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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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    Abstract

    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 growingimportance 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: 39884
    Item Type: Journal Article
    Keywords: Curriculum, 21st Century, India, Engineering Education
    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)
    Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Education Policy (160506)
    Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
    Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training and Research, Bhopal India
    Deposited On: 07 Feb 2011 09:12
    Last Modified: 07 Feb 2011 16:11

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