MTECH PROGRAM (FROM AUGUST 2016) HIGHLIGHTS OF MTECH PROGRAM 1. Students shall be admitted to the M.Tech. in Civil Engineering program based on GATE score and applicable reservation norms. 2. Single “M.Tech. in Civil Engineering” degree, with Major in one of the three areas: Structural Engineering (ST), Geotechnical Engineering (GT) or Water Resources and Environmental Engineering (WREE) and optional Minor in one of the other two areas will be awarded to successful students at the end of the 4 semester program. 3. A total of 64 credits to earn an M.Tech. degree, comprising 22 dissertation credits and 42 credits of coursework. The 42 credits, in turn, comprise of 18 credits of common core courses (in semester 1), 9-12 credits of core courses in chosen Major and 12-15 credits of electives. 4. Students will select their Major (ST, GT or WREE) at the end of the first semester. Selection to the majors will be made on the basis of student preference, performance (70% GATE + 30% TGPA from term 1), and applicable reservation norms. The number of students in the most preferred area will be limited to 50% of the student strength of that year. 5. In subsequent semesters, students will take 9-12 courses for credits in their chosen Major, 6 credits of electives in their Major and 6-9 credits of electives from CiE or other departments. A summary of the requisite coursework is shown in the table below. 6. To get an optional Minor in one of the other two areas, a minimum of 12 course credits must be completed in the said area. 7. The dissertation project in the Major area shall be assigned at the end of the 2nd semester using a system to match student preference to available projects. MTECH PROGRAM The department is now pleased to announce a modernized and unified M.Tech. program beginning from August 2016. This restructuring was carried out with inputs from a diverse array of sources, including Industry and alumni. Students admitted to the August 2016 and subsequent sessions will be awarded a “M.Tech. in Civil Engineering” degree, with Major in one of the three areas of: Structural Engineering (ST), Geotechnical Engineering (GT) or Water Resources and Environmental Engineering (WREE), with an optional Minor. ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, IISC The Department of Civil Engineering of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) was established in the year 1950 and has grown over the years into one of the finest centers of advanced research and training in the field of civil engineering. The Department has been in the forefront of advanced research in Civil Engineering and has also been very proactive in industrial interaction and technology development. The Department is recognized as a Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) by the University Grants Commission, a Center of Excellence in Water Resources by the Central Board for Irrigation and Power. The Department of Science and Technology has recognized and sponsored the department under the Funds for Infrastructure in Science and Technology (DST-FIST). An Indo-French Cell for Water Sciences has been functioning in the department under an MoU with the French Government since 2001. The Department served as the nodal centre for execution of the National Program on Earthquake Engineering Education (2003-07) and National Program on Capacity Building in Earthquake Engineering Research and Materials (2004-07). Over the years, the Department has built excellent experimental and computational facilities for carrying out advanced research in frontier areas of Civil Engineering.