This M.Tech program aims to create market and design-aware technologists equipped with the knowledge to conceptualize, define, design technology products and connect them with business markets. It also addresses Indian IT industry challenges and factors in India-specific parameters to solve problems through technology and tech products.
The PDM program enables the creation of new products, startups as well as groom IT professionals aspiring to become technology product managers for tech companies, specifically around Information Technology. The curriculum is designed to create postgraduates who understand the convergence of technology, design, markets, and product business.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Products
ICT products are used to communicate information in a digital form. There are various types of ICT products for Digital Transformations, Retail systems, Banking Systems Education, Web-based, Mobile and Online Classroom learning to become more interactive, visualisable and accessible means. These processes are adopted to make innovative techniques for creating a smart learning environment to nurture young talent.
IoT – Internet of Things
Machine – Machine and Person – Computer communications will be extended to things from everyday household objects to sensors & monitoring devices. Everything around us falls within communications range, heralding the dawn of new era, one in which todays internet (of data and people) gives way to tomorrow’s “Internet of Things”.
Wearable computing has been experiencing growth with exciting products in the fields of medicine, sports, fitness, and entertainment. It poses new challenges and opportunities for people to design, interact, communicate and experience the environment around them.
|MTech – Product Design and Management (PDM)
Courses & Credits requirements
|Program Core Course||14||All core courses must be completed|
|Design Thinking – Research to Define||PD1.301||2|
|Design Thinking – Idea to Evaluate||PD1.401||2|
|User Research Methods||CS9.501||2|
|Product Management 101||PD2.401||2|
|Business Fundamentals #1||PD2.321||2|
|Business Fundamentals #2||PD2.421||2|
|Design Electives||6||Must complete 6 credits of Design electives|
|Human Computer Interaction (HCI)||PD1.501||2|
|Design of Wearable systems||PD1.502||2|
|Product Design Workshop||PD1.411||2|
|Game Design and Engineering||CS9.438||4|
|Usability of Software and Digital Products||CS5.402||2|
|Business Electives||6||Must complete 6 credits of Business elective|
|Technology Product Entrepreneurship||CS9.424||4|
|Bridge/Technology/Systems||12||Minimum of 8 credits
Maximum of 12 credits
|Software systems development (SSD)||CS6.302||4|
|Software Engineering (SE)||CS6.401||4|
|Intro to Cognitive Science||CS9.426||4|
|Behavioural Research and Experimental Design||CS9.421||4|
|Information security audit and Assurance||CS8.402||4|
|ICTs for Development course||CS9.431||4|
|Introduction to UAV Design||EC4.402||4|
|Computational Social Science||CS9.435||4|
|Statistical Methods in AI||CS7.403||4|
|Open Electives***||8||Minimum of 4 credits
Maximum of 8 credits*
|Final Project****||PD9.403 & 404||24||Final project is 24 credits|
|Industry / Institute Seminars*****||0||No credits (pass/fail course). Participation is mandatory.|
|Total Credits||66||Students should complete. 66 credits to graduate|
|* The total number of credits combined for Bridge/Technology/Systems /Open elective shall not exceed 16 credits.
** Apart from the listed courses, some other courses offered at IIITH (course code above 400) may be taken as a Bridge /Technology /Systems Elective with the consent of the Program Head
*** Any course offered at IIITH (course code above 400) may be taken as an open elective with the consent of the program head
**** Students must complete minimum of 28 credits to become eligible for the Final Project
- Minimum CGPA of 6.0 needed to receive the M.Tech degree.
- Full-time students: Minimum 4 semesters and Maximum 6 semesters to complete the graduation requirements, failing which they will be terminated from the program.
- "M.Tech program may be pursued concurrently with your work": Currently, this option is available for Industry / Self sponsored candidates & Startups.
Ans:‘PDM’ – Product Design and Management course combines product design, IT and management - a key requirement for digital transformation initiatives and IT based startups. Students with at least 1 year IT product experience will be given preference
Ans:Based on their academic performance
Ans:Yes, workshop programs and lab facilities are provided with startup incubators
Ans:Job placements and services are provided as per institute norms
Ans:PDM focuses on both Product Design as well as Management, a unique first of its kind combination that will equip students launch their own entrepreneurship, startup journeys or become product managers.