Integrating Educational Technologies into Engineering Education in Indian Technical Universities

Sujatha Ramesh and K. Natarajan

Today, there are far more engineering graduates produced by Indian engineering institutions than what the corporate sector actually requires leading to severe unemployment or underemployment of engineers; because, the students do not have the skill-sets and expertise needed by the industry. Further, the education is not in sync with the requirements of the industry, which is unwilling to train them to match their project needs. Integrating educational technologies like AI, AR, Big Data, Virtual Classrooms, etc. into teaching-learning process would improve the quality of education and make them skilled and employable. This would also require the teachers to be updated to meet the challenges of the industry. A dedicated Open CourseWear-type system for institutes recognized by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) would be helpful, in addition to Flipped Classrooms, to augment the conventional teaching-learning process. This paper discusses the trade-off in educational technologies in engineering education for the stakeholders.

Volume 11 | 10-Special Issue

Pages: 125-131

DOI: 10.5373/JARDCS/V11SP10/20192783