World’s first-ever Online B.Sc. Degree in Programming and Data Science launched by IIT Madras

The World’s first-ever Online B.Sc. Degree in Programming and Data Science is prepared and to be offered by the Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) Madras. The Online Course was launched through a virtual event by the Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on 30th June 2020.

About the Online Course

In three different stages, the course will be offered. First, Foundation Program, after successful completion of the Foundation program the student will receive a Certificate. Second, the Diploma Programme and the third, Degree Programme.

For joining the Courses, a student needs to appear in the qualifier exam for which they have to fill a form and pay the fee for the qualifier exam of Rs 3000. For the qualifier exam students will be provided access to 4 weeks of online lectures on 4 subjects- Mathematics, Statistics, English, and Computational Thinking. At the end of 4 weeks, students will have to appear in the qualifier exam.

Students who secure more than 50 percent marks in the qualifier exam will be able to get themselves enrolled in the Foundation Programme.

Importance of Data Science

Data Science has emerged among one of the fastest-growing sectors in the world, its importance will further keep on increasing in the upcoming decade as Data Science helps in making better decisions that are based on statistical numbers, facts, and trends. By 2026, 11.5 million (115 crores) jobs in the field of Data Science are likely to be created as per predictions for analysts.

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