But the dual degree in some places is a nightmare.
IIIT-Hyd folk routinely take 6-7 years. Unrealistic expectations about publishing papers. But that's a private institution, not a JNU with guaranteed taxpayer funding to lifelong-students.
(a) permit students to leave after 5 or 5.5 yrs with the UG degree, if their requirements for the ME or MTech are not completed.
(b) Allow the MS-MTech-ME in areas different from the UG if some pre-reqs have been completed
(c) No-thesis option