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Pradhan launches four-year Bachelor of Science in Electronic Systems of IIT Madras

New Delhi: Shri. Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Education and Skill Development Minister, Government of India, launched the four-year online Bachelor of Science (BS) in Electronic Systems of IIT Madras ( The key objective of the program is to meet the significant and growing demand for skilled graduates in the electronics and embedded manufacturing sector in India. The program also features multiple exit and the students can get a Foundational Level Certificate, Diploma or the BS degree. The program aligns with the India Semiconductor Mission to make India a global hub for electronics manufacturing and design. This is the second online BS program from IIT Madras following BS Degree in Data Science and Applications, which has more than 17,000 students studying currently.

The BS in Electronic Systems was launched in the presence of Shri K Sanjay Murthy, Secretary, Higher Education, Government of India, (who joined virtually), Dr. Pawan K. Goenka, Chairman, Board of Governors, IIT Madras (virtually), Prof. V. Kamakoti, Director, IIT Madras, Program Coordinators, BS in Electronic Systems, IIT Madras, Industry leaders and other faculty members.

Addressing the launch event, Shri Pradhan said that the launch of online course for Bachelor in Science in Electronic Systems by IIT Madras is a great initiative that will enhance accessibility to quality higher education and provide enormous opportunities to our Yuva Shakti to keep pace with 21st century knowledge, skills and jobs. He congratulated IIT Madras for this course in line with all the recommendations of National Education Policy 2020: quality, affordability, equity, employability, multiple entry-exit. He expressed his confidence that more institutions will come up with such programmes for realising Prime Minister’s Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘Vikasit Bharat’.

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