WHAT ARE some of the new programmes which you are likely to introduce in the coming academic year?
We intend to start a number of Masters programme in technology such as M. Tech ( Information Security), M. Tech ( Mobile Computing), M. Tech ( Robotics and Automation) and M. Tech ( VLSI Design) with the support of the industry from the academic year 2013- 14. All the programmes will be of twoyear duration and will have an annual intake of 30 students.
Who are some of your industry partners with whom you are offering the proposed M. Tech Courses?
We have already tied up with Nokia, Atmel, Fluor Daniel and ARM to set up state- of- the- art labs in our campus in the area of Mobile Computing, Embedded Systems Design and Mechanics of Solids. We now want to strengthen our linkages with companies such as Microsoft, Google, IBM, Fanuc, Denso, Cisco, Powergrid Corporation, Kuka Robotics, CG- CoreEl and National Instruments in order to upgrade our syllabus and establish world class lab and research facilities so that we not only impart industry relevant education but also produce industry ready engineers.
What will be the entry criteria for the programmes?
Candidates should have a B. Tech degree in a relevant discipline with a minimum of 60 per cent marks. The sale of brochures will start from June 1 and will be available at the various branches of Punjab and Sind bank. The last date of submitting the form is July 1. Preference will be given to candidates with valid gate scores. Admissions for the programmes will be through counseling, which will be held at Kashmere Gate on July 15. For more details log on to www. igit. ac. in
How has been your placement record as an engineering institution so far?
Many prestigious companies and organisations visit our campus every year to recruit women engineers. Some of our top recruiters are TCS, Adobe, Microsoft, Oracle, Maruti Suzuki India Lt, GE Research, Freescale, Cypress, Hindustan Unilever and Mahindra and Mahindra. The Highest Salary package offered to our students of Computer Science and Engineering is ` 16 lakh per annum by software giant Microsoft.
NUPUR PRAKASH is the Vice- Chancellor of the newly upgraded Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women ( IGDTUW). Started in 1998 as Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology by the Directorate of Training and Technical Education, the institute was one of the first engineering colleges for women in Delhi. In an interview, the Vice- Chancellor talks about how the elevation in status would allow the institute to function efficiently in various branches of engineering and cater to the growing demand for a technically skilled workforce