IIT Madras launches course on “Out of the Box Thinking”

Tamilnadu: To foster innovative thinking, the Indian Institute of Technology Madras will introduce a course on ‘thinking outside the box’ through mathematics. This course, which is a unique program of its kind in the country, is aimed at no less than one million school and college students, as well as working professionals and researchers.

These courses will be freely accessible in an online format through IIT Madras Pravartak Technologies Foundation, a sec 8 company of IIT Madras which will issue grade certification to students who take the tests for a fee. Students, professionals and researchers will have easy access to the four independent course levels. The final exam will be proctored and administered at locations across India.

Prof. V. Kamakoti, Director of IIT Madras, explained the need for such courses saying, “This course is the first of its kind in India and will have a major impact in the days to come. We will see the benefits of this course in the next few years. The course is offered free of charge. This course will greatly benefit school and college students, especially those residing in rural India.

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