Online BSc Course by IIT Madras
The application for the foundation level is open. If you have interest in perusing career in programming or data science. I think this is a good start. Given the amount of effort staff have put for NPTEL courses and videos. I think this course will be wonderful. I also have some good news related to this. but that needs to wait for now.
I like many things about the program. One one most important thing being, IITM scaling to reach wider audience. IITM is a great institution. It shouldn't limit itself to a couple of thousands of students. Students who can reach it physically. With current day technologies it should be able to give quality educations to lakhs. And this is a great step in that direction.
I am happy IITM is doing it. I am happy to contribute to the cause in a small way.