The requirements of these programmes are described in terms of the total
number of units which a student must complete rather than the duration.
However, most students may be able to complete such a programme in four
semesters, wherein the last semester may be spent for either of the two
available alternatives, namely, Dissertation and Practice School.
Motivated students who opt for the dissertation stream may finish the
programme in three semesters by starting work on the dissertation
component in their first semester itself. The programmes are intended to
give a immersive professional experience and an opportunity to acquire
further competence either in one's own discipline or gain complementary
knowledge in many other traditional areas of Engineering, Pharmacy as
well as interdisciplinary areas, like, Electronics and Control, Embedded
Systems, Microelectronics, Software Systems, Biotechnology,
Manufacturing Systems, Design Engineering, Materials Science &
Technology, Transportation Engineering, Public Health (M.Phil in Public Health) etc.