Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT-G) has launched four programmes, including a Master’s course in Data Science. These programmes were introduced by IIT-G to address the rising demand by the students. These courses which begin from the current academic session 2019-20.
The institute has also launched three new programmes in association with Gifu University, Japan.
Calling the new programmes ‘trendsetter’ and ‘gamechanger’, Prof TG Sitharam, Director at IIT Guwahati, told a leading news portal, “The focus of the programmes is on the study, invention, and creative use of technologies to create effective, usable, entertaining experiences with technology through interdisciplinary research in engineering, design, behavioural and social sciences, and to understand the impact of technology on individuals, groups, and organisations. The institute envisions to produce successful graduates who will be capable of leading the changing scenarios of tomorrow through innovation, in-depth thought and values.”
The other new programmes launched are:
- International Joint Master’s Degree Program in Food Science and Technology
- International Joint PhD Program in Food Science and Technology
- International Joint PhD Program in Integrated Mechanical Engineering
Last week, IIT-G has made news for signing a memorandum of understanding with RD Grow Green India, an incubating company at the Technology Incubation Centre in IIT Guwahati, to work on treatment of contaminated drinking water and industrial effluent.
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