The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi is going to introduce a new course for the students. The new programme B.Tech in Engineering Physics is going commence from the next academic year in August, as reported by PTI.
The programme is to be offered jointly by School of Basic Sciences (SBS), School of Computing and Electrical Engineering (SCEE) and the School of Engineering (SE) at IIT-Mandi stated by the officials.
The curriculum of Engineering Physics will introduce students to a wide variety fields in pure as well as applied Physics.
Speaking about the uniqueness of the programme, Pradeep Kumar, Course coordinator, School of Basic Sciences stated, “A Bachelor’s in Engineering Physics will open several career paths in interdisciplinary areas such as Quantum Technology, Photonics, Nano Electronics and Artificial Intelligence (AI), which are promising to become dominant in the near future.”
The 21st century belongs to interdisciplinary areas and Engineering Physics will act as catalyst to bridge the gap between basic Science and traditional engineering disciplines to tackle the next generation technological challenges such as Quantum technology, Artificial Intelligence, he added.
The programme will enhance the cross-functionality and will bridge the gap between pure science and traditional engineering disciplines, which so far have been pursued independently, he added.