An important eligibility factor is that the applicant should have studied Mathematics
up to Class XII.
Biology, management, yoga, sports, environment, English,
social sciences, humanities all these will be offered as subjects at International
Institute of Information Technology-Bangalore (IIIT-B). Surprised? Actually, these
are subjects which are part of the five-year M.Tech integrated course and which
will be offered to students who have completed II PU or Class XII. The course will
take off from this academic year. An important eligibility factor is that the applicant
should have studied Mathematics up to Class XII. The five-year residential programme
will offer a dual degree, a B.Tech and an M.Tech in IT. The core subjects will be
IT. The fifth year will focus entirely on research. But why offer such a broad-based
programme? Says Sadagopan S, director, IIIT-B, IT is an enabler, an enabling tool.
Later, students may work in any sector. So, they need to know the basics of a wide
variety of fields.
What about sports and yoga? That is because many IT professionals
are known to lead a sedentary life. Introducing yoga and sports will inculcate in
the young students a sense of discipline. Also, it is hoped that they will continue
with sports and physical activities even as professionals and ensure a healthier
lifestyle. That apart, the faculty believes that 18-year-olds who join the course
will be brimming with energy, and it helps to channelize that constructively. Admission
to the course is based on All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) ranks.
Students must apply online. The application process is on till June. Visit www.iiitb.ac.in
for more information.
Courtesy: Times of India