From this year Delhi university is launching six B.Tech courses that were earlier B.Sc. or B.A courses.
Delhi University B.Tech Courses
- B.Tech Computer Science
- B.Tech Electronics
- B.Tech Food Technology
- B.Tech Instrumentation
- B.Tech Polymer Science
- B.Tech Psychological Science
Delhi university has also changed its syllabus of 3 year course to four-year undergraduate programme, but still there are many questions that are unanswered till now.
Delhi university official had said the switch to BTech (B.Sc to B.Tech) would make students eligible for MTech courses in technical institutes like IITs. However, the IITs are saying they haven’t even been approached on this by DU and that, finally, their senate will have to take a call.
Will DU B.Tech course make student eligible for M.Tech admission
Currently M.Sc students can go for M.Tech in IITs after qualifying GATE examination, but what after 4 year B.Tech courses. ” Till now, the IITs admitted MSc students in their MTech courses as the BSc course was of three-year duration. The senate will have to consider this but that will take some time. Before that, the university will have to decide what it’s going to do with its master’s,” said IIT Delhi senior officer.
He added that eventually they may accept DU’s BTech courses. “The senate will study the curriculum and examine the preparedness of the students for the MTech programme. We will look at the strengths, see if the students have done enough,” he explained.
Some senior faculty members at prestigious engineering colleges also feel that by just doing some changes in B.Sc doesn’t make it equivalent to B.Tech courses.
“The primary objective of BTech is to teach technology while BSc and MSc are about how to develop the science of these. So a BSc Electronics and BTech Electronics are not the same. DU has introduced too many changes in a short span. A major overhaul like this and developing an engineering department needs anything between five and 10 years.”