Quality Enhancement in Engineering Education (QEEE)
(sponsored by MHRD, Govt. of India through IIT Madras)
GRIET has become one of the participating institutions in QEEE pilot program form second Phase. Third phase is going to commence from January 2015.
The Committee for Reforms in Technical Education under the chairmanship of Professor Ashok Jhunjhunwala, IIT Madras, has been constituted by the Ministry of Human Resources and Development (MHRD) with a mandate to bring about comprehensive reforms in technical education.
This committee has extensively studied the technical education system prevailing at present and identified problem areas in several colleges. One of the important concern areas is that the quality of technical education imparted in many colleges is not at par with the premier institutes. This in turn is because the colleges lack the pedagogical resources in the form of highly qualified teachers, well developed content and good lab infrastructure, that students in the premier institutes take for granted. To address this specific issue, the committee has come up with a program wherein real time and synchronous technology is used to allow for an integration of superior external scholastic inputs into current pedagogical practices..
What is Direct to Student program of QEEE Committee?
For improvement in the academic quality of Technical Education in the Country, the Ministry of Human Resource Development is implementing Technical Education Quality Improvement Program-II (TEQIP-II), a World Bank assisted project. In this regard, MHRD has collaborated with IITs and a program called â€˜Quality Enhancement in Engineering Education (QEEE)â€™ with a view to bridge existing gaps in engineering education and bringing technical education has been envisaged.
The QEEE committee has come up with the recommendations that aim at making a concerted effort at all levels to enhance the quality of Indian engineering education by making available top quality content and pedagogical resources to the students through technology and by training teachers/educators to empower them with the skills/expertise they need to have a deeper impact on the way education is imparted to students all over India.
A program has been developed to implement the first of these recommendations- the Direct to student program. It has been decided to implement this program for 500 engineering colleges across India over the next 2 years. As a first step towards this, a pilot implementation is planned, starting January 2014, for about 100 institutions/colleges.
QEEE is Direct to Student interactive program with an aim to integrate superior external scholastic inputs into current learning and pedagogical practices. The program consists of five modules planned to be delivered through an educational platform (software/hardware) developed for this purpose. These modules are:
* Live Lectures: Live classes are Direct to Student interactive program with the teacher. Students are to attend these live classes as the lectures are being delivered by the IIT professors who have been rated best continuously for three years by the IIT students. These Live lectures will create an environment of classroom.
* Tutorials:Enable tutorials by IIT Faculty, supervised by local instructors, provide more engaging experience to students via Live Chat/Video/White board
* Virtual Labs: Labs in virtual environment to provide practical learning experience to students and run locally at institutes at designated times. E-labs too will be the part of the larger plan which will also include real time online access to experiments conducted at the top five labs. The plan will also comprise of e-books and the vocational augmentation courses.
* Bridge Programs:Courses for students to bridge the gaps and enhance their all round development towards employability.
* MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses):Subject-wise Recommended MOOCs from multiple providers
Out of 18 courses offered by IIT under QEEE pilot programme (phase -III) the following five courses matches with our syllabus of GRIET
Electronics and Communication Engineering
1. Computer Organization & architecture
1. Convective Heat Transfer
1. Basic Construction Planning Techniques
2. Analysis by slope – deflection Method
- Computer Networks
Institutional QEEE Unit:
Head of Institution : Dr. Jandhyala N Murthy
TEQIP Coordinator : Sri. V.VijayaRamaRaju
QEEE Coordinator : Sri. M.O.V.Pavan Kumar (ECE)
QEEE System Administrator : Sri. K.Jamal (ECE)