IIT Madras is offering online degree in BSc Data Science, applications open for Class 11, Class 12 students

APR 02, 2022

IIT Madras admissions have started off for school students and working professionals in 2022. It is offering an online degree course in BSc Data Science to all students in Classes 11 and 12 which will give them a big opportunity to later study at IIT Madras.

Applications can be submitted till April 20, 2022, on the official website, iitm.ac.in. Students should note that data analyst and data scientist job roles have been predicted to be the top on the world by 2025.

IIT Madras' official press release reads, "Admissions to Indian Institute of Technology Madras BSc in Programming and Data Science Program are now open to students of Class XI and XII. College students, working professionals, and those taking a career break are also welcome to apply."

All courses are online and proctored exams conducted across India, Sri Lanka and UAE.

Talking about this new course and increased opportunities, Dr. Vignesh Muthuvijayan, Professor In-Charge, BSc in Programming and Data Science, IIT Madras, said, “The BSc Program opens the door to the world of data science and programming where the demand for skilled resources is very high to anyone from any background and of any age group."

"This tailor-made program now admits students who qualify to write JEE Advanced, providing them with an option to fulfil their dream of studying from an IIT and ensuring their hard work and toil is rewarded,” the professor added.


1. Anyone who has passed Class 12 or equivalent can apply irrespective of age or academic background. Those who qualify can join the online degree programme immediately.

2. School students who have appeared for their Class 11 final exams can apply irrespective of their group/stream/board. Those who qualify can join the BSc Data Science programme after passing Class 12.

Note: It is expected that the applicants have studied Mathematics and English in Class 10.

No additional eligibility other than the ones mentioned above is required to apply for the qualifier process or join the foundational level courses after clearing the qualifying exam.

Surprisingly, IIT Madras has not set a limit on the number of seats offered in order to enable more opportunities for students to learn at the Institute.

It has stated that anyone who is eligible to apply for this programme and study at the institute is invited to do so.


Applications for the batch starting May 2022 is now open. The deadline is April 20.

Anyone who is eligible may apply by filling in the application form, uploading required documents and paying the application fee.

Apply through the official website.


General Category/OBC applicant: Rs 3000
SC/ST/PwD (>= 40% disability) applicant: Rs 1500
SC/ST category applicant who is ALSO PwD (>= 40% disability): Rs 750 application fee

An additional exam facilitation fee will apply for learners opting to write the qualifier exam in an exam centre outside India.

Check out the important dates here: https://onlinedegree.iitm.ac.in/admissions.html#AD4