The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras on March 6 launched a four-year online Bachelor of Science (BS) in Electronic Systems. The program aims to meet the significant and growing demand for skilled graduates in the electronics and embedded manufacturing sector in India.
Union Education and Skill Development Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan while launching the course said that the initiative will enhance accessibility to quality higher education and provide enormous opportunities to the Yuva Shakti to keep pace with 21st century knowledge, skills and jobs.
Online Bachelor Course
The online course aligns with the India Semiconductor Mission that aims to make India a global hub for electronics manufacturing and design. This is the second online BS program by IIT Madras. Earlier, it introduced BS Degree in Data Science and Applications, which has more than 17,000 students studying currently.
The program features multiple exit and the students can get a Foundational Level Certificate, Diploma or the BS degree. This means that one does not have to commit for four years and they can exit after 1 year, 2 years or 4 years after signing up.
The course compliments National Education Policy of India in terms of quality, affordability, equity, employability, multiple entry-exit. It also takes education to the last-mile and supports digital dream of India.
To accomplish the mission of making IIT education more accessible to all, the fee for the BS in Electronic Systems programme has been kept affordable with additional scholarships being provided to students belonging to SC/ST/PwD categories and those with family incomes of less than Rs. 5 Lakh Per Annum, ensuring inclusivity.
It also opens employment doors for students as those graduating from this program can find job opportunities in industries such as Automotive, Semiconductor, and Defence, among others, for positions like Electronic System Designer, Embedded System Developer, Electronic Hardware Specialist, and more.
Further, the program has been designed in consultation with industry leaders in this domain. The graduates of this program will have strong fundamentals and industry-ready skills ensuring high employability.