NEP 2020: IIT Delhi to introduce more BTech, MTech programmes

IIT Delhi is working toward NEP 2020 implementation and plans to launch new courses and schools as part of that process.


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Vagisha Kaushik | July 28, 2021 | 01:37 PM IST

NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi is moving toward the implementation of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. The institute is going to launch Bachelor of Design (BDes) for 2022-23 session and BTech in design for 2025-26 session. It is also considering introducing an MTech programme in artificial intelligence and data science.

IIT Delhi has already launched several undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. It started BTech in engineering and computational mechanics and BTech in materials engineering in the 2020-21 session. It further introduced BTech programme in energy engineering, MTech in electric mobility and Master of Public Policy in the 2021-22 session.

V Ramgopal Rao, director of IIT Delhi said: “As an Institute of Eminence, IIT Delhi is fully cognizant of its role in the timely and proper execution of educational policies. The Institute is carefully examining the structure and nature of its existing programs which could provide a strong foundation for introducing the NEP 2020 directives. Over the last many months, a committee for the implementation of NEP 2020 has carefully considered all Higher Education-related guidelines”.

IIT Delhi departments

Professor Rao also said that several initiatives have recently been taken to form new schools, departments and centres at the Institute with multi-disciplinary teaching and research programs, which dovetail nicely with the broad objectives of the NEP 2020, as per a statement from IIT Delhi.

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A new department named ‘Department of Energy Science and Engineering’ has recently been created. The ‘Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Programme (TRIPP), which was running at the Institute since 2002 as an interdisciplinary programme has been converted into a full-fledged centre in 2021, said the statement.

Another new centre named 'Optics and Photonics Centre' ‘has been created that will focus on doctoral and postgraduate programmes including special programs for industry professionals, it further added.

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