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Preparing Global Engineers: USA-India Academia & industry Led Approach

Publication Type : Conference Paper

Thematic Areas : Amrita Center for Cybersecurity Systems and Networks, Learning-Technologies

Publisher : Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc

Source : Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., Volume 2015-February, Number February (2015)

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Keywords : Curricula, Education, Education policies, Engineering, Engineering education, Globalization, Industry, Institutions of higher educations, Internationalization, Multi-national companies, Multi-national corporations, Process Innovation, Professional development program, Sensory perception, Students, Teaching

Campus : Amritapuri

School : Centre for Cybersecurity Systems and Networks, School of Business, School of Engineering

Center : Amrita Center For Research in Analytics, Cyber Security, Technologies & Education (AmritaCREATE)

Department : cyber Security, Department of Management

Year : 2015

Abstract : A major challenge in engineering education today in India is preparing students with the skill set needed for a global industry. This paper describes an innovative partnership between two institutions of higher education in India and USA and a multinational corporation to address this challenge. The collaborative manner in which the industry and institutions internationalized the curriculum is a key feature of this program. This unique approach has resulted in the employees of a multinational company in India being able to get two high quality Masters-level degrees in engineering, customized to their current and future requirements at a very affordable price point. This paper looks at cost savings, collaborative course development between industry and international academia, using technology to deliver courses and on-the-job professional development program for employees while keeping the employees motivated. But there are also interesting lessons learnt regarding teaching in English, adjusting to the local cultural context and the overall integration into the Indian academic setting. The process innovation described here would be of great interest to academia, industry and education policy makers and has the potential to be replicated in the entire field of non-engineering and interdisciplinary academic programs. © 2014 IEEE.

Cite this Research Publication : Manoj P., Raghu Raman, Dr. Krishnashree Achuthan, and Jayaraman, Bd, “Preparing global engineers: USA-India academia & industry led approach”, in Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE, 2015, vol. 2015-February.

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