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Mission10X Transforming Teachers for Enhancing Employability Skills of Engineering Graduates AbstractNagarjuna Sadineni, Head Mission10X Wipro Technologies, BangaloreDr. Rajendra Joshi, Head, Mission10X Research Center, Wipro Technologies, BangaloreIndia produces more than 550,000 engineering graduates annually from over 3000 colleges.The growing global demand for appropriately skilled, industry oriented professionals and agradually widening demand-supply gap are expected to test the limits of India's talentdevelopment capabilities.Wipro initiated ‘Mission10X’ to address this challenge by bringing about change in the existingteaching-learning paradigms in engineering education. A national survey of heads of institutionand placement officers, who connect academic and industry, identified current teachingmethodologies and faculty capabilities as key factors to improve employability of engineeringgraduatesMission10X identified embedding the employability skills into pedagogical practices andempowering faculty as a long term viable and sustainable approach. Mission10X in differentstages layered set of workshops and interventions facilitates faculty members to go beyond theirconventional teaching practices and experiment with innovative learning techniques and styleswhich help them broaden the framework of teaching and enrich their learning.Mission10X approach and innovative teaching practices learned in the first stage of interventionare implemented in the classrooms and share their experiences in the advanced level ofworkshop which is the second intervention in the series. Beyond the workshops Mission10Xconducts “learners’ forum” –a community of practitioners where best practices are shared tocreate support system for sustainable change.Mission10X interventions have reached out to 20,000 teachers covering over 1,000 collegesacross India and led to faculty members creating innovative teaching resources in their areas ofexpertise and sharing it among the community of faculty. Community of Mission10X has createdover 8,000 learning assets across 19 different engineering branches. In order to create aseamless professional learning community all these innovations are hosted on the Mission10Xcommunity portal and are available to engineering faculty (www.mission10x.com).As a result of the multi level interventions, the learning and implementation processes getstreamlined. This has helped the faculty members become more effective in their classroomteaching and embed both technical and behavioral employability skills amongst the students.After successfully completing the first phase, Phase II was launched. During phase II fromSeptember 2010 to 2013 Mission10X envisages: • to develop 250 Academic leaders to build institutions of excellence • to deploy 2500 Unified Learning Kits to bridge the technology and learning gap between industry and academia • to empower 25,000 more faculty members in Mission10X Learning ApproachIn order to change the institutional learning culture and create transformative leadership inengineering colleges, comprehensive multilevel academic leadership Mission10X was launchedfor heads of institutions.Mission10X in its second phase is moving beyond classroom practice to change the laboratorypractices and bridge the technology gap between academic and industry through its newinitiative- Unified Learning Kits (ULK) unique Technology Learning Platform.In addition to workshops, Mission10X is piloting blended learning solutions specially created forfresh engineering faculty to induct them into an engineering teaching career.
Sadineni, N., & Joshi, R. K. V. (2012, June), Mission10X Transforming Teachers for Enhancing Employability Skills of Engineering Graduates Paper presented at 2012 ASEE International Forum, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--17053
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