Computer science courses from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-Madras) are being available to educational institutions and students from across the country, free of cost with an idea of making high-quality education accessible to everyone
The Faculty of 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.
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.
Speaking about this initiative, Prof C Chandra Sekhar, Head, Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), IIT Madras, said, “The recordings of live lectures for CSE core courses at the undergraduate level and the graduate level, by the faculty of the Department are expected to be helpful to the students in Engineering Colleges to learn the underlying concepts and principles of the subjects of these courses in the right manner.”
He added, “It will also be beneficial to the teachers in engineering colleges to get to know how to effectively teach the important and fundamental subjects in computer science and engineering and how to equip the students with the problem solving skills. It is hoped that the portal will be used to improve the quality of teaching and learning the CSE core subjects in Engineering Colleges in India.”
Dr Rupesh Nasre, associate professor, department of computer science and engineering, IIT Madras, said, “The portal has been 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 curriculum that is taught in the institute. This initiative will ensure that quality material is accessible to all students.”Posted in Campus, News