Five Year M.Tech Integrated Courses in IIT : Scope and Description
100. ENGINEERING PHYSICS
(Code : M5301)
The Five Year Integrated M.Teh. in Engineering Physics will train young students in the areas of Space Physics, Plasma Physics, and Fibre Optics. Courses in Solid State Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Statistical Mechanics, Materials Physics, MHD, Applied Nuclear Science, and Remote sensing will be included. In addition the courses from other Engineering Departments e.g. Electronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Materials Science & Technology will also be included. Thus the training imparted to the students will be broad based, employment-oriented and will cover the frontline areas.
We are looking at students with exceptional abilities who will ultimately provide sustainable competitive advantage to the Indian industry in the area of design and manufacturing of new products in the increasingly globalised economic environment in modern science and technology. Students will have employment opportunities with ISRO laboratories, VSSC, PRL, NPL, Defence Science, Telecom Service, Industries apart from teaching institutions.
101. GEOLOGICAL TECHNOLOGY
(Code : R5302)
This course is intended to train the students in different aspects of the pure and applied aspects of Geology in an integrated manner. The emphasis of the course will be on Applied Geology. The main objective is to impart the latest technological advancements in the filed of Applied Geology. The training will focus on developingthe capability to apply the knowledge in the exploration of natural resources. Following branches of Applied Geology will be given special attention: Petroleum Exploration, Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System, Ground Water Exploration, Mineral Exploration, Engineering Geology, Natural Disaster Mitigation and Environmental Geology. A special feature of the course will be the training of the students in Geophysical Exploration and Well Logging. Some new courses being introduced for the first time are: Brittle Tectonics, Fluid Inclusion, Petroleum Prospect Evaluation, Environmental Geochemistry, Instrumentation in Geochemical Analysis and Cross Section Balancing.
There has been a spurt of activity in the county in Petroleum Exploration. A number of companies in the private sector as well as in public sector have been actively engaged in oil exploration, both onshore and offshore. Besides, in the next decade it seems there will be a tremendous growth in IT related geosciences sector. India is well poised to become an international hub for global geological database generation, processing and interpretation, and a centre for geoscientific manpower outsourcing. The M.Tech. course aims to focus on all these aspects and gear up to the challenges to provide adequate training to the students. All this require a large resource of trained manpower. The five-year integrated M.Tech. programme, with its high level of quality training, will go a long way in meeting the needs of trained geologists in the future.
102. GEOPHYSICAL TECHNOLOGY
(Code : R5303)
The Five year Integrated M.Tech. Programme in Applied Geophysics is aimed at training the students in different aspects of Geophysical Technology in an integrated manner. The emphasis of the course will be on Applied Geophysics. The aim is to train the students in the latest technological advancements in the field of Applied Geophysics. The training will focus on developing the capability to acquire, process and interpret geophysical data. The course will aim at training the students in seismology, petroleum geophysics, mineral exploration, groundwater exploration, geotechnical investigation, environmental geophysics and borehole geophysics. A special feature of the course will be the training of the students in Geophysical Inversion, and Geophysical Data Processing and Interpretation.
Due to increase in the exploration activity in oil sector, a number of companies in the public and private sector have been actively engaged in oil exploration, both onshore and offshore. The activity in exploration is expected to intensify further resulting in increased demand of trained personnel. A number of other companies in the IT sector are also taking up work related to processing and interpretation of Geophysical data, related mainly to oil sector. All this require a large resource of trained manpower. The five-year integrated M.Tech. programme in Applied Geophysics, with its high level of quality training, will go a long way in meeting the needs of trained geophysicists in the future.
103. INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY
(Code : G5304)
Modern chemical industries make synergistic use of chemistry, chemical technology, and chemical information technology. This programme focuses on training students for such national and international industrial manpower requirements. Keeping this in view, in the first two years of the programme the students will study courses in graduate level Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and applications of computer and information technology to chemical and engineering problems. Concurrently they will also be required to study basic chemical, electronics and electrical engineering courses. In the third year, the students will take applied chemistry courses emphasizing different areas of Industrial Chemistry. Subsequently in the fourth year, the students get basic inputs in frontier areas of Chemistry such as Drug design, Bio and Chemi-informatics, Corrosion and Environmental sciences, High tech materials etc. and will also be required to work for projects related to one of these areas. Based on this, in the last two semesters of the programme, students will study elective courses and work for their M.Tech. Dissertations. Students of this programme would thus have a broad training over different related areas of modern Industrial Chemistry while developing expertise in some areas of their choice.
Mathematics and computing
104. MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING
(Codes : D5305, S5305, V5305)
This is a new programme which replaces and upgrades five-year integrated M.Tech. in Mathematics and Computer Applications. The objectives of the programme are to train students to handle problems in industries and government organizations through the combined use of mathematical and computer techniques. The programme imparts the necessary knowledge of numerical and computational techniques, various topics in computer science, mathematical modeling, simulation, probabilistic and statistical tools and trains them to develop their own computer software for several applications which they may come across in their professional career. Some of the typicalcourses in the programme are computer architecture, computer graphics, image processing, DBMS, programming languages, theory of automata, parallel algorithms, optimization methods and applications, statistical methods and algorithms, neural computing, fuzzy sets and applications, scientific visualization, etc.
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