The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) has announced that it will be giving academic flexibility to students to choose nearly 50 per cent of the courses that they want to study, with some restrictions in place. Out of the electives, students were free to choose about eight courses (called ‘Free Electives’) from any of the 16 departments of IIT-Madras as well as other approved institutions.
Students have got the liberty at IIT Madras to choose 50% of the courses that they will be studying Professor V Jagadeesh Kumar, Dean (Academic Courses), IIT-M said, ‘I do not think any other IITs offers the academic flexibility being provided to students by IIT-Madras. Students can have fun and earn credits too.’
he students can get 72 credits from pursuing courses as diverse as ‘History of India,’ ‘Psychology’ and ‘Economics’ to ‘Artificial intelligence’ and ‘Machine Learning. There are large number of minor courses being offered by IIT Madras. The detailed curriculum and syllabi for each programme can be found here: https://www.iitm.ac.in/academics/academic-curricula
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