JNTU-Hyderabad insists on publication of two articles in international journals

‘Voice of the industry must be given due weightage in the curriculum development’

Plea for educational institutions and industries to prepare students to face future challenges

HYDERABAD: In order to ensure quality Ph.D work from research scholars, JNTU Hyderabad is insisting on publication of at least two articles in international journals before the submission of thesis. “This is to ensure that work of our researchers is recognised and accepted all over the world,” JNTU Hyderabad Vice-Chancellor D.N. Reddy said.

Speaking at the meeting of Advisory Board for Curriculum Development and Research & Development, organised by Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology and the JNTU, the Vice-Chancellor said Ph.D enrolment is encouraging with over 2,500 scholars registered and another 2,500 applying for registration. Prof. Reddy wanted R&D activity to be given a fillip in the engineering education system and for this there is a need to increase spending on higher education from the present 0.5 per cent of GDP to 1.5 per cent.

R. Govindarajulu, professor of IIIT, Hyderabad, wanted the universities to establish bench marks by making use of available information on the thinking of various organisations including American Society for Engineering Education, IEEE, etc. He said the voice of the industry must be given due weightage in the curriculum development to make the graduates more employable.

Stating that the impact of recession is not felt much in India, V. Rajanna, General Manager, TCS, A.P. Region, wanted the educational institutions and industries to come together to prepare students to face the future challenges. He was of the view that the students must be sent for on-the-job projects for at least one semester so that the transition of engineering graduates to work is smooth.

K. Lal Kishore, Rector of JNTUH, said R&D laboratories must be established in each department. P.Narasimha Reddy, Director, SNIST, and 80 professors and assistant professors of SNIST apart from representatives of DRDO, BHEL, IPE and OU participated in the meeting.