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Professional Society Activities for promoting International Collaboration

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2012 ASEE International Forum


San Antonio, Texas

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June 9, 2012

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June 9, 2012

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June 10, 2012

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Main Plenary 3 - Opportunities for collaboration with engineering educators in India (ISTE)

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17.39.1 - 17.39.2



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D. N. Reddy Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE)

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ABSTRACT Engineering Education in India – Need for International Collaboration for Student Development Prof. D.N. Reddy *Education today is the key driver for Economic development of any country. India bestowed withlarge Human resource base in the world next to China. There are 55 million youth between agegroup of 18 and 23 in India and only 15% of them have opportunity to pursue EngineeringEducation. Though the Focus is to provide access, to many but equally important is to ensurequality of education. Engineering graduates today require not only adequate technologicalability and problem solving skills, but also must be equipped with soft skills, business skills,inter personnel and intercultural adaptability.Now, the emphasis should be on self learning and the role of teacher is redefined as facilitatorto enable the students to be more involved in active learning through laboratory. Project work ,assignments and case studies Lifelong learning and continuous learning is key aspect of teacherand student.International collaborations are essential for better student development. Inview of theglobalisation and in this endeavour the role of ICT is the key enabler for enhanced studentlearning . Apart from F2F learning, Blended learning through online, web based methodologieswill provide better opportunities through International collaborations for student development.Innovative models of undergraduate and graduate students is desirable through Internationalcollaboration to enrich the students of better understanding and level of competency can bedeveloped.* Regional Chairman, AICTE (SCRO), HyderabadChairman, ISTE, A.P. Section Hyderabad.Former Vice Chancellor, JNTU Hyderabad – 500 085.Email.

Reddy, D. N. (2012, June), Professional Society Activities for promoting International Collaboration Paper presented at 2012 ASEE International Forum, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--17069

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