Adding more feathers to its wings, Indian Institute of Technology, Hydrabad (IIT-H) is soon receiving an approval to initiate a Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Development with an initial funding of Rs. 4 crore from the center. Apart from that the institute would further receive 20 crore each for its two other projects in Cloud Converged Communication and Cyber Physical Systems.
Earlier IIT-H has initiated a large project called ‘DISANET- Information Networks for Natural Disaster Mitigation and Recovery’ with Japanese collaboration for which the funds have come from Japanese STAREPS programme. Under the aegis of the programme, IIT-H has installed strong motion sensors in the Himalayan region to monitor the seismic activity.
Further, the IIT-H has also initiated a novel programme called the Fractal Academics.
This programme allows the students of engineering to take their preferential courses in the creative and liberal arts. The object of this programme is to provide an all-inclusive education for the students making them facilitate industry participation while they are in their academics.
When it comes to practical training related to data-analysis and picture-boarding, useful in the entertainment industry, the institute is not far behind. It has three incubators set up around the campus which helps students to get their share of practical training on the same.
All over, 266 students have graduated this year from the premiere institute in all the major streams of B.Tech, M.Sc, and M. Tech courses. Five students have got their Ph.D. degrees as well. The convocation which was recently held at the Hyderabad campus saw meritorious students receiving gold and silver medals for their excellent academic performances.