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IUCEE Virtual Academy: Engineers Day Special “Integrated Multidisciplinary-Holistic Engineering Education: An Alternative Perspective”

September 15, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+5.5

The IUCEE Foundation, India is very pleased and honoured to organise a special Online session on “Integrated Multidisciplinary-Holistic Engineering Education: An Alternative Perspective” on the occasion of Engineer’s Day on 15th September 2021 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya.

Date and Time: Sep 15, 2021, 07:30 PM India

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Proposed Agenda:

7.30 pm to 7.40 pm  – Introduction and Tribute to Engineer’s Day – Prof. Krishna

7.40 pm to 8.25 pm –  “Integrated Multidisciplinary-Holistic Engineering Education: An Alternative Perspective” by Dr. Deepak Waikar

8.25 pm to 8.35 pm – Zoom Break-out session

8.35 pm to 8.50 pm – Sharing of views by Participants (Moderated by Prof. Krishna)

8.50 pm to 9.00 pm  – Concluding Remarks by Deepak and Prof. Krishna

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Integrated Multidisciplinary-Holistic Engineering Education: An Alternative Perspective Dr. Deepak Laxmanrao Waikar Managing Partner, EduEnergy, Singapore Member, All Hands Advisory Committee, IUCEE Foundation, India Chair, The IEEE Education Society, Singapore Chapter Synopsis: Designing, developing, deploying, and delivering the curriculum itself is a highly complex and very time-consuming process. It becomes even an extremely gruesome and the most challenging exercise when it has to satisfy the ever-growing greed and conflicting needs of the 21st Century stakeholders. As such the multidisciplinary curriculum and holistic education have been emphasised in the Indian National Education Policy 2020. As there are varying perceptions and interpretations of the “Multidisciplinary” and “Holistic” terms, minimal easy to implement aspects have been considered and proposed while keeping the current system almost intact. What can be done to further strengthen and enhance it? How to infuse, incorporate, and integrate multidisciplinary attributes with holistic features in the mainstream curriculum of the current system that too in such an unprecedented scenario is the theme of this presentation. The key features of the proposed BESTm model for integrated multidisciplinary-holistic education will be highlighted. The crucial role of technology and pragmatic implementation strategies will also be discussed.

Dr. Deepak L. Waikar (Managing Partner, EduEnergy, Singapore) started his professional career as an Assistant Director at the National Power Engineers Training Institute in India after his post-graduation from the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, India. Since then, he has been involved in education, training, research, and management fields for almost three decades in India, Canada, and Singapore. He has been Associate and Adjunct Faculty for the local and overseas Institutes, Academies, Polytechnics, Colleges, and Universities. He has authored/co-authored book chapters, research articles, and policy papers on power, energy, management, education, and training related topics. He has served on various committees in professional bodies. He is a recipient of IEEE Power Engineering Society Outstanding Power Engineers’ Award 2003 and SP-Green Buddy Award 2004. He has delivered invited presentations at international conferences, seminars, and forums. He has conducted several students, faculty, and management development programmes such as “Nurture Researcher Mindset”, “Smart, Clean & Green Energy Future”, “Synergising Project-based Learning & Design Thinking”, “Trainopreneurship”, and “Smart Career Portfolio”. Dr. Waikar is a Senior Member of IEEE, Member of All Hands Advisory Committee of the IUCEE Foundation, India, and a life member of the Institution of Engineers, India. He completed his Ph.D. from the National University of Singapore, M.S. from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, and PD Advanced Cert in University Teaching from the University of Newcastle, Australia. He obtained PG-DBM from the Nagpur University, M.Tech. from the Banaras Hindu University, and B.E. from the Government Engineering College, Aurangabad in India, respectively. His interests include Sustainable, Clean, and Green Energy Leadership, Re-thinking Teaching, Learning, and Academic Leadership, Re-inventing & Transforming Education, Innovative Project Design & Management, SMART Education Model, Sustainable Development, cricket & chess.

Dr. Deepak Waikar – Managing Partner – EduEnergy Consultants LLP | LinkedIn


September 15, 2021
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+5.5
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