Rajarambapu Institute of Technology (RIT) has consistently demonstrated its commitment to academic excellence and innovation in education. RIT was granted academic autonomy in the year 2011-12. This status has paved the way for us to design curricula that are finely attuned to the dynamic needs of the business and industrial sectors. Our journey towards academic excellence has been marked by a multitude of initiatives aimed at fostering research, knowledge creation, and the delivery of education with a focus on nurturing socially-responsible professionals.
In line with our commitment to staying at the forefront of educational innovation, RIT has decided to incorporate the provisions of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 into our curriculum for the 2022-2026 batch across all programs. This strategic move reflects our dedication to providing our students with a holistic and future-oriented education that prepares them to excel in an ever-changing global landscape. The NEP 2020 integration is poised to further enhance the quality and relevance of our academic offerings, making RIT a beacon of excellence in higher education. Key features of NEP 2020 at RIT are given below.
Under NEP 2020 students can opt one of the vertical from four as given in table no 1.
|Levels||Qualification Title||Other Terminology||Credit Required to earn degree at RIT|
|6.0||4-Years (B.E./ B.Tech. or Equivalent) in Engg./ Tech. with Multidisciplinary Minor(MDM)||B.Tech. with MDM (Major)||170|
|6.0||4-Years (B.E./ B.Tech. or Equivalent) in Engg./ Tech. with Multidisciplinary Minor + Honors||B.Tech with MDM + Honors||188|
|6.0||4-Years (B.E./ B.Tech. or Equivalent) in Engg./ Tech. with Multidisciplinary Minor + Honors with Research||B.Tech with MDM + Honors Research||188|
|6.0||4-Years (B.E./ B.Tech. or Equivalent) in Engg./ Tech. with Multidisciplinary Minor + Specialization Minors||B.Tech with MDM + Specialization Minor (Double Minor)||188|
Table.1 Qualification Title.
4. Curriculum Development Process at RIT: Each department in RIT has established Board of Studies (BOS). It comprises Industry experts, Parents, Alumni, students and faculty of the department. BOS of each department develops the initial version of the curriculum based on inputs regarding course outcomes, content of the syllabus from members. Moreover, feedback is collected from different stakeholders like alumni, employers etc. to be considered for designing the curriculum. BOS comprises employers of national and international organizations who give the inputs regarding local, regional and global needs. Moreover, faculty of the institute attend the webinars, seminars, conferences hosted by IUCEE, GEDC and others to get exposure of recent technologies and global requirements to be incorporated in curriculum. Finally, curriculum is presented in the Academic Council (AC) meeting for final approval.
5. Minor and Honor Certification Program Institute has implemented Minor and Honor certification programs wherein students can learn interdisciplinary and advanced courses. Under Minor Certification Scheme, students can learn courses from another department. In Honor Certification scheme, Students can select advanced course from their respective branch in which they are perusing the degree. To get minor or Honor degree certificate, aspiring student must register for additional five theory courses and acquire additional maximum 15 credits (3 credits/course) for any one of the schemes. Registration details for Minor & Honor Courses from 2017-18 to 2022-23 is given in table.2
|Sr. No.||Department||Number of students for Honor||Number of students for Minor|
Table. 2 Registration details for Minor & Honor Courses
5. Implementation of Three track Project System Earlier Institute used to offer four tracks of project system till 2022-23. These tracks include,
Based on the suggestions given by industry people and renowned alumni of RIT, Institute decided to keep Capstone project compulsory to all students from A. Y. 2021-22. Capstone project is made compulsory to all Final Year B. Tech Students. It is included in 6th Semester (2 Credits) and 7th Semester (4 Credits) curriculum. Under Capstone project students can work in college or do projects sponsored by industries in eighth semester students are given choice to opt one track from IIP, URE and ED. Allotment of students for three tracks is given in table no.3.
|Departments||Internship||Entrepreneurship Development||Undergraduate Research|
Table.3 Student allotment for three track project system.