IIT Bhubaneshwar is going to be the first IIT in the country to introduce a dance form as a course in its B.Tech curriculum.
While talking to media the director of the institute informed that the college has introduced the traditional Indian dance form, Odissi, as a B.Tech subject.
“Students can now choose Odissi as an elective 'breadth course' during the second and third year of B Tech. This means that there will be three credits of the elective course which will need to be cleared” said the director.
As per report, now students can learn Odissi as an extra academic activity for the first two semesters. 10 girls have already opted for the subject.
But if student opts for the subject during the last or fourth year, they will also get a diploma in dance along with their B.Tech degree.