IIT Mandi introduces 5 new programmes; general engineering, materials sciences among new courses

Admissions to the new programmes at IIT Mandi are now open through the JEE Advanced 2023 ranking system.

IIT Mandi announces new BTech, BS programme (Official website)IIT Mandi announces new BTech, BS programme (Official website)

Mridusmita Deka | July 11, 2023 | 12:52 PM IST

NEW DELHI: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi has announced the introduction of five new programmes from this academic session. The new programmes at IIT Mandi seek to quip students with specialized knowledge and skills in emerging fields. The new programmes are BTech in general engineering, BTech in microelectronics and VLSI, BTech in materials sciences and engineering, BTech in chemical science and BTech in mathematics and computing. Admissions to these programmes are now open through the JEE Advanced 2023 ranking system.

Speaking about the New Programs at IIT Mandi, Prof. Laxmidhar Behera, Director, IIT Mandi, said, “IIT Mandi continues to prioritize academic excellence and innovation, ensuring that students receive a comprehensive education that prepares them for the evolving demands of the industry. Considering the need of manpower with interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and transdisciplinary skillset for the ever-evolving world, the newly introduced programs at IIT Mandi will help the students to prepare for the industry standards while exploring the unique aspects of these NEP 2020-aligned programs.”

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IIT Mandi New Programmes

BTech in General Engineering

The programmes first two years will serve as an introduction to engineering studies with courses in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Data Science and Computer Science. The programmes unique flexibility, as per an institute statement, stands out in the final two years where students can choose a specialization from various options including energy engineering, advanced manufacturing, e-mobility, artificial intelligence and robotics, and other emerging sectors such as fashion design and technology, animation, and product design, paving their path based on their interests and career goals.

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BTech in Micro-Electronics and VLSI

The programme curriculum includes advanced courses in device level, design, fabrication, and CAD tools, using industry-standard EDA tools. The programme focuses on generating a skilled workforce for semiconductor design, offering clean room facilities, instrumentation facilities, and a strong industry-oriented curriculum.

This programme, the IIT Mandi statement said, will encourage the students to explore interdisciplinary courses and choose electives in Microelectronics and VLSI engineering. Industrial internships, a year-long major technical project, and practical experience will also be provided.

BTech in Material Science and Engineering

With a focus on emerging areas like sustainability, renewable energy, urban mining, quantum technologies, and artificial intelligence, the programme seeks to equip students with theoretical knowledge and practical expertise on both conventional and advanced materials.

BTech in Mathematics and Computing

The new BTech programme in Mathematics and Computing will offer students a strong foundation in mathematics, computing, and computational thinking. It will focus on developing analytical and problem-solving skills that can be applied across various fields in science and engineering, an official statement added.

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BS Program in Chemical Sciences

IIT Mandi's School of Chemical Sciences is starting a unique and comprehensive 4-year Bachelor of Science (BS) program in Chemical Sciences. This programme, an IIT Mandi statement said, will allow students to specialize in key branches of Chemistry, including Organic, Inorganic, Physical, and Materials Chemistry, while also offering minors in various engineering and humanities disciplines such as Computer Science & Engineering, Communication Engineering, Management, and German Language, among others. The curriculum will provide research opportunities at the BS level, allowing students to engage in research at an early stage. The program duration is four years for the BS programme along with an optional 1-year MS.

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