The first four semesters are devoted to theoretical and hands-on laboratory training of Professional Core, Basic Sciences – Mathematics & Science courses and basic courses from Professional Core. This is followed by advanced courses spread over the next three semesters along with R&D project. Students undergo the Industry Practice (IP) working on real-life projects in the eighth semester (six months) leading to the completion of the programme. Thus, the B Tech Programme 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 assignments. The duration of IPissix 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, Biological Chemistry, 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 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.
The B Tech Mechanical Engineering programme with concentration area in Robotics and Automation is a unique, multidisciplinary combination of courses that blends knowledge in electronics, mechanics, and computer programming to provide students with both the theory and practical skills needed to design new products as R&D engineers and maintain modern industries and technology platforms.. The job opportunities for graduates in mechanical engineering with robotics and automation are practically unlimited. The multidisciplinary training and education offered by the programme prepares students for a leadership role in the design and creation of innovative products for a variety of applications. After graduation, students might be designing and building automated equipment and products for a range of sectors including manufacturing, automobile, movie, medical, production aviation, marine electronics and control, transport etc.
Robotics is considered to be one of the few technologies capable of building new companies and new jobs. It holds the potential of transforming the future of nations. The increasing dependence of manufacturing, monitoring and services sectors on automation and robotics will eventually lead to a future where robotics technology becomes ubiquitous. These developments demand graduates and postgraduates with knowledge and skills cutting across the boundaries of mechanical engineering, electronics and computer science. The integration of mechanical, electronics and computer engineering will make it possible to design intelligent, reliable, versatile electromechanical systems such as industrial robots, medical devices, aircraft simulators, automated assembly lines, building control systems, and autonomous vehicles etc.