2000-stu­dent mark crossed in IIT Hyderabad

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IIT Hyderabad’s re­cent con­vo­ca­tion was special be­cause the in­sti­tute crossed the 2000-stu­dent mark. The first batches of BTech in civil en­gi­neer­ing and mas­ter of de­sign (MDes) stu­dents also passed out with 42 PhD schol­ars this year.

In his ad­dress at the con­vo­ca­tion, Prof UB De­sai, direc­tor, IIT Hyderabad said, “I con­grat­u­late all the fac­ulty and stu­dents for their ex­cep­tional work and ef­forts that have brought us the 7th po­si­tion in the NIRF Rank­ings of MHRD. We are also a pre­ferred in­sti­tute amongst the newer IITs.”

The in­sti­tute cur­rently has 2046 stu­dents and 165 full-time fac­ulty. Nearly half of the stu­dents are post­grad­u­ates; 618 PhDs and 448 MTech, MPhil and MDes. The rest of the 980 stu­dents are un­der­grad­u­ates. This year, 578 stu­dents, with nearly 20% women, have joined the in­sti­tute.

This in­sti­tute is also the only new IIT to have a full bou­quet of 14 aca­demic de­part­ments cov­er­ing all ar­eas of en­gi­neer­ing, sci­ences, lib­eral arts and de­sign. Cross-dis­ci­plinary re­search is en­cour­aged here. A unique FRACTAL aca­demic pro­gramme is also the first of its kind where both the breadth and depth of ed­u­ca­tion are cap­tured. Stu­dents are of­fered a wider choice of elec­tives, greater choice for knowl­edge ac­qui­si­tion and spe­cial­i­sa­tion.

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