BTP Final Report:
B.Tech. project is designed to allow students to work with faculty members on one long project that may require effort over multiple semesters. Variable number of credits and variable number of semesters is allowed to fit projects of different scope (using BTP for working on multiple projects is specifically discouraged). Various aspects of BTP and its evaluation are explained below:
- BTP can be done for a total of 8 to 12 credits, in the 3rd and subsequent years of the B.Tech. program.
- A BTP has to span at least over 2 semesters and can span at most 4 semesters.
- At most 8 credits can be taken in one semester. (As with any course, for 4 credits, it is expected that the student will put in 10+ hours every week on the BTP).
- A BTP is done under the supervision of one or more faculty members.
- A BTP can be done jointly by two students. In that case the students have to clearly state the distribution of the work. The work of the two students will be evaluated individually but the thesis does not necessarily have to be different.
- A BTP may have internal and external co-supervisors. Such a joint co-supervision needs to be approved by the BTP coordinator.
- Due to the nature of BTP, it is expected that the student will work on one project over the different semesters. However, if a change of project/supervisor is desired for unusual circumstances, it must be approved by the BTP coordinator.
- Upon successful completion of a BTP, it will be explicitly mentioned on the final transcript. However, a student or the supervisor may decide not to continue with the BTP after one semester. In that case the BTP will not appear explicitly on the final transcript as a completed BTP (it will of course appear in the list of courses done).
- Normally, a student can register for at most one IS/IP/UR in one semester, and along with the BTP, the total credits for these should not be more than 8 in one semester.