IIT Hyderabad is all set to launch two new BTech courses namely BTech (Minor in Design) and BTech (Engineering Mathematics) from the academic year 2017-18. The two new courses are being introduced in order to meet the growing demand of the student community and the industry. A release from the IIT Hyderabad said that these courses are being launched by keeping the interests of the student community and requirement of the employers, who are looking for these skills in mind.
Objective for introducing new courses
IIT-Hyderabad Director U B Desai said, "Multi-disciplinary areas are constantly emerging not just within the academic world but also within the industry. These areas require new ways of thinking and new skills. These new courses aim to fulfill such emergent requirements".
Department of Mathematics, IIT-Hyderabad Head Prof D Sukumar said, "The B Tech (Engineering Mathematics) will enable students to pursue higher studies in Math, such as a PhD in world class universities".
These courses will also help students to take up work in various national and international research laboratories.
There are many industries and multi-national companies which require mathematical analytical skills, he said adding that currently the course intake capacity is of 10 students and students who will take this course, from the first semester will be exposed to the foundations and fundamentals of the higher mathematics.
Speaking about the BTech (Minor in Design), IIT Hyderabad assistant professor Neelkantan said, "The advantage of the Minor in Design course is not just about employability but also supporting the students to be creative thinkers and begin initiatives of their own".
Student intake capacity for this course will be 15-20 and IIT also released the list of various minor courses, which will be offered. They are:
- Ceative product design
- Principles of animation and moving images
- Digital heritage
- Visual communication and digital imaging
- Built-environment/ urban space design
- Special topics on design
- Introduction to ergonomics and design
- Word and image immersion
- Movement art