IIT Madras’s Bachelor of Science courses (BS) in data science and applications won the silver prize in the ‘Best Online Program’ category at the Wharton-QS Reimagine Education Awards. At the same time, NPTEL (National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning), a joint initiative of IITs and IISC, won the gold prize in the ‘Lifelong Learning Category’ at the Wharton-QS Reimagine Education Awards.
The Wharton-QS Reimagine education award is called the ‘Oscars of Education.’ It recognizes and celebrates the outstanding achievements of educators, institutions, and organizations that drive innovation and excellence in education. The award ceremony was held on December 7th and 8th at the Wharton Campus, Philadelphia, USA.
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IIT Madras BS program has more than 15,000 students enrolled currently. The program is in a hybrid mode that has online delivery and in-person assessments. At the same time, NPTEL offers more than 4000 courses for certification currently. It has more than two crore enrollments and about 23 lakh examination registrations.
Professor V. Kamakoti, Director of IIT Madras, mentioned that the BS program and NPTEL are examples of how technology can deliver high-quality education to students from different locations. IITs are committed to innovating and finding new ways to enhance their students’ learning experience.