IIT-Hyderabad to launch all- course MTech programmes

IIT-Hyderabad to launch all- course MTech programmes
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Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, is launching three All Course M Tech Programmes in Biomedical, Chemical and Material Science Engineering in August 2018 While the primary goal of the all course M Tech program is to provide a strong coursework to meet the industrial requirements, it also offers a flexible structure to cater to the students with research bent of mind

Hyderabad: Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, is launching three All Course M Tech Programmes in Biomedical, Chemical and Material Science Engineering in August 2018. While the primary goal of the all course M Tech program is to provide a strong coursework to meet the industrial requirements, it also offers a flexible structure to cater to the students with research bent of mind.

A student can choose to take only courses and graduate in three semesters or he/she may choose to do a full thesis for 14 months, which is similar to the regular 2Yr M Tech Program. The Institute introduced the concept of All Course M Tech Program in 2017 when it started on a limited basis in three specialisations - Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. After seeing the strong response from students last year, Institute decided to add three more specialisations this year.

Speaking about the importance of All Course M Tech Program, Prof U B Desai, Director, IIT-Hyderabad, said, “The Indian industries need highly skilled workforce equipped with latest developments and practices, and this we believe can be achieved through an exhaustive set of courses. In addition to the existing specialisations in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, IIT-Hyderabad is going to expand the all course M Tech. program to Biomedical, Chemical, and Material Science Engineering, as well, from August 2018.” Prof Desai further explained, “The All Course Program will not be a shortcut to an IIT degree.

The All Course program students, besides taking the normal course load will have to take extra courses in place of the research work done in the second year of the regular two-year M Tech Program. The course rigour will be the same and will have the depth of IIT courses and breadth for skill and practice.” IIT Hyderabad will graduate the first batch of All Course M. Tech. students in the forthcoming convocation. A student can choose to take only courses and graduate in three semesters or he/she may choose to do a full thesis for 14 months, which is similar to the regular 2 year M. Tech Program.

In a standard M Tech program students undertake a research project in second year of their M Tech program. It was found that some of M Tech students prefer broad course work since they have clear aspiration to join industry. This program helps in catering to the needs of these students. The All Course M Tech Program students will not be entitled to any Fellowship as GATE qualification will not be mandatory. On successful completion of the program, the student will receive an M Tech degree. The Civil, Mechanical and Electrical departments are also accepting applications.

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