The program comprises three levels and a learner has to successfully complete all three levels to get the BS Degree from IIT Madras.
There is flexibility to exit at any level. Depending on the courses completed and credits earned, the learner can receive a Foundation Certificate from IITM CODE (Centre for Outreach and Digital Education) or Diploma from IIT Madras or BS Degree in Electronic Systems from IIT Madras.
In each semester, a learner may register for a maximum of four theory courses depending on the time they can dedicate to the program. A student doing this program full time is recommended to take 4 per semester while working professionals and students pursuing any other academic program can take 2 or 3 courses.
There are 3 types of assessments for each course:
Weekly Assignments which are online
monthly in-person Quizzes
in-person End Term Exam
Some of the courses are accompanied by lab sessions to be done at home with the use of electronic kits as suggested. It is mandatory that students travel to IIT Madras campus to demonstrate the lab experiments specified.
In addition, assessments may include programming exams, mini projects, vivas, take home assignments, etc.