IIT Jodhpur offers BTech program in civil and infrastructure engineering
- Qualified students of JEE Advanced 2021 can join the second set of IIT Jodhpur's BTech
- Students with BTech degrees will have job opportunities beyond the ordinary areas
- The Institute encourages its students to undertake multidisciplinary projects
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Jodhpur has introduced a new BTech program in civil engineering and infrastructure that includes courses related to large-scale integrated infrastructure.
In contrast to the standard civil engineering programs, IIT Jodhpur's BTech program focuses on engineering construction, product development, intellectual property and entrepreneurship training, the centre said.
“The Institute encourages its students to undertake multidisciplinary projects in smart infrastructure and sustainable development with this program,” it said.
Qualified students of JEE Advanced 2021 can join the second set of IIT Jodhpur's BTech in civil and infrastructure engineering. According to officials, the course will begin from next year.
Students can also find a specialist in 'smart infrastructure' or 'environmental engineering' in addition to the regular BTech, IIT Jodhpur has informed.
According to the official statement released by the institute reads, “The curriculum of Civil and Infrastructure will introduce students to a wide variety of fields in advanced Civil engineering such as infrastructure planning and designing, a good knowledge of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), smart materials and sensors, and security of infrastructure against physical and digital threats,”
Students with BTech degrees will have job opportunities beyond the ordinary areas - in various fields such as sustainable infrastructure engineering (energy, environment, transportation, etc.), digital twins and asset management, and the use of AI and ML, IoT, and cyber -physical. programs in the built-in infrastructure, according to the institute.
"Unlike the manufacturing, automotive, and aerospace industries, civil and infrastructure industries have been slow in embracing the digital and transformative technologies. The application of artificial intelligence, cyber-physical systems, and digital twins will reduce cost and time, streamline construction, and reduce waste”, said Prof Ranju Mohan, Head of the department.
“Our program has a course structure that incorporates and integrates conventional civil engineering with these advanced transformative technologies. In this way, we are creating next-generation Civil Engineers who can address societal needs from a multidisciplinary perspective which is exactly what the current industry needs,” he added