IIT Delhi launches new undergraduate programme B. Tech in Materials Engineering for JEE (Advanced) 2020 qualified candidates
New Delhi: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi has launched another new undergraduate programme, B. Tech in Materials Engineering. Students qualifying JEE (Advanced) in 2020 and in coming years and choosing IIT Delhi will be eligible for this programme.
The new programme will be offered by the Institute’s Materials Science and Engineering Department and there will be 40 seats this year.
Speaking of the new programme, Prof Josemon Jacob, Head, Department of Materials Science and Engineering said, “The development, selection and processing of materials are central to any engineering advancement. The UG programme in Materials Engineering is designed to equip the students with the necessary knowledge and skills to cater to all industrial sectors that require knowledge in material design and engineering to meet the growing industrial as well as the academic demands of our country.”
This undergraduate programme by IIT Delhi focuses on producing next generation technology leaders for core industrial sectors, academia and entrepreneurship.
“Graduates of this programme will be poised to enter the Aerospace, Manufacturing, Defence, Oil & Gas, Automotive and Petrochemicals industry,” Prof Jacob added.
The B. Tech course curriculum is designed to lay a core foundation with a wide basket of electives in Materials Engineering, which would be ideally suited for those interested students in exploring opportunities in both basic sciences and engineering, or a combination of the two.
The courses covered include the relationships between structure and properties in various classes of materials including metals, polymers, electronic materials, and biomaterials. Concepts learned in the programme can be used to quantify the essential properties of engineering materials and guide the design of new materials for structural and functional applications.
Students choosing the programme will be working with a world class team of young and vibrant faculty addressing contemporary research problems relevant to society at large. The programme is futuristic with a strong focus on both experimental and computational approaches to the discovery, characterisation, selection, design and application of materials.