The B Tech Programme at NU uses the university’s four core principles: industry-linked, technology-based, research-driven and seamless, as a foundation of its programme design. Through a transformational process involving courses, R&D projects, industry practice and other co-curricular components, the programme seeks to create exceptional leaders trained to operate intomorrow’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 comprises8 semesters. The courses are categorized into:
- Programme Core (Humanities, Social Sciences & Management (to gain interdisciplinary knowledge)
- Professional Core (to gain proficiency in domain area)
- Basic Sciences – Mathematics & Sciences (for analytical ability)
- Professional Electives (for specialization in an industry-specific domain)
- R&D Project (to inculcate a strong research bent of mind)
- Open Elective (for student to orient himself towards his professional interests)
- Industry Practice(to build linkage with Industry-work or Industry-oriented research, seamlessness with the world of work)
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’.
Industry Practice (IP)
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:
- Biotechnology (BT)
- Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)
- Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE)
- Mechanical Engineering (ME)
B Tech – Biotechnology (BT)
- Industrial Biotechnology
- Plant Biotechnology
- Food Biotechnology
- Environmental Biotechnology
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.
B Tech – Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)
- Big Data/Data Science
- IT Security
- Mobile Technology
- Cloud Computing
- Software Engineering
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.
B Tech – Electronic and Communication Engineering (ECE)
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.