IIIT-A begins the process of restructuring MTech courses in line with NEP 2020


The Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad (IIIT-A), has launched a major exercise to shape all the MTech courses it offers in line with the provisions of the new National Education Policy-2020. For this, an 11-member high-level sub-committee has been set up, made up of experts not only from some of the country’s top technical institutions, but also from the corporate sector, IIIT officials said. HAS.

Among them are Prof. AG Ramakrishnan from Indian Institute of Science (IISc) – Bengaluru, Prof. Ganesh Ramakrishnan from IIT, Mumbai, Senior Vice President of Reliance Industries, Mumbai, Shantanu Gupta as well as senior experts from IIIT-A, including Professor US Tiwari, Professor Shekhar. Verma, Prof. Nitesh Purohit, Prof. Manish Goswami, Prof. Pawan Chakraborty, Prof. Pritish Bhardwaj as well as Joint Registrar Ashish Kumar and Prof. Vijayshri Tewari.

Confirming that the exercise has begun to restructure and reformat ongoing MTech programs, IIIT-A Registrar Prof. Vijayashri Tiwari said the committee’s recommendations should be submitted to the Senate, the main decision-making body of the IIIT-A. institute for all academic affairs, soon. “After Senate approval, it will be sent to the Board of Governors for a final green light,” she added. Later, IIIT-A plans to implement the changes in PG courses beginning with the July 2022 session, officials said.

The Dean of IIIT-A (A&R), Professor Shekhar Verma, had presented the agenda in this regard at the Senate meeting held last month. Most members of the Senate, including external members, also contributed their opinions. The President of the Senate and Director of IIIT-A, Prof. P Nagabhushan, recommended the formation of a Senate Sub-Committee.

The sub-committee would review various aspects, including all MTech interdisciplinary programs and MTech proposals, from all departments and produce a comprehensive actionable report considering all features including admissions process, types of MTech, group admissions, administrative and legal. aspects and other related issues, they said.

Currently, MTech is offered in a total of 10 majors at the institute, of which seven are offered by the Department of Information Technology, two by the Department of Electronics and Communications Engineering, and one by the Department of Science applied.


    K Sandeep Kumar is a special correspondent for the Hindustan Times at the head of the Allahabad bureau. He spent more than 16 years reporting extensively in Uttar Pradesh, especially Allahabad and Lucknow. It covers politics, science and technology, higher education, medicine and health, and defense issues. He also writes on development issues.
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