IIT Madras Introduces An Online M.Tech Program In E-Mobility For Working Professionals


The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) is set to offer a new Web-Enabled MTech in E-Mobility (WEMEM) specifically tailored for working professionals. This program stands out due to its industry-oriented curriculum, crafted with significant input from academic and industry leaders to ensure ongoing relevance and responsiveness to industry needs.

Prof. V. Kamakoti, Director of IIT Madras, highlighted the institute’s proactive role in upskilling working professionals in the E-Mobility sector. This led to the natural progression from certificate programs to full-fledged MTech. “This initiative aligns with our goal to advance human resource development in this critical field,” he stated.

The Centre for Outreach and Digital Education (CODE) and the Department of Engineering Design at IIT Madras manage the program. Prof. Prathap Haridoss, Dean of Academic Courses, emphasised that the curriculum meets the rigorous academic standards expected of an IIT MTech while allowing for the practical application of knowledge. An option for an intermediate exit with a Post Graduate Diploma in E-Mobility is also available, supporting the flexibility the New Education Policy encourages.

Prof. Devendra Jalihal, Chair of CODE, expressed pride in expanding their portfolio of specialised programs for professionals. Prof. Andrew Thangaraj, Associate Chair of CODE, added that including industry experts as course instructors ensures an effective blend of theoretical knowledge and practical insights with structured assessments to maintain educational integrity.

The program extends over seven academic terms, with participants selected based on their proficiency in fundamental Mathematics and Physics, evaluated through a specific test. Prof. Karthick Athmanathan, Professor of Practice and Advisor to WEMEM noted that the program’s design accommodates the schedules of working professionals by holding live classes predominantly on Saturdays.

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Further detailing the program’s infrastructure, Prof. C. S. Shankar Ram, Head of the Department of Engineering Design, discussed the department’s integral role in E-Mobility at IIT Madras. He highlighted the involvement of a dedicated team comprising full-time faculty, Professors of Practice, Adjunct Faculty, and Guest Faculty, as well as specialised labs to facilitate hands-on learning. This comprehensive approach ensures that the MTech program imparts knowledge and enhances practical skills in E-Mobility.

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