IITGN: Strong Branding

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Oct 29, 2013 (3 years and 9 months ago)

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IITGN: Strong Branding

Dhiren Patel


Mission and Vision


Creating / Building


best technology
institution


How? Where? When?


For whom? State, country, world


Best? Better than?


Base standard


MIT, Stanford, IIT, IISc?


Lets focus on Academic excellence only!!


Current Scenario: Trans
-
disciplinary??

Important new areas are trans
-
disciplinary.


Examples: Nano
-
science (chm, matl sc, phy, bio, mech,
chem eng.), cognitive science (psyh, comp sc, bio,
neurosc, biochem)

Special problem areas acquiring disciplinary status.


Examples: energy, climate change, gene based
therapeutics, sc and tech policy.

Societal requirements need merging of traditional areas.


Examples: infrastructure
-

elec, mech, civil; urban
systems
-

elec, mech, civil transp; systems engg
-

math,
phy, bio, mech.

Functional boundary conditions


Areas and problems require strong
interdisciplinary orientation, training


Responsive system with rapid evolutionary
changes


Match societal aspirations with societal needs


Respond to individual student interests and
abilities


System must be responsive to talented and
motivated students


Should provide exits to students who are unable
to or do not want to continue

Foundations


Learning methods


Academic framework


Collaborations


Corporate Social Responsibility


Learning methods
-

Building
capability


Learning methods


Courses (based on need)



Project Work (Relevant to Industry, in tune
with the centres of excellence)



Labs (Stress on synthesis of concepts,
teamwork)



Special summer/winter courses (for basic
developmental courses <technical writing,
scientific ethics, performing arts…>)


Academic framework


Building
competitiveness


Academic framework


Schools instead of departments (Engineering, Natural
Sciences, Humanities/Social Sciences)???


B Tech, M Tech, Ph D


Degree with minor, Degree with entrepreneurship,
Super
-
specialization, Industry ready


Interdisciplinary


National and International exposure


Centres of excellence (E.g. Infrastructure <Power,
Rail/Road/Ports, IT, Water>)


Research & Consulting

Collaborations: Global approach,
Sustainable


Collaborations


With multiple countries/organizations


(Robotics


Japan, Manufacturing


Germany, Bio
-
med


Canada)


Exchange programs


Internships


CSR


Local services


Disaster management preparedness


Towards economic growth


Environment friendly technology


Generate capability in preservation

Professionalism


Systems engineering approach


Technical communication and soft skills


Entrepreneurship


Design


Research methodology


Technical Art

All
-
round Capability


Management skills


Art, culture & heritage


International relations


Law, IPR


Finance


Languages


Camps


Societal interactions for low cost solutions

Creativity and Innovation


Hands
-
on training


Design of experiments


Building of prototypes


Integration and fine tuning


Analysis, design, laboratory and real
-
life
problem solving


Fundamental research

Industry Exposure


Product life cycle


Schedules and deliverables


Man
-
management


Economy, Energy, Efficiency


Dignity of labour


Team work


Respect for other cultures & beliefs

Focus on Problems?
<current><future>


-
Energy


-
Infrastructure


-
Geomatics


-
Health


-
Engg. Entrepreneurship etc.

Academic framework??


Contact hours


28 to 30 per week


Theory


12
-
16 hrs


Lab


12
-
16 hrs


No. of courses


4 to 6 per semester


Credits


30 or 50?


Evening lectures on Heritage/Technology
/Science/Creativity etc.

Common courses


Eg.
-

Mathematics I (
Advanced Calculus; Ordinary
differential equations;Transform methods
)


Mathematics II

(
Linear Algebra/Complex
analysis/Partial differential equations/Probability
)


HSS (
Psychology/Indian History/International
History/Political science
)


Mechanics of Solids

(For students of school of
Mechanical Sciences)


Signals, systems and networks (
School of CS/EE
)


Characterization Lab. (Xrays, lasers, optical fibers, STM,
Electron microscope etc.)


Mathematics Laboratory (Matlab, graphics,
Mathematica)

Summary


Mission


Building an excellent technology
institution


Vision


Dream without any constraints


Foundational framework


Basic and best


Roadmap


step by step approach


Realistic


don’t jump


Who will do what?


Take responsibility


Next meeting


Monitor, iterate and evolve

Thank you

for your time and attention


Ack: Prem Kalra


Director, IIT Rajasthan and
Indo
-
French Academic Workshop at IITK