IIT Madras BSc program in data science includes new subjects like reinforcement learning, data visualization design, and industry 4.0
IIT Madras BSc in Programming and Data Science now comes with an option for a four-year BS Degree in Data Science and Applications. As part of the BS level, students can do an 8-month apprenticeship or a project with companies or research institutes.
This program has been designed to offer students multiple entry and exit options where the learner can earn a certificate, diploma or degree. Students who are currently in Class 12 can also apply and secure admission to the program. Admitted students will start the program after successfully completing their Class 12. Students from any stream can enrol. There is no age limit. Anyone who has studied English and Mathematics in Class 10 is eligible to apply. As the classes are conducted online, there is also no geographic limit.
Currently, more than 13,000 students are enrolled in the program, with the maximum number of students from Tamil Nadu, followed by Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. In-person exams are conducted in 116 examination centres across 111 cities in India. The examination centres have also been opened in the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Sri Lanka, says a statement from IIT Madras.
The last date to apply for the September 2022 term of this Data Science Program is 19 August 2022. Speaking about this program, Prof V Kamakoti, Director, IIT Madras, said: “IIT Madras is happy to offer this well-designed, contemporary BS in Data Science and Applications degree, which provides access to IIT quality education in an inclusive manner to learners across the country. Data Science is one of the emerging topics. This is a highly employment-oriented program in a domain where the demand is high for skilled resources.”
Data Science will teach students to manage data, visualize patterns to gain managerial insights, model uncertainties, and build models that assist in producing forecasts to make effective business decisions. Through extensive hands-on training and experiential learning, the students are also well trained to meet the industry standards. IIT Madras also facilitates internships and placements for the students who have completed the diploma level of the program.