INTERDISCIPLINARY DUAL DEGREE PROGRAMS
The Academic Council of IIT Bombay made as major breakthrough this January by pioneering the concept of ‘Interdisciplinary Dual Degree Program’ in the last Senate meeting.
Interdisciplinary dual degree essentially is a conversion of Bachelors student into a dual degree program with Bachelors in parent department and Master's in another department of the student's choice. This ensures that motivated students can pursue Master's in the field of their choice to further the prospects of utilizing that knowledge and degree for opportunities after moving out of IITB.
Currently, the students can pursue a Dual Degree Project in a Department other than their own but this however is subjected to the availability of a guide in the department of their choice and a co-guide in the parent department. Interdisciplinary dual degree takes it a step further as it allows the student to do a PG level courses and electives in the department of choice together with the DDP (Equivalent to Master’s degree credits), and get a Master’s degree in that department.
The following are the details about this program however the exact execution plan is yet to be finalised:
This is one of the major reforms that the students of IIT Bombay along with the academic department have steered through which has motivated more students towards pursuing higher education.