The BTech curriculum in the three new programs provides the opportunity for students to take courses from all branches of the sciences, viz., maths, physics, and chemistry in the first two semesters.
In the sixth semester, students can opt for the semester-long projects which provide an opportunity to work & gain experience in biotech, pharma, manufacturing, IT, data analysis, cheminformatics, and for a gradual transition to full-time jobs.
“Curriculum for BTech in biotechnology and bioinformatics is designed to train the students with in-demand bioinformatics skills, including artificial intelligence and soft computing, web technologies, structural biology, biological data mining, image processing, modeling and simulation, systems biology, and biostatistics to ensure complete industry readiness of the students,” said Prof Anindya Roy, head of the department of biotechnology, IIT-H.
Apart from the special curriculum designed for the three programs, students will also have an opportunity to increase their depth in the subject by undertaking elective courses from any other department.
They can pursue a minor in areas of their interest, outside the department, like entrepreneurship, computer science, etc., by completing 12 additional credits in that area.
“BTech in industrial chemistry will have a particular emphasis on producing the finest graduate students with adequate knowledge of applied chemistry and technology to work in various industries like pharma and drug design, polymer industry, petrochemical industries, environment, and energy, etc.,” said Prof Satyanarayana G, head – department of chemistry, IIT-H.