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Role of Universities in International Collaboration in Engineering Education - Faculty Development

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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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Track 3 - Session 2 - Faculty Development

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Track 3 - Faculty Development

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17.41.1 - 17.41.9



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Mohan Khedkar Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati

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Vice-Chancellor, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati.
Ex.Professor & Head, Electrical Engineering Department, V.N.I.T., Nagpur
Certified Energy Auditor by Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Ministry of Power,G.o.I.
• Chairman Board of studies in Electrical Engineering, V.N.I.T. Nagpur
 Ex- Vice-President ISTE New Delhi
 Ex-Dean (Academic) and Ex-Dean (Administration), VNIT, Nagpur
• Chartered Engineer- The Institution of Engineers (India)
• Ex-Professor In-Charge of Training & Placement V.N.I.T. Nagpur
 Maharashtra State Best Engineering Teacher Award for the year 2006, from ISTE, New Delhi


 Ph.D. in POWER SYSTEM STABILITY, Diploma in Industrial Management
 Published more than 100 Papers at various National/International Level Journals / Conferences
 Authored a book titled “A Text Book on Electrical Power Distribution Automation”, for University
 Science Press, New Delhi, 2010.
 Four fellows have completed Ph.D. & presently guiding 2 scholars for Ph.D
 Filed Two Patents on ‘Intelligent energy metering system’ and ‘Printed circuit board based single phase power transformer’
 Nominated as Referee for papers to be published in International Journal of Electric Power and Energy System-Australia
 Visited Japan, U.S.A, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, Nepal for paper presentation & interaction

• Guided 18 M.Tech. Projects
 Awarded Union Ministry of Energy - Department of Power Prize for the paper entitled “Optimal Electricity Nodal Pricing in a Restructured Electricity Market” (published in the Electrical Engg. Journal of IEI, Vol.91, June 2010 issue.
 Certificate of Merit from Institution of Engineers (I) for the paper published in journal during 2004-05 & Best Paper Awards for the papers presented at National Conference SEEM’04 held at N.I.T. Trichy and The Institution of Engineers (I), Nagpur local centre
• Chairman ISTE Maharashtra-Goa Section for the term 2001-2002
 Chaired Technical Sessions at different conventions/conferences
 Member of Advisory Committee for number of conventions/conferences
 Principal Investigator for Rs. 107 lakh project received under FIST by Electrical Engg. Deptt., VNIT from Department of Science and Technology., GoI., for the period 2009-11.
 Co-opted as Member on “Board of Studies’ in Electrical Engg. of
• Nagpur university, Nagpur, for the period 2006-2010
• Govt. College of Engineering, Aurangabad for the period 2006-2009
• Shivaji University Kolhapur for the period 2000-2005,
• Amravati University Amravati for the period 2002-2005,
• Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technology University-Lonere-Raigad 2000-2004
• Expert Panel Member for selection of faculty at different institutes including N.I.T.s
 Four times Co-ordinator of ISTE/AICTE S.T.T.P. held at VRCE/ VNIT, Nagpur
• Presiding Officer for GATE 2003 & 2004 exam
• Four times Expert Panel Member to select AICTE/ISTE Summer/Winter school programmes
 Acted as a Member AICTE / U.G.C. Expert Committees including N.B.A.
 Nominated as ‘ISTE VISITING TEACHER’ for the year 1998
• Delivered Guest Lectures on Micro processor/Distribution Automation/Renewable Energy Sources for Engineers working in State Electricity Boards & at other places
• Passed ‘Hindi Pragya Pariksha’, Conducted by Department of Official Languages, G.o.I.
 Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India) & Life Member of ISTE & Life Fellow of SEEM, Fellow of IETE.
 Revised “ A Text-Book of Electrical Technology-Transmission, Distribution and Utilisation”: Volume –III by B.L.Theraja for M/s. S.Chand and Publication, New Delhi.

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Role of Universities in International Collaboration in Engineering Education - Faculty Development. Prof. Mohan Khedkar, Vice-Chancellor, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati (M.S.) India-444602 The effectiveness of teaching learning process is a function of multitude of factors like teacher, student, course curriculum, course planning and assessment. Hence, to have effective learning by the student, faculty development is must. Role of universities in international collaboration in faculty development is important to make engineering education & research more relevant to the needs of global society and to the aptitude and aspiration of new generation of engineers. Shortage of training opportunities and attention to over all growth of faculty is adversely affecting impartation of quality knowledge and skills to the students, thereby lowering their overall development and employability. At times, the faculty also lack in communication and pedagogical skills and industry academia collaboration is also at nascent stage. Faculty development basically means: Improved teaching and learning necessary for deep understanding of technical information and skills Implementation of latest teaching strategies Creating practical learning environment provided by laboratories and workshops Effective assessment methods to determine quality and improve the learning process Understanding properly the changing role of teacher in various areas including research ‘Train the Trainer’ model has to be developed by the university. It should be based on exposure of global practices, judicial use of technological tools for education and innovative initiatives in faculty development. To ensure the success of this program, various kinds of facilities should be provided to faculty by university like sabbatical leave, post doctoral research, participation in short term training programs, workshops etc. This will help them in understanding the work culture available to the teachers all over the world and plan reforms in their own universities to make it globally acceptable. ****

Khedkar, M. (2012, June), Role of Universities in International Collaboration in Engineering Education - Faculty Development Paper presented at 2012 ASEE International Forum, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--17057

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