Research in Engineering Education Symposium

4 – 6 January, 2024 – KLE Technological University, Hubballi, Karnataka, India

The Research in Engineering Education Network (REEN) along with the Indo-Universal Collaboration for Engineering Education (IUCEE) and KLE Technological University are happy to announce that the Research in Engineering Education Symposium, REES 2024 will be held on January 4th, 5th and 6th, at KLE Technological University, Hubli, Karnataka, India. The conference will be held in face-to-face mode only.

The emergence of India as an important player in the global scenario and the implementation of the National Education Policy in India make it apt to choose the theme of REES 2024 as “Connecting Research-Policy-Practice for Transforming Engineering Education”. The conference aspires to galvanise the efforts of leaders, academia, researchers, practitioners, and policy, regulatory and monitoring agencies in engineering education to contribute to and nurture the engineering education research ecosystem.

Key Dates: Papers

  • Call for abstracts – 12th April 2023

  • Deadline for abstract submission25th May 2023 7th June 2023

  • Abstract acceptance notification25th June 2023 5th July 2023

  • Full paper submission deadline25th August 2023 6th September 2023 20th September 2023

  • Full paper acceptance notification10th October 2023 30th October 2023
  • Final paper submission deadline10th November 2023 30th November 2023

Key Dates: Workshops

  • Deadline for workshop submission15th June 2023 15th July 2023

  • Deadline for workshop acceptance15th August 2023 28th August 2023

Conference Theme

“Connecting Research-Policy-Practice for Transforming Engineering Education”

We invite faculty, academic leaders, strategists, policymakers, and researchers in engineering education to present evidence grounded in theory and practice that can potentially influence policy at the institutional, regional and national levels to lay the foundation for the recognition, stimulus and growth of engineering education.

Authors are invited to indicate one of three sub-themes in their submissions. The sub-themes are related and not mutually exclusive. Therefore, we request that authors select a theme based on the findings, implications, and recommendations of their manuscripts. We also look forward to receiving evidence-based case studies demonstrating the synthesis of research, policy and practice in engineering education, which also address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Sub-theme 1: Research

1. Engineering education problems that require inquiry through research
2. Engaging engineering faculty in educational research
3. Capacity building models for engineering education research in relevant contexts
4. Pathways to transition from traditional engineering to engineering education research
5. Engineering education research leading to the development of theories and frameworks
6. Global quality benchmarks for engineering education research

Sub-theme 2: Policy

1. Recognition of engineering education research as a viable scholarly field of inquiry at institutional and national levels
2. Identify and overcome barriers that discourage engineering education research
3. Incentives and support systems to engage engineering faculty in engineering education research
4. Funding engineering education research
5. Creating engineering education ecosystems: Moving from regulator mindset to enabler mindset

Sub-theme 3: Practice

1. Impact evaluation of engineering education research on practice
2. Effective models of disseminating engineering education research to practice
3. Designing rigorous, inclusive and sustainable learning environments for engineering faculty and students
4. Transnational education and policy
5. Scholarship of teaching and learning


Dr. Prabhakar Kore
Chairman, KLE Society, Belagavi
Chancellor, KLE Technological University, Hubballi

Conference General Chairs

Dr. Ashok Shettar
Vice Chancellor, KLE Technological University, Hubballi

Dr. Gopal Krishna Joshi
Executive Director
Karnataka State Higher Education Council, Karnataka
Professor, SoCSE, KLE Technological University

Organising Committee

Dr. Vijayalakshmi M
Chair, Organizing Committee
Director, Centre for Engineering Education Research
Professor, School of Computer Science and Engineering
KLE Technological University Vidyanagar Hubballi, India

Dr. Sohum Ashok Sohoni
Co-Chair, Organizing Committee
Professor and Program Director Software Engineering Milwaukee School of Engineering Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Technical Committee

Dr Preethi Baligar
Chair, Technical Committee
Centre for Engineering Education Research, KLE Technological University, BVB Campus, Hubballi, Karnataka, India

Dr. Rohit Kandakatla
Co-Chair, Technical Committee
Director – KG Reddy College of Engineering and Technology, India

Mr. Kaushik Mallibhat
Member Secretary, Technical Committee, KLE Technological University, BVB Campus, Hubballi, Karnataka, India

Members (In alphabetical order of first name)

Dr. Ashish Agrawal
Assistant Professor, College of Engineering Technology, Rochester Institute of Technology, NY, USA.

