IIT Kanpur: Honours & Inter-Departmental Degrees In Revamped BTech Curriculum

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur is introducing honours and inter-departmental degrees, will allow “direct admission” to winners of global Olympiads and expand the scope of learning it offers to include Social-Sciences, Communication, Humanities, Economics (SCHEME) as part of its revamped curriculum. The institute is also offering an exit degree option for those students who want to leave the program in the middle. IIT Kanpur has overhauled its curriculum to bring it in line with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 and according to the recommendations of a review that was initiated in 2018, the institute said in a statement on Tuesday.

According to a communique shared by the IIT Kanpur: “The revamped curriculum will introduce new degree options including the Honours degree and options of new inter-departmental degree programs. It will also extend the scope of learning to include Social-Sciences, Communication, Humanities, Economics, Management, and Environment (SCHEME). The Core Courses will be restructured to give greater flexibility to the core curriculum. Technology will drive teaching and pedagogy to take learning to the next level. Further, the program will also enable counting of designated online courses done by students on MOOC platforms to be counted for credits.”

IIT Kanpur has also made the existing grading scheme more granular with a “fine-grained mechanism” of students’ assessments. It also aims for guiding and counselling the students in a way that focuses more on ethics.

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