Please refer our previous blog, i.e. Blog No. 27, in which we proposed to get into a phase of identifying well-defined action items. Let’s derive the actions from the measures listed in the previous blog.
|Enabling Engineering Education to Serve Industry Better||Periodic review of the curriculum to get rid of “not required”, and introduce “which must be there”||Creating of a panel of experts from Industry & Academia to review the curriculum periodically, say, once in 2 years|
|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||Along with the above, setting up a mechanism of periodic training of faculty apart from entry level training|
|Creating low-cost easy access to the resources for “everyone” supported by a periodically-updated database of strengths of the Engineering Institutes||(i) Creating a database of Engineering Institutes which would include description of the strengths of each
(ii) Creating a panel of Heads of the Institutions to meet periodically, say, annually to leverage the above database
|Academia working with Industry to gather inputs periodically to update their curriculum to enhance the career prospects of the pass-outs||Leveraging the panel of experts from Industry & Academia|
|Enhancing Academia & Industry Relation for Mutual Strengthening||Industry working with Academia on Technical Developments for meeting “below-the-horizon” requirements||Leveraging the panel of experts from Industry & Academia|
|Creating forums and platforms for Academia and Industry to share learning||Regular meetings of the folks from Academia and Industry|
|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||Inculcating confidence in the Business Heads by demonstration of the benefits, with preparation and sharing of a database of the benefits|
|Building up, Nurturing, and making Expertise accessible to “ALL”||Leveraging the “fountains of inspiration” available “wherever”||(i) Creating a database of the “fountains of inspiration”
(ii) Leveraging the panel of experts from Industry & Academia to facilitate
|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||Leveraging the panel of experts from Industry & Academia|
|Creating forums and platforms for encouraging all the elements of the ecosystem to meet and interact periodically||Regular meetings of the elements of the ecosystem|
Our brains typically are not at ease with having to handle too many details at a given point of time…Hence we’ll simplify the Action Items to a list of “few” items knowing well their synergy when acted upon together…
Any suggestions, words of advice…? We are into a great mission, together…you know!
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