IIT Jodhpur’s 2 New 4-Yr BS Programs To Make Students Future Ready

NEW DELHI | Updated: 21 September, 2022 1:23 pm IST

To cater for the growing need and demand for modern technologies, the Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur has announced to launch of new engineering-linked four-year BS (bachelor in science) programs in Chemistry and Physics with specialization.

The institute has designed new programs to make students ready for global technology demands. The programs will impart fundamental knowledge in basic science and engineering in the first year.

In the second and third years, the students will undergo comprehensive theoretical and experimental courses in advanced concepts of Chemistry and Physics in the respective programs. In the final year, these programs will enable the students to gain specialisation in a focused area in advanced science.

Highlighting the unique aspects of the programs, IIT Jodhpur director Prof. Santanu Chaudhury said, “Research in Basic sciences is driving the frontier of technology. Quantum technology, sustainable materials, terahertz technology, gene therapy, and green energy are some examples of science driving technology innovations.”

“It’s time to rethink the basic science programmes, making them foundational for emerging technologies. New BS programmes of IIT Jodhpur have been launched with this motivation. We expect our B.S. graduates to get involved in application-directed basic research, creating breakthrough technologies for new age industries,” he added.

The programs offer the flexibility of opting for different specializations to meet societal and industrial needs and ever-growing sustainability demands are among the key features of this program’s curriculum.

The programs are in alignment with the National Education Policy 2020. The institute aspires to cross the barrier of traditional paths and excel at the interplay of science and technology, as per the IIT officials.

The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry program has been developed as per the current trends aiming for science-based engineering innovation. It is well-designed for the graduating students, with ample application opportunities in diverse areas, including pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, materials and devices, energy, healthcare and the environment.

“This four-year program offers a thorough fundamental and applied knowledge in the field of chemical science including specialized and interdisciplinary areas. Students are encouraged to take full advantage of the scientific opportunities available in the department by working on original cutting-edge research projects,” said Prof. Ramesh Metre, head of the department at IIT Jodhpur.

The Bachelor of Science in Physics program aims to impart theoretical foundations and practical skills in fundamental and applied physics with the understanding of interdisciplinary subjects through theory, computation and hands-on training. The graduates will have career opportunities in diverse areas, including green energy and sustainable energy materials, photonics and terahertz technology/communications, quantum technology and communications, quantum open systems, flexible electronics, multifunctional materials and devices, smart energy for smart cities and smart healthcare.

Prof Ashutosh Alok, head of the department, said, “The program aims to impart foundations of fundamental as well as applied concepts of physics, enabling one to excel in physics-driven technologies. They will get an opportunity to work on projects with faculties with diverse expertise and access to the department’s modern labs and research facilities.”

IIT Jodhpur will also provide the BS program students with an opportunity to convert their 4-year BS program to 5 year BS – M.Tech dual degree program with respective specializations. In addition, the program offers to pursue an entrepreneurial path leading to science-based engineering innovations.

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