I'm currently pursuing BS in Data Science and Application from IITM and I want to know about the opportunities that you get in this field. Does bachelors from IITM give any extra edge to the students? What packages should I expect in this field?
Apart from the value of the IITM brand, the newly founded online BSc and future BS degree program provides students with several opportunities for career advancement. As IITM itself stated, there is an exponential demand for well-trained programmers and data scientists. The lectures by experienced faculty, the mentor-led interactive sessions and peer study groups, along with the flexible nature of the course allows students to enrich their skills and prepare for employment in the field of their choice.
IIT Madras has announced that it will actively reach out to recruiters in the context of placement opportunities for the graduates of the online BSc degree program. Top students are provided placement support and soft skills training. Students are also offered chances to work with IITM faculty on research projects. Furthermore, IITM has also established a separate placement cell for online BSc students which provides placement and career guidance. The Industry Interaction Cell, set up as part of the program, will aim to facilitate collaborations for internship and recruitment.
In fact, the BSc students also organised their first cultural and technical fest, Paradox 2022, on campus from May 20, 2022 to May 22, 2022 where more than 2000 students interacted with faculty and industry professionals to learn about internships and placement opportunities in Programming and Data Science.