Engineering education must evolve to keep pace with mighty changes Occurring today in business, industry, and society. Engineering must develop attributes and knowledge beyond traditional constraints of the classroom.
Engineering education must be designed to accommodate current trends and future needs. We must enhance the flexibility of curriculum. Engineering education must create more connections and stronger partnership with the global society in which we are embedded.
We must examine the relevance of curriculum and strive of fulfillment of university, college, and professional missions.
Our goal is to articulate the role of engineering education in the early part of the 21st century and to establish design specifications that will enable the Vidhyapeeth Institute to be a leader in shaping the future of engineering education.
As such we have an obligation to address the full range of higher education, namely: teaching and learning, research and service to the community. Indeed these three elements must to totally integrated if we are to be effective in the pursuit of our mission.
Successful commercial technologies have changed in over the past quarter century: they have become more complex. In 1970, nearly 60 percent of the worlds top exports were simple products that could be designed and manufactured through relatively simple processes or methods. It is these top exports that generate the most wealth for a country or region. Again, engineering education must be intimately familiar with the business of innovation.
The themes outlined above apply more broadly than just to the engineering profession. Consequently, another major element in our design of engineering education is teamwork and partnership. The team we now envision is a partnership of science, engineers, business people, and societys leaders. It is through these partnerships that the rapid pace and increasing complexity of technology designed to serve society will flourish.
Engineering education for the future will be based on three fundamentals requirements :
1. Practice-oriented while firmly on.
3. Integrative and holistic.
Third, as noted earlier, the pace of innovation is so fast that the education community must be involved in the practice of engineering or we are likely to lose our relevance.
A major goal for our college is to have graduates that have the above abilities, knowledge & know and how to expand their knowledge & abilities. I extend a very warm welcome to all the students who are joining Vidhyapeeth from academic session 2011-2012.
I assure all of you that we will be fully equipped with the state-of-the art theoretical knowledge, innovative and creative practical skills and entrepreneurial attitudes to achieve brilliant success in life.
I wish grand success to all of you and your endeavor of higher technical education at Vidhyapeeth.
All the Best,
B.Tech., MBA (London)