//IUCEE Webinars Oct 3, 4

IUCEE Webinars Oct 3, 4

APICTIEE 2018 Webinar: “Participation of Industry in Curriculum Design and Delivery”
Oct 3, 2018 3:30 PM IST  
It has been found that if the students augment their skills in a few specific areas desired by the industry, employability in the country can be significantly enhanced. In this regard, the participation of industries in curriculum design and delivery at institutions and universities is very much essential to prepare the students for employment. This will bridge the gap between the industry and institutions and will enable the students to become industry ready. This will also reduce the time, effort and resources spent on the students at industries, before they take up the real projects. Various models are available in this context. In the first model, the industry will design the course as per its requirement and deliver the same in the partnering institutes through their trainers. In yet another model, the industry will select the candidates for employment and then provide tailor-made courses to those candidates through the faculty, who have undergone special training through Train the Trainer workshops conducted by those industries. Most of the institutes, as a general practice involve industry people in their Board of Studies meetings and design the curriculum with their inputs. We have considered our own institute as an example to explain the processes of these models in detail with relevant case studies. Also this paper analyses the effectiveness of these models. 
Balasubramani R, 
NMAM Institute of Technology 
Nitte, KN
APICTIEE 2018 Webinar: “Practical Oriented Approach for Engineering Course Design”
Oct 4, 2018 3:30 PM IST 
Curriculum design in engineering education should prepare engineers of the future with sound technical skills and build them to accept rapid changing needs of industry and technology. Adopting more practical oriented approach and project based learning makes the young engineers to analyze and understand the theoretical concepts more elaborately. In this paper a comparative study, comparing through reviews and analysis of curriculum process of few universities in the state of telangana and other states of India has been done. The complete study on the curriculum in each semester of electrical engineering has been done; Number of practical sessions related to the theoretical course is listed out. From the statistical data it is observed that, very few theoretical subjects are allotted with practical sessions in the same semester, Due to which there is no correlation of theoretical concepts with practical knowledge. This gap in the application of theory in practical may not result with the better course outcomes in engineering education. This paper also suggest the various strategies of introducing new courses as per emerging trends in the field of engineering which can meet the industry requirements. 
Sowjanya Dundhigal, 
CMR College of Engineering & Technology 
Hyderabad, TS