Engineering curricula in the 21st century : the global scenario and challenges for India

Mishra, Sanjay K. (2010) Engineering curricula in the 21st century : the global scenario and challenges for India. Journal of Engineering, Science & Management Education, 1(1), pp. 29-33.

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In the 21st century's global economy, the new challenges facing the engineering profession have arrived, confirming the need to restructure engineering curricula, teaching and learning practices, and processes, including assessment. Possessing merely technical knowledge no longer guarantees an engineering graduate a successful career. And while all countries are facing this dilemma, India is struggling the most. It has been argued that most Indian engineering educational institutions struggle with the systemic problem of centralisation coupled with an archaic examination system that is detrimental to student learning. This article examines some internationally renowned educational institutions that are embracing the growing importance of non-technical subjects and soft skills in 21st century engineering curricula. It will then examine the problems that India faces in doing the same.

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ID Code: 39778
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: curriculum, india, engineering education , HERN
ISSN: 0976-0121
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Science Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy (130212)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Deposited On: 02 Feb 2011 22:24
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2011 22:24

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