India’s educational institutions and students can take free computer science courses online thanks to IIT Madras.
Everyone can take advantage of IIT Madras’ excellent free computer science courses offered online. A portal with the core courses has been developed by the faculty of the department of computer science and engineering and is accessible to educational institutions, students, and anyone else with an interest. According to a statement from the institute, this project is also a significant step toward realising the objective of Prof. V. Kamakoti, Director of IIT Madras, who is eager to make high-quality education available to rural India.
On the official website, you can find core courses on programming, data structures, computer organisation, and algorithms. YouTube videos of the live lectures given to the students at IIT Madras throughout the pandemic are available for each course.
The head of the department of computer science and engineering (CSE) at IIT Madras, Prof. C. Chandra Sekhar, commented on this initiative by saying: “The recordings of live lectures for CSE core courses at the undergraduate level and the graduate level, by the faculty of the Department, are expected to be helpful to the students in Engineering Colleges to learn the underlying concepts and principles of the subjects of these courses in the right manner.”
“Learning how to properly teach the crucial and fundamental courses in computer science and engineering and how to give the students problem-solving abilities will also be helpful for the professors at engineering colleges. The portal is intended to enhance the standard of CSE core topic instruction in Indian engineering colleges, the professor continued.
One of the most sought-after engineering specialties in India, particularly in the IITs, is computer science, which is of great interest to the students. Despite the fact that many students apply to IITs for this programme, there aren’t many seats available in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.
Dr. Rupesh Nasre, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Madras, emphasised the distinctive features of this project, saying, “The portal has been built to serve students who could not study at IIT Madras, especially those from remote and rural areas of the country. The same curriculum that is taught in the institute will be available to them. All pupils will have access to high-quality materials thanks to our programme.
Senior students will lead live tutorial sessions where they will also address students’ questions, according to plans made by the department. Those who take advantage of this programme can also take tests on the portal to gauge their level of course comprehension. For better evaluation, the department intends to produce randomised exams in the future. The sum of all the parts will offer students a complete package for learning the course.