To meet the growing need and demand for modern technologies, Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur has announced the launch of new engineering four-year BS (Bachelor in Science) programs in Chemistry and Physics with specialization.
The Institute has developed new programs to prepare students for global technology needs. In the first year of study, the courses impart basic scientific and engineering knowledge.
In the second and third years, students complete comprehensive theoretical and experimental courses in advanced concepts of chemistry and physics in the respective programs. In the final year, these programs allow students to specialize in an area of focus in advanced science.
Prof. Santanu Chaudhury, Director of IIT Jodhpur, highlighted the unique aspects of the programmes, saying: “Research in basic sciences is pushing the frontiers of technology. Quantum technology, sustainable materials, terahertz technology, gene therapy and green energy are some examples of science driving technological innovation.”
“It is time to rethink basic research programs and make them the basis for new technologies. With this motivation new BS programs of IIT Jodhpur were started. We expect our BS graduates to engage in application-oriented fundamental research and develop breakthrough technologies for new industries,” he added.
The programs offer the flexibility to choose different specializations to meet societal and industrial needs, and ever-increasing sustainability needs are a key feature of this program’s curriculum.
The programs are in line with the National Education Policy 2020. The institute aspires to break down the barrier of traditional ways and excel in the interplay of science and technology, according to IIT officials.
The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry program has been developed according to current trends aimed at science-based technical innovation. It is well designed for the graduates with numerous application opportunities in various fields including pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, materials and devices, energy, healthcare and environment.
“This four-year program provides an in-depth foundational and applied knowledge in the field of chemical sciences, including specialized and interdisciplinary areas. Students are encouraged to make full use of the department’s scientific capabilities by working on original, cutting-edge research projects,” said Prof. Ramesh Metre, Head of Department at IIT Jodhpur.
The aim of the Bachelor of Science in Physics course is to impart theoretical basics and practical skills in fundamental and applied physics with an understanding of interdisciplinary topics through theory, calculation and practical training. Graduates have career opportunities in various fields including Green Energy and Sustainable Energy Materials, Photonics and Terahertz Technology/Communications, Quantum Technology and Communications, Open Quantum Systems, Flexible Electronics, Multifunctional Materials and Devices, Smart Energy for Smart Cities, and Smart Healthcare .
Prof. Ashutosh Alok, Head of the Department, said: “The program aims to provide fundamentals of both fundamental and applied concepts of physics to enable one to excel in physically-driven technologies. You will get the opportunity to work on projects with faculty with different expertise and gain access to the department’s modern laboratories and research facilities.”
IIT Jodhpur also offers the BS program students the opportunity to convert their 4-year BS program into a 5-year BS-M.Tech double degree program with relevant specializations. In addition, the program offers the opportunity to embark on an entrepreneurial path that leads to science-based technical innovations.