School of Engineering and Technology (SET) at Bharathidasan University was started in 1997 and was offering B. Tech, and M.Tech, programsin the Engineering disciplines until it became the part of Anna University, Tiruchirappalli in February 2007. The SET was revived during the academic year 2007-2008 by offering six-year integrated M.Tech program in Computer Science and Engineering, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Geo-technology. The First year curriculum is common for all these programs and the academic activities of the first year curriculum are administered centrally by the school, co-ordinated by Dr. N. Jayabalan. The second year onwards the academic activities of M.Tech. programs are administered by the respective departments. These M.Tech. programs have a unique feature that fast learners can graduate earlier than the prescribed period of study. The M.Tech. program is integrated with a B.Tech degree of 4 year duration in the respective disciplines. The fast learners if they earn the required credits in a 3 year period they will get B.Tech. degree in 3 years instead of 4 years. These programs are offered in both Tamil and English medium.
Unlike the undergraduate institutes, the students studying in the university after their +2 school education will have exposure to the research environment and will have exposure to the research environment and will have the opportunity to work with the advanced equipments and laboratory facilities and to be taught by the high quality faculty members, engaged in research and enriched with world class knowledge. Further, the students will have opportunities to be associated with research projects undertaken by the departments in collaboration with leading international academic institutions and industries.
Expanding their studies in the area of engineering and technology
Pursuing career pathways in relevant technology fields
Learning about certain areas of engineering / technology to expand their wide ranging educational background