IIT Madras starts a 4 year BS in Data Science and Applications -No Entrance Exam


If you have studied English and Mathematics in class X and completed class XII, and dream of a career in Data Science, with a degree from IIT Madras, without competing in the gruelling JEE exam, there’s exciting news for you.

Data Science will teach students to manage data, visualise patterns to gain managerial insights, model uncertainties, and build models that assist in producing forecasts to make effective business decisions.

Here are the main highlights of this programme:

1. Students who are currently in Class XII can also apply and secure admission to the program. Admitted students will start the program after successfully completing their Class XII.

2. As Data Science is a multidisciplinary domain, this BS degree from IIT Madras is open for students from ALL backgrounds. Students who are pursuing Commerce or Humanities can also earn a degree from IIT Madras.

3. There is no age limit.

4. Anyone who has studied English and Mathematics in Class X is eligible to apply.

5. As the classes are conducted online, there is also no geographic limit.

6. In-person exams are conducted in 116 examination centres across 111 cities in India. The examination centres have also been opened in the U.A.E., Bahrain, Kuwait, and Sri Lanka.

7. This program is designed to offer students multiple entry and exit options where the learner can earn a certificate, diploma or degree. Multiple entry and exit points provide flexibility to learners and they can choose what they want to accomplish through this program.

8. This is a highly employment-oriented program in a domain where the demand is high for skilled professionals.

9. Extensive hands-on training and experiential learning; students are also well trained to meet the industry standards.

10. IIT Madras also facilitates internships and placements for the students who have completed the diploma level of the program.

11. Content delivery is online and the in-person exams are conducted on Sundays; thus, this degree can also be pursued while attending an on-campus degree or while working full-time.

12. The program also offers up to 100% scholarships for deserving students in financial need.

13. The last date to apply for the September 2022 term of this Data Science Program is 19 August 2022. Interested students can apply through the website – https://onlinedegree.iitm.ac.in.

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