IUCEE Leadership Summit 2018

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The Second IUCEE Leadership Summit is planned for July 19-21, 2018 in Goa at the Hotel Goan Heritage – Gaura Vaddo, Calangute, Bardez, Goa 403516 (http://goanheritage.com/)

The First Summit in 2017 helped establish a core leadership of IUCEE by its Consortium members. Details of the objectives, agenda and participants are available at the link (IUCEE Leadership Summit 2017). The highlight was that leaders from 19 IUCEE Institutions participated very enthusiastically along with 15 facilitators and mentors who included industry experts as well as international academic experts. The presentations of Transformational Case Studies from KLE Tech University, Vellore Institute of Technology, Thiagarajar College of Engineering and IIT Hyderabad as well as the sharing of transformational efforts by all participating institutions were considered extremely valuable. Participants were unanimous in their approval for making the Leadership Summit an annual program of IUCEE.

The Collaborative atmosphere at the First Leadership Summit suggested that more collaborations can be encouraged with potential for success. In fact, KLE Technological University took the lead to invite other institutions to visit their campus and observe their innovative programs. More than 12 institutions have already taken up this invitation and found the visits extremely valuable.

The overall theme for the Second IUCEE Leadership Summit is  “Transformations through Collaboration and Clusters of Excellence”


CII uses Clusters approach for Competitiveness in Industry

Industry in India is already using the collaborative approach through Clusters of Excellence in order to maintain global competitiveness, particularly in the SME sector. Best Practices and a detailed road map for enhancing productivity and efficiency of Cluster companies is planned and implemented with the mentoring of seasoned counselors. Training is offered through in-company and open programmes. These Clusters have become, important drivers of competitiveness and innovation. Innovation cannot be created in isolation. Innovation needs dynamic environments where similar organisations come together, interact in a constructive and a complementary manner to generate newer and smarter ways of doing things. Member organisations learn and grow in a supportive environment with each one addressing similar challenges.

CII promotes College Excellence Clusters.

Using lessons learnt from the Cluster approach in industry, CII has already started setting up College Excellence Clusters in an attempt to make students industry-ready. There are a few clusters functioning in Chennai, Madurai, Tuticorin, and Coimbatore. Five to six colleges form a cluster and share knowledge and resources with hand-holding by the CII.  They conduct development programmes for the faculty and students, arrange seminars, workshops, and CEO meets, to take the concept forward.The concept was governed by identifying like-minded institutions which eventually formed a cluster that was driven by collaboration.

NBA defines Graduate Attributes for College Excellence

Excellence in engineering colleges is guided by the NBA graduate attributes which are consistent with developing the employability, leadership and entrepreneurial skills of graduating engineers.

  1. A knowledge base for engineering
  2. Problem analysis
  3. Investigation
  4. Design
  5. Use of engineering tools
  6. Individual and teamwork
  7. Communication skills
  8. Professionalism
  9. Impact of engineering on society and the environment
  10. Ethics and equity
  11. Economics and project management
  12. Life-long learning

IUCEE programs provide ecosystem to address Graduate Attributes

  • IIEECP: IUCEE International Engineering Educators Certification Program (partner: IGIP)
  • EPICS: Engineering Projects in Community Service (partner Purdue University EPICS)
  • ICTIEE: Annual Conferences (Industry Sponsors and International Experts)
  • Workshops (Industry Sponsors and International Experts)
  • VA: Virtual Academy (Indian and International Experts)
  • JEET: Journal for Engineering Education Research (partner: Rajarambapu Inst. Tech)
  • LS: Leadership Summit
  • SCALE: Student Consortium for Advancement in Learning Engineering (Partner IFEES)
  • ITF: Industry Teaching Fellows
  • CTL: Centers for Teaching and Learning (Gurukul: CTL)
  • OBE Course: Outcomes Based Education (partner KLETU)
  • PM Course: Project Management (partner Kanabar, BU)
  • EER Course: Engineering Education Research (partner Sohoni, Craig, ASU)
  • V Labs: Virtual Labs (partner: Electronosolutions)
  • Entr Course: Entrepreneurship (partner: ITF)

Mapping of IUCEE Programs with NBA Graduate Attributes shows that IUCEE Programs cover all the Graduate Attributes in significant ways.