Dr.Avneet Hira
Boston College, United States of America

Dr Buddha Chandrashekhar
Chief Coordinating Officer, AICTE, Ministry of Education, Government of India

Prof. Faris Tarlochan
Qatar University, Qatar

Dr. Helen Inglis
University of Pretoria, South Africa

Dr. Homero Murzi
Virginia Tech, United States of America

Prof. John Mitchell
Centre for Engineering Education, University College London,
United Kingdom

Mr. Keith Raymond Fernandes
St Joseph Engineering College, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India

Dr. Mitra Mohd Addi
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

Dr. Preeti Basavaraj Patil
Centre for Engineering Education Research
KLE Technological University, Hubballi, India

Dr. Prithvi Sekhar Pagala
Specialist, Global Engineering Academy
L&T Technology Services Limited, Bengaluru, India

Dr. Rajlaxmi Chouhan
Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur, India

Dr. Rucha V. Joshi
Faculty, Plaksha University, Mohali, Punjab, India

Mr. Sanjeev M Kavale
Arizona State University, United States of America

Prof. Sivakumar Krishnan
Director, Learning and Innovation Vishnu Educational Development and Innovation Centre (VEDIC), Sri Vishnu Educational Society, Hyderabad, India

Dr. Scott Daniel
University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Dr. Teresa Hattingh
University of Johannesburg, South Africa


Registration Categories and Pricing Details

Registration Early Bird Regular
Indian Authors (INR) 10000/-
Foreign Authors (USD) $150
Ph.D. Scholar 8000/-
Indian Delegates (INR) 10000/- 12,000/-
Foreign Delegates (USD) $150 $200

Registration Deadlines

Early Bird Registration
Delegates Registration Deadline: 31st Oct 2023

Regular Registration
Authors Registration Deadline: 10th Nov 2023
Delegates Registration Deadline: 30th Nov 2023

Registration will open from 03 Oct 2023


  • For each accepted paper, at least one of the authors must register for the conference and present the paper during the conference. Only then, the paper will be included in the conference proceedings.
  • A registered author can present maximum of three papers with single registration provided he/she is the author of the other papers as well.
  • The conference will be held in face-to-face mode only.
  • +18% GST (Goods and Services Tax, as per the Government of India’s regulations) charges will be applicable on the above registration fees.
  • Online payment through net banking and Cards includes a processing charge of up to 5%.

Conference Hosts

IUCEE Foundation
KLE Technological University

The vision of Indo-Universal Collaboration for Engineering Education (IUCEE) is to improve the quality and global relevance of engineering education in India. Its mission is to build an ecosystem for transforming engineering education in India with the assistance of engineering education experts and industry from around the world. IUCEE operates through two formal organizations: IUCEE Foundation, a Section 8 Company in India and IUCEE INC, a 501c3 Company in the US. IUCEE is guided by a team of Indian and international experts from academia and industry. They are passionate about the mission of IUCEE and devote time and energy by offering courses and workshops, facilitating collaborations, organizing and speaking at events, mentoring faculty, students and leadership of colleges. A fundamental strength of IUCEE is its network of engineering educators from around the world who are passionate about the quality of engineering education. It also has ties with global organizations such as—International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES), Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC), American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), International Society for Engineering Pedagogy (IGIP), Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS).

KLE Technological University (KLE Tech) has its roots in one of the premier engineering institutions of Karnataka, B. V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering and Technology (BVB), a prestigious engineering college in Hubli. The founding organization KLE Society, Belgaum, established BVB college in 1947 with an aspiration of creating an institution that would lay the foundation of modern engineering education in the northern region of Karnataka. Over the years, it evolved to reach and hold a unique position of pride in the technical education system of India. As we stepped into the 21st century, the college undertook a comprehensive reform process to adapt to the challenging global engineering education scenario. In pursuit of academic excellence, the college attained academic autonomy from University Grant Commission (UGC) in the year 2007. As an autonomous college, BVB established its distinctive character in the academic space through its curriculum and outstanding student experience. In 2014 the college was recognized as a state private University by the Government of Karnataka. The rich heritage of BVB College as one of the best engineering colleges in Hubli combined with brand equity of KLE Society are the starting points for KLE Technological University to emerge as a University with a national distinction. Over the time it gained tremendous credibility with the industries and employers and emerged as a brand to reckon with. The Alumni of the Institute have done exceedingly well in all spheres of life at both national and international levels and brought name and fame for themselves as well as to their Alma Mater.

The Research in Engineering Education Network (REEN) is a community of scholars interested in conducting high-quality work in and advancing the field of Engineering Education Research. REEN differs from other networks and communities of engineering educators in its primary focus on research in Engineering Education around the world. The mission of REEN is to provide an independent, international and inclusive forum to advance scholarly discourse on research in Engineering Education. REEN’s vision is to establish and maintain an independent, international, vibrant and inclusive community that supports, discusses and disseminates scholarly research on Engineering Education. The community is intended to nurture new and veteran researchers through collaboration and sound methodological approaches to influence policy at all levels and teaching practices around the globe.