A unique program designed to cater to the upcoming demand of the industry and research, training the best of students to have a strong foundation in every field along with a specialization in their topic of interest.
B.Tech. in Engineering Science at IIT Hyderabad is a unique program being offered for the first time in India. It opens the doors to different specializations and provides a holistic engineering education. The basic structure is as follows: for the first 2 years (4 semesters) the student does basic courses in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and different fields of engineering. In the last 2 years (4 semesters) the student then specializes in any field of his / her choice -- specialization is completely open: It could be any branch of engineering -- BioTech, Biomed, Chemical, Civil, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical, Mechanical, Material Science, -- Chemistry, Design, Economics, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology, etc. Note, however, that the number of students moving into a particular branch is limited to 25% of the strength of the batch. The final degree will read: B.Tech. in XXX Engineering and Engineering Science.
This is the first program that caters to what is often referred to as the "T Education". The horizontal line in 'T' corresponds to an education giving breadth, while the vertical line in 'T' corresponds to an education giving depth. The new Engineering Science Program achieves breadth as well as depth.
"This program is in tune with what the industry is demanding today. They would like students to be educated with what they call as a 'T' education.."- U.B. Desai
Director, IIT Hyderabad