Workshop on engineering curriculum development held at Shoolini
A one-day workshop on engineering curriculum development was held at Shoolini University in association with the Visionary Learning Community India (VLCI).The programme seeks to increase the efficiency and productivity of the industry and academia.
Professor Jayant K Kittur, Dean of GIT Belagavi, whose institution is also a part of VLCI attended the event to share the learning from the programme. The Former CEO of Anand Automobile CS Patel and senior member of Gabriel India TS Rana were some of the other key persons who attended the event. Five faculty of Shoolini University (Top engineering colleges in India) and 30 managers from eight companies namely Micro Turner, Forge India, Micro-Tek, Cosmos Ferrites, Milestone Gear, IND-Sphinx, Meridian Medicare and Chicon Shivalik were part of the event.
Development of curriculum to improve the skill of engineering students as per the industrial requirements and to bridge the gap between industry and academia was the main aim of the workshop. GIT Belagavi and Shoolini shared the knowledge acquired during VLCI and will now focus on jointly developing curriculum for the engineering students adding more value to technical education for better placements. During the course of the VLCI programme, it was felt that additional subjects like basic observation skills, 3S Map, V-Map, Heijunka Planning, Heijunka Control and standardized work should be added to the curriculum in the form of 30% theory and 70% practical in industry.
Earlier this year, the VLCI training programme for small and medium enterprises was launched at Shoolini University by world-renowned management guru and Padam Shri recipient Professor Shoji Shiba. The programme is being implemented in collaboration with Japan International Cooperation Agency and Confederation of Indian Industries and aims to create visionary leaders to lead India’s manufacturing sector into future growth. A quad-partite MOU has also been signed between Shoolini University, JICA, CII and Parwanoo Industry Association for the VLCI programme.