IIT Madras makes its computer science courses available to the public
IIT Madras has taken a unique initiative to make its high-quality courses in computer science available to everyone
IIT Madras has taken a unique initiative to make its high-quality courses in computer science available to everyone.
The faculty from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering have created a portal containing the core courses that can be accessed by educational institutions, students and anyone else interested.
This initiative is also a major step towards realising the vision of Prof. V Kamakoti, Director, IIT Madras, who is keen to make high-quality education accessible to rural India.
The core computer science courses that are available on the portal -- http://nsm.iitm.ac.in/cse/ are on programming, data structures, computer organisation and algorithms.
Each course has YouTube recordings of live lectures taught to the students at IIT Madras during the pandemic.
Computer science is one of the most sought-after engineering disciplines in India, especially in the IITs, and is of high interest to the students.
Although a large proportion of students apply for this stream in IITs, there are only a limited number of seats available in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.