MIT-WPU introduces India’s first Subsurface engineering Programme
Nov 15, 2017, New Delhi: The Subsurface Engineering programme introduced by MIT-WPU in Association with Montan University-Austria, was unveiled at the hands of Shri. Nitin Gadkari- Minister of Road Transport & Highways-India in New Delhi- India.
India is at a take-off stage in terms of its infrastructure and civil projects in sectors as diverse as transportation to hydro power. MIT World Peace University specifically has identified the skill gap in terms of qualified engineers to manage Sub-surface projects like- underground metros, water transport, gaspipe-lines, and tunnels amongst others.
“Even though there are professionals in this field, India is facing a dire deficit in terms of skill. We at MIT-WPU recognise this gap, and have therefore introduced this platform to formally teach subsurface engineering at this our new school of sub-surface engineering. All aspects of this course are at par with our international counterparts and have been designed in association with renowned Montan University of Austria who specialise in this field. Our students have an opportunity to gain live project experience on an international project.” said Mr. Rahul V. Karad- Executive President, MIT-WPU.
“There is huge potential for subsurface engineering in highway tunnel projects especially in Jammu & Kashmir. There are about 20 tunnel projects currently being implemented in Jammu & Kashmir, which could absorb highly qualified subsurface engineers.” the Road, Transport and Highways Minister- Mr. Nitin Gadkari said while inaugurating a School of Subsurface engineering by MIT World Peace University (MIT-WPU).
In his Address Mr. Gadkari added, “With rapid urbanisation, there comes a need to have robust infrastructure. In India, we have seen the emergence of newer technologies which are addressing the infrastructure issues. Subsurface engineering is one such area, which will help in easing not just infrastructure issues but can help in many other domains”.
“Students can apply for these courses both through online and offline media. The teaching pedagogy will be a blend of theory and practical training so that engineers will have hands-on exposure to the real world,” as per a statement by MIT-WPU.The MIT-WPU School of Sub-Surface Engineering will have a postgraduate course and will be available to students as a Certificate course (3 months), M.Tech programme (2 Years) and PhD.