JNU will begin its first engineering batch July this year. Though the new school plans to offer five streams in engineering in due course of time, the first batch would choose between computer science and electronics and communication. A total of 50 students would be admitted this year for the five-year dual degree programme. Admissions would be done through Joint Seat Allocation Authority 2018 [JoSAA-2018] based on the ranking in the Joint Entrance Examination(JEE Mains).
The degree awarded would be Bachelors in Technology and Masters in Technology or Masters in Science, but the students will have the options to study various other subjects as electives such as Korean Studies, Environmental Science, Computational Finance, Computational Linguistics and even, humanities courses. No other university offers the same.
“India’s universities have a deep-seated problem that they don’t offer diversity. This is one of the reasons why Indian universities fail to make a presence in global rankings. We are making an attempt at multi-tasking. This should be welcomed,” said pro-vice chancellor Satish Chandra Garkoti.
He also informed that the university is next coming up with a Master of Business Administration (MBA), which is expected to take its first batch next year.
The students’ union has expressed reservations about the infrastructure for the new course, arguing that the university is pressed for funds and won’t be able to provide hostel and other faculties to students.