IIT Jodhpur launches new MTech programme in Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality

IIT Jodhpur has started an online MTech programme in AR and VR for working professionals. Candidates can apply till June 17.

IIT Jodhpur launches new MTech programme in Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality IIT Jodhpur (Source: Official)
Vagisha Kaushik | Jun 8, 2022 - 2:09 p.m. IST
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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:

  • To produce engineers who can design and develop AR and VR applications,
  • To impart in-depth knowledge, and analytical and experimental research skills to solve AR and VR systems problems
  • To provide knowledge of several tools for the design and modelling of AR and VR applications and immersive experiences
  • To develop the ability to cultivate technological solutions for addressing the growing demands of AR and VR systems.

Online MTech programme

Through the programme, students will get

  • An understanding of the fundamentals related to AR, VR technologies, content creation, hardware design for AR/VR applications,
  • Knowledge of working principles of Game Design, Medical Applications, AR/VR based training simulators, Navigation and tracking in AR/VR,
  • Knowledge of working principles of scanning and 3D reconstruction and sensor data fusion,
  • Knowledge of Image Synthesis, Rendering, and Animation,
  • Developing awareness about recent trends in AR/VR systems, and
  • Ability to apply the acquired knowledge for analysis and design of AR, VR systems.

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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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