IIT Madras is calling for student applications for BSc in Programming and Data Science

  • Students can do this full-time or with an on-campus degree.
  • Open to working and career-interrupting professionals.

Manama: The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), ranked No. 1 in the Indian Rankings 2021 by NIRF, invites students from Bahrain to apply for the world’s first Bachelor of Science in Programming and Data Science.

Anyone who is currently in Class XII and has studied English and Mathematics in Class X can apply for the qualifying exam. Class XII students can be admitted now and join the program after completing their Class XII. Classes for the next qualifying batch will begin in September 2022.

The last date to apply for the September term of this data science program is August 19, 2022. Interested students can apply through the website – https://onlinedegree.iitm.ac.in.

Data Science is one of the fastest growing sectors expected to create 11.5 million jobs by 2026. This unique program will be offered in three different stages; Fundamental level, diploma level, license level. Candidates are invited regardless of their geographical location, academic background and profession.

“The BSc in Programming and Data Science program is an interactive program to emphasize that IIT is within everyone’s reach. Unlike any other screening exam, the BSc program has a qualifying exam. Data Science is a growing field and for at least 15-20 years there will be no shortage of jobs.We plan to make IIT Madras a “Vishwa-guru (Global Teacher)” through visionary approaches to improving the quality of The BSc curriculum at IIT Madras is meticulously drafted to align with national educational policy goals, says Professor V Kamakoti, Director of IIT Madras.

Over 60,000 applications have been received for the BSc qualification process so far and currently over 12,500 students from various countries are pursuing the BSc programme. The diversity of program learners in terms of student age (18-76), role (students from different educational backgrounds – business, arts, science, engineering, management, medicine and law, among others, working professionals from different sectors sectors) and learners from more than 25 countries is one of the strengths of the program.

The program is highly flexible keeping learner convenience in mind, where weekly content is published on a portal for anytime access, while all exams must be taken in person at designated centers in Bahrain , which ensures the credibility of the learning assessment. The application process includes four weeks of training, which includes video lectures, weekly assignments, a discussion forum, and live interactions with professors and course instructors. Candidates must take the in-person qualifying exam which is based only on these 4 weeks of content and if they achieve more than the minimum threshold, they can join the basic level of BSc in Programming and Data Science. The qualifying exam can be taken at exam centers in Bahrain IIT Madras works with the Laurels Center for Global Education to conduct in-person exams in Bahrain. Adv. Jaleel Abdulla, Director of Laurels Center calls this affiliation a feather in the cap of their successful associations with councils like NIOS, Jain University, ACCA, Tally, Cybersquare, etc.



The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) was established in 1959 by the Government of India as an “Institute of National Importance”. The activities of the Institute in various fields of science and technology are carried out in 16 university departments and several university centers for advanced interdisciplinary research. The Institute offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs leading to B.Tech., BSc., M.Sc., MBA, M.Tech., MS and Ph.D., degrees in a variety of specializations. The IITM is a residential institute with more than 580 professors and 9,500 students. Students from 18 countries are enrolled here. The IITM fosters an active entrepreneurial culture through strong academic support and through the IITM’s incubation cell. IITM was ranked #1 in the “General” category for the second consecutive year in the 2020 Indian Ranking published by National Institutional Ranking Framework, Ministry of Human Resources Development, Govt. from India. The Institute was also ranked No. 1 in the category of engineering institutions in the same ranking for five consecutive years – 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. It was also named as the “Best Innovative Institution” in the countries in the Atal Ranking of Institutions on Achievements in Innovation (ARIIA) 2019 launched by the Innovation Unit of the MHRD.

About Laurels Center for Global Education

Laurels Academy of Languages ​​is the new language department of the Laurels Group. Laurels Educational Service WLL is a pioneer in the education and training industry in the Kingdom of Bahrain with a collective leadership experience of 26 years in the field. We partner with global leaders in education to provide our learners with the best atmosphere for learning, assessment, research, and counseling and certification in key disciplines of teaching, career empowerment, skills development, academic and student exchange programs. Laurels offers a wide range of programs in business management, accounting, information technology, multimedia, various languages ​​and secondary education. Our programs offer test preparation for courses affiliated with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE Cambridge), the University of London, the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), etc.

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