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Online Data Science BSc degree of IIT-M is a world-first

Chennai, July 3 2020: The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras),  has announced the launch of India’s first online B.Sc. degree in Programming and Data Science.
The programme is open to anyone who has passed Class XII, with English and Maths at the Class X level, and enrolled in any on-campus UG course. The current batch of students who are completing their Class XII in 2020 are eligible to apply. Graduates and working professionals can also take up this programme.
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This unique offering removes all barriers of age, discipline or geographic location and provides access to a world-class curriculum in data science which is in huge demand for skilled professionals. The programme was launched  by Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank',  Union Minister of HRD, Sanjay Dhotre,  Minister of State for HRD, Communications and Electronics and IT.
Data Science is one of the fastest growing sectors that is predicted to create 11.5 million jobs by 2026. Online education is a trend being rapidly embraced for high quality education on a large scale.
Students who are currently enrolled in a different on-campus program anywhere in India can pursue this degree program without needing to switch careers or courses. Even employers who want to upskill their employees can consider this option without loss of productive time on the job. The World Economic Forum predicts that by 2022, data analyst and scientist will be the number one emerging job role in the world. The program brightens up job prospects for students in a lucrative field, provides opportunity for working professionals to switch careers and also provides learners an opportunity to get a degree from a recognized institution such as IIT Madras.