World’s First online B.Sc course in Programming and Data Science launched in India

Published: July 1, 2020

The world’s first B.Sc course in Programming and Data Science is to be offered by IIT Madras. The course is being offered online. It was launched through a virtual event by the Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal.

About the Course

The course is to be offered in three different stages. They are the foundation programme, diploma programme and degree programme. A qualifier exam is to be conducted for the students to join the course.

About the Qualifier Exam

The students have to pay fee of Rs 3000 for the qualifier exam. In order to prepare for the qualifier exam, students are to be provided with the access of online lectures of mathematics, English, statistics and computational thinking for 4 weeks. In order to participate in the course, the students should secure at least 50% of marks in the qualifier exam

Why Data Science?

Data Science is one of the fastest growing fields in today’s world. The field is to create 11.5 million jobs by 2026.

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