The B.Tech programme at NU uses the university’s core principles of industry-linked, technology-based, research-driven and seamless as a foundation of its programme design. Through a transformational process involving courses, R&D project, industry practice and other co-curricular components, the programme seeks to create exceptional leaders trained to operate in tomorrow’s complex technology-oriented business environment. The B.Tech programme at NU demands and encourages the students to explore and connect with the multiple dimensions of today’s business environment.
The 4-year programme comprises 8 semesters. The courses are categorized into:
The first four semesters are devoted to theoretical and hands-on laboratory training of Core and Mathematics & Sciences courses. This is followed by advanced courses spread over the next three semesters. Students undergo the Industry Practice (IP) working on real-life projects in the eighth semester leading to the completion of the programme. Thus, the B.Techprogramme is the sum total of education measures undertaken to develop holistic responsible individuals for life-long learning. The overwhelming emphasis, therefore, is to ensure that all students ‘learn to learn’.
IP conducted onsite in the organization provides students with an opportunity to gain experience working in interdisciplinary teams on real-life. The duration of IP is six months (i.e. one semester). During IP, students are guided by a dedicated faculty mentor and a mentor from the organization. Besides technical skills, this semester helps build strong professional skills including planning, problem-solving, time management, written and verbal communication, cost management, team-work, meeting deadlines, initiative, confidence to complete a task, integrity and customer communication.
NU offers the following streams in B.Tech:
The Biotechnology programme at NU is driven by the development of theoretical knowledge base as well as the business needs of the Biotechnology sector. It comprises a flexible model where the course content continuously evolves with the rapid changes occurring in the Biotechnology industry. The courses provide competence in biotechnology through training in the areas of microbiology, biochemistry, analytical techniques, molecular biology and bioinformatics. The major thrust of the programme is towards integration of theoretical knowledge with a hands-on practical experience.
The programme in Computer Science and Engineering is designed to provide students an overview of computing, an understanding of the concepts, principles and skills in their application and extension and practical experience in applied computing. The programme emphasizes the fundamental principles underlying computing and helps develop an understanding of the engineering considerations involved in computing system design, implementation and usage. The course provides a background in the basic mathematics of computing – logic, sets, relations and grammars.
The four-year B.Tech Programme in Electronics & Communication Engineering aims to create professionals who can engineer large, relevant and robust electronics & communications systems. The programme provides students with a strong background in engineering mathematics and sciences followed by an exposure to the fundamentals of electrical and electronics engineering and communications. The programme also provides mastery over advanced topics such as VLSI Design, Digital Signal Processing, and Embedded Systems to enable students to straddle the overlapping fields of Electronics and Computers, and become experts in Computer Programming, Mobile Programming and Software Systems.