Monthly Archives:December 2014

Engineering Outsourcing Business in India-34

29 Dec , 2014,
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Dear Friend,

We are in the last week of 2014! A great year for us – the year in which we gave our ideas and emotions a biz shape – “infiDOF Solutions” (or you may decide to call it simply “infiDOF”)!

It has been a great year for the Outsourced Engineering Biz in India – as highlighted in the NASSCOM Engineering Summit 2014 in October this year. To recapture a few points – (i) India today is a home to over 400+ global ER&D organizations. (ii) Keynote addresses, including on topics such as “Delivering Product engineered from India- Myth or Reality?”, “From Design for manufacturing to Design for Success”, etc. (iii) Path-breaking thoughts being shared such as “co-innovation”, “re-engineered in India for the world”, etc. (iv) India ER&D market predicted to reach 37-45 billion USD by 2020.

Of course, we must not forget the basics – the need to build up engineering know-how – today, tomorrow, and on every day of the future!

Please refer to our previous blog, i.e. Blog No. 33, in which we revisited the second action item for the Panel of Experts from Industry & Academiato gather inputs periodically to update their (referring to Engineering Institutions) curriculum to enhance the career prospects of the pass-outs.

Let’s revisit the fourth action item (listed in our Blog No. 29, dated as 29th October 2014) today – to set up a process for periodic training of faculty apart from entry-level training.

Let us examine, for a while, the need for this proposition. In our previous blog, i.e. Blog No. 33, we called engineering pass outs as “product” for the industry – a product engineered by the faculty at the numerous engineering institutions. The industry being the customer, it is important that the faculty is aware of the customer requirements. Again, the faculty has another important role to play in terms of making direct contribution to the technical requirements from the industry.

With the means of interactions between the industry and the academia, how sure are we that the faculty is updated to play the above roles at a given point of time?

…and hence, the need for periodic training! (Ideally the interactions between the industry and the academia should be at a scale that such a formal arrangement is not required.)

How frequently should this training happen? Who should be the trainers? The Panel of Experts from Industry & Academia needs to work on these aspects. The end expectation is clear, we guess!

Please share your thoughts – We’ll wait for them as usual…

Respectfully yours,

Team infiDOF

#3068, 3rd Floor, 11th Main, 11th Cross, Off 80 ft Road, HAL II Stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore, India – 560008

contact@infidof.com

Engineering Outsourcing Business in India-33

15 Dec , 2014,
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Dear Friend,

Please refer to our previous blog, i.e. Blog No. 32, in which we revisited the second action item for the Panel of Experts from Industry & Academiato meet periodically, say annually, to leverage the database of the strengths of the Engineering Institutions.

Let’s revisit the third action item today – to gather inputs periodically to update their (referring to Engineering Institutions) curriculum to enhance the career prospects of the pass-outs.

Let us ponder for a while over the reason/s for this action. The pass-outs are like a “product” created by the Engineering Institutions for the industry. How this “product” is accepted by the industry depends on its fitment for the industry requirements. Typically industry changes faster than an engineering curriculum which makes the fitment of the “product” difficult – with varying degrees of difficulty depending on the scenario at a given point of time.

Before worrying about how to enable a change, let’s speculate the benefits of this:

(i)                  It will provide the pass-outs not just jobs, but a good career head-start which will contribute towards a lifetime of                                   “Happy Engineering” (Please refer our Blog No. 26, dated as the 2nd October 2014.).

(ii)                Industry will find right resources for their upcoming requirements.

Isn’t the above a part of a possible “happy” situation to be in – for you and us?

For this, the Panel of Experts from Industry & Academia needs to consolidate the industry requirements periodically, say, once in 2 years, and:

(i)                  Update the curriculum

(ii)                Help plan the faculty training, if required, to address the new contents in the curriculum

(iii)               Take a decision on the contents which may become irrelevant.

Let’s remind ourselves that the pass-outs are the geniuses of the future, who are going to shape things to come. Like responsible parents and seniors, it’s our duty to help them get well-positioned!

Please share your thoughts – We’ll wait for them as usual…

Respectfully yours,

Team infiDOF

#3068, 3rd Floor, 11th Main, 11th Cross, Off 80 ft Road, HAL II Stage, Indiranagar, Bangalore, India – 560008

contact@infidof.com

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