Career Path Degree Program in  IIT  Madras  for SC/ST students completed Class XII and equivalent to Diploma with TAHDCO



The world’s first Bachelor of Science in Data Science & Applications (https;// degree program launched by IIT Madras, in which students who are all completed class XII and equivalent to Diploma can apply and study with 4 years degree course  in IIT Madras.

  • Applications Opens Now for Sep 2022 Batch
  • Application Closing date: Aug 25 2022.

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Features of the Program:

  • This program does not require JEE for admission. The qualifier exam is based on the 4 weeks of content that would be provided by IIT Madras and TAHDCO.
  • Students from any stream may apply to learn from this program – Science group, Humanities, Commerce, pure science etc.
  • There are exits at the end of every level and students can exit with either a Foundational certificate, one or both diplomas or a degree.
  • While the classes are online, exams are in-person at centres across the country.
  • Students can do this as a primary degree or along with any on-campus program.
  • Currently, more than 12,500 students across and outside India are enrolled and studying in the program.
  • The Employment potential for the graduates of this degree is very high as the projected demand in this area is more than 11 million in the next 5 years.


  • Students from XII and equivalent to Diploma Passed out candidates can apply
  • Students should secure above 60% in their class XII
  • Students should secure above 60% in Maths and English in class X
  • Students who are register here, should clear the qualifier exam level which will conduct by IIT, Madras.

Selection and Admission Procedure:

  • Exam Fee Rs.1500/- for the Students Belongs to SC/ST Category
  • Students can get Scholarships who have less than 5 LPA Family  income
  • Students who are all completed Class XII and equivalent to Diploma will attend the 4 Weeks coaching for clearing qualifier exam to be conducted by IIT, Madras If they qualify, they would secure admission into the IIT, Madras for Bachelor of  Science in Data Science and Applications degree course.
  • Expenditure for the above degree program will be bare by TAHDCO as Educational loan