IIT Madras Set To Offer International Interdisciplinary Master’s Programme

New Delhi: An International Interdisciplinary Master’s Programme (I2MP) will be offered by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Madras). Students from foreign countries with engineering backgrounds are allowed to apply via the official website — iitm.ac.in. The application process will close on March 31.

The Master’s Programme will be made available in nine interdisciplinary areas — Energy systems, Robotics, Quantum Science and Technology, Computational Engineering, Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Data Science, Cyber-Physical Systems, Complex Systems and Dynamics, and Biomedical Engineering, reported Careers360.

“IIT Madras is the only educational institution in India to offer this Interdisciplinary Master’s Degree, providing students an unprecedented level of academic flexibility to learn and work in current areas that would define the future of global engineering and technology. Scholarships will be provided for accepted international students with outstanding records,” IIT Madras said in a release.

Dean (Academic Courses) at IIT Madras, Prof. Prathap Haridoss, said that it is a great opportunity for students. “Faculty have carefully selected courses that will take a competent undergraduate student from almost any field of Engineering and make the student a strong candidate in an interdisciplinary area. This is a great opportunity for students, often confined to traditional Engineering disciplines, to explore contemporary areas of expertise,” Haridoss was quoted as saying in the release by Careers360.

“We are excited to offer these niche programmes aimed at internationalisation of the IIT Madras campus, introducing students to a diversity of thoughts and cultures, which will serve them well when they compete in a global marketplace. This initiative is a step in the direction of establishing the Vishwa Guru status of India,” IIT Madras director, Prof. V Kamakoti, said.

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