IIT Madras diploma programming

IIT Madras launches diplomas in programming and data science for students, working professionals

Indian Institute of Technology Madras is launching two Diploma Programs in Programming and Data Science. The program structure enables learners of all backgrounds to build the necessary fundamentals, enhance their knowledge, and hone their skills through extensive hands-on training.

Learners need not have an engineering or computer science background. The diplomas are open to students, working professionals, and job seekers who have completed at least two years of their undergraduate education in any discipline through any mode.

The portal for the diploma entry was launched on 4th October 2021 by Prof. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) in the presence of Thirumala Arohi, Senior Vice President, Infosys and Prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, Director, IIT Madras.

The Applications are open for the Diploma entry Qualifier Exam. The last date to apply is 15th November 2021. Those interested can apply through https://diploma.iitm.ac.in.

The Diploma entry qualifier exam is scheduled on 12th December 2021. Applicants must attend the in-person Diploma Qualifier Exam at an exam centre in the applicant’s city of choice. Those who clear this exam will be eligible to join the diploma program.

Addressing the launch event, Prof. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), said, “It is important to have skilled manpower in data science and programming from India to meet the requirements of the global economy. I am happy to see that IIT Madras is launching relevant programs that are on par with the industry requirement.”

A learner has to complete eight courses to obtain a diploma, either in programming or data science. One diploma can be completed in as short as eight months. As the content delivery will be in online mode, the program has the flexibility required for working professionals and students. 

With these diplomas, IIT Madras aims to provide the highest-quality education and training to the largest possible audience. With this goal in mind, the program offers significant financial flexibility through its pay as you go model. Basically, the fee paid every term is based on the number of courses registered in that term. In addition, IIT Madras is offering course fee waivers upto 75% based on the socio-economic background of the learners. 

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