Innovation in B.Tech. Curriculum as B.Tech. (Hons) by integrating STEAM, ESEP & IPR features
International Journal of Case Studies in Business, IT, and Education (IJCSBE), (2019), 3(1), 56-71. ISSN: 2581-6942.
15 Pages Posted: 25 Jun 2019 Last revised: 19 May 2020
Date Written: June 19, 2019
Innovation in the course curriculum is a continuous process in the higher education system (HES). As the amount of published information growing with time at geometric progression, it is necessary to increase the depth and breadth of the HES curriculum of every course with time. Engineering education is one of the prominent areas in science & technology education, finding many opportunities and facing many challenges in the 21st century due to the accelerated advancement of technologies in many areas. Keeping students in pace with such developments and adopting such newly emerging areas of technology in the current curriculum is an essential requirement of the education industry’s progress. In this paper, we have proposed improvement in engineering education in India at the undergraduate level by means of six innovations to improve the depth, breadth, and vigorousness of the B.Tech. programme by suggesting a Student integrated development Framework in engineering based on STEAM-Employability Model with a focus on experimental learning. The six innovations proposed in this model upgrades the B.Tech. (Pass) programme into B.Tech. (Honours). The advantages, benefits, constraints, and disadvantages from students, institutions, and job offering industries point of view are analysed to check this model of B.Tech. (Honours) for its effectiveness in its objective of enhancing competency and employability of graduates to secure better employment.
Keywords: B.Tech. Degree, B.Tech. (Hons), Engineering Curriculum, STEM, STEAM, Employability Skill Enhancement Program (ESEP), Experimental Learning, STEAM-Employability Model
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