B.Tech. in Mathematics and Computing at IISc Bangalore 2022
Are you interested in mathematics and computing, a field picking up fast as one of the most sought after courses in engineering? Want to study the same at IISc Bangalore, India's best university as per NIRF rankings? Learn here the details of the programme, launched for the first time in IISc Bangalore.
Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore is one of the premier colleges for science and technology in India. With a NIRF 2021 rank 1 in the university domain, as well in research, the institute has no match in the country, when it comes to higher education studies in the field of science and technology. Overall, amongst all educational institutes in India, it holds NIRF rank 2; first being IIT Madras. IISc has consistently been ranked at the top in India for years together. The institute is the first choice for almost everyone who wants to engage in research work and become a scientist, technologist or academician. Apart from numerous M.Tech and PhD programmes, the institute offers a number of undergraduate programs. These are mainly the B.Sc research programmes that are of four years in duration. B.Tech in Mathematics and Computing is a new addition to the list of undergraduate programmes at this institute.
About the program The B.Tech Mathematics and Computing programme is the first of its kind at this institute. Considering the popularity of the programme across all major engineering colleges in the country, this is the first time that such a programme is being launched at the institute this year. Admission to the programme is through the JEE Advanced Examination. Those scoring very high ranks in the exam are likely to qualify for admission to the programme.
The program is of four-year duration, in which the students will be imparted a solid understanding of new developments in the field of applied mathematics. Applied mathematics now has a lot to do with information generation, its distribution, storage and utilization. The mathematics & computing programme focuses on imparting computational and data analytic skills that form the backbone of many of the new emerging disciplines related to computer science such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, Computational Engineering and Quantum Computing. These emerging fields are the drivers of future technologies that are going to revolutionize the information technology sector and will see wide applications in every known field, be it education, healthcare, agriculture, communication, transportation, space, aviation, energy generation, robotics, environment protection and so on.
Why take up this programme at IISc By taking up this programme at IISc Bangalore, students are likely to benefit immensely. These days, there is a huge demand for manpower in these emerging technologies in India as well as abroad. Over the years IISc Bangalore has built such a high reputation that industries and institutions alike, seek students graduating from here. Furthermore, there will be many avenues for higher education and research in the sector at the institute itself and elsewhere too. Such tech graduates will be always at the forefront be it in any role, in the industries or academia. Considered as the Silicon City of India, IISc's location in Bangalore also helps.
Programme structure The programme is of eight semesters, out of which the first four semesters will focus on the core subjects. there will be six courses each in mathematics and computing along with those in science, other engineering disciplines and humanities. Subjects like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Computational Science, Computational Biology, Quantum Computing, Computer Science, Signal Processing and Mathematical Finance will be covered in depth. There are also a vast number of electives to choose from. In the fourth year of their study, the students will get the opportunity to engage in industry projects or research work. They also get the option to continue for another year and thus obtain an M.Tech degree as well by completing the required courses and credits.
Eligibility criteria The applicant should be class XII pass or equivalent from a recognised board, including state boards. Should have taken Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects in 10+2 along with a language and a fifth one that could be anything apart from the ones already taken.
Number of seats The total number of seats for the programme are 52, out of which 8 (20%) seats are reserved for female candidates as supernumerary seats and 4 (10%) seats for OCIs, NRIs and foreign nationals.
Selection procedure Candidates will be selected for the programme based on their ranks in the JEE Advanced Examination 2022. However, to apply for the JEE Advanced Exam, the candidates will have to first qualify the JEE Mains exam.
The institute is in the process of tying up with the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) so that there could be common counselling for the programme along with admissions at IITs, NITs, CFTIs and other institutes that are part of JoSSA counselling. In case the tie-up does not come through, the counselling will be through IISc Bangalore's own admission portal.
The dates for applying for the programme are yet to be declared. As and when they are published, the article will be updated with the same. The candidates can meanwhile visit the official website of IISc Bangalore and go through further details of the programme.
Fees and scholarship The programme fee comes around two lakh per annum. The entire fee is almost waived off for SC/ST students. For the deserving candidates, there are opportunities to obtain scholarships from a host of government agencies and the corporate sector. The fee structure is given below.
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