Friday, April 19, 2024

IIIT-Bangalore Introduces Post Graduate Diploma In Digital Product Design And Management For 2024-25 Academic Year

International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIIT-Bangalore) announced a new one-year Post-Graduate Diploma programme in Digital Product Design and Management (PGD-DPDM) for the academic year 2024-25. The programme is tailored to equip students with comprehensive skills in digital product design and management, blending engineering and social sciences disciplines.

According to Prof. Debabrata Das, Director, IIIT-Bangalore, "We are excited to introduce the PGD-DPDM programme, building upon IIIT-Bangalore's legacy of delivering interdisciplinary excellence. This initiative aims to nurture a profound understanding of the evolving landscape of digital technologies and their impact on society."

Prof. Amit Prakash, who is currently coordinating PGD-DPDM at IIIT-Bangalore, stated, “PGD-DPDM offers a rigorous curriculum involving theoretical knowledge with practical insights, preparing students for diverse roles in the digital product ecosystem. We believe this programme will empower the next generation of innovators and leaders in digital product design and management.”

The programme, commencing in July 2024, spans 12 months and is designed for full-time on-campus engagement. Candidates with a bachelor's degree from any recognized university, in any discipline, including arts, science, commerce, design, management, law, or engineering, are eligible to apply.

The curriculum encompasses two semesters, featuring core courses such as Data Analysis and Visualization, Information Economics and Product Finance, Innovation and Design Thinking, Software Models and Design Patterns, Software Product Management, User Research and User Experience.

The PGD-DPDM programme at IIIT-Bangalore will provide promising placement avenues in various sectors, including product teams within start-ups, social enterprises, or large corporations focusing on initiatives like Tech4Good to reach the next billion users. Additionally, opportunities may exist in public and social sector consulting teams.

The programme begins with a four-week Programme Orientation in July 2024 focusing on enhancing comprehension, writing, and communication skills, along with readiness for the curriculum's demands and pedagogical approaches.

Emphasis will be placed on digital accessibility tools and techniques, particularly for individuals with disabilities, as well as on fostering inclusivity within teams.

Upon completion of the PG Diploma programme, students are eligible for consideration of direct admissions to the Master of Science (by Research) in the Digital Society research domain at IIIT-Bangalore. Their suitability for admission to Master of Science (by Research) will be ascertained by an internal committee based on performance in the PG Diploma.

In line with IIIT-Bangalore’s commitment to inclusivity, appropriate measures will be taken to ensure required accessibility and accommodations for persons with disability to go through the programme.

Key Dates:

- March 12, 2024: Application portal opens.

- April 30, 2024: Deadline for submitting online applications.

- May 11th/12th, 2024: Online written test and personal interviews; candidates have the option to attend in person at IIIT-Bangalore campus.

- May 20, 2024: First list of selected candidates released.

- May 27, 2024: Confirmation deposit payment due for candidates on the first list.

- May 28, 2024: Second list of selected candidates released, if necessary.

- June 4, 2024: Confirmation deposit payment due for candidates on the second list.

- July 1, 2024: Registrations for the new batch at IIIT-Bangalore begin, and classes commence.

For online application form and comprehensive guidelines, please visit:

About IIIT-Bangalore

IIIT-Bangalore is a premier institute dedicated to undergraduate and postgraduate programs specializing in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE), IT for Society, and broader fields of IT and research. Situated in the heart of Electronic City, Bangalore, it holds a prominent position in the academic landscape. IIIT-Bangalore is graded A+ by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). In the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) for 2022, IIIT-B has secured 74th ranking. The institute was ranked number 1 among India's Best Technical Universities (Private) by India Today. IIIT-Bangalore contains state-of-the-art infrastructure, eminently qualified faculty, a vibrant alumni community, cutting-edge research facilities, and close industry collaborations.

The institute’s specially designed courses make the students’ cognizant of the current technologies. Experiential learning and practices followed in the institute equip them with the tools and knowledge to solve contemporary real problems. IIIT-Bangalore has consistently achieved excellent placement records every year since its establishment in 1998, thanks to the unwavering support of the industry and the expanding pool of highly skilled alumni.

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