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Free IIT Bombay computer programming course available online

Mumbai, May 27 2014: IIT Bombay has launched the first set of its courses on the  MOOC ( Massive Open Online Courses)  platform of leading   non-profit online education provider, edX.  The courses available are : Introduction to Computer Programming Part 1 & Part 2, and Thermodynamics.
"The Introduction to Programming Part 1" is  a 6-week course,  which starts on  July 29 2014 and corresponds to the first half of the Computer Programming course CS101 at IIT Bombay. In this part, basic concepts of computer programming are introduced starting with the notion of an algorithm. This 6-week course provides students with a foundation in computer programming.
The Part 2 course is also of  6-week duration and  builds on the basic foundation in computer programming; discusses structures, pointers, and file management; and ends with an introduction to  Object Oriented Programming. It starts  on  September 23 2014.
Students who register for these courses, will have the option to either  access to all course material, tests, and online discussion forum for free -- or seek a  Verified Certificate of Achievement for about Rs. 1,500 ($25).   Details here