In a first, IIT Jodhpur launches MDes in XR design
Vagisha Kaushik|May 5, 2023
NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Jodhpur in collaboration with iHub Drishti Foundation, the Technology Innovation Hub (TIH) at IIT Jodhpur, is starting a new part-time online MTech programme with campus immersions for working professionals in Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). The course will begin from the semester commencing 2022-23. Interested students can apply for the MTech programme through this link - mtecharvr.ihub-drishti.ai/. The last date to apply for the programme is June 17.
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IIT Jodhpur’s School of Artificial Intelligence is starting the MTech programme for working professionals in order to meet the increasing demand for engineers with diverse backgrounds in the fields of augmented and virtual reality, and to support relevant research and development. In the online programme, students will be provided hands-on experience in the latest, state-of-the-art AR, VR tools available at the institute.
The main objectives of the MTech programme are:
Through the programme, students will get
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Neeraj Jain, Head of Department, School of AI and Data Science, IIT Jodhpur said, “AR and VR is the future technology that is going to take an important and increasingly major role in a variety of areas such as Healthcare, Diagnostics, Robotics, Gaming, Consumer Experience and anywhere else where we require an immersive experience. This is where the entire technology is moving. This is going to lead to increasing job opportunities for those who are experts in AR, VR. This course will provide opportunities to working professionals to be future-ready for the emerging job market.”
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Professor Santanu Chaudhury, Director, IIT Jodhpur, said, “This is possibly the first MTech programme in this area, offered by an IIT in this space. The uniqueness of the programme is that this has been devised and designed through collaboration of experts across IITs. The course will be taught and executed by a team of experts across the country including experts from industry.”
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