IIT Bombay introduces fast-track B.Tech programmes

Mumbai: Students taking admission for B.Tech programme in IIT-Bombay now have a reason to cheer. Starting form this academic year, students planning to pursue B.Tech graduation can complete their programme in just three-and-a-half years instead of four years.

The move in this regard is taken in a recent meeting, conducted by the institute. Students contemplating to join the course are required to take up additional courses to complete their course in three and a half years.

Course Details:

  • " Students are free to opt for anything. They can join internships, start work on their entrepreneurial venture or spend a semester abroad at any institute as an exchange student. This provision is available for students, who are enrolling for the academic year so that they can start accumulating course from the next academic year. These students are also eligible to sit for the placements in December," said the director of IIT-Bombay, Devang Khakhar
  • "Once the students complete their course in three and a half years, they will be asked to leave the campus and will be given a provisional statement of marks. While the final degree certificate will be issued only during the institute's convocation," said Shubham Goyal, external general secretary of academic affairs (undergraduate)
  • After completion of the first year, students can start accumulating additional courses. They can opt to do any courses that they wish to. Some courses require student to complete the pre-requisite course. Such students have to choose it after second or third year," Goyal added

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IIT Bombay introduces fast-track B.Tech programmes

The new system enables students to learn at their own pace and there will be a limit on the campus stay. Students are allowed to stay at the campus for maximum 6 years to complete their B.Tech programme, but not beyond 6 years.

None of the older IITs have started offering the fast-track B.Tech programmes. IIT-Kharagpur is moving towards it and plans to implement it from the 2017 batch.

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