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AICTE, Stanford hold online test to judge engineering education

BHOPAL: A private college from Bhopal, IES Institute of Technology and Management was selected for an online test organized jointly by All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) in association with Stanford University. The test, is a part of national survey to assess quality of education in technical colleges.   The test sought students’ response on their basic understanding of core branches and quality of studies being imparted in their colleges.   Survey is the result of feedback about poor standards of engineering education in the country which produces lakhs of engineering graduates every year. Almost 50% of them fail…

Robolab Students from ACET participated in National Level Robotics event

Students from ACET Amritsar, Punjab recently participated in an event named “TECH EVENT, ROBOWAR 2017” held at Chandigarh University from March 31st – April 01st,2017 Total 05 teams from different departments of ACET participated in this event out of which 02 teams from Department of Mechanical Engineering itself participated under the guidance of Er. Dharminder Singh (Incharge Robolab ACET)    

Worthless degrees and jobless graduates

Many technical institutes in Maharashtra have inadequate faculty and facilities, and students who pass out from them are ill-equipped to deal with the demands of the job market. ABHISHEK KERKETTA   In Maharashtra, erosion of AICTE norms has made technical graduates unemployable   MUMBAI, APRIL 24: Srikanth Pillai (name changed) completed his B.Tech (Biotechnology) from Navi Mumbai’s South Indian Education Society (SIES) College of Engineering some years ago. After unsuccessfully looking for an engineering job for over a year, he began preparations for the bank probationary officers’ exam. Today, he is a qualified engineer, but works in a non-technical field, in…

Changes in the engineering curriculum to be made by AICTE in order to create more jobs in India

In an attempt to upgrade the engineering curriculum to meet the demands of the industry and other sectors, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has decided to introduce some major changes in the curriculum followed by the engineering colleges in India.This step is being taken in order to transform the education system and to make Indian students more employable.   Reasons for the sudden change in the curriculum   According to the latest reports, AICTE chairman Anil D Sahasrabudhe said “this was being done considering complaints that nearly 60 per cent of those passing out of technical education institutions…

Nigdi school to start tinkering lab to let students explore beyond syllabus

PIMPRI CHINCHWAD: Jnana Prabodhini Navnagar Vidyalaya will start a ‘tinkering lab’ on its premises from June under Atal Innovation Mission.   Manoj Deolekar, deputy superintendent of the school, told TOI, “We need 1,500 sqft as per the norms for extra-curricular experiments. Students will work there after school hours. A mechanical workshop will be on the ground floor, computer work will be on the first floor and physics, chemistry and other science work will be on the second floor.”   The school has formed an advisory committee comprising 35 to 40 teachers, former students and professionals. They will guide the students…

DIY applications

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AICTE revising curriculum to make students industry-ready

Coimbatore: As part of transforming the education system and making students more employable, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) on Friday said it is taking steps to periodically revise the curriculum to meet the needs of industry and other sectors.   AICTE chairman Anil D. Sahasrabudhe said this was being done considering complaints that nearly 60% of those passing out of technical education institutions are not industry-ready and still require honing.   Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the AICTE-sponsored workshop “teacher training workshop on +E learning: challenges and opportunities”, organised at the Sri Krishna College of…

Make in India: Importance of Robotics in the manufacturing segment, and how it can still create jobs

Editor’s Note: This is part 1 of a two-part series on the role of productivity in making ‘Make In India’ a successful program   The showcase initiative of the Modi Government, #MakeInIndia has entered its third year. The goal for #MakeInIndia was to transform India into a global design and manufacturing hub, improve contribution of Indian manufacturing to 25 percent of GDP by 2025 from near stagnant levels of 16 percent and create 100 million manufacturing jobs. The intense global outreach by the Government, handsome schemes and incentives offered persuaded several global companies including Foxconn, Airbus and Hyundai pledge to…

Robolab students secured 1st Prize for Robowars at MIET, Uttar Pradesh

  A team from our esteemed client, SunderDeep Groups of Institutions, Ghaziabad participated in the event Robowars which was organised by Meerut Institute of Engineering and Technology, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.   The team, who had worked tirelessly to build a robust and attacking robot, comprised of the student members of the SunderDeep Centre of Excellence in Robotics and Industrial Automation which was established in February 2016.   They designed a manually controlled robot that demolished the opponent robot in each round and eventually emerged as Champions!   Congratulation to Entire Team SDGI!   Team members are  Ritesh sharma Arkdeep sharma…

