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IIT Hyderabad launches three new BTech courses from 2021-22

HYDERABAD: The Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (IIT-H) is set to offer three new industry-oriented BTech programmes in biotechnology and bioinformatics, computational engineering and industrial chemistry from the academic year 2021-22.

The BTech curriculum in the three new programmes provides the opportunity to 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, chem informatics and for a gradual transition to full-time jobs.


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“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, modelling and simulation, systems biology and biostatistics to ensure complete industry readiness of the students,” said Prof Anindya Roy, head of department of biotechnology, IIT-H.

Apart from the special curriculum designed for the three programmes, 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.

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