A BTech programme with LLB
The University of Petroleum and Energy Studies gets a thumbs-up from the industryeducation Updated: Mar 02, 2011 09:56 IST
In light of the special thrust given by the government to infrastructure development, do you see an increasing relevance for the UPES programmes?
To drive our economy back to the growth rates of 9%, core sector infrastructure needs to be improved. The core section consists of energy, oil and gas, port and shipping and infrastructure for roads, bridges and other real estate related developments. In fact, UPES offers both engineering and management and even law programmes specialising in these sectors. Therefore, contribution of UPES in developing new talent for growth engines of economy is extremely relevant.
We have introduced many new programmes from this year and are even starting a B.Tech programme with LLB which is an innovative course covering engineering and law programmes in one degree.
How does the curriculum and pedagogy for your programmes differ from that for the general undergraduate and postgraduate programmes?
Our curriculum has three distinct sets of courses. The first set consists of core subjects which any good engineering and management programme should have.
The second set has domain-tailored courses where the courses are customized for domain specific sector. The third set has domain-specific courses which pertain to specific stream. Where pedagogy is concerned, we have strong bend of practical exposure, industry projects and hands-on experience with industry through internship and industrial tours.
As told to HT Horizons correspondent