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IIT Madras is now offering a M. Tech degree through distance learning process, a first of its kind initiative.
In the first step, 31 M. Tech students have been recruited for the automobile sector who will not be physically present inside the campus and would rather complete their course from their workplace.
The programme is set to be expanded to communication, information security and aerospace sectors as well.
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In the recent past, there has been a trend of user-oriented impact programmes, which are custom-made for corporate employees. Under these programmes, corporate companies sponsor the education of fresh graduates and employees. However, till now they are required spend a year in the campus.