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JoSAA Counselling 2022: Here’s why it’s best to go for BTech at IIT Kanpur; professors clarify

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IIT Kanpur held an ‘Open House’ session for JEE Advanced certified candidates and their dad and mom this week. The panel that addressed considerations and questions from college students included institute director Professor Abhay Karandikar, dean of educational affairs Professor Shalabh and dean of pupil affairs Professor Siddhartha Panda, amongst others.

Here are a number of questions answered by the panel:

Q. What is new at IIT Kanpur?

“The scope of learning has been expanded to include social science, communication, humanities, economics, management, environment (SCHEME). An active student entrepreneurship policy will be introduced soon for those who wish to pursue that. External activities such as entrepreneurial work will be added to the credit system. Online courses will also be considered and their credits may be added to the result. There is also an option for the students who wish to exit the programme early. We have new programmes such as Bachelor of Technology and Management and Bachelor of Technology, Honours,” dean of educational affairs Shalabh stated.

Q. What about internships, analysis alternatives, and recruitment?

Raju Gupta, the chairperson of the scholar placement workplace, stated, “In terms of placement, both BTech and BS students are offered jobs and everyone was placed in the previous year. A total of 332 students were offered internships. A few well-known recruiters at IIT Kanpur include Google, Goldman Sachs, Bain & Co., McKinsey & Co. and Tata Motors. The previous years’ placement statistics show that 32 students got international offers in the academic year 2019-2020, and it rose to 47 in 2021-22. The average salary package of IIT Kanpur students is increasing, and many have bagged summer internships with domestic and international firms with stipends as high as Rs 13 lakh per month.”

“From the third year, students interested in research can interact with faculty members and start research work with them. Summer internship opportunity allows you to work with faculty and be exposed to research,” stated Prof Shalabh. “Internship opportunities and recruitment are equally accessible and consistent across all subjects and streams,” added Rohit Kejriwal, the President of Students’ Gymkhana.

Q. What is the entrepreneurship tradition like at IIT Kanpur?

One of the scholar panelists stated: “There are many aspects to entrepreneurship. From the first month, there will be prominent speakers coming for sessions organised by the entrepreneurship cell. These skills are instilled in you from the start.”

Adding to it, Prof Shalabh stated: “IIT Kanpur will provide resources for entrepreneurial ideas. We support entrepreneurs by providing financial aid and funding. There are new policies to help their entrepreneurial spirit.”

Q. Can I go for a twin diploma?

“The Bachelors-Masters Dual Degree is a five-year programme by which a pupil earns a Bachelor’s and a Master’s diploma. The twin diploma programme has three classes: Category A: In this case, each levels are in the identical self-discipline/division. The two combos on this class are B Tech-MTech and BS-MS.

“Category B: This is a two-discipline/division programme the place the Bachelor’s diploma is within the father or mother self-discipline/division and the Master’s diploma is in a unique self-discipline/division. Thus, six diploma combos are potential on this class: B Tech-M Tech, B Tech-MS, BTech-MDES, BS- M Tech, BS-MS, and BS-MDES.

“Category C: In this case, the Bachelor’s degree is in the parent discipline/department and the Master’s degree is MBA. Thus, the two possible combinations are B Tech-MBA and BS-MBA”, stated Shalabh.

Q. Can I go for a double main?

“The double major is a five-year programme for a Bachelor’s degree with majors in two departments/disciplines that offer B Tech/BS degrees. The first major is in the parent department, while the second major is in the department to which the student is admitted for this purpose after the 4th semester”, stated Prof. Shalabh.

“Students should have a minimum cumulative performance index (CPI) of 7.0 when applying for a double major. Students opting for a double major cannot apply for a dual degree and vice versa. Admission to the double major programme is subject to the CPI and availability of seats,” stated Prof Ashoke De.

Q. Can I apply for a minor?

“Students might embody a specialisation inside a self-discipline aside from their

father or mother self-discipline throughout the common four-year BTech programme. It is acknowledged as a ‘minor’ on a pupil’s grade sheet. A ‘minor’ could be accomplished inside the time and credit required for a pupil’s common four-year Bachelors’ programme”, stated Prof. Shalabh.

Q. When and the way can I alter my department?

A BTech/BS pupil might select to use for a change to a different programme in every other self-discipline.”When the chance comes, relying on the energy of the division and your scores, you’ll be able to change your department. You are given the choice to alter after the second semester and in some circumstances after the 4th semester,” stated Shalabh.

Q. Is it true that teachers is the toughest at IIT Kanpur?

“When exploring academics, IIT Kanpur is the best option… No student is studying across all IITs to judge but yes (IIT) Kanpur is considered the toughest,” stated Rohit Kejriwal.

Q. How is a programme in physics and economics at IIT Kanpur completely different from the others?

“The physics programme at IIT Kanpur is unique in the country. Other IITs offer a BTech in engineering physics while IIT Kanpur has a four-year BS programme in physics,” answered Sudeep Bhattacharjee.

Professor Sarani Saha added: “The undergraduate programme in economic sciences is unique to IIT Kanpur because you get training in economics and other fields here. It is a new department introduced in 2017 and a popular choice among students.”

Q. Are the Statistics and Data Science programmes tough?

“Statistics and Data Science are among the most demanding subjects in the industry and academics. Students at IIT Kanpur are trained in labs and work with data projects besides the theory portion. Data Science is very much in demand internationally and nationally. IIT Kanpur is the only IIT with a full-fledged four-year programme in data science. It is a successful programme,” stated Abhay Karandikar.

Q. What concerning the college students’ security on campus?

“There is a zero-tolerance policy. Anti-ragging squads are stationed at different places on the campus and instructions are delivered to senior students, and there are disciplinary committees,” stated Siddhartha Panda.

Professor Sarani Saha stated, “The women’s cell helps the institution to foster a gender-sensitive campus that is safe for women and it ensures a community free from gender-based discrimination. We have zero tolerance for sexual harassment. There are sessions on gender-related issues such as casual sexism, and checks and balances are maintained within the institution. The Internal Complaints Committee and the Women Cell offer support to everyone.”

“Medical facilities such as a health centre with 14 medical officers, emergency availability 24×7, a doctor on duty, and two ambulances are available on campus,” added Prof Karandikar.