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The department teaches on a number of core and optional UG/PG courses. For UG programmes, the department offers ‘Basic’ core courses in all of its disciplines. For PG programmes, the department has specialized courses such as Technical Communication. The department has PhD programme in all of its disciplines. The programme is divided into two parts: coursework and dissertation writing. The coursework part is composed of four Pre-PhD courses of four credits each. Students will have to complete these courses in the first year of their joining the PhD programme. See the list of all courses.

Faculties design and float elective courses during spring semester. These courses are hugely popular among students. A list of the courses can be found here.

In 2016, the department developed an MSc programme in Economics, the first-of-its-kind among all IITs in India. The first batch graduated in 2018 and has already been placed well. The details of the programme including courses, credits, and placements can be found here.

The next few years will be exciting for the department. It will recruit a number of faculties in all of its disciplines and expand upon the range of disciplines as well. The department will also shift to a brand new building. The department is keenly looking forward to applications from young and bright faculties from all over the world.