JEE Advanced 2020: IIT Delhi Launches New B.Tech Course in Material Engineering; Learn More About the Course

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A new undergraduate programme, BTech in Materials Engineering, was launched by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. Know more about the subject here.

IIT-D’s Material Science and Engineering Department will offer this programme this year with 40 seats on offer.

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JEE Advanced 2020 qualified students will be eligible for the new programme.

This undergraduate programme focuses on producing technology leaders of the next generation for key industries, academia and entrepreneurship.

Speaking about the new programme, the head of the department, Josemon Jacob, said that the development, selection and processing of materials are central to any progress in engineering.

The Materials Engineering UG programme is designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to meet all industries that require knowledge of material design and engineering in order to meet the growing industry as well as our country's academic demands.

Graduates of this programme will be ready to enter the industries of aerospace, manufacturing, defence, oil and gas, automotive and petrochemicals, according to Jacob.

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According to the statement issued by the institute, the curriculum of the BTech course was designed to lay a core foundation with a wide basket of electives in materials engineering that would be ideally suited for those interested students to explore opportunities, or a combination of the two, in both basic sciences and engineering.

IIT Delhi mentioned in a statement that the courses covered include the relationships between structure and properties in different material classes, including metals, polymers, electronic materials, and biomaterials.

The concepts learned in the programme can be used to quantify the essential characteristics of engineering materials and guide the design of new materials for structural and functional applications, the statement added.

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