The vision of IUCEE is to improve the quality and global relevance of engineering education in India. A primary objective is to provide the ecosystem which will foster the employability, entrepreneurship and leadership skills of engineering graduates. The ecosystem has continually been built since 2007, by leaders and faculty of more than 100 engineering colleges in India, with the help of global experts from around the world, including several members of the IFEES and GEDC community. This ecosystem includes a teacher certification program, engineering projects in community service, workshops, webinars, courses, international conferences as well as a journal for publishing engineering education research, several of these delivered in a blended on-line mode. This webinar will discuss the challenges encountered, lessons learnt and the potential for expanding and adapting similar approaches in other regions. Experiments such as this may be useful in helping engineering graduates play a leadership role in building a more sustainable world.
Krishna Vedula is currently Professor of Chemical Engineering and Dean Emeritus, University of Massachusetts Lowell. Dr. Vedula is co-founder and executive director of the Indo-Universal Collaboration for Engineering Education (IUCEE). He is Past President of IFEES (International Federation for Engineering Societies). Dr. Vedula is recognized globally for his contributions to engineering education, research, administration and outreach as well as for his research in processing and properties of materials for high temperature applications. He is a Fellow of American Society for Metals (ASM) and a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). Dr. Vedula has B.Tech from IIT Bombay, M.S. from Drexel University and Ph.D. from Michigan Tech University. He has 40 years of experience in teaching and research as well as engineering administration, at Case Western Reserve University, Iowa State University and University of Massachusetts Lowell.