28 February 2018, Hyderabad: IIIT-Hyderabad has introduced significant changes to its undergraduate admission process to ensure students with research aptitudeare selected for the dual degree programmes and a Special channel is opened for students in the CBSE UDAAN scheme.

TheKey changes are

- The extension of UGEE (undergraduate engineeringentrance examination) mode of admission toall dual degree programs(ECD, CSD, CND and CLD) followedby an interview, both conducted by IIIT-H. 

- Introduction of a Special Channel of Admission(SPEC) for B.Tech(ECE/CSE) programmes. This is open to students who have completed theequivalent of Class 12, and have qualified for the UDAAN scheme of CBSE orare in an integrated six-year 12th + B.Tech program after 10th class. 

- Admissionfor Olympiad mode continues as in previous years. They have to apply via UGEE.Selection for training in Informatics, Science, Mathematics and Linguistics torepresent India in the International Olympiads during class XI and/or XII isrequired under this mode.  

- Admissionsto 4-year BTech programs in ECE and CSE will continue to bethrough JEE Mains as usual. 

There isalso a Lateral Entry option for ECD and CSD dual degree programmes under whichstudents can shift to IIIT-Hyderabad after two years in another engineeringcollege, and can get both BTech and MS by Research degrees in another 4 years.This is a great program for those interested in research-based education. 

Speaking onchanges in the admission process, Prof Jayanthi Sivaswamy, Dean, Academics,IIIT-Hyderabad said, “The rationale behind this new admission process was toattract students with greater research aptitude and interest and toidentifystudents with extraordinary talent or background. The institute is alsoproviding need-based financial assistance this year”.

Deadlinefor applications is 15 March 2018. 

For more details visit https://www.iiit.ac.in/admissions/undergraduate/

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