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IIT Madras Zanzibar Launches new MTech Program in Ocean Structures

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CHENNAI : IIT Madras Zanzibar has launched a new MTech Program in Ocean Structures for the Academic Year 2024-25.

The new two-year Master of Technology Program is open to candidates of all Nationalities and comes with two Streams – ‘Offshore and Ship structures’ and ‘Port Harbour & Coastal structures’. Stream selection will be based on CGPA obtained by students at the end of first semester

Those having a four-year UG degree in Civil Engineering with a minimum of 60% marks are eligible to apply. Applications are currently open for this course. The Last Date to apply through following link is 20th June 2024 – admissions.ge.iitm.ac.in/iitmz-mtechos

IIT Madras Zanzibar is the first ever international campus of an IIT. Classes for the first Academic Year (2023-24) commenced during October 2023. The programs at IITM Zanzibar are open to students of all nationalities, including Indians.

The other courses currently offered by IIT Madras Zanzibar Campus are a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Data Science and AI and a two-year Master of Technology degree in Data Science and AI.

Highlighting the importance of this course, Prof. Preeti Aghalayam, Dean of School of Engineering and Science and Director-in-charge, Zanzibar campus, IIT Madras, said, “It is exciting to announce this new program. Blue economy is a priority area for Zanzibar and the world today, and engineering programs that will yield skilled human resources in this domain are an urgent need.”

Elaborating on careers that would be available for graduates of this program, Prof. Dr. S. Nallayarasu, Head, Department of Ocean Engineering, IIT Madras, said, “This program opens up new career opportunities for graduate engineers in ocean engineering including niche areas of offshore industry, port and harbour development in the region. The program is aligned with Maritime India Vision 2047 and will contribute significantly to training professionals.”

The Master of Technology in Ocean Structures offered at IIT Madras Zanzibar Campus will have a curriculum tailor-made to the industry needs in the Oil & Gas and Maritime sector.

It would cover the basics of marine and offshore hydrodynamics, structural design for oil and gas exploration offshore platforms, ports, harbours including port structures and breakwater. The course would equip students with core and elective courses to prepare them for careers in the oil and gas and maritime sectors.

While first, second and fourth Semesters will be at IITM Zanzibar Campus, the third Semester will be at IIT Madras – Chennai Campus in India.

Selection will be based on marks obtained in UG (50% weightage) and screening test & interview (50% weightage). Personal interview will be conducted for students clearing the screening test. The screening test and interviews will be conducted online.

IMPORTANT DATES

Ø  Applications will close on 20th June 2024

Ø  Screening Tests will be conducted on 30th June 2024

Ø  Admission Letters will be issued from 15th July 2024

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