IIT to make big changes in its post-graduation courses

Oct 10 2019 09:55 PM
IIT to make big changes in its post-graduation courses

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), one of India's technology institutes, is making major changes to these courses to deal with the problem of students moving away from their postgraduate courses. One of the major reasons for students to withdraw from the course is because they get jobs in government companies (PSUs). This revenge process, one out of every five students who have taken admission in MTech programs at IIT Roorkee, Ropar and Kanpur have left the course this year. In IIT Delhi this rate is much higher with 50%. In such a situation, now the Institute is planning to tackle this by starting courses like Masters in Artificial Intelligence (AI).

It is to be noted that according to the information received from the college, these changes will be made by every IIT by changing the MTech program according to the needs of the industry. This will increase the number of jobs for MTech students and reduce the drop-in rate of the courses. IIT Ropar has 12 MTech programs and the institute plans to reduce them to four-five next year. Some MTech programs will be merged into PhD programs. IIT Ropar plans to launch MTech programs in data analytics, cybersecurity and robotics. With this, in the new IIT, only 20% of MTech students get job offers. At the same time, in the old IIT, this number is about 50%. IIT Guwahati has recently started MTech programs in Food Science Technology and Data Science.

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