Upgrading B.Tech. Curriculum as B.Tech. (Hons) by Integrating STEAM, ESEP, & IPR Features
Proceedings of National Conference on ADVANCES IN MANAGEMENT, IT, EDUCATION, SOCIAL SCIENCES - MANEGMA 2019. Mangalore. 1(1) pp. 123-136. (2019). ISBN No.: 978-81-938040-9-4.
14 Pages Posted: 9 Jul 2019
Date Written: June 15, 2019
Innovation in 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. Finally, some recommendations are submitted based on the analysis to make this model of B.Tech. (Honours) more effective 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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