IIT Mandi has a unique course curriculum wherein the interdisciplinary academic culture is encouraged and the curriculum is substantially oriented towards design and innovation. One of the courses under the design and innovation stream is the Interactive Socio-Technical Practicum (ISTP), which is offered to the 3rd year B.Tech. students.
The genesis of ISTP:
Through the ISTP, our students,
Wherever required and possible, help from the local administration, NGOs working in the region, etc. shall be sought for the implementation of the solutions.
ISTP exposes students to the complex interactions of technology and society. It equips the students with the tools and skills to systematically understand and evaluate these interactions. On a higher plane, ISTP is intended to,
Overall objective of this project is to make a positive contribution to our community.