Students can now pursue Computer Science from IIT Madras without JEE Advanced

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New Delhi:

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras has taken a unique initiative to make its high quality IT courses accessible to all. The faculty of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering has created a portal containing the basic courses that can be accessed by educational institutions, students and anyone else who is interested.

The basic computer science courses available on the nsm.iitm.ac.in/cse/ portal focus on programming, data structures, computer organization, and algorithms. Each course contains YouTube recordings of live lectures taught to IIT Madras students during the pandemic.






This initiative is also a major step towards realizing the vision of Professor V Kamakoti, Director of IIT Madras, to make high quality education accessible to rural India, IIT Madras said in a statement. .

Prof. C Chandra Sekhar, Head of Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), IIT Madras, said: “The live lecture recordings for CSE core courses at undergraduate and graduate level, by the faculty of the department should be useful for students of engineering schools to learn the concepts and principles underlying the subjects of these courses in the right way.”

In addition, Professor C Chandra Sekhar said, “It will also be beneficial for teachers in engineering schools to know how to effectively teach important and fundamental subjects in computer science and engineering and how to equip students with problem-solving skills. It is hoped that the portal will be used to improve the quality of teaching and learning of core CSE subjects in engineering colleges in India.

Computer Science is one of the most sought-after engineering disciplines in India, especially in IITs, and is of great interest to students. Although a large proportion of students apply for this stream in IITs, there are only a limited number of places available in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

Dr. Rupesh Nasre, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Madras said, “The portal was created to help students who could not study at IIT Madras, especially those from remote areas. and rural areas of the country. They will have access to the same curriculum as that taught at the institute. This initiative will ensure that quality materials are accessible to all students.

“Besides helping students, the initiative will also benefit professors from other educational institutions by giving them access to courses taught at IIT Madras,” Mr. Nasre added.

The Department also plans to hire senior students to conduct live tutoring sessions where they will also clarify students’ doubts.

Abhishek Dhiman, a student who benefited from the portal, thanked the faculty for taking this initiative and said, “Even though I am not a student of IIT Madras, I can access the lectures of the Institute mainly thanks to this incredible initiative.

Rajesh Chandra, another beneficiary of the portal, said, “This is a very useful initiative by IIT Madras as it helps anyone who wants to improve their expertise in the field of IT.

Those who take advantage of this initiative can also participate in quizzes on the portal to self-assess and check their level of understanding of the courses.

Sharing his experience working on this initiative, Kovvuri Sravankumar Reddy, third-year BTech student, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, said, “The difficulty of the quizzes on the portal is comparable to that of the exams conducted by the Institute for undergraduate students. students.”

The department plans to create random questionnaires in the future for better evaluation. All the elements put together will provide a complete package for students to learn the course.

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