Students who have taken courses in the humanities and social sciences will now have the ability to study engineering in the computer science stream for the very first time in the history of the nation. The innovative program that is now being given by the Indian Institute of Information Technology in Hyderabad intends to admit students who have finished their 12th-grade studies in humanities and social sciences, provided that they have high results in mathematics.
The dual degree program allows students to earn a Bachelor of Technology degree in computer science as well as a Master of Science degree by doing research in either computational natural sciences (CNS) or computational linguistics (CHS) or computing and human sciences (CHS).
Candidates who participated in the university’s Class 12 Board Examinations and obtained excellent marks may be considered for this unique way of admission into the dual degree program if they meet the requirements set out by the institution. Students applying to the CNS program need to have received a score of at least 90% in the subjects of mathematics, physics, and chemistry.
A minimum eligibility of 85% in mathematics and one of the following disciplines is necessary for participation in the CHS program: history, political science, geography, economics, English elective, or sociology. In addition, participants must meet the English elective requirement. Top candidates will be chosen based on their performance in the examinations, and they will be immediately contacted for an interview in recognition of their distinction in the exams.
Note that the requirement for mathematics is not business or commercial mathematics; rather, it is a regular course that includes calculus. This distinction is very essential and should not be overlooked. Professor PJ Narayanan, the director of IIITH and a professor of computer science and computing, provided an explanation for the logic of the program by stating that graduates in computer sciences or computing are largely engaged in the development of systems and tools that are used by those who are not technicians.
As a result, these structures need to be conceived with consideration for mankind as a whole in mind. “The students of technology need to have a deep understanding of how individuals and society as a whole interact with these systems. “By integrating computer science methods and tools into the study of humanities and social sciences, scholars in human sciences will gain the competence to work, create, and innovate computer science tools at the highest level,” he said.