MEMS Proportional Control Valves Enable Lightweight Orthoses

Ten research projects out of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) were presented at the Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference(FPIRC) last fall. The projects pertain to five sectors in fluid-power research: human-scale technologies, mobile applications, manufacturing, stationary equipment, and fluids/tribology.   The first project—a Hybrid MEMS Proportional Fluid Control Valve (PDF)—is meant to replace bulky solenoid valves for motion control in orthoses, wearables, and other human-scale technologies. Like most MEMS, which is an acronym for micro-electro mechanical systems, it contains tiny components on a lightweight chip that perform mechanical tasks as part of a larger system….

How College of Engineering Pune rediscovered its past glory under World Bank’s TEQIP

There is a saying that success comes through the path of self-discovery. College of Engineering, Pune (COEP), the grand old technological institute in India, inadvertently reaffirmed the saying by reviving its past glory, albeit with support from government of India and World Bank. One could get a sense of its glory days by stepping into the college’s sprawling 160-year-old campus, with a castle-like building still being used as its administrative wing.   The college, that created alumni like the legendary engineer Sir M Visvesvarayya, saw its radiance dim down after independence, when it was handed over to the government of…

AICTE announces package of measures to improve technical education in India

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has announced a package of measures to improve technical education in India. AICTE wants to ensure that there is adequate skilled manpower available to guarantee the success of the ‘Make in India’ campaign. The package of measures will be implemented in all technical institutions across the country.   There will now be an extended induction program for every student to reinforce the fundamental concepts and ensure that the student has sufficient language skills necessary for a technical education. Each student is required to go through three internships, each lasting between four to…

How AICTE wants engineering, B-Schools to improve students’ job readiness

From industry-prepared courses to mandatory shop floor training, AICTE is ready with a set of must haves for technical colleges to improve its students’ employability. As per the AICTE plan, every technical college will now be required to have an industry consultation committee to rework the curriculum of each subject taught there.   New Delhi: From industry-prepared courses to mandatory shop floor training to imparting managerial and entrepreneurial knowledge, India’s apex technical education regulator, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), is now ready with a set of must haves for technical colleges to improve their graduates’ employability.   For…

Rejuvenating one of India’s leaders in technical education, via TEQIP

Since its inclusion under TEQIP in 2003, the CoEP’s TEQIP audit score has shot up from 5 grade points in 2005 to 9.5 in 2009.   Established in 1854, the College of Engineering Pune (CoEP) is one of the oldest in Asia and one of the hallowed leaders in technical education, harnessing some of India’s best and the brightest.   While the CoEP has many firsts to its credit, its inclusion under the Technical Engineering Education Quality Improvement Project (TEQUIP) — supported by the World Bank and implemented by the Ministry of Human Resource Development — has triggered a transformation…

COEP: changing itself and leading change

Since its inclusion under the World Bank’s TEQIP programme in 2003, the 163-year-old college has reinvented itself   The College of Engineering Pune (CoEP) isn’t just one of the oldest in Asia — it was established in 1854 — it is also a leader in technical education, with some of India’s best and the brightest having passed through its doors.   In 2003, the college was chosen through a nationally competitive process to be one of the 127 engineering and technical institutes supported by the Technical Engineering Education Quality Improvement Project (TEQUIP, the World Bank’s longest-running project in the field…

Education Revolution: #3 Industry Trends that Are Set to Make a Difference

The Indian education sector is currently experiencing a wave of disruption. From e-learning platforms, to the influx of foreign universities – Indian schools and colleges have to amalgamate these latest changes into their curriculum.   However, what continues to remain a constant question is whether these changes are aimed at producing employable candidates. S Vaitheeswaran, CEO of Manipal Global Education, has been aggressively scouting new technology innovations into their system.   Here are some of the key trends that he believes will benefit employability in the near future –   Learning pedagogy is changing There is an exponential change in…

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