IIT Madras Admits 8,154 Students In First Batch Of Online BSc Programme; Application Opens For Second Round

BSc Programme

IIT Madras will hold classes for the online BSc degree program from January 2021. It has also opened applications for the second qualifier process. New Delhi: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has admitted 8,154 students in the first batch of the first online program of its kind, BSc Programme, and Data Sciences. This group of 1,593 students from Arts, Commerce, and Science backgrounds. They can enroll for foundational courses to begin from January 2021.

IIT Madras’ online degree program was launched in June 2020 and over 10,000 candidates had applied in under a week of applications opening.
The selected candidates went through multiple qualifying rounds. They had to score a minimum required percentage in the assignments for four courses to be eligible for an in-person qualifier exam. A total of 20,396 candidates wrote the qualifier exam conducted on November 22. This was followed by three written assignments and a final examination. After this, a list of selected students was released BSc Programme.

IIT Madras has begun the second qualifier process. Interested students can fill up the application form available at https://www.onlinedegree.iitm.ac.in along with required documents and an application fee of Rs 3,000. The last date to apply is February 6, 2021. The course will begin in March 2021.

IIT Madras Online BSc Programme

They were given access to online classes, a support team, and 400 hours of live session programs to help them prepare for the exam. Each course had a separate discussion forum, where students and experts discussed related topics.

Congratulating the selected students, Mr. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Madras,

The courses are delivered through a state-of-the-art online portal. Students are given the opportunity to participate in live sessions to clarify their doubts. The exams are conducted in-person so that the academic rigor of the program is maintained

Mr. Bhaskar Ramamurthi

Explaining more about the course, Mr. Andrew Thangaraj, professor in-charge of, IIT Madras online degree program,

There are three different stages in this program – Foundation, Diploma, and Degree. Students can choose their own pace while registering for courses and, upon completion, receive a Certificate, Diploma, or a Degree at various exit points from IIT Madras.

Mr. Andrew Thangaraj

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