Hyderabad: The directorate of academic and planning of Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Hyderabad (JNTUH), on 28 February, introduced six new B.Tech. courses for the academic year 2020-21.
JNTUH had, earlier, received several proposals from the principals of autonomous and affiliated colleges to introduce new B.Tech. courses. In view of the proposals, a committee meeting was held on 26 February in the chambers of the director of academic and planning to examine the proposals.
Based on the recommendations of the committee, the Vice-Chancellor approved the new B.Tech. courses as listed in the approval process handbook 2020-21 of the AICTE. The six new courses are Artificial Intelligence and machine learning, data science, loT, networks, computer engineering, and cybersecurity.
Dr Balakrishna Reddy, president of Telangana Technical Institutions Employees Association(TTIEA), told Newsmeter, "TTIEA welcomes new technologies but at the same time we should also try to protect few basic and traditional courses like electrical, mechanical, and civil engineering."