Department of Materials Science and Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
DMSE IIT Delhi
IIT Delhi had formally started the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), which is functioning since 1st January 2018. The new department envisions to embark on the postgraduate (PG) programmes, M.Tech in Materials Engineering and M.S (Research) in Materials Science and Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) programme in July 2018, while the four year undergraduate programme shall start in July 2019. These programmes will be running in parallel to the already existing M.Tech in Polymer Science and Technology programme (previously under the umbrella of Centre for Polymer Science and Engineering) of MSE.
Materials engineering, being a very wide gamut of different types of materials along with huge application domain, poses challenges in designing programmes such that they cater to recent advances and future developments within various areas in industry/research organizations and academia. Further, given the significance of the prominent industrial presence in the NCR region, the curriculum of the programmes needs to cater the industrial requirements through their participation. Hence, the intention is towards building course- and research- based programmes in Materials at MSE to help in grooming the students for the sectors that require such expertise in the development of our country.
The aim of these programmes is not only to advance the skills of students with background in materials science and engineering, but also of those with varied engineering backgrounds, wishing to expand their career prospects by opting for a degree in Materials Science and Engineering. Thus it is proposed to provide a blend of courses and laboratory work such that one is not only able to prepare the students for Materials related industry but also enable the students to undertake research path leading to a M.S. or PhD degree to build a career in research organizations and academia.
In this regard, an Expert Committee Meeting, chaired by The Director, IIT Delhi, to review the curriculum of the proposed M.Tech in Materials Engineering programme was held on Saturday January 20, 2018 at 10:00 am in the Senate Room of IIT Delhi. Expert committee members’ comments and feedback (summarized and attached in this document) on the general structure of the programme and the course contents of the core courses have been incorporated. Further, given the expertise of the current MSE faculty members, the Expert members’ suggestion for proposing M.Tech in Materials Engineering, specialized in Structural Materials, for coming semester have been considered in the enclosed pedagogical structure of the proposed M.Tech programme.