To help students align learning practices with industry requirements
The Confederation of Indian Industry–Tiruchi Zone has launched its Education Excellence Forum (EEF) constituting eight member institutions in the region.
R.Nandini, chairperson, CII Southern Region Education Sub-Committee, launched the forum as part of the CII’s Southern Region Education Initiative. As a follow-up to the EEF’s maiden launch at MAM College of Engineering, the initiative will be extended to other zones, she said.
The member institutions constitute Care School of Engineering, Jayaram College of Engineering and Technology, Hallmark Business School, MAM College of Engineering, MAM College of Engineering and Technology, MAM School of Engineering, Periyar Maniammai University, and Roever Engineering College.
The objective of EEF is to address core components of education: faculty, student and curriculum, through the prism of industry to improve employability quotient.
A year-long activity with a top to bottom approach will provide tailor-made solutions and recommendations for a synergised outcome.
The approach will enable students to align their learning practices with industry requirements and equip themselves to meet dynamic changes in the economy directed at reviving the nation’s growth trajectory, a CII press release said.
The faculty module will encompass interaction and knowledge sharing on best practices, and workshop sessions with industry.
Research will be encouraged through cyberspace discussion groups, working papers and publication, besides participation in real life projects related to industry issues.
For faculty, the forum will provide opportunities to leverage technology and get involved in research and consultancy to make their outcome contemporary.
The student module will reflect in industry interactions and exposure to discipline-wise streaming guest lectures, preparation of test bank, personality development and career counselling with industry outlook, along with ethics and social responsibility.
The forum, the release said, will facilitate curriculum connect through round table meetings between education and industry representatives, and refer its recommendations to academic boards of studies and appropriate bodies.