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IIT Jodhpur has announced an MTech program in Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) for their semester starting 2022. In collaboration with iHub Drishti Foundation, the university’s Technology Innovation Hub, the course will be conducted part-time online along with campus immersions where students can get hands-on experience with state-of-the-art AR/VR applications. Open to all working professionals, registration for the course will be open until 17th June.
The program aims to provide knowledge about AR/VR tools so that engineers can gradually grow the ability to develop these systems and eventually resolve problems associated with AR/VR.
“AR and VR is the future technology that is going to take an important and increasingly major role in a variety of areas such as Healthcare, Diagnostics, Robotics, Gaming, Consumer Experience and anywhere else where we require an immersive experience. This is where the entire technology is moving. This is going to lead to increasing job opportunities for those who are experts in AR/VR. This course will provide opportunities to working professionals to be future-ready for the emerging job market,”said Dr Neeraj Jain, Head of Department of IIT Jodhpur’s School of AI & Data Science.
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The main objectives of the program are:
- To produce competent engineers who can design and develop AR and VR applications,
- To impart in-depth knowledge, and analytical and experimental research skills to solve AR and VR systems problems,
- To provide knowledge of several tools for the design and modelling of AR and VR applications and immersive experiences, and
- To develop the ability to cultivate technological solutions for addressing the growing demands of AR and VR systems.
“This is possibly the first MTech program in this area, offered by an IIT in this space. The uniqueness of the program is that this has been devised and designed through collaboration of experts across IITs. The course will be taught and executed by a team of experts across the country including experts from industry,” said Professor Santanu Chaudhury, Director, IIT Jodhpur.