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Academics

Organization Departments and centres in the Institute are broadly assigned to two categories: science and engineering. Two Deans, one each for Science and Engineering administer their respective category. The faculty of science comprises four divisions: Division of Biological Sciences (headed by Prof. D.N. Rao) Division of Chemical Sciences (headed by Prof. S. Ramakrishnan) Division of Mathematical & Physical Sciences (headed by Prof. Rahul Pandit) Division of Earth & Environmental Sciences (headed by Prof. B.N. Raghunandan) Division of Systems Engineering The engineering faculty consists of two divisions: Division of Electrical Sciences (headed by Prof. Anurag Kumar) Division of Mechanical Sciences (headed by Prof. K Chattopadhyay) Each of these six divisions are administered by a divisional chairman. Each department or centre, under these divisions, is administered by a Chairman of the department or centre. The following centers are directly under the director (without a divisional chairman): Centre for Nano Science and Engineering Centre for Continuing Education Center for Geological Engineering Center for IT & Software Engineering Center for Sponsored Schemes and Projects Centre for Scientific & Industrial Consultancy Center for Research & Innovation(CRI) Center for Integrated Science J. R. D. Tata Memorial Library National Centre for Science Information Supercomputer Education and Research Centre Bioinformatics Centre Digital Information Services Centre Archives and Publication Cell. Degrees Degrees offered by the institute may be broadly classified into two categories: Degrees by Research (PhD, integrated PhD, BS (core science and interdisciplinary topics) and MS(Engg.)), and degrees by coursework (ME/MTech/MBA/MDes). Research programs leading to M.Sc(Engg)/PhD degrees are the main thrust in many departments.[14] The program has a limited amount of course work, essentially to prepare the student to carry out the research, but the main emphasis is on the thesis work.[22][23][24] PhD and M.S(Engg) degrees each year, which is probably the largest for any institution in India. The annual intake of research tudents is approximately 250 with several candidates sponsored from educational institutions and industries.[25] The research students constitute the largest group(50%) on the campus.[25] The Integrated PhD program is designed to offer exciting opportunities to motivated and talented BSc/BE graduates with a keen sense of scientific inquiry for pursuing advanced research in frontier areas of Biological, Chemical and Physical Sciences, leading to the Ph. D. degree of the Institute. Two-year programs leading to the ME/MTech/MSc(Engg) degree by course work are available in almost all engineering departments. One needs to score a very high percentile in GATE (GATE) to get admission into these programs. A unique feature of the ME/MTech/MS(Engg) programs at the institute is the credit system which allows students to tailor the courses to suit their aptitude, interest and research requirements. Most ME/MTech programs have a set of hard core courses specified as an essential requirement whereas students can take rest of the credits from many courses available in their parent or other departments and also do a dissertation work on the topic of their choice. These courses attract highly motivated accomplished students, in addition to several sponsored candidates from R&D labs/industries and also from educational institutions under the Quality Improvement Programme (QIP). The Department of Management Studies, one of the oldest management schools in the country (established in 1948), offers an M.Mgt program exclusively for engineering graduates. The Center for Product Design and Manufacturing, CPDM,[26] offers the Master of Design course. Started in 1996, the MDes program is a two-year, full-time post-graduate program. Bachelor of Science (BS) Program is a new program offered from 2011. It is designed to serve as a launching pad for research and doctoral studies in science and technology.[27] Major disciplines currently offered include Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Materials, Mathematics and Physics. Admissions are based on scores from the following national examinations: KVPY-SA, KVPY-SB, KVPY-SX/SB+2, JEE(Mains and Advance), Neet.

 
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