IIT Jodhpur will launch new engineering-linked, four-year BSc programmes in chemistry and physics with specialisations. In the first year, the focus will be on imparting fundamental knowledge in basic science and engineering. In the second and third years, the students will take up courses in advanced concepts, and in the final year, they will specialise in a focused area. The institute will also provide students with an opportunity to convert their degree into five-year BSc-MTech dual degree.
Prof Santanu Chaudhury, Director, IIT Jodhpur, 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 BSc programmes of IIT Jodhpur have been launched with this motivation. We expect our graduates to get involved in application-directed basic research, creating breakthrough technologies for new age industries.”
Aligning with the National Education Policy 2020, the institute aims to offer the flexibility in opting for different specialisations to students,