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University approves M Tech in remote sensing

Lucknow, India: The Gautam Buddh Technical University’s (GBTU) academic council  has decided to introduce MTech in remote sensing from the next academic session. The course will be launched in collaboration with the state government’s Remote Sensing Institute.

Now that the academic council has agreed to run the course, its syllabus, admission process and other details will be discussed by the board of studies. The classes will be held at the Remote Sensing Institute but students will get the degree from the technical university,” said V K Singh, pro vice-chancellor, GBTU, and academic council member too.

The university is also mulling over to start diploma courses. “The approval for the same is awaited by the chancellor. Once he agrees, we will introduce the diploma courses,” said Singh.

A three-member committee comprising Phalguni Gupta from IIT-Kanpur, Pradeep Kumar from IIT-Roorkee, and V K Singh of GBTU has been constituted to work out the details of beginning the diploma courses.

It was also decided that admissions to doctorate of philosophy (PhD) will be based on an aptitude test. The decision was taken after university received almost three times the applications forms (490) that it received last year. The test will be based on objective-type questions and is likely to be held either in the last week of September or first week of October.
The academic council members denied admission to applicants above of age of 60 in PhD. To put a check on plagiarism in project works in MTech and PhD theses, the above constituted committee has been asked to look into the matter.

Source: The Times of India