The academic program was aimed towards a five years of B.Tech. and M. Tech. integrated dual-degree course. The program was designed based on the input from the advisory committee consisting of faculty members from various departments and eminent persons from industries. The four important axioms of design engineering – understand the functions of a product and develop concepts, form and control – were imparted through a series of courses.
Equal importance was given in the curriculum for fundamental and engineering science and practical applications of these in real life problems.
An overview of the curriculum is shown Most of the major theory courses consisted of a component of laboratory either along with the course or following the course. A full-semester industrial project training was been incorporated in the curriculum with the expectation that students will be exposed to the current global design practices. Emphasis was also placed on multidisciplinary group project to provide experience of working in a team to solve an engineering problem as in industry. The curriculum is interdisciplinary in nature and carefully built to develop skills of creativity, innovation and team work.