IIT Madras offers online computer courses, free

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) has taken a new initiative by making its high-quality computer science courses available online and free of charge, so that they are easily accessible to everyone.

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering of IITM has created an online portal containing the basic courses in computer science, in order to make these courses accessible to educational institutions, students or anyone else interested in the program .

Making high quality education freely available to rural India is in line with the vision of the Director of IIT Madras, Prof. V Kamakoti, according to an official press release.

The courses available to students on the online portal are:

  • Programming
  • Data structures
  • Computer organization and algorithms

Educational institutions, students and anyone interested in applying for the online courses offered by IIT Madras can participate in these IT courses by visiting the official portal of nsm.iitm.ac.in/cse/

Each of these courses are available as YouTube recordings of live lectures taught to IIT Madras students during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Recordings of live lectures for CSE core courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, by the faculty of the department should be useful for students in engineering schools to learn the concepts and principles underlying the subjects of these course in the right way,” said Prof. C Chandra Sekhar, Head of Department of Computer Science and Engineering, CSE at IIT Madras.

Computer Science is one such engineering discipline in India that is sought after by many students, especially at IIT.

“The portal was created to help students who could not study at IIT Madras, especially those from remote and rural areas of the country. They will have access to the same program as that taught at the institute. This initiative will ensure that quality materials are accessible to all students,” said Rupesh Nasre, Associate Professor at CSE Department, IIT Madras.

The department is currently working on the portal and looking for ways to add more content for those interested. The CSE department of IIT Madras is also planning to engage senior students to conduct live tutoring sessions where doubts will also be clarified.