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IIT Madras – Online BSc Degree and Diploma Program

IIT Madras, India’s top technical institute, offers you to the world’s first online BSc Degree program in Programming and Data Science.

For the first time, you can work towards an undergraduate degree / diploma from an IIT regardless of your age or location, and with a wide range of academic backgrounds.

Important Dates

Applications Open – Date to be announced shortly


Applications Close – 15th September 2020 tentatively

*We are limiting the maximum number of applications to 2,50,000. Hence, we will close receipt of applications on 15 September 2020 or once we receive 2,50,000 applications, whichever occurs first.

**Dates for in-person exams are subject to government restrictions prevalent at that time.

Who can join?  

Can be pursued as a second degree by someone currently in college.

Anyone who has dropped out of / completed their Bachelor’s Degree may apply.

No age or stream or geographical restrictions.

What is being offered?

 Diploma in Programming

 Diploma in Data Science

 B.Sc Degree in Programming and Data Science

Are these official Diplomas and Degree of IIT Madras?

Yes. IITM senate approves and offers the Diploma(s) and Degree.

Degree holders become alumni of IIT Madras.

What is the Qualifier Process?  

4 weeks of online courses and assignments to be completed.

Those who get minimum required scores in weekly assignments in the 4 weeks will get to write Qualifier Exam broadly based on the 4 weeks of content.

Those who get minimum required scores in Qualifier Exam get to register for Foundational Level courses.

What is the Structure of the Program?  

The program is split into three levels that have to be completed strictly in sequence:

1: Foundational Level (8 courses)

2: Diploma Level (6 Programming courses + 6 Data Science courses)

3: Degree Level (11 courses)

For more detailed information about the IITM Online Degree program, our courses and fee structure: https://www.onlinedegree.iitm.ac.in

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