IIIT Hyderabad has opened winter admissions for a brand new MTech programme in Product Design and Management. The programme goals to create market and design-aware technologists, product designers, product managers, and startup founders conceptualize, outline, design know-how merchandise and join them with markets. Applications are open until November 10 on the official web site — pdm.iiit.ac.in
The curriculum empowers graduates to know the convergence of know-how, design, markets, and the enterprise of merchandise. The programme can result in the creation of recent merchandise, new startups, or groom early profession IT professions to develop into know-how product managers for know-how firms particularly round data applied sciences.
The MTech programme contains programs across the understanding of know-how merchandise, the convergence of know-how, design, markets & enterprise, product design, improvement and administration, merchandise from rising applied sciences (analysis). An prolonged programme challenge within the second yr helps with creating product-translating concepts into deep know-how merchandise that join with markets.
According to Prof Raghu Reddy, Head of the PDM programme, “Modern-day engineers tend to be technology- and algorithm-centric and it’s very rare to find people who actually understand customers. On the other hand, product managers focus more on product markets, strategies but seem to focus little on the underlying technologies, product design, and their ability to interface with product developers as well as customers. This programme has a nice balance of technology, design, and management with a specific focus on ICT products to start with.”
There are a number of channels of admissions, based mostly on preliminary screening and subsequent interviews – Early profession IT graduates/working professionals: With 1+ years of IT expertise (expertise could also be waived in some instances). Through GATE or CEED exams. Startups — Through an software reviewed by an skilled committee that can consider the concept, tech & market viability, and the founder’s background. Industry/self-sponsored — Mid-level professionals with 5+ years expertise, who’re both improvement managers or architects or product managers, sponsored by their employers.