B. V. Bhoomaraddi College of Engineering & Technology
Creating value leveraging knowledge
Academic Autonomy granted to BVBCET in 2007 offered an opportunity to innovate and excel in Engineering Education. This also came with the responsibility of performing to the expectations of all the stake holders including the regulatory bodies. It was at this time that the leadership of the system invested in collaborations to elevate itself to the next level of performance. The first such collaboration which gave the sound foundation was with Indo US Collaboration for Engineering Education (IUCEE). The faculty leadership institutes (FLIs) organised by IUCEE in 2008 and 2009 gave the exposure to global best practices of Engineering Education leading to sprouting of innovations in teaching –learning space showing visible results. Encouraged by this, Centre for Engineering Education Research was established in 2010 to encourage innovation and research in Engineering Education.
To promote innovation and research in Engineering Education.
An annual event to showcase the innovations in curriculum design, delivery and assessment by faculty members of BVBCET being conducted since 04 years. “Faculty conclave 2014” was held on July 30-31, 2014. A total of 26 papers were presented by 58 faculty members.
This event is observed to be attracting and motivating faculty members to innovate and publish their work in Engineering Education resulting in improvement of quality of publication and deliberations over the years.
Faculty Induction Training:
This is also an annual event conducted in the first week of the academic year. Newly recruited faculty members are given orientation on the academic practices of BVBCET. This year’s faculty induction training was conducted during July 24-25, 2014 and a total of 36 faculty members were benefitted by this.
Curriculum Innovation Grants:
This is a new initiative to promote culture of innovation in Engineering Education among faculty members and support them with funds up to Rs.10,000 per proposal. This year a total of 13 faculty members from 06 departments are given Curriculum Innovation Grants during the year 2014-2015.
Focused Program Outcome Attainment Initiative:
This new initiative is introduced in order to strategise and innovate in attainment of outcomes, collect best practices and institutionalize them. At institutional level, three program outcomes (POs b, c and g) are identified for the year 2014-2015 calling for special attention. Departments are encouraged to develop strategic plans and work towards attainment of these identified outcomes with a special focus. At the end of odd semester (December 2014), experience sharing leading to collection of best practices is planned.
Engineering Education Research Publications:
There is a steady increase in the number of publications in Engineering Education Research which is evidenced in terms of conference and journal publications.
IonCudos is a software product for designing curriculum using outcome based education framework. This product is developed by M/s IonIdea , using the domain knowledge of three faculty members of BVBCET ( Prof. Ashok Shettar, Prof. Prakash Tewari and Prof.Gopalkrishna Joshi) who jointly own the intellectual property of the product.
The experience of practicing outcome based education is shared with community in the form of conducting workshops on ‘Curriculum Design Using Outcome Based Education Framework”. So far, 1000+ faculty members are trained by the team of resource persons from BVBCET lead by Dr. Ashok Shettar. These workshops are organized at institutional, regional as well as national level.
IUCEE invited resource persons from BVBCET for a special webinar series on Outcome Based Education in July 2014. A total of 04 webinars were offered by the team consisting of Dr. Ashok Shettar, Dr. Prakash Tewari and Prof. Gopalkrishna Joshi. More than 2000 faculty members have been benefitted by this series.
The first international Conference on Transformations in Engineering Education (ICTIEE–2014) was hosted by BVBCET in collaboration with IUCEE during
January 16-18, 2014.
An international forum lead by Dr. Lueny Morell has recognized the BVBCET team of experts (Dr. Ashok Shettar, Dr. Prakash Tewari and Prof.Gopalkrishna Joshi) for Curriculum Design using Outcome Based Education framework.
JEET Advisory and Editorial Board:
Dr.Ashok Shettar (member of Advisory Board) and Prof. Gopalkrishna Joshi (member of Editorial Board) are associated with Journal of Engineering Education Transformation being published by RIT in association with IUCEE.
NASSCOM Curriculum Design Initiative:
Dr. Prakash Tewari, Prof. Gopalkrishna Joshi and Dr. Uma Mudenagudi lead by Dr. Ashok Shettar are acting as resource persons for Mechanical, Computer Science & IT and Electronics streams for curriculum review and design initiative by NASSCOM.
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