In 2006, a Department of Engineering Design was established to run the dual degree program with an interdisciplinary approach. The first of its kind in the country, the program constitutes a B.Tech. in Engineering Design and an M.Tech. Degree specialization in Automotive Engineering with a strong thrust on the modern practice of design. The introduction of the dual degree program was an important step to address the growing need of the availability of excellent local competencies concerned with the automotive and allied industries. The course program was designed to satisfy a long felt need in the industry for well trained design professionals and it was planned in conjunction with the major manufacturers and product engineering companies right from the start. In 2008, a dual-degree program in Biomedical Design program was initiated to support the future growth of the biomedical equipment industries. The course program was designed in consultation with the medical practitioners who are looking forward to use biomedical devices developed in India.
To facilitate research activities, Master of Science (by Research) and PhD programs were also initiated in the year 2007.