India on Tuesday announced the launch of the world’s first Online B.Sc. Degree in Programming and Data Science. The programme has been prepared by Indian Institute of Technology – Madras (IIT-M) and is available to any student irrespective of their disciple.Union HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said the the course is open to anyone who has passed class XII, with English and maths in class X. It is open to any student enrolled in any programme on campus and even to graduates and working professionals.
He said this is a unique offering that removes all barriers to quality education such as age, discipline and geographical location. He said this can also be used by employers who want to upskill their employees. The programme has three different stages – foundational programme, diploma programme and degree programme and students will have the option to exit at any stage depending on which they will get a certificate, diploma or a degree.