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Changing face of global engineering – calibrating India’s response

An insightful Round Table discussion centred on the rising significance of outcome-driven education and its implications for capacity development in India, worldwide employability, student and professional mobility, excellence-driven achievements, and the significance of course accreditation.

This Round Table has established a roadmap for educational institutions to help them nurture an adept engineering workforce in India.

The advisory report contains a step-by-step action plan that engineering institutions across the country can implement to create an educational framework that equips their students with tools to navigate the swiftly evolving technological landscape, coupled with essential competencies in both traditional and digital engineering realms.

Our panel of experts, chaired by Prof (Dr) Anil Sahasrabuddhe (Chair, NACC, NBA and NETF), comprised influential voices from leading Higher Engineering Institutions known for delivering forward-looking engineering education along with prominent decision-makers from various industry sectors.

The Round Table platform fostered collaboration among academia and industry.

Speakers for the discussion included:

Key themes:

  • What will be expected from global engineering and how should India assume a place amongst the solution creators through engineering excellence?

  • What should be the path to outcome-based education and achieving global equivalence?

  • What will be the role of technology and the changing education paradigm?

  • What do we need to do to attract the next generation of international engineering students to India?
  • Prof (Dr) Anil Sahasrabudhe (Chair, NACC, NBA and NETF)
  • Prof (Dr) Indranil Manna (President, Indian National Academy of Engineering and Vice Chancellor, BIT, Mesra, Ranchi)
  • Mr Abhijeet Sinha (Program Director, Ease of Doing Business and National Highways for EV (NHEV))
  • Mr Pranjal Sharma (Member, Global Expert Network, Economic Analyst, Advisor and Author)
  • Dr Amit Dutta (Director, AICTE)
  • Dr Rishi Mohan Bhatnagar (Chairman, IET Future Tech Panel & Congress)
  • Dr Mohammad Rihan (Distinguished Author of ‘Green Energy and Sustainable Development’ and Academic, AMU)
  • Mr Anindya Saha (Vice President, Wireless Tejas Networks)
  • Mr Shanker Kaul (Managing Director, Health Solutions India at Elsevier)
  • Ms Rachna Jindal (Senior Director, Cognizant)
  • Dr Atul Chauhan (Chancellor, Amity University)
  • Ms Hema Jagota (Country Director, Clinical Solutions at Elsevier).

Key takeaways:

  1. Innovative application-based teaching methods are the need of the hour for engineering education.

  2. Build a dynamic curriculum containing 50% core subjects and 50% industry-adaptable elective subjects.

  3. 25% of every professor’s time should be spent working in industry.

  4. Faculty-led startups should be encouraged.

Download the full recommendations and report

We’re looking for more contributors to this three-way collaboration (Policymakers, Academia and Industry).

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