IIT Madras offers free online math course for college and school students, certificates to be handed in

ByMike V. Cooper

Jun 6, 2022

IIT Madras free online course will focus on teaching multiple approaches to problem solving and is open to students and professionals

IIT Madras will launch a course on “thinking outside the box” through mathematics to encourage innovative thinking. The Institute targets up to one million school and college students, in addition to professionals and researchers who also work under this course. These courses will be offered free of charge in online mode through IIT Madras Pravartak Technologies Foundation, sec 8 company of IIT Madras, which will also issue the grade certification for the students who take the exams for a nominal fee. The final exam will be a proctored exam conducted at centers located in selected cities in India.

The course is made available in online mode, free of charge, for everyone in India as well as foreign countries. The four independent graduated levels of the courses will be easily accessible to students, professionals and researchers. The course will present several approaches to problem solving, debunking the myth that problem solving is only for a select few. It will introduce new techniques in an easy-to-understand way, preparing users to tackle real-world projects with confidence and ease.

Logic being the undercurrent in the study of mathematics, it is essential to develop a broader reflection, through its applications in the expanding world of technology. From solving a fun Sudoku puzzle to completing an important planned project, the logic of working is far more important than the arithmetic involved. This requires creative thinking and broader perception often known as “outside the box” thinking, says IIT Madras.

Who Can Take IIT Madras Free Online Course

The official website states that these courses are easily accessible from school children to professionals and researchers. The four independent graded levels of the courses present multiple approaches to problem solving, debunking the myth that problem solving is reserved for the elite. It introduces new techniques in an easy to understand way; prepare users to tackle real-world projects with confidence and ease.

Graduated Certificates for IIT Madras Free Online Course

Certificates will be offered to students who pay a nominal fee and a grade certificate, based on the final exam assessment, will be issued by IIT Madras Pravartak.

Class A: 85% and above.

Class B: 70% to less than 85%.

Grade C: 55% to less than 70%.

Grade D: 40% to less than 55%.

Important Details of IIT Madras Mathematics Free Online Course

The first batch of the course is scheduled to start on July 1, 2022. Registration will close on June 24, 2022. Interested persons can register through the official site, and also get more information about the course. Classes will be taught by Sadagopan Rajesh, Professor of Mathematics and Founding Director of the Aryabhatta Institute of Mathematical Sciences. He has been teaching math for 30 years to a wide range of students, in school and college, from the age of 10, engaging them with a variety of creative and designed lessons. He also conducted programs for educating students from elementary to high school, instilling in them a love of problem solving, leading to math and other Olympiads.