We are back fresh after the Diwali celebrations last week. Diwali is the “festival of lights” interestingly celebrated on a new moon day which indicates the end of the dark fortnight… Let the celebrations continue to mark our determination to “get more and more light” into engineering!
In our previous blog, i.e. Blog No. 28, we had proposed to simplify the Action Items to a list of “few” items “knowing well their synergy when acted upon together”. Let’s do it. Interestingly we have just one Action Item – Creating of a panel of experts from Industry & Academia, who in turn will do the following:
(i) to review the curriculum periodically, say once in 2 years, to get rid of “not required”, and introduce “which must be there”.
(ii) to meet periodically, say annually, to leverage the database of the strengths of the Engineering Institutions.
(iii) to gather inputs periodically to update their curriculum to enhance the career prospects of the pass-outs.
(iv) to set up a process for periodic training of faculty apart from entry-level training.
(v) to initiate and oversee Technical Developments for meeting “below-the-horizon” requirements.
(vi) to create forums and platforms for Academia and Industry to share learning.
(vii) to create an awareness that for Engineering Business “Engineering” is most important and business growth would require an atmosphere of learning, sharing, and exploration.
(viii) to create a database of the “fountains of inspiration” and facilitate leveraging.
(ix) to create panels of experts in various domains with membership from both Academia and Industry to leverage their expertise as well as periodically review the ecosystem status, and share input on what need to be sustained and what to be initiated.
(x) to create forums and platforms for encouraging all the elements of the ecosystem to meet and interact periodically.
Do we need the panel to have any other action items to address? Please share your thoughts.
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