We have shared a lot…our observations on the current status, possible ways and means to improve the status, etc. We need to move towards initiating actions which would enable us to meet our objective (You know!). For now, let us consolidate what we see as the aspects to work on, and the measures which need to be initiated:
|Enabling Engineering Education to Serve Industry Better||(i) Periodic review of the curriculum to get rid of “not required”, and introduce “which must be there”.
(ii) Creating an engineering education system consisting of faculty sound in basics and passionate about engineering themselves, and contents which would equip the students to be more than ready for the professional challenges and expectations.
(iii) Creating low-cost easy access to the resources for “everyone” supported by a periodically-updated database of strengths of the Engineering Institutes.
(iv) Academia working with Industry to gather inputs periodically to update their curriculum to enhance the career prospects of the pass-outs.
|Enhancing Academia & Industry Relation for Mutual Strengthening||(i) Industry working with Academia on Technical Developments for meeting “below-the-horizon” requirements.
(ii) Creating forums and platforms for Academia and Industry to share learning.
|Getting Engineering into Engineering Business||Creating an awareness that for Engineering Business “Engineering” is most important and business growth would require an atmosphere of learning, sharing, and exploration.|
|Building up, Nurturing, and making Expertise accessible to “ALL”||(i) Leveraging the “fountains of inspiration” available “wherever”
(ii) Creating panels of experts in various domains with membership from both Academia and Industry for leveraging their expertise as well as periodically reviewing the ecosystem status, and share input on what need to be sustained and what to be initiated.
(iii) Creating forums and platforms for encouraging all the elements of the ecosystem to meet and interact periodically.
Starting with the next blog, we would work on identifying well-defined action items…
We continue to be keen to receive your input…as usual!
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