The council of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) has plans to introduce six-year integrated MSc, M Tech programmes at its selected institutes. With few IITs looking at modifying the course structure, a few others intend to offer this integrated post graduation course in engineering streams as well!
The six year course would be similar to the five-year integrated BTech- MTech programmes already available at most of the IITs across the country. It is believed that IIT Kharagpur was the forerunner in this. It has obtained the approval from its Senate and Board during the recent meetings for implementing six-year course in Petroleum Engineering from the next academic year. However, few IITs, namely Bhubaneswar and Indore have asked their senates to decide and implement on this after further deliberations and modifications. Same implies for the IITs of Ropar and Gandhinagar, for which this implementation has been kept pending.
This decision of six year degree comes in the backdrop of the apex regulator body, the University Grants Commission, asking the IITs to change the course duration of dual five-year programmes (BTech, M Tech and BS MS) to six years.