Engineering colleges to offer a bouquet of new courses this year
Hyderabad: Students who wish to pursue undergraduate engineering degrees will have ample options in emerging and cutting-edge technologies this year. With varied technologies coming up, new programmes emerged in tune with the market requirements.
This time, the engineering colleges in State have decided to offer a bouquet of courses including Computer Engineering (Software Engineering), Computer Science and Engineering (Cyber Security), Computer Science and Engineering (Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning), Computer Science and Engineering (Data Science), Computer Science and Engineering (Internet of Things) and Computer Science and Engineering (Networks).
Earlier these areas were taught as part of an engineering course. But with huge demand in the market and from students, these programmes will be offered as the specialised one from this year.
At least 150 private engineering colleges affiliated to the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University-Hyderabad have come forward to teach these specialised courses. In fact, the college management also made an application to the varsity seeking permission.
On approval by the university authorities, at least 2,000 seats in these courses will be up for the grabs in engineering admission counselling through the Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET).
Apart from private engineering colleges, the newly established private universities too have decided to offer courses in emerging technologies at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels from this year.
The Woxsen University, a private varsity said it will bring some of the most disruptive postgraduate and undergraduate programmes in emerging technologies like Data Sciences, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Robotics.
“Woxsen has already invested in setting up a state-of-the-art AI and Robotics lab to provide simulated case studies and live project to make the students industry ready,” the Woxsen said.
The conventional universities are also ready to launch two new undergraduate programmes i.e. BSc in Data Science and BCom in Business Analytics programmes this year. The courses have been designed keeping in view of the market requirements.
The BSc Data Science programme will be offered in a combination i.e. Mathematics, Statistics and Data Science. Those students who have passed intermediate with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry subjects are likely to be given eligibility. The admission to two new courses will be through the Degree Online Services, Telangana and it will be done on the basis of the merit secured in the intermediate.