Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (BAMU), Aurangabad has decided to change its Engineering syllabus to make it more industry oriented.
According to reports, the varsity will be roping in industry representatives and experts from academia to redesign the syllabus.
The process of upgradation of Engineering syllabus will be undertaken through a university-industry summit to be held on June 7, 2017.
The main issues that are likely to be discussed at the summit include plan for engineering colleges to excel in performance, increasing Industry-Institute interaction, to encourage engineers and help them improve their self-esteem and find ways to help engineering colleges perform better with limited resources. BAMU has about 26 Engineering colleges in Aurangabad, Jalna, Beed and Osmanabad cities of Marathwada region.
Attended by deans and principals of various colleges, the summit is also likely to deliberate on ways to improve the examination system, making it fair and corruption-free. Recently, irregularities were detected during the conduct of re-writing of engineering exam. Sai Engineering College, involved in the racket, has been served a notice by the authorities regarding the same. The agenda of making exams free of such irregularities is one of the major concerns that the summit will be addressing.
Prasad Kokil, vice-president of the Chamber of Marathwada Industries and Agriculture (CMIA), has revealed eight top industrialists will be attending the summit to share their views and suggestions.