IIT bubhneshwar has announced officially to include dance as its B.Tech subject. It is first IIT to introduce dance as subject. The classical dance would be one of the ‘breadth’ course of maximum 12 credits during the four years BTech studies, he said. Each credit means, weekly five hours of study for a course. Ten girls have chosen Odissi this after it was introduced recently. Whichever of these they choose, they have to clear it to earn the BTech degree. Students can learn Odissi as an extra academic activity of one credit from a range including NSS, NCC, Yoga, badminton, volleyball and cricket for first year.
Explaining why IIT decided to introduce the classical dance, Rajakumar said “dance can enhance horizons of students studying specialised course.”
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