Build a Career in

Programming / Data Science

with a DIPLOMA from IIT Madras

In 8 months*

Admissions Open!

Last date to apply: 27 Aug 2024
Diploma Qualifier Exam: 01 Sep 2024

*shortest possible duration


Anyone interested with at least two years of any UG education.


8 theory courses, plus hands-on training through 2 projects.


Learn at your own pace, from anywhere, within or outside India.


Exit the program as a certified programmer or data scientist.

Learn from the best

IIT Madras is an Institute of Eminence.

Ranked No.1 in the 'Overall' Category for three consecutive years and ranked No.1 in the 'Engineering Institutions' Category for six consecutive years by NIRF.

Open to anyone who has completed any UG degree or at least two years of any UG degree through any mode.

Need NOT have an engineering or computer science background.

Students, working professionals, job seekers and anyone else interested can apply.

Improve your employability and advance your career.

Carefully designed courses by experienced faculty.

About the Program

IIT Madras is offering Diplomas in Programming and Data Science for college students, working professionals and job seekers who aim to build a career in these domains. The convenience of online learning combined with in-person assessments makes the program flexible and affordable while retaining the exceptional quality of learning that IIT Madras stands for. Currently, the following diplomas are being offered:

Diploma in Programming

Diploma in Data Science

Diploma in Programming 

Full Stack Development
Programming in Java
Programming in Python
Advanced SQL
Database Design
Develop Web Applications
Develop APIs

Duration: 8 months*

8 courses + 2 projects

Diploma in Data Science 

Predictive Analytics
Machine Learning Techniques
Data Visualization Tools
Statistical Modeling
Business Analytics
Python Programming
Libraries like Scikit-learn and TensorFlow

Duration: 8 months*

8 courses + 2 projects

*shortest possible duration

Diploma Qualifier Exam

Exam Date: 01 September, 2024

Applicants must attend the in-person Diploma Qualifier Exam at an exam centre. Those who clear this exam will be allowed to register and join the program. Classes start on 20 Sep, 2024.

Syllabus for the Exam: Refer section in Admissions page

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