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IIT Madras plans to offer an MTech degree through distance learning

Are you planning for a postgraduate programme ? But you don’t have time to attend classes !

So, Dear folks you don’t need to worry, as Indian Institute of Technology (Madras) is planning for such programme  without being physically present on the campus and at your own pace.

In a first of its kind initiative, IIT Madras has taken its teaching process out of the confines of the campus. It has recruited 31 M Tech students who will not have anything to do within the physical boundaries of the campus but will complete their course from their workplace. The first programme is for the automobile sector and the institute is planning to expand it to communication, information security and aerospace

Director of IIT Madras Bhaskar Ramamurthy said  “The programme we are launching is M Tech in automotive technology for the industry employees who wish to upgrade their qualification and skills. A part of the curriculum is common to what we teach at IIT, Madras, and a part if it will be tailored to their specific needs,”

He also added “The students will not require having any physical presence on the campus till the completion of the course. The delivery mode is live online where the students after their work hours will attend classes to be delivered by our faculty,” said Ramamurthy.

Though, in this model, a coordinator and classroom would be set up at the industry location and teaching will be imparted by IIT-M faculty in the evenings. This doesn’t require employees to take leave or travel to other locations.

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