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IIT Madras to offer free Computer Science courses for all

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Posted on 04 May 2022
19:52 PM
Each course has YouTube recordings of live lectures taught to the students at IIT Madras during the pandemic.

Each course has YouTube recordings of live lectures taught to the students at IIT Madras during the pandemic. Source: IIT Madras

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Summary
Faculty members have taken the initiative to make the courses available to educational institutions and students at no fee
The courses will include programming, data structures, computer organisation and algorithms

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has taken a unique initiative to make its high-quality courses in Computer Science available to everyone.

The faculty from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering have created a portal containing the core courses that can be accessed by educational institutions, students and anyone else interested.

The core Computer Science courses that are available on the portal- http://nsm.iitm.ac.in/cse/ are on programming, data structures, computer organisation and algorithms. Those availing of this initiative can also attend quizzes on the portal for self-assessment and ascertain their level of understanding of the courses.

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C Chandra Sekhar, head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), IIT Madras, said, “The recordings of live lectures for CSE core courses at the undergraduate level and the graduate level by the faculty of the Department are expected to be helpful to the students in engineering colleges to learn the underlying concepts and principles of the subjects of these courses in the right manner.”

This initiative is also a major step towards realising the vision of V Kamakoti, director, IIT Madras, who is keen to make high quality education accessible to rural India.

Rupesh Nasre, associate professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Madras, said, “The portal has been created to help students who could not study at IIT Madras, especially those from remote and rural areas of the country. They will have access to the same curriculum that is taught in the institute. This initiative will ensure that quality material is accessible to all students.”

According to IIT Madras, Computer Science is one of the most sought-after engineering disciplines in India, especially in the IITs, and is of high interest to the students. Although a large proportion of students apply for this stream in IITs, there are only a limited number of seats available in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

The department plans to create randomised quizzes in the future for better evaluation. All the elements together will provide a comprehensive package to the students to learn the course.

Last updated on 04 May 2022
19:52 PM
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