IIT Bombay & IIT Delhi Revise UG Syllabus After Over a Decade, Know Why

October 13, 2022, New Delhi, IIT UG Syllabus: The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay and IIT Delhi have revised their Undergraduate (UG) curriculum andΒ  introduced a new set of subjects in the existing core-engineering curriculum. Under this reform, both IITs aim to provide a holistic learning approach to students.

Subjects like Humanities, Arts, Social Science, Management, Entrepreneurship, Design (HASMED) – as coined by the IIT Bombay have been introduced along with the interdisciplinary STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). Students will be studying the core engineering subjects of a specific branch along with HASMED which is central to the new revised curriculum.

IIT UG Syllabus Revised – Background

  • IIT Bombay has last changed their UG syllabus in 2007.
  • The previous curriculum did offer several options for electives from different disciplines, but it was not compatible with the current changes in career trends.
  • Previously, the curriculum incorporated Science, Technology, Engineering, and Management (STEM). The students had to study the core engineering subjects of their branch.

IIT UG Syllabus Revised – Reasons

  • IIT Bombay and IIT Delhi have revised theΒ  UG syllabus so that the students can have a holistic learning environment to suit the changing career trends.
  • IIT Bombay, in the past few years, has observed that the graduating batches have made diverse career choices and some of them were not at all related to core-engineering fields.
  • In light of this fact, the institute decided to revampΒ  its UG curriculum to help students become leaders in their choice of professions..
  • Due to rapid changes in the knowledge and technology landscape, the curriculum needs to match the pace.
  • Both IITs are adopting this reform to ensure a smooth transition of IITs from being exclusively technological institutes to full-fledged universities.

IIT UG Syllabus Revised – Changes

  • Engineering students will now have Management, Design, Entrepreneurship, and Humanities as a part of their regular core engineering curriculum.
  • Students will now be able to select a minimum of two or three courses from STEM and HASMED along with its core engineering branch subjects.
  • Each student has to pursue five additional courses from any or a combination of these courses.
  • IIT Bombay is offering HASMED courses by collaborating with several non-engineering schools on campus such as – the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Desai Sethi School of Entrepreneurship, IDC School of Design, and Shailesh J Mehta School of Management.
  • IIT Bombay is collaborating with different engineering branches to provide STEM courses to students.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the changes in the IIT Bombay and IIT Delhi undergraduate syllabuses?

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay and IIT Delhi have revised their Undergraduate (UG) curriculum and introduced subjects like Humanities, Arts, Social Science, Management, Entrepreneurship and Designto the core engineering curriculum. Along with this, both institutes are allowing students to develop problem-solving skills and gain hands-on experiences.

When was the IIT undergraduate syllabus last changed at IIT Bombay?

IIT Bombay last changed its UG syllabus in 2007.

Who is the current director of IIT Bombay?

Mr. Subhasis Chaudhuri is the director of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT Bombay).

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