IIT Madras launches diplomas in programming and data science

IIT Madras launches diploma programmes for students, working professionals, last date to apply is Nov 15.

IIT Madras launches diplomas in programming and data science IIT Madras launches diploma programmes
Tamanna Tamang | Oct 4, 2021 - 2:24 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Technology, Madras launched two diploma programmes in Programming and Data Science today. The diploma programs, designed by experts in the field, are the only official diplomas offered by IIT Madras.

“The course will be open to students, working professionals, as well as job seekers, and engineering or computer science background is not mandatory to enroll in the course,” informed IIT Madras in a press release.

The portal for the diploma entry was launched today on October 4 by Anil Sahasrabudhe, chairman, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) in the presence of Thirumala Arohi, Senior vice president, Infosys Limited and Bhaskar Ramamurthi, director, IIT Madras.


To qualify to apply in the course, learners should have completed at least two years of their undergraduate education in any discipline through any mode. The applications are open for the diploma entry qualifier exam, and the last date to apply is November 15. The interested candidates can apply through IIT Madras’ official website diploma.iitm.ac.in. The qualifying exam for the programmes is scheduled on December 12.

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Addressing the launch event, 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.”

The duration of one diploma will be eight months, and the course will be conducted in online mode. The institute will be offering fee waivers upto 75% based on the socio-economic background of the learners.

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Speaking on the occasion, prof. Bhaskar Ramamurthi, director, IIT Madras, said, “ The convenience of online learning combined with in-person assessments makes the program flexible while retaining the academic rigor. With our rich experience in the online education space, we are well-equipped to handle scale, provide an enriching and engaging learning experience.”

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