IIT Madras, IBM join hands to upgrade NPTEL courses

IIT Madras has collaborated with IBM to support online BSc degree course and augment NPTEL courses like quantum computing, data science, and AI.

IIT Madras, IBM join hands to upgrade NPTEL courses IIT Madras (Source: Official Website)
Vagisha Kaushik | Aug 27, 2021 - 8:29 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has partnered with IBM to support IITM’s online BSc degree programme and upgrade the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) courses like quantum computing, data science, and artificial intelligence.

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IBM experts will offer free technical sessions for IIT Madras online BSc degree programme and NPTEL partner colleges through their local chapters, which would be available on NPTEL and IIT Madras websites, a statement from IIT Madras said.

Mona Bharadwaj, global university programs leader, IBM India said: “IBM has been working with various government and academic institutions to improve the technical education avenues and the engagement with IIT Madras and NPTEL is a significant milestone in this journey. The collaboration will help equip students with 21st-century skill sets that can build new career paths.”

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Andrew Thangaraj, coordinator, NPTEL, IIT Madras, said: “NPTEL has been working towards bringing in an industry perspective to its technically rich courses and is partnering with companies to co-offer the courses. Experts and senior leaders from companies are contributing through their LIVE sessions on various technologies and are giving career guidance to the NPTEL learners. We are very happy to partner with IBM in this outreach initiative.”

Prathap Haridoss, dean (academic courses), IIT Madras, also added: “Online technical sessions from the IBM experts will provide industry insights to our students in the Online BSc Degree Program...We are happy to partner with IBM and look forward to collaborating in more such areas.”

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