Tamil Nadu state engineering colleges to get new curriculum after 20 years – Reuters

Express press service

CHENNAI: After nearly 20 years, Anna University is set to release a new curriculum for engineering colleges on August 18. The state’s main technical university had launched a massive exercise earlier this year to revamp the curriculum to make engineering students more employable.

According to university officials, the new program will be approved at the academic council meeting scheduled for August 12. “On Monday we have a meeting to decide on the agenda for the board meeting. We will announce the new program by August 18,” Vice Chancellor R Velraj said.

Big changes are expected as the university aims to bridge the gap between industry needs and student skills by removing outdated content and incorporating industry-relevant topics.

“Average students will also benefit”

The program will be diverse and flexible and will also encourage students to pursue research. “The new curriculum has been designed to benefit even average students, as it focuses more on skill-based education.

Along with the course content, even new teaching-learning methodologies have been developed for each course to enhance understanding. “The new program will emphasize internships and projects so that students can also learn practical skills,” the faculty members said.

The university held brainstorming sessions with industry experts and academics to develop the new curriculum. Patronage for courses like civil engineering and mechanical engineering has declined as the curriculum for these courses has become obsolete.

However, many private engineering schools believe that Anna University should have announced the new program a little earlier. “The new academic session for second semester students is expected to start in August last week, and teachers have little time to prepare to teach these new classes to students,” said K Prakash, a school principal. of private engineers.

CHENNAI: After nearly 20 years, Anna University is set to release a new curriculum for engineering colleges on August 18. The state’s main technical university had launched a massive exercise earlier this year to revamp the curriculum to make engineering students more employable. According to university officials, the new program will be approved at the academic council meeting scheduled for August 12. “On Monday we have a meeting to decide on the agenda for the board meeting. We will announce the new program by August 18,” Vice Chancellor R Velraj said. Big changes are expected as the university aims to bridge the gap between industry needs and student skills by removing outdated content and incorporating industry-relevant topics. “Average students will also benefit” The program will be diverse and flexible and will also encourage students to pursue research. “The new curriculum has been designed to benefit even average students, as it focuses more on skill-based education. Along with the course content, even new teaching-learning methodologies have been developed for each course to enhance understanding. “The new program will emphasize internships and projects so that students can also learn practical skills,” the faculty members said. The university held brainstorming sessions with industry experts and academics to develop the new curriculum. Patronage for courses like civil engineering and mechanical engineering has declined as the curriculum for these courses has become obsolete. However, many private engineering schools believe that Anna University should have announced the new program a little earlier. “The new academic session for second semester students is expected to start in August last week, and teachers have little time to prepare to teach these new classes to students,” said K Prakash, a school principal. of private engineers.

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