Rajiv Gandhi Technical University

Issues for discussion at the Brain Storming Session:

Curriculum Innovation :

  • Credit based course structure.

  • Modular course curriculum

  • Adequate coverage of Emerging Technologies

  • Focus on Frontal Areas of Technology

  • Window for future technologies

  • Include a course on Intellectual Property Rights

  • Introduce the subject of "Engineers and Society"

  • Pay Attention to Science base of Modern Engineering

  • Pay Attention to Managerial Oriented courses in Engineering Discipline

  • Pay Attention to Interdisciplinary Engineering. Create problem Solving Capabilities, do not merely confine to tutorials based on lectures, Design Engineering, Thinking Capabilities to be strengthened.

  • Pay greater attention to the weaker sections and other needy students by organising special coaching classes under special component plan scheme

  • To make Engineers Professionally Competent

    • Once in two weeks interaction with Professional Engineers / Technologists.

    • Group discussions on various issues including latest technology, Industrial development and issues of generic interest.

    • Personality Development through short term programmes / Workshops, twice in each semester

    • Entreprenuership and self employment through Workshops once in each semester

The ultimate objective should be to produce Total Engineers – Bridge the Gap as far as possible between an Engineering – graduate and a Professional Engineer.

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Examination Reforms :

Suggested Examination Scheme

  • Mid Semester and End Semester Examinations

For Theory Papers:

  • Mid Semester

  • End Semester

  • Class work/Sessions marks






For Practical Papers:

  • Practical viva-voce

  • Practical report





External Examiner atleast one for every practical examination.

  • Practical Training

  • Seminar / Group discussion

  • Major project

200 marks

100 marks

300 marks

Total Marks for each the semester


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Synergetic Partnership with Industries :

  • Effective linkages between Institutions and industries are highly desirable;

  • Industries are receiving their manpower from Engineering Institutions without direst investment / expenditure. It is ironical that while the individuals gets the pay and perks, the institutions from where they graduate get nothing from the industries for the man-power they provide!

  • Even on the technology front the industries continue to receive the technology they require from abroad – hence, no concern for indigenous technology development except in areas of strategic defense and nuclear development partnership with the institutions in India.

  • The Issue at hand is how to create a synergetic partnership between the academic institutions, R&D organisations and the industries?

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Linkages between Institutions and Society :

Engineering and Technology Institutions contribute both the man-power as well as the brain power for Socio-economic development of the country. However, because of the absence of effective linkages between the institution and the society, the society is not directly benefited by the in-house talent in the institutions.

Effective Linkages between the society and the institutions could yield the following benefits:

  • The society will have a greater appreciation of the role being played by Engineering and Technology Institutions in nations development.

  • The Institutions shall have a greater awareness and understanding of the societal needs in respect of the technology solutions.

  • This will enhance the relevance of engineering education for meeting the social objectives.

  • The linkages will help develop technology temper in our people this will lead to better maintenance of equipment’s and machines and energy & environment conservation.

  • A synergetic partnership between academic institutions and industries will enrich the industries in respect of technology input when at the same time it will bring professionalism in academic institutions.

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Relevance of Technical Education and R & D the Socio-Economic Development :

  • Much of the efforts an R&D in India is considered as being least relevant to nations need.

  • Research in the universities and institutions is currently persued for career objectives while what we need is research for technology development and developing capabilities for solving the pressing problems of the country.

  • Focus on relevance of education and research required.

  • A consortium approach for R&D leading to technology development will bring in relevance.

  • Engineering institutions should persue a greater component of sponsored R&D to ensure professionalism and cost effectiveness in the research program.

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Networking of University of Technology with technological institutions in the state and with centers of excellence in India and abroad :

  • Networking is highly desirable as we are in the age of sharing information, sharing knowledge and expertise

  • Networking will ensure resource optimization.

  • Pooling of strength of various institutions becomes possible.

  • Better communication, faster speed of exchange of information and ideas help in improving effectiveness of the system.

Ragiv Gandhi Proudyagiki Vishwavidyalaya proposes to setup an advanced Information Center at its headquarters at Bhopal. There is a proposal to setup five servers of the university at five major cities namely Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Raipur and Bilaspur.

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Establishing Centers of Advanced Technology – Developing higher end skills :

  • To setup advanced technology facilities for teaching and research in the areas of high relevance to Madhya Pradesh.

  • To Setup facilities for developing higher end skills in areas of professional importance such as:

    • Composite Development Center – New Methods

    • Computer Aided Design

    • Computer Integrated Manufacturing

    • Computer Aided Testing

    • Computer Aided Diagnostics and Maintenance

    • Advanced Manufacturing System – Agile Manufacturing

    • Energy and Environment Management

    • Advanced Information Technology Center

    • IPR Facilitation Center

    • Traditional Technologies and Traditional Knowledge Centers

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Changing Style of management :

  • The Present Management is not geared to modern methods of management

  • There is no system of recognition and reward of talent

  • No system to infuse high motivation in the facility and staff.

  • Total Quality Management not yet a management approach.

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