Fractal Academics

At IITH we are exploring Fractal Academics, which is a new approach to structuring curriculum. You can read more about it in the Fractal Academics Brochure.

Fractal Segments

In the fractal system, a semester is divided into six segments. Each segment is approximately 2.5 to 3 weeks in duration. Every fractal course is accompanied by a two-digit segment number indicating the duration of the course. The first number denotes the segment in which a course will begin and the second number the segment in which it will be completed. For example, Segment 34 means, a particular course will begin in segment-3 and finish at the end of segment-4. Typically, a course running for full the semester (i.e., all six segments) would be 3-credits; so each segment will be equivalent to 0.5 credit. Accordingly, the credit of a course will be decided, based on its segment data. For example, if the segment of a course is 56, it implies that the course will be running in two segments (5 & 6). Hence, it will be 0.5 * 2 = 1 credit.

SEG " 1 2 3 4 5 6
0.5 11 22 33 44 55 66
1 12 34 56
1.5 13 46
2 14    
2     36
3 16