Warangal: To provide an opportunity for young talents in technical research and other fields, the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal, has increased the number of doctoral students from 150 to 250 from the current academic year.
According to NITW Director Prof. NV Ramana Rao, the institute will offer full-time (FT) and part-time (PT) doctoral programs in 13 departments. These are civil engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, electronic and communications engineering, metallurgical and materials engineering, chemical engineering, computer science and engineering, biotechnology, mathematics, physics, chemistry , humanities and social sciences and management school.
Applicants selected for doctoral admission through a full-time program are eligible to receive a scholarship from the Institute in accordance with the rules of the Ministry of Education. However, the institute’s scholarships are subject to change from time to time, under the instructions of the Union Ministry of Education. Reservations by category (EWS, OBC, SC, ST, PWD) on all available seats are followed in accordance with the directives of the Union government. In addition, the Institute also introduced new integrated science courses.
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It will offer three new M.Sc. Programs – Integrated M.Sc in Mathematics, Integrated M.Sc in Physics and Integrated M.Sc in Chemistry this academic year (2021-22) in accordance with the New National Education Policy (NEP) – 2020. These are five-year programs, and after five years a master’s degree will be awarded in the relevant branch. However, students have the option of leaving after three years with a BSc on an application basis, subject to successfully completing all courses in the first three years and meeting eligibility criteria.
“Students also have the option of graduating with a B.Sc. (Honors) at the end of the fourth year based on student demand subject to passing all courses in the first four years and meeting the eligibility criteria. These programs are unique in that they include core engineering science subjects, compulsory non-credit courses, humanities and social sciences courses, and sixth semester semester projects in addition to core professional courses and studies. elective courses, ”said Professor Ramana Rao.
Meanwhile, NITW faculty and academics have performed well in research and have made significant improvements in recent years. According to the Scopus database, the number of posts in calendar year 2021 has passed the 1,000 mark.
“In 2017, the total number of publications was 540. However, over the past four years, output has almost doubled with the induction of new faculty. During the last two recruitment drives held in 2018 and 2019, nearly 150 new faculty members were recruited. All professors received initial research funding of Rs three lakh each to establish their basic research center. In addition, funding has been generously provided to all departments to purchase and upgrade research equipment, ”Prof. Ramana Rao said.
“In addition to following the academic program and online lab courses, the Institute has supported and motivated faculty and students to intensify their research efforts. The Institute also established new Centers of Excellence (CoE) and a centralized research instrumentation facility to support multidisciplinary research not only between different departments, but also in collaboration with industry. The Institute also devotes enormous resources to e-journals, e-books, accessible from anywhere, ”Prof. Rao said.
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