IIT Madras launches a novel course

It is being offered in online mode, free of cost.

Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), the Number 1 Educational Institute of India, has launched a course on ‘Out of the Box Thinking’ through Mathematics to encourage innovative thinking.

This course, which is a first-of-its-kind initiative in India, is open to everyone across the globe. The Institute is targeting as many as One Million School and College students in India, besides working professionals and researchers as well through this course.

These courses will be offered in Online Mode free of cost to everyone in India as well as in foreign countries through IIT Madras Pravartak Technologies Foundation, sec 8 company of IIT Madras, which will also issue the Grade Certification for students who take the examinations at a nominal fee.

Recognized as an Institution of Eminence (IoE) in 2019, IIT Madras has been ranked No.1 in the ‘Overall’ Category for the third consecutive year in India Ranking 2021 released by the Government of India. The Institute has also been ranked No.1 in the ‘Engineering Institutions’ category in the same Rankings for six consecutive years – from 2016 to 2021.

Explaining the need for such courses, Prof. V. Kamakoti, Director, IIT Madras, said, “‘Out of the box’ thinking is solving problems through an indirect and creative approach, using reasoning that is not immediately obvious and involving ideas that may not be obtainable by using only traditional step-by-step logic. In this unique course, such thinking is emphasized through rediscovering the known and unknown facts of mathematics logically with an interesting broader perception of the manner of doing it.”

The Courses will be taught by Sadagopan Rajesh, Mathematics Educator, and founder-director of Aryabhatta Institute of Mathematical Sciences.

The course will feature four graded independent levels that will be easily accessible to students, professionals, and researchers. The course will present multiple approaches to problem solving.



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