IIT Hyderabad to start All Course MTech programme


Hyderabad: The Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IIT-H) will start an all course M.Tech programme with specializations in civil, electrical and mechanical engineering from the forthcoming academic session.

The M.Tech programme is a combination of subjects belonging to that particular stream. For instance, students opting for civil engineering department will study environmental and water resource engineering, geotechnical engineering and structural engineering.

This course can be completed in three to four semesters unlike the current two-year programme which constitutes two semesters of course work followed by 14 months of research.

The all course M.Tech programme fee will be higher and will be ‘per credit based’. Students joining this programme will not be entitled for any fellowships as GATE qualification is not mandatory.

Speaking about the programme, Prof. U. B Desai, Director, IIT Hyderabad, said, “the Indian industries needs a highly skilled workforce equipped with latest developments and practices, and this we believe can be achieved through an exhaustive set of courses. The IIT Hyderabad will be offering M.Tech. programme with specializations in Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering from August 2017.”

He said that the program will however not be a shortcut to an IIT degree. Students besides taking the normal course load will also have to take extra courses in place of the research work done in the second year of the regular two-year M.Tech. programme.

“The course rigour will be the same and will have the depth of IIT courses, and breadth for skill and practice,” said Prof. Desai.

Students will receive an M.Tech degree on successful completion of the programme. Online applications are accepted in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical departments till July 20. Selection is done through initial shortlisting followed by written test and/or interview. Programme details and online application has been made available at http://www.iith.ac.in/mtechoneyradmissions/home.jsp