Cluster Innovation Centre


About CIC:

Cluster Innovation Centre has been designed to seek and drive innovations from industrial clusters, village clusters, and educational clusters. It strives to stream relevant ideas and programmes stemming from the above mandate into its learning and research programmes.  Set up with an objective to foster an ecosystem that could connect and facilitate various stakeholders on all aspects of the innovation process including training and support, it offers some of the most innovative undergraduate courses and post-graduate courses in Delhi University. It runs two flagship undergraduate programmes, named B.Tech (Information Technology and Mathematical Innovations) and B.A (Hons.) in Humanities and Social Sciences.

About the course:

BTech (IT and MI) is a four-year course which is one of the first of its kind in the entire country. This unique course is designed to foster the skill of innovation and entrepreneurship through its unique curriculum and pedagogy. It uses IT as a means to connect mathematics with various other disciplines. It is a blend of physics, mathematics, IT Skills, and Innovation. Admission for this course is through an entrance exam.

Eligibility criteria:

Students who have passed the 10+2 level with Mathematics as one of their subjects and have secured a minimum aggregate as mentioned below are eligible to appear for the

1. General category: 60% in any four subjects (including Mathematics)

2. OBC category: 54% in any four subjects (including Mathematics)

3. PH category: 57% in any four subjects (including Mathematics)

4. SC/ST category: Passing marks with Mathematics as one subject

Entrance Test:

The applications for the entrance test should can be found online here.

Last date of online registration:  May 31, 2016, Tuesday.

Date of Entrance Examination: June 23, 2016 (Thursday)

The details of the entrance syllabus can be found in the information handbook of Delhi University Admissions

Why B.Tech (IT and MI):

B.Tech (IT and MI) allows its students to test the applicability of classroom teaching in its ‘Engineering Kitchen’. Engineering Kitchen allows students to learn sciences in a whole different way. Students are provided with personal laptops as well as classroom laptops in order to facilitate the process of learning with a digital edge. The students also get to work on real life problems in mathematics, electronics, signal processing, genetics, computer sciences, managerial economics, molecular biology and robotics.

The students also get an exclusive chance to become a part of some prestigious clubs like Autonomi, the Robotics club of CIC, which is well known in popular robotic circuits of India. Apart from all the learning that takes place students also get to go on annual study tours and educational trips. The students recently visited the Israeli Water Pavilion to study effective water management systems in the world. Students are also provided with accommodation in University Hostels but the number of hostel seats is highly limited. This course will also give you a chance to intern with prestigious institutes like DRDO and HAL. The entire academic experience also comes up with a great opportunity- of having your own start-up. If you have an idea that can turn into a great business, you can pitch it to The Technology Business Incubator of CIC and receive funding as well as support from Ministry Of Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME), Govt. Of India to turn your idea into a company.

For more information, visit CIC’s official website.

Srivedant Kar

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