In a move aimed at combining quality tech education with business management skills, IIT Madras will now be offering a dual degree course which will offer students the chance to get a B.Tech as well as a MBA degree, reports Livemint.
The integrated course will be one of the Five-Year Inter-Disciplinary Dual Degree (IDDD) programmes conceptualised by the university’s Department of Management Studies (DOMS).
The initial intake for the dual course will be set at 25-30 students. The ‘Tech MBA’ course will open to students of all engineering streams, subject to criteria such as CGPA, departmental aptitude test and a personal interview.
“We believe tech MBA program would be a trendsetter academically and a game-changer professionally. We look forward to collaborating with the far-sighted corporations to invest our energies in the development of the next generation millennial talent founded on the pillars of technological depth, managerial breadth and business wisdom,” said Head of the Department of Management Studies, IIT Madras, Professor G. Arun Kumar.
As for the curriculum, tech MBA will combine management classes with technology-oriented education as per latest industry standards.