New Delhi: India’s prime engineering institution, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD) will soon set up an innovation centre to give its students freedom for developing new ideas and concepts. The decision of institute would be a dream come true for the students who due to the trapping of syllabus and tough academic curriculum are not able to work on their ideas.
As per sources, the innovation centre will be set up by the joint participation of institute’s alumni association and the Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Government of India. Moreover, the institute is also working on its curriculum to include 20 credits for work beyond the academics. Students will be given complete freedom to choose the topics from engineering or any other disciplines.
Speaking at the preview of the 9th open house that showcases students innovation, RK Shevgaonkar, Director, IIT Delhi has said that the concept behind establishing of innovation centre is to provide freedom to the students so that they can work on their ideas outside classroom.
Established in 1961, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi is one of the premier engineering institutes of India. Initially, the institute was known to be College of Engineering and got its present status under the Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Act, 1963. Moreover, it is one of the seven IITs created as centres of excellence for higher training, research and development in science, engineering and technology in India. IIT Delhi has been accorded the status of a deemed university with powers to decide its own academic policy, to conduct its own examinations, and to award its own degrees. At present, the institute offers instructions in engineering and applied sciences at a level comparable to the very best in the world.