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IIT Madras Offers Free Online Course on Python for Data Science | Apply Here

Hi everyone, IIT Madras has Launched a Free Online Course on Python for Data Science. The course aims at equipping participants to be able to use python programming for solving data science problems.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Final Year Undergraduates

PRE-REQUISITES: Knowledge of basic data science algorithms

Course layout:

Week 1:


  • Introduction Spyder
  • Setting working Directory
  • Creating and saving a script file
  • File execution, clearing console, removing variables from environment, clearing environment
  • Commenting script files
  • Variable creation
  • Arithmetic and logical operators
  • Data types and associated operations

Week 2:

  • Sequence data types and associated operations
  • Strings
  • Lists
  • Arrays
  • Tuples
  • Dictionary
  • Sets
  • Range

NumPy andArray

Week 3:

  • Pandas data frame and dataframe related operations on Toyota Corolla dataset
  • Reading files
  • Exploratory data analysis
  • Data preparation and preprocessing
  • Data visualization on Toyoto Corolla dataset using matplotlib and seaborn libraries
  • Scatter plot
  • Line plot
  • Bar plot
  • Histogram
  • Box plot
  • Pair plot
  • Control structures using Toyota Corolla dataset
  • if-else family
  • for loop
  • for loop with if break
  • while loop
  • Functions


  • Regression
  • Predicting price of pre-owned cars
  • Classification
  • Classifying personal income

Course certificate :

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 26 September 2021 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 3 assignments out of the total 4 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras .It will be e-verifiable at

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