A CASE STUDY ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF INDUSTRY BASED ELECTIVES IN HIGHER LEVEL TECHNICAL EDUCATION
Keywords:Technical Education, Industry Based Elective, Skill gap, skillrequirements
Even though more and more employment opportunities and new employment titles are blooming, and the demand for each and every product is flourishing, the employers find it difficult to recruit prosperous candidates.All the stake holders of higher level technical education system are taking keen interest to change this scenario by adopting new methodologies and procedures, but unfortunately the outcome of these activities were not found to be more efficient. How to bridge the skill gap between the great giants, Academia and Industry? We framed a new strategycalled Industry Based Elective (IBE) which wasfocused in moldingskill based, industry-oriented, and industry-ready technocrats by providing tailor-made curriculum and hands on training to the students.The curriculum was framed in joint consultation with the respective industrialists, academicians, and governing bodies.The entire lecture sessions, practical demonstrations, and laboratory experiments were conducted by the industry experts including the evaluation procedures. The IBE opted students were given cent percent placement opportunity by the concern industries. The feedback received from such employers were found to be excellent and motivating factor to us as their new employees and ready to work in the real time environment from the first day onwards. We hope that by adopting and offering more numbers of IBEs, we can build a better future for both the industries, and the emerging engineers. More and more numbers of industries and academia should join hands together to implement this strategy for building a better India.
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