In a progressive move to cater to the evolving educational landscape, Delhi University is set to introduce three Bachelor of Technology (BTech) programmes in the upcoming academic session. With a total capacity of 360 students, these new engineering courses aim to provide students diverse opportunities in Computer Science and Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. Taking a closer look at this exciting development and how it will impact Delhi University’s technical education.
In order to ensure a smooth transition and successful introduction of the new BTech programmes, Delhi University formed a committee in 2021. This committee spent a year and a half carefully discussing and analysing different aspects of computer science, electronics, communication, and electrical engineering. Their efforts resulted in a detailed report highlighting the importance of having proper infrastructure and support from faculty members. To enrol in these prestigious BTech programmes, students must take the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Mains) and submit their scores. This fair and transparent admission process guarantees equal opportunities for all candidates. Each course will admit 120 students, totalling 360 students starting their technological journey in the first year.
The BTech programmes at Delhi University will be carefully planned to give students a well-rounded education. The curriculum will give more importance (at least 50%) to the main subject area of study, while the rest will focus on minor subjects. This way, students will develop various skills and knowledge, preparing them to handle real-life challenges in their chosen fields.
Delhi University’s BTech programs align with the National Education Policy by giving students different choices as they progress academically. Students will receive a certificate after completing one year of study and earning the required credits. Those who finish two years will earn a diploma, and three years of study will lead to an advanced diploma. Finally, students who complete the entire four-year program will receive a valuable BTech degree.
Although plans are underway to construct a dedicated building for the Faculty of Technology, the committee has stressed the urgency of arranging sufficient space for classrooms and laboratories to accommodate the BTech programs. They understand the significance of having the departments of Computer Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, and Electrical Engineering located nearby on the university’s North Campus to provide logistical support.