Delhi Technological University launches new courses with multiple entry-exit options

Delhi Technological University (DTU) is set to launch new undergraduate programmes with flexible entry and exit options from the 2024-2025 academic session. The university is also launching a new programme – MTech by Research. The new programmes will allow for various entry and exit points within this time frame, aligned with the National Education Policy (NEP) of 2020.

In addition, DTU has introduced five-year integrated BSc and MSc programmes in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biotechnology and Economics.

The MTech by Research programme has been introduced to further the research activities of the institute. Unlike the regular MTech programmes which have three course-work semesters and a dissertation, the MTech by Research programme will consist of two-third research and one-third course-work. Admission to the programme will be through the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE).

Through this new MTech programme, students will be able to pursue PhD more efficiently or decide whether they should pursue PhD or not.

“MTech by research will increase the chances of getting jobs in consultancy and research organisations. Also, these people are less likely to shift from technology to management domain,” said DTU vice-chancellor Prateek Sharma.

Festive offer

He further said that the curriculum of the new courses is in line with aspects of the National Education Policy (NEP) and follows the University Grants Commission (UGC) guidelines for Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP).

The curriculum of the new programmes includes subjects such as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, data science, machine learning, cyber security, disaster management, and clean and green energy.

The new programmes are being offered in already existing departments and hence there is no need to appoint teachers now. “The existing faculty will conduct the classes for the new courses. With time, if we feel the need, we will start the recruitment process,” he said.

The university is also planning to set up institutes in other places. “Many alumni living in the Middle East are indicating and sharing some interest that they can help us set up a centre there,” the vice-chancellor said. However, he added that it is in the initial stages.

DTU plans to reach out to industries to support the laboratories and centres. “We have also collaborated with industry partners such as Samsung“The aim of the university is to provide research and development to the industries and to build a symbiotic relationship with the industries,” the Vice Chancellor said.

DTU has opened five Centres of Excellence and Research – Centre of Excellence in Energy Transition, Centre of Executive Education, Centre of Excellence for Use of Drone Technology, Centre of Excellence in Disaster Risk Reduction and Centre for Community Development and Research.

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