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Determinants of Professional Excellence of Engineering Graduates – An Empirical Study

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2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Seattle, Washington

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June 14, 2015

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June 14, 2015

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June 17, 2015





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International Division Technical Session 7

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26.481.1 - 26.481.7



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Pradeep Kashinath Waychal Innovation Centre Orcid 16x16

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Pradeep Waychal is heading NMIMS University - Shirpur Campus that caters to education in engineering, technology management, pharmacy and textile. He has 30 years of experience in renowned business and academic organizations. He was the founder and head of Innovation Center of College of Engineering Pune. Prior to that, for over 20 years, he has worked with a multinational corporation, Patni Computer Systems where he has played varied roles in delivery, corporate and sales organizations. Pradeep was on the apex senior management group before proceeding on to pursue his academic, research and social interests. Before Patni, he has worked at IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay and Crompton Greaves R & D Electronics. Pradeep has also published papers in peer reviewed journals, presented keynote / invited talks in many high profile international conferences and I involved in a few copyrights / patents. He / his teams have won a range of awards in Engineering Education, Six Sigma and Knowledge Management at international events. He has completed Ph D in the area of Information Technology and Innovation Management from IIT Bombay in a record time of three years. His current research interests are engineering education, software engineering and innovation management. Recently his paper won the Best Teaching Strategies Paper award at the most respected international conference in the area of engineering education - Annual conference of American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE).

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Jayantrao Bhaurao Patil R. C. Patel Institute of Technology, Shirpur, India

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Jayantrao B. Patil is working as the Principal at the R. C. Patel institute of Technology, Shirpur, India and holds appointment as a Professor in the Department of Computer Engineering. He is also serving as a Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Member of Senate, Member of Academic Council, and Chairman of Board of Studies in Computer Engineering & Information Technology at the North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon, India.

Jayantrao’s research interests include Web caching, Web Prefetching, Web data mining, Biometrics, and digital watermarking. He is the author/co-author of over 10 papers in refereed journal publications and over 10 papers in conference proceedings. He is also associated with many international conferences like ICICT 2014 at Chengdu, China, ICICT 2013 at New Delhi, India, and DNCOCO 2007 at Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago as a Session Chair and Program Committee Chair.

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Pramod Jagan Deore R. C. Patel Institute of Technology, Shirpur, India.

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Pramod Deore is Professor of Electronics and Telecommunication Department at the R. C. Patel Institute of Technology, Shirpur, India. He is also serving as a Senate Member and Member of Board of Studies in Electronics and Telecommunication at the North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon, India.
His research interests include Interval arithmetic operations applications in Robust Control, Image Processing, and Bio-medical Signal Processing etc. He has published 40 papers in National/International Conferences/Journals and he has Co-authored two books. He is Member of IEEE and life member of ISTE

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Determinants of Professional Excellence of Engineering Graduates - An Empirical StudyIndian Engineering Education System is the largest and one of the most relevant globalsystems where about 3400 institutes churn out 1.1 Million engineers every year. The countryhas emerged as a major player in the global arena and has produced engineers who havecontributed significantly to the economic and technological development at the internationallevel and has a huge potential for future contribution. It has some glaring weaknesses that arecoming in the way of fulfilling the potential. One of the most threatening findings has beenthat the employability of the engineering graduates is pegged at a mere 25 %. This paperanalyses employability and on-the-job performance of engineering graduates of a ruralinstitute.We have chosen a batch of about 300 students that graduated in 2011 from Mechanical,Electronics and Telecommunication, Computer Engineering, and Information Technologydepartments. We are measuring their employability based on when they were placed, andperformance based on their designations, roles, salaries and significant achievements. Weplan to use the Delphi method for rating performances. We are studying and will bepresenting effects of academics, social background, and co-curricular and extra-curricularperformance on professional excellence. The academic performance will be studied atcomponent levels such as various courses and pre-engineering scores.The study will inform the institutes to undertake various steps so that the professionalexcellence of their graduates can be improved.

Waychal, P. K., & Patil, J. B., & Deore, P. J. (2015, June), Determinants of Professional Excellence of Engineering Graduates – An Empirical Study Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.23819

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