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 & Academia – to 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…
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