From the next academic year (August 2019) , The Indian Institute of Technology Mandi is about to launch a new B.Tech. programme in Engineering Physics. The programme is being offered jointly by School of Basic Sciences (SBS), School of Computing and Electrical Engineering (SCEE) and the School of Engineering (SE) at IIT Mandi. The curriculum of Engineering Physics will introduce students to a wide variety of fields in pure as well as applied Physics.A Bachelor’s in Engineering Physics will open several career paths in interdisciplinary areas such as Quantum Technology, Photonics, Nano-Electronics and Artificial Intelligence, which are promising to become dominant in the near future.
Speaking about the uniqueness of the programme, Dr. Pradeep Kumar, Course Coordinator, School of Basic Sciences, IIT Mandi, said, “21st century belongs to the interdisciplinary areas and Engineering Physics will act as catalyst to bridge the gap between basic science and traditional engineering disciplines to tackle the next generation technological challenges such Quantum technology, Artificial Intelligence”.The Engineering Physics programme will enhance the cross-functionality and will bridge the gap between pure science and traditional engineering disciplines which so far have been pursued independently. This is necessary because in today’s world, major scientific and technological breakthroughs happen in a multidisciplinary environment where scientists from pure science work along with engineers. It is therefore highly important to inculcate both scientific and technological aspects, and the programme in the Engineering Physics will serve this purpose.