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- All IITs and NITs will become multi-disciplinary institutes under NEP 2020, subjects like humanities, natural sciences will be studied along with engineering.
12 days ago
After the approval of the new education policy of the country, now all 23 IITs and 31 NITs will be given multidisciplinary studies. Under the new education policy 2020, from the academic session 2021, IITs and NITs will become multidisciplinary institutes, which will be role models for other major institutes in the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also emphasizing on multidisciplinary studies under the Education Policy 2020.
Many subjects will work together
In these institutes, engineering in multidisciplinary, sub-core areas like Humanities, Open Biological Sciences and Natural Science etc. will also be added. Apart from this, scientists of both institutes will work together on subjects like climate change, natural resources, epidemics, pollution, clean water and agriculture.
According to a senior government official, the IIT and NIT will be introduced in the new education policy to focus on multidisciplinary education. Through this, both the premier institutes of technology will be able to solve problems for common life and development of the country along with engineering.
Humanities will study in Open Biological Science
Till now both institutes are working in management besides engineering. However, now the schools of Humanities, Open Biological Science will also be opened in these technological institutes. Through this, the traditional engineering school and these new-age schools will jointly study and research in BTech, MTech and PhD.