Please refer to our previous blog, i.e. Blog No. 31, in which we revisited the first action item for the Panel of Experts from Industry & Academia – to review the curriculum periodically, say once in 2 years, to get rid of “not required”, and introduce “which must be there”.
Let’s revisit the second action item today – to meet periodically, say annually, to leverage the database of the strengths of the Engineering Institutions.
We have a very large number of engineering institutions in our country to support academic programs at different levels, namely Diploma, Graduation, Post-Graduation, Doctorate, and Post-Doctorate levels. These institutions have their individual strengths while with disparity in their infrastructure, and individual growth paths. Let us imagine a system which allows them to be aware of the strengths of them, as well as to leverage the strengths of the “Ecosystem”. What are the benefits of such a system?
(i) It will help the institutions to grow in their areas of improvement.
(ii) It will help create a “Let’s-Help-Ourselves-Ecosystem” with better readiness to take up new support challenges.
(iii) It will help reduce the cost of evolution.
(iv) It will facilitate access to and usage of infrastructure while avoiding a need of setting up another instance.
Besides, let’s also remember the established adage which says that knowledge grows when shared!
There are, of course, likely difficulties in enabling the above (like for, in general, everything good in our lives). Most of them will fade away as the institutions see the benefit of the proposition. We need to set up the required processes to initiate and sustain, which we’ll do with your help and patronage.
What are your thoughts?
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