from IIT madras and hence all the degree holders of this programme will have IIT madras Alumni Status.

How will be the admission process in IIT Madras BSC Online programme in programming and data science?

The admissions will start with a qualifier process.

All students need to complete a 4 weeks of online course and assignments. those students who get pass the weekly assignments will get to write a qualifier exam.

This qualifier exam will be based on this 4 week online course

those who clear this qualifier exam make it to foundation course

Important Admission Dates:

Important Dates. But please book mark this URL and keep referring to this page for further updates


#1Applications Open (Regular Entry) Date to be announced shortly
#12Applications Close (Regular Entry) 15th September 2020 tentatively
#3 Term 1 Qualifier courses content – Weekly release of content starts 5th October 2020
#4Qualifier Exam Hall Ticket (only for those who get minimum required marks in Assignments) 2nd November 2020
#5Qualifier Exam (only for those with Hall Ticket) 20th / 21st / 22nd November, 2020
#6Qualifier Exam Results 7th December, 2020
#7Registration for Term 1 (only for those who clear Qualifier Exam) 11th December, 2020 to 3rd January 2021
#8Foundational Level Batch 1 starts 4th January, 2021

Application fee for regular entry candidates

The application fee for regular entry candidates is Rs 3000 /- relaxation in fees as per below table.

General / EWS / OBC-NCL SC / ST / PwD with 40% disability PwD with 40% disability & SC/ST
Regular Entry Application Fee (this includes Qualifier Process & Exam Fee)₹3,000₹1,500 ₹750

Qualifier Exam and passing criteria

Remember only those students who pass qualifier exam will be eligible to get admission to Foundation course.

Minimum required in Qualifier Exam

Score in each course Total Exam Score
General candidates40% 50%
SC / ST / PwD candidates with 40% disability30% 40%
PwD candidates with 40% disability & SC / ST30% 40%
OBC-NCL / EWS35% 45%

Other important information

Total Courses 31 ( 116 credits, including 4 skill enhancement courses. )
Completion time 3 – 6 years
Fees for full course Rs.2,42,000 refer to link below for details fee structure
Online Courses & Assignments Duration of each course: 12 weeks – Each week comprising 2-3 hrs of videos and online assignment(s).
Quizzes and Exams 3 Quizzes and one End Term Exam for each course – in person and invigilated.

So friends this is going to be a a very nice course from a world class institute – IIT Madras. So if you are looking for a proper graduate degree in Programming and Data science, this can be your wonderful opportunity.

But remember this course is from IIT Madras and hence the course content is going to be excellent and a lot of hard work will be needed.

So good luck guys ! Happy learning!

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