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IIT Madras Digital Skills Academy launches online course in Advanced Programming for Students, Working Professionals

Offered in collaboration with IITM-Incubated Startup GUVI, the courses is open to students across India and will help them in their job search in the IT industry and IT services in all core manufacturing and design areas

The Digital Skills Academy at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, is launching courses in Programming and Advanced Programming in partnership with IITM-Incubated Edtech Startup GUVI.

The courses are designed to equip final year Engineering students and graduates with programming skills through industry professionals in a Hands-on way, making them ready for internships and jobs in IT. It will help them in their job search in the IT industry and IT services in all core manufacturing and design areas and is open to students across India.

Along with live online sessions, the course is being offered through an Artificial Intelligence platform which provides students with coding and self-assessment environment for practising programming in real-time. The 120 hours of Programming Course will help professionals and students to obtain experiential learning equivalent to about three months of actual working experience in each of these courses and makes them job-ready.

All students and working professionals who are interested in a career in IT can register and benefit from this programme. A formal certificate will be issued by the trainer and the knowledge partner – the Centre for Continuing Education, IIT Madras. for those who successfully complete the course(s).

Highlighting the unique aspects of this course, Prof. Mangala Sunder, Founder and Coordinator, Digital Skills Academy, IIT Madras, “The objective is to provide graduating students from Indian academic institutions and employees in multiple industrial sectors the necessary skills towards employment or reskilling in relevant sectors. These courses will also make them industry- and job-ready. In addition, the trainers will cover multiple areas through large problem sets, that will also help the students to do competitive examinations in the banking and finance sector well and with confidence. ”

The Digital Skills Academy is a joint venture of IIT Madras with NASSCOM IT-IT Enabled Services Sector Skill Council of India. It is chaired by two eminent personalities – Shri. Lakshmi Narayanan, Founder-CEO of Cognizant Technology solutions, and Prof. M.S. Ananth, former Director of IIT Madras and one of the founders of online digital education in India. The Academy is governed by an Advisory Council with members from NASSCOM, industry and Academia. The Director of IIT Madras is the Chief Patron.

Speaking about this course, S.P. Balamurugan, Co-Founder and CEO, GUVI, said, “Programming skill is the need of the hour for every aspiring and ambitious candidate to get placement in IT companies. The Gamified learning and practise platform designed by GUVI will provide a unique and exclusive training environment for the learners through various modes.”

Prof. Balaraman Ravindran, Head, Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (RBCDSAI), who is also a Consultant Advisor to this programme, said, “These two courses are aimed at providing the programming training needed for practitioners looking to build data-driven solutions for their business needs. The courses are designed to suit either absolute beginners or people with some familiarity in programming and introduce them to building real-world applications.”

Educational Institutions are begin encouraged to register their students. Further information on the same can be obtained by contacting Prof. Mangala Sunder at mangalas@dth.ac.in or mangal@iitm.ac.in and S.P. Balamurugan at spbalamurugan@guvi.in.