IIT KGP introducing Micro-credit facility for students

When inter-disciplinary is the byword in global academics, why would IITs lag behind. IIT Kharagpur has taken the initiative to make course curricula flexible through courses earning micro-credits. Students will have the option to select these courses as electives. 

Micro-credits will involve 12 hours of teaching or 10 hours of lecture and 5 hours of design / tutorial or 15 hours of design and laboratory component. The duration will be 3 – 14 days including 12 hours of teaching or 10 hours of lecture and 5 hours of design / tutorial or 15 hours of design and laboratory component. Eminent Visiting Expert (to be denoted as Adjunct or Visiting faculty) from national / international academic Institution / industry / R&D Laboratories associated with a faculty member from IIT Kharagpur will be teaching in these courses. The final grade should be awarded on the basis of at least 50% weightage on End-Semester Examination.

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