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IIT-Delhi restructuring

PUBLISH DATE 3rd November 2017

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi Director V Ramgopal Rao Thursday said the institute is heading for “academic restructuring” with several new departments and schools coming up next year.

He was speaking at a press conference organised at the institute in the backdrop of its convocation ceremony on November 4, which will be attended by President Ram Nath Kovind. A total of 1,941 students would receive their degrees this year as compared to 1,964 last year. The institute will get two new schools — School of Public Policy and School of Interdisciplinary Research — along with new departments — Department of Design and Department of Material Science and Engineering.

Rao said, “These days, the aesthetics of a product has become as important as its functionality. Therefore, we will be starting a Department of Design, which will offer UG, PG and PhD courses. It has got approval from the Board of Studies and will include faculty who’re not necessarily from the field of engineering.”