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Jawaharlal Nehru Univ Starts BTech and Integ MS/MTech, Admission Through JEE Mains

Published on : 22-May-2018 Powered by

Starting July 2018, the School of Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi shall offer a five year dual degree programme with BTech in an Engineering discipline, and a Master’s (MS/MTech) programme with specializations in Social Science/Humanities/Science/Technology.

Dual degree programmes on offer in 2018-19

a) BTech in Computer Science and Engineering and MS/MTech in Social Sciences/ Humanities/ Science/ Technology

b) BTech in Electronics and Communication Engineering and MS/MTech in Social Sciences/ Humanities/ Science/ Technology

Other programmes planned

c) BTech in Civil and Environmental Engineering and MS/MTech in Social Sciences/ Humanities/ Science/ Technology

d) BTech in Chemical Engineering and MS/MTech in Social Sciences/ Humanities/ Science/ Technology

e) BTech in Mechanical Engineering and MS/MTech in Social Sciences/ Humanities/ Science/ Technology

Admission criteria

Admission shall be done on the basis of JEE Mains 2018 merit. Counselling will also be through JoSAA/CSAB.

How is the programmer unique

This is one of the very few programmes in the country, where the student would acquire skills in Technology and its application to a sustainable development of society.

In the first half of the dual degree programme, the students would need to do compulsory foundation courses in the areas of basic sciences, humanities, social sciences and engineering sciences apart from the departmental requirements in the core engineering discipline. The students will have options of choosing open category electives from a pool of courses to develop broad inter-disciplinary knowledge base. This will give them an opportunity to pursue MS/MTech in an area outside their parent discipline. The proposed dual degree programme in JNU would be novel in the sense that it would extend an opportunity to the students, especially in the fourth and fifth year of their programme to involve themselves in projects/dissertations and courses on Humanities, International Studies, Sciences, Languages, Linguistics and Social Sciences, in order to understand the demands of such disciplines and acquaint themselves with the frontier areas. For example, the dual degree programme would also try to address the dynamics of economics, physical, biological and environmental phenomena through the prism of engineering. It is a fundamental skill that all successful engineering firms employ in order to retain competitive advantage and market share. The programme would provide students with the tools to optimize profits, minimize costs, analyze various scenarios, forecast fluctuations in business cycles, and more.

Also, the proposed programme would offer beyond these goals a set of special skills that would make engineers sensitive to their social and environmental responsibility. The programme would emphasize further that generating returns for society and the larger community is indispensable. With such an engaging and holistic learning approach, students will have the opportunity to become better problem solvers.

Credit Requirements

The minimum credit requirements for a dual degree programme would be 183. The duration of the program is 10 semesters. Broadly, it consists of approximately 6 semesters of undergraduate engineering curriculum followed by approximately 2 semesters of post-graduate curriculum and last 2 semesters of dissertation. The curriculum for the MTech component will either be a continuation of the undergraduate Engineering discipline or one from the pool of MS specializations.

The program consists of Humanities and Social Sciences (HS), Basic Sciences (BS), Engineering Foundation (EF), Design and Innovation (DI), Bachelor Core (BC), Bachelor Elective (BE), Open Elective (OE), Masters Core (MC), Masters Elective (ME) and Dissertation (DS). There will be a compulsory dissertation (concerned specialization) in the last two semesters. The students can do additional credits through open choice of courses, which will allow them to develop broad inter-disciplinary knowledge base and opportunity to do their MS/MTech in discipline other than BTech.

The overall credit structure is as follows:

10 Credits Humanities and Social Sciences (HS)

23 Credits in Basic Sciences (BS)

22 Credits in Engineering Foundation (EF)

04 Credits in Design & Innovation (DI)

40 Credits in Bachelor Core (BC)

18 Credits in Bachelor Elective (BE)

12 Credits in Open Elective (OE)

06 Credits in MS Core (MC)

24 Credits in MS Elective (ME)

24 Credits in Dissertation (DS)

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