Class 12 students study from IIT- Madras without JEE score

The Institute is offering a 4-year BS degree in programming and data science for which there is no age or stream limit


Now, IIT-level education is accessible to learners across India, even if they haven’t attempted the extremely competitive and tough Joint Entrance Exam (JEE). A unique initiative by IIT Madras offers students of Class 12 a chance to do a BSc in programming and data science, even without a JEE score.

That means, present students of Class 12, irrespective of their background, can also apply. However, the course will only begin after they complete their Class 12.

Interested students from any stream can enrol for the programme as long as they have studied English and mathematics in Class 10. The last date to apply (for the 2022 batch ) is 19 August, 2022 on

This is a great opportunity for students from the rural areas and from economically backward families to fulfil their dreams. Geographical location is no hurdle either as the classes will be conducted online. There is a provision for deserving but financially weak students to avail a 100 per cent scholarship too.

There are already 13,000 students enrolled in this job-oriented rogramme presently. The initiative will also allow students to choose between an eight-month apprenticeship or a project with various research institutes or organisations.

Exams or assessments are conducted across 111 cities in the country, as well as in Bahrain, Kuwait, Sri Lanka and UAE.

With this programme, IIT Madras hope to create a pool of skilled and job-ready professionals to meet the surging global demand.

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