Applications Open now for September 2024 Batch | Applications Close: Sep 15, 2024 | Exam: Oct 27, 2024

Applications Open now for September 2024 Batch | Applications Close: Sep 15, 2024 | Exam: Oct 27, 2024


IITM invites Industry Partners for its Diploma / Degree in Programming and Data Science program - India’s very first online UG program on a massive scale

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Companies and organizations can partner, contribute and benefit in the following ways:
Knowledge Partners

Top leaders / researchers from companies such as Google, Flipkart, Paypal, Gramener are contributing content to the courses in the Diploma level , drawing from their rich experience on the ground and sharing with our learners. Insights from Industry leaders are vital to nurture future talent in the area of Data Science.

CSR Partners

IIT Madras has instituted Merit-cum-Means scholarships for its students with CSR support from various companies. These funds will support deserving students with their tuition fees, making IIT Madras more accessible for everyone.

Companies such as Verizon India, L&T Technology Services, L&T Thales Technology Services Private Limited, Dun & Bradstreet, Natesan, Synchrocones, Walmart, Renault-Nissan, Ram Shriram Foundation, Tata AIA, Tiger Analytics, Cargill Business Services, Cochin Shipyard and RR Donnelley have generously contributed to institute merit-cum-means scholarships to remove financial blocks from the path of economically disadvantaged students thirsting to learn from the best. More than 1700 students with family income less than 5LPA are currently being supported in their journey of earning Diplomas and the BS degree from IIT Madras. We profoundly thank our donors for their generous support.

We are very glad to share that as the implementing institute, the IIT Madras BS Degree Program has been recognized with:

  • The ASSOCHAM CSR and Sustainability Award for Excellence in Supporting Education and Skill for 2022 (Article1)
  • The CSRUniverse Social Impact Awards 2023 in the Education category (Article2)

All CSR funds are routed through IIT Madras which is the authorized body to receive CSR donations from companies.

Currently, there are 22,000+ students pursuing the IIT Madras BS Degree program. The program takes in students 3 times a year; around 7500 new students join our program each year, of which 25-30% fall in the < 5lpa category.

Appeal to donors

Due to increasing educational costs, financial assistance is more than ever required. We believe that funding through CSR will make a real, significant impact on the lives of our students. Here is a glimpse of the eligible students who are awaiting support.

Annual Family
Income < 1Lakh
Annual Family
Income 1 to 5 lakhs
Female 155 154 309
Male 1267 744 2011
Total 1422 898 2320

If you wish to obtain more details on how you can create an impact by donating to our causes, please refer to the Proposal for CSR Support for Merit-cum-Means Scholarship document and write to for any further information needed in this regard.

The 1700+ students supported through industry CSR support are from the lengths and breadths of our country.

Hear from our student beneficiaries
HSBC scholarship beneficiaries: Other CSR beneficiaries:
“Professionals Speak” on current industry and technology trends

Employees of Industry partners who have more than 10+ years of experience in relevant fields have delivered multiple talks on topics related to application development, programming and data science. This gives students in the course a valuable opportunity to interact with experienced professionals and get a perspective on the latest technological trends in top companies. More than 50 sessions have been delivered so far by professionals from companies such as IBM, CapGemini, Infosys, etc. The links to the expert sessions from the industry are given in this sheet.

Mentorship of Students

Companies have also partnered with IITM to provide mentoring and technical assessment of students in their areas of study as well as in their projects. Employees engaging in this activity will get to interact with small groups of students over a term and can get a better idea of the students in the program. Such employees will also be recognized for their efforts and time spent. Other opportunities for mentoring by interested companies include organisation of hackathons, short workshops and boot camp style training for the students of the IITM BS programme.

Internships and Recruitment

IITM BS program has an active group which is working with IITM’s on-campus internships and placement wing and also approaching partner companies for relevant opportunities for the students who graduate. A pool of qualified double diploma holders in programming and data science from IIT Madras will be available for companies to hire as interns for longer durations of 6 months or 1 year as the Degree level courses can be done online and do not require physical presence of the student. As part of the program, our learners will develop core technical skills in Programming and Data Science, some of which are listed below.

Diploma in Programming
Proficiency in coding in python and java, strong foundations in data structures and algorithms, experience in use of SQL, database design, application development, use of system commands, testing, documentation and handling APIs.
Diploma in Data Science
Strong fundamentals in mathematics, statistics, ability to draw Inferences from the data using statistical and machine learning techniques, using machine learning algorithms to solve practical problems using libraries like scikit-learn and tensorflow, know-how to use various tools in data science such as Tableau, Power BI, articulating a compelling story using the results of analysis to make an informed decision.

For more details, please refer to the Internship & Placement brochure.

Support your employees upskill with a Diploma in Programming or Data Science or both

IITM offers a unique opportunity for those with a graduate degree or above to be able to apply directly to pursue a diploma in programming or data science or both. Each diploma comprises 6 courses and details can be found on our portal. Companies can sponsor and support their employees to enroll and study from IIT Madras which will help them stay updated and relevant and acquire a new set of skills. As the course does not have a live lecturing component, it will be convenient for the employees to study without disruption to their work schedule.

Any company wishing to know more about the above initiatives and partner with IIT Madras can kindly contact the Industry Interaction Cell,