IIT Madras Revamps B.Tech Program: Bridging Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras has updated its Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) program to incorporate more flexibility and entrepreneurial opportunities. The revamped program, which reduced credit hours from 436 to 400, promotes interdisciplinary learning and hands-on projects. This initiative is part of IIT Madras's commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship.


PTI | Chennai | Updated: 11-06-2024 17:20 IST | Created: 11-06-2024 17:20 IST
IIT Madras Revamps B.Tech Program: Bridging Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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In a significant overhaul, the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras has revamped its Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degree program to offer greater flexibility and foster entrepreneurship among students.

The institute's decision, influenced by extensive feedback from students and alumni, aims to encourage interdisciplinary learning and hands-on projects while reducing the total credit hours from 436 to 400.

'IIT Madras will accord the highest priority to innovation and entrepreneurship. With over 380 patents filed in the last financial year, the institute has launched an ambitious start-up 100 program, aiming to establish a new startup every third day,' said IIT Madras Director, Professor V Kamakoti, in a press release.

Second-year B.Tech students can now engage in hands-on projects and interdisciplinary learning, with 40% of the total credits designated for elective courses. IIT Madras's 18 academic departments and advanced research centers offer a diverse range of opportunities for students to build a unique academic profile.

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