IIT Bombay will soon launch short-term ME (Masters of Engineering) programmes for working professionals. The Senate of IIT Bombay has given its approval for short-term M.E programmes that will be of 12 to 14 months duration. Professionals who were unable to pursue post graduation and settled in jobs can take up short-term M.E courses for career and knowledge enhancement.
The short-term M.E courses to be launched by IIT Bombay will be designed by individual departments. These courses will be designed as per the directives of IIT Council. The curriculum of the courses will vary from core engineering branches to multidisciplinary engineering branches. Part of these short-term courses will be offered in distance mode.
Deputy Director of Academic and Infrastructural Affairs – IIT Bombay, Mr. AK Suresh revealed that the departments should come up with proposals for launching short-term M.E courses. The departments must make sure that the curriculum of these courses should be prepared by considering the target industries. The eligibility criteria and fee structure for IIT Bombay short-term M.E courses are yet to be finalized. The fee for these courses will be higher than regular M.Tech courses of IIT Bombay, he confirmed.
There will be much difference between part-term M.Tech courses and short-term M.E courses offered by IIT Bombay. The part-time courses are almost similar to regular courses where students must take up full-fledged project work. The duration of short-term M.E courses will be one year, and the candidates will have a smaller project as a part of the curriculum.
On the other hand, IIT Bombay will allow working professionals to take up Ph.D. after graduating short-term M.E course. The major intention of the premier institute is to encourage research.
More details regarding short-term M.E courses are yet to be finalised by IIT Bombay. Stay tuned to CollegeDekho for the latest updates.