New four-year online program – Bachelor of Science (BS) in Electronic Systems launched virtually by Pradhan (File Photo)
The new four-year program is being planned to help meet the growing demand for skilled graduates in the electronics and embedded manufacturing sector in the country.
Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan launched a new course at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras today, March 6. A new four-year online program, the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Electronic Systems, has been launched virtually. Admission to the course is possible through a four-week selection process without appearing for the JEE, the institute said.
It is the second online Bachelor of Science course at IIT Madras, after the Bachelor of Science in Data Science and Applications program, which currently has over 17,000 enrollments, according to the institute. The new four-year program is being planned to help meet the growing demand for skilled graduates in the electronics and embedded manufacturing sector in the country.
The Bachelor of Science in Electronic Systems is open to anyone interested in electronic systems, regardless of age. The only eligibility criteria is that the candidate must have studied/passed Mathematics and Physics as 12th standard or its equivalent. Students do not require a Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) score for this course. They can secure a place through a four-week selection process.
Candidates applying for the BS in Electronic Systems program are given access to four-week training sessions taught by IIT Madras faculty. After that, students have to take the qualifying exam based on the content provided only.
Students who are currently studying in class 12 can apply and secure a seat after successfully clearing their board exams this year. Currently pursuing any other academic course (as per UGC regulations) or working professionals can also apply themselves and upgrade their skills in this field.
IIT Madras has informed that the fee structure will be available. The institute also offers additional scholarship to students belonging to SC/ST/PwD categories as well as those whose family income is below 5 lakhs per annum. Details of the full free structure are still awaited
Students who have obtained the minimum required marks in the qualifying examination can continue in the program, as there is no limit on the number of places in the Bachelor of Electronic Systems program. During the course, students are provided with recorded video lectures, weekly assessments, study materials, study aids and interactive doubt clearing sessions.
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