Starting August 2022, IIT Hyderabad (IIT-H) will provide MTech in Heritage Science and Technology with three specialisations. The institute inaugurated a brand new Department of Heritage Science and Technology (HST) on International Yoga Day, 2022. The division was inaugurated by Padma Bhushan Dr Vijay Bhatkar, greatest generally known as the daddy of India’s PARAM collection supercomputers.
The on-line Master’s Program in Heritage Science and Technology can be supplied in three specialisations that focus on distinct heritage industries – Technology for Yoga, Indic Language Processing, and Conservation and Reconstruction. The course can be in on-line mode for two years, the place the second yr is completely earmarked for a thesis mission with a give attention to both analysis or product growth. There is an choice to exit on the finish of 1st yr (after course work) with a Post-Graduate Diploma (PGD) in HST. The spotlight of the course is an in-campus in-person weekend workshop/hackathon on the finish of every semester.
Speaking on the event, Dr Vijay Bhatkar, mentioned, “Bringing heritage and science together to India’s premier institutions is a small but giant step in Indian academics. This shows the way to recreate the ancient Takshashilas and Nalandas in a contemporary form. We are happy that IIT Hyderabad has taken the lead in this.”
Announcing the division, Prof B S Murty, Director, IITH, mentioned, “The department of HST allows the exploration of India’s scientific heritage. There is an acute need to undertake this exploration without any biases and in the true spirit of rigorous science. I am confident that the Department will excel in both academics and research facets in this new and upcoming area”.
Speaking in regards to the thought course of behind the Department of HST, Dr Mohan Raghavan, Head – Department of HST, mentioned, “Our heritage, including our monuments, archaeological sites, language, dress, knowledge systems, and indigenous technologies are assets for all of humanity. HST aims to unlock this latent value in heritage assets by developing technology to help this fragmented segment to aggregate, modernize and scale. It helps enrich lives and livelihoods around Heritage and automatically ensures that Heritage survives and thrives”.
For extra particulars about this system, the candidates can go to http://www.hst.iith.ac.in and the Department’s Twitter deal with @HSTatIITH for normal updates. The final date to use is by July 7, 2022.