Knowledge Base     X X X X X   X X X        
Problem Analysis   X X X X X X X X X X   X   X
Investigation   X X X X X X X X X X   X   X
Design X X X X X X X X X X X   X   X
Engineering Tools X X X X X X X X X X X   X X  
Teamwork X X X X X X X X X X X   X   X
Communication X X X X X X X X X X X   X   X
Professionalism X X X X X X X X X X X   X   X
Society and Environment X X X X X X X X X X X   X   X
Ethics X X X X X X X X X X X   X   X
Project Management X X X X X X X X X X X x X X X
Lifelong Learning X X X X X X X X x X X   X    


IUCEE Programs have potential to be organized into areas for collaboration around which IUCEE Institutions may organize themselves into Clusters of Excellence. Dr. Ashok Shettar, VC of KLE Tech University, has already taken the lead to demonstrate the potential for collaborations and sharing.

Draft Plans for 2018 Leadership Summit 


Improve the quality and global relevance of engineering education and research in India fostering the employability, entrepreneurship and leadership skills of engineering graduates.

Who will attend this summit?

Leaders (Vice chancellors, Principals, Deans, Chairman, Correspondents) of engineering institutions across the country; global leaders of industry experienced in quality improvement; international experts in transforming engineering education.

Why this summit required?

  • To learn how industry has transformed itself in a connected, globalised, fast changes in and highly competitive world.
  • To find ways to adapt this approach for improving the quality of teaching and learning at educational institutions
  • To share case studies of successful transformations among educational institutions
  • To create centers of excellence to transform engineering education through collaboration based on the best practices identified.

Outcomes Expected

  • Understand WHY Transformation is needed
  1. Learn about the challenges Indian companies are facing in a connected, globalised, fast changing and highly competitive world (Industry experts from different sectors
  2. Understand contemporary talent management and HR practices of Indian companies to develop sustainable competitive advantage. (Kovai)
  3. Discuss how the industry and industry associations have taken ownership for evolving strategies and practices for business excellence in the competitive environment (Sarita)
  • Discuss What Transformation is needed
    1. Analyze the current gaps and challenges in providing high quality engineering talent to Indian industry : (Panel of Academia/Industry)
    2. Explore what learning can be drawn from Industry experience for business excellence and global practices of engineering education (Panel of Academia/Industry)
    3. Discuss emerging trends in global engineering education leading to high quality talent for industry. (Global Academic Experts, Case Studies)
  • Plan on HOW to Transform
    1. Agree on need for creating learning communities with like minded institutes in order to provide powerful platform to innovate engineering education with minimal efforts.
    2. Co-create a framework for building Academic Excellence and Quality Management to develop high quality talent to Industry and society with cluster members
    3. Prepare a roadmap and time line for implementation and review schedule; (HOW to Transform do own scheduling; assign mentors; resources needed require collaboration)
    4. Present the roadmap in the summit for cross learning of the delegates

Suggested Follow up Tasks:

  • Institutions become part of Cluster/s
  • Each institution sets up a Task force with a high potential leader and part time faculty members to work on the chosen cluster/s.
  • Board of studies and Academic council members are recruited for active participation in cluster/s
  • Provide resources and facilitate the change management and formal training of all the members of the institutes in the cluster/s
  • Review the progress of the implementation with cluster members periodically
  • Recruit industry experts and international experts to become a team of facilitators and mentors for the each cluster
  • Share progress made by the clusters on a regular basis
  • Progressively scale up by involving more institutions

International Experts Confirmed 

  • Sohum Sohoni, Arizona State University
  • Bill Oakes, Purdue University, US (EPICS)
  • Lyle Feisel, former Dean, SUNY, US (Ethics)
  • Cynthia Altman, U of Washington, US (Reflection and CTL)
  • Matthew Ohland, Purdue University, US (Teamwork)
  • Scott Roberts, U of Maryland, US (CTL)
  • Jim L. Borgford-Parnell, U of Washington, US (CTL)
  • Janusz Kozinski, NMITE, UK (Institutional Transformation)
  • Michael Milligan, ABET, US (OBE)
  • Hans J. Hoyer, IFEES, GEDC, US (Global perspective)
  • Claire Komives, San Jose State University, US (IIEECP)
  • P. Mohsen, U of Louisville, US (Peer Evaluation)
  • Duane Abata, SD School of Mines and Tech, US
  • Jennifer Carpenter, Campbell University (Academic Leadership)
  • Yakob Astatke, Morgan State University, US (Modern Technology Tools)


  • V Kovaichelvan, TVS
  • Sarita Nagpal, CII (Clusters)
  • Vineeth Vijayaraghavan, IEEE
  • Xavier Fouger, Dassault Systemes