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IIT Bombay to start film making and other courses in Humanities

IIT Bombay to start film making and other courses in Humanities

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A master`s course in filmmaking and a course in Fine Art are expected to soon be the new additions to the existing programmes at IITB, as per the plan.


Technology-Bombay, Bombay (IIT-B) will soon start with a filmmaking the course as per a recently released strategic plan for 2017-22 considering the huge demand for the course in the city.

A master`s course in filmmaking and a course in Fine Art are expected to soon be the new additions to the existing programmes at IITB, as per the plan.

As per the plan, the objective is to add 2,000 seats in hostels for students and 400 seats for married research scholars. Khakhar said that the institute hopes to have two new hostels in its campus within the next 5 years.

Other than film making an undergraduate programme in Economics is likely to take off this year while others in math, earth science, biology , management, humanities and social sciences are at the designing stage. The institute also plans to increase its funding for research with the target of Rs 500 crore per year for the next five years allotted to research related activities.

Meanwhile, Sophia, a lifelike robot and the first one to be granted citizenship of a country, made its first appearance in India at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B) o during its cultural extravaganza TechFest.

 

 


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