IIT Mandi : The Indian Institute of Technology Mandi (IIT, Mandi ) announced the introduction of five new undergraduate programs (UG Programme) starting from the academic year 2023. These include B Tech in General Engineering, B Tech in Microelectronics and VLSI, B Tech in Materials Science and Engineering, B Tech in Mathematics & Computing and BS in Chemical Sciences. These programmes, as per IIT Mandi, aim to equip students with specialized knowledge and skills in emerging fields, providing diverse career opportunities. The admissions will be done on the basis of the JEE Advanced ranking system.
Prof Laxmidhar Behera, Director, IIT Mandi, said, “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.”
IIT Mandi new programmes details
B Tech in General Engineering: The General Engineering Program at IIT Mandi is a “one-of-its-kind BTech program” that plans to provide an understanding of fundamental engineering principles while also allowing the students to tailor their educational journey through flexible specialisations. The programme’s first two years will serve as an introduction to engineering studies, with courses in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Data Science, and Computer Science.
B Tech in Micro Electronics and VLSI: The BTech in Microelectronics and VLSI program at IIT Mandi aims to meet the industry’s future needs by equipping students with theoretical knowledge and practical skills in VLSI and chip designing. The programme curriculum includes advanced courses in device level, design, fabrication, and CAD tools, using industry-standard EDA tools. The course focuses on generating a skilled workforce for semiconductor design, offering clean room facilities, instrumentation facilities, and a strong industry-oriented curriculum.
B Tech in Material Science and Engineering: The Bachelor of Technology (B Tech) in Materials Science and Engineering program at IIT Mandi will offer a comprehensive education in the field of materials science, emphasising engineering applications and employable skills. With a focus on emerging areas like sustainability, renewable energy, urban mining, quantum technologies, and artificial intelligence, the programme will equip students with theoretical knowledge and practical expertise on both conventional and advanced materials.
B Tech in Mathematics & Computing: The new BTech program in Mathematics & Computing is a unique and pioneering program that 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.
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 program 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.