We are in the last week of 2014! A great year for us – the year in which we gave our ideas and emotions a biz shape – “infiDOF Solutions” (or you may decide to call it simply “infiDOF”)!
It has been a great year for the Outsourced Engineering Biz in India – as highlighted in the NASSCOM Engineering Summit 2014 in October this year. To recapture a few points – (i) India today is a home to over 400+ global ER&D organizations. (ii) Keynote addresses, including on topics such as “Delivering Product engineered from India- Myth or Reality?”, “From Design for manufacturing to Design for Success”, etc. (iii) Path-breaking thoughts being shared such as “co-innovation”, “re-engineered in India for the world”, etc. (iv) India ER&D market predicted to reach 37-45 billion USD by 2020.
Of course, we must not forget the basics – the need to build up engineering know-how – today, tomorrow, and on every day of the future!
Please refer to our previous blog, i.e. Blog No. 33, in which we revisited the second action item for the Panel of Experts from Industry & Academia – to gather inputs periodically to update their (referring to Engineering Institutions) curriculum to enhance the career prospects of the pass-outs.
Let’s revisit the fourth action item (listed in our Blog No. 29, dated as 29th October 2014) today – to set up a process for periodic training of faculty apart from entry-level training.
Let us examine, for a while, the need for this proposition. In our previous blog, i.e. Blog No. 33, we called engineering pass outs as “product” for the industry – a product engineered by the faculty at the numerous engineering institutions. The industry being the customer, it is important that the faculty is aware of the customer requirements. Again, the faculty has another important role to play in terms of making direct contribution to the technical requirements from the industry.
With the means of interactions between the industry and the academia, how sure are we that the faculty is updated to play the above roles at a given point of time?
…and hence, the need for periodic training! (Ideally the interactions between the industry and the academia should be at a scale that such a formal arrangement is not required.)
How frequently should this training happen? Who should be the trainers? The Panel of Experts from Industry & Academia needs to work on these aspects. The end expectation is clear, we guess!
Please share your thoughts – We’ll wait for them as usual…
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