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VIT may introduce new engineering curriculum

Zakwan Ahmed, Director General (Resources & Management), DRDO, speaking at graVITas 2018 valedictory function in VIT, Vellore on Sunday.  

In order to cater to the needs of the industry, the Vellore Institute of Technology may introduce multi-disciplinary engineering degree and immersive learning methodology from the next academic year after getting approval from AICTE, said Vellore Institute of Technology Vice-Chancellor Anand A. Samuel.

He was speaking at the valedictory function of graVITas 2018 held on the VIT campus on Sunday evening.

A total of 128 events were conducted as part of the techno fest, in which over 15,000 students took part. Over 140 research papers were presented during the last three days.

“The AICTE has reduced the number of credits from 182 to 165 and this gives us freedom to make changes in the curriculum. Now, core engineering degrees are being offered. In the next academic year we are planning to make them multi-disciplinary,” he said.

For example, if someone wants to manufacture a car, he will learn all the engineering specialisations, like electrical, mechanical etc that goes into making of the vehicle. It will be a holistic degree, he explained.

“Besides, immersive learning methodology, whereby students will learn through virtual and augmented reality, will be adopted,” he added.

Zakwan Ahmed, Director General (resources and management), DRDO, the chief guest at the event, asked engineering graduates to go to villages and understand the problems of the commoner.

“When you start your career give emphasis to solving problems in the villages also,” he said.

Paytm vice president Saurabh Jain said engineers had a major role in solving the problems which have beset India.

Ambassador of Ethiopia Kame Asfaw Dingamo spoke.


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