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KTU or The APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University will completely overhaul the content, conduct, structure and evaluation of its MTech courses to focus on forming a knowledge community. The Board of Governors of the varsity authorized the recommendations put forward by the Academic Council and the Syndicate in this regard.
Presently, 10 regional clusters are offering over 100 varied MTech Courses. The cluster-level graduate committees, governed by the lead college in each cluster, are responsible for the syllabus formulation, examination, and evaluation of courses in the respective clusters.
From the academic year 2022-2023, the Board of Governors has planned to create a unified system of conducting MTech courses, eliminating the current cluster structure and placing MTech courses from the direct control of the university.
All related colleges of the university will have a single framework for MTech programmes. Only the first two semesters of the two-year course will be classroom basses. Industry-related internships, MOOC courses, and projects will be the focus of the second year.
After two semesters, students will choose from two course for continuing their second year. Those who choose the first course will receive a regular MTech degree, while those who opt for the second course can pursue higher education, research, and entrepreneurship.
The second track is only open to students who received an 8.5 cumulative grade in the first semester and a Gate score. They are also needed to publish a journal in the third semester. The 123 MTech courses will be branched into 75 groups. Each group will have its core and elective topics along with the main topics relevant to each MTech course.
Of a total of 68 credits, individuals are required to acquire 18 credits each in the first two semesters and 16 each for the last two. They can enroll in the third semester only if they earned a minimum of 12 credits in the first semester.
MTech Course Set for a Major Overhaul: Change in Content
The courses are organized to focus on three areas- research industry,and entrepreneurship. The syllabus will include industry visits, experiential studies, project-based practical studies, studies based on data published in international journals, mini-projects, compulsory industry-related internships and industry-related elective topics. Skill development training will also be made mandatory to flourish in areas such as operations research, business analytics, industrial safety,engineering project cost management, and intellectual property.
MTech Course Set for a Major Overhaul: Change in Evaluation
Evaluation will depend on three criteria – practicality, analytics, and design. In addition to the exams held at the end of the semesters, the evaluation method will be employed to assess the individual performance of each student.
University exams will be held for core subjects that require classroom study. University exams account for only 15 credits out of 36 in the first 2 semesters. 40 out of 100 marks in the core subject can be scored via internal assessment.
Of the 40 marks, the mini project will carry 20, 10 for any of the tasks, seminar, and oral exam, and 10 marks will be for the college-level examination. The remaining 60 marks will be awarded in the university exam of 150 minutes. There will be college-level evaluations for industry-related topics, electives and projects.
The M Tech regulations were concluded after extensive consultation with experts of various disciplines based on the model curriculum of IITs and reputed universities. Coordinator K Gopakumar, Dean Academic Sadiq A, Syndicate Academic Committee Convenor Vinod Kumar Jacob and Dean Research Shalij P R headed the various committees formed for the purpose.
Unified system for MTech courses
From the academic year 2022-2023, the Board of Governors has proposed to create a integrated system of conducting MTech courses, getting rid of the existing cluster structure and placing MTech courses from the direct authority of the university.
MTech Course Major Overhaul and Gate Score
As you can see from this article the Gate score is required for not only getting an MTech seat in a good college but also to enter the second year of MTech in second track, ie second track is only open to students who received an 8.5 cumulative grade in the first semester and a Gate score. The students who opt for the second course will pursue higher education, research, and entrepreneurship.
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