Hyderabad: The Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (IIT Hyderabad) is going to start an All Course MTech program from the forthcoming academic session. The current two-year program consists of two semesters of course work followed by 14 months of research. The All Course MTech program can be completed in three to four semesters.
Many industries find that the strong coursework at the IITs provide the students with the necessary skills that suit the industry requirements. The All Course MTech program fee will be higher and will be ‘per credit based’. The All Course MTech program students will not be entitled for any fellowships as GATE qualification will not be mandatory.
Speaking on this program, Prof. U. B Desai, Director, IIT Hyderabad, said: “The Indian industries needs a highly skilled workforce equipped with latest developments and practices, and this we believe can be achieved through an exhaustive set of courses. The IIT Hyderabad will be offering an All Course MTech program with specializations in Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering from Aug. 2017.”
He further explained that the All Course program will not be a shortcut to an IIT degree. The program students, besides taking the normal course load, will also have to take extra courses in place of the research work done in the Second Year of the regular two-year MTech program.
“The course rigour will be the same and will have the depth of IIT courses and breadth for skill and practice,” said Prof. Desai.
On successful completion of the program, the student will receive an MTech degree. The IIT Hyderabad is accepting online applications till 20 July 2017 in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical departments.
The candidates will be selected through initial shortlisting followed by written test and/or interview. Program details and online application is available at
On successful completion of the program, the student will receive MTech Degree on par with the regular MTech degree. The student will be eligible to apply for a PhD program at institutes in India or abroad. In addition, she/he will be eligible to appear for placement through IIT Hyderabad after completion of the program (i.e. a student registered for program in August 2017 will be able to appear for IITH placements in December 2018 provided she/he completes the credit requirements by that time).