Holistic Student Development Model for improving Employability of Engineering Graduates
BShiwani Gupta1, Jesal Varoliya2, Anupriya Babbar3, Archana Nanade4, R. R. Sedamkar5
1R. R. Sedamkar, Department of Computer Engineering, Mumbai Univ., TCET, Mumbai, India.
2Shiwani Gupta, Department of Computer Engineering, Mumbai Univ., TCET, Mumbai, India.
3Jesal Varoliya, Department of Computer Engineering, Mumbai Univ., TCET, Mumbai, India.
4Anupriya Babbar, Department of Computer Engineering, Mumbai Univ., TCET, Mumbai, India.
5Archana Nanade, Department of Computer Engineering, Mumbai Univ., TCET, Mumbai, India.
Manuscript received on 20 March 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 27 March 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 July 2019 | PP: 1306-1313 | Volume-8 Issue-2, July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B1931078219/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B1931.078219
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Abstract: The rapid expansion across sectors of global economy has changed the way we should educate and train our future engineering professionals. Upholding of the old standards by engineering institutions can not help much to improve the quality of engineers as well as impose difficulty in adapting to the rapidly changing global market. This paper addresses various holistic development models such as internships, self / online / blended / design-based learning through goal oriented activities, adopted worldwide and what we propose and implemented at TCET, the challenges we faced and the learning we developed. Embedding Diversity, Equity, and Excellence to the institute is critical. Further, stating future plans for the same which consists of self-efficacy beliefs, Intrinsic growth and Confidence in students. Major focus for over all development should be on work ethics, time management, team work and taking personal responsibility, conduct basic research, critical thinking skills and lack of interest in reading beyond curriculum. Through various tests and trials in order to develop engineering graduates on all front, it has been observed that beyond component learning cannot be imposed and different category of students are to be treated differentially to groom them. With that, positive feedback system helps student to understand his/her passion and identify the future scope in that domain. In all, online courses, project development and internships have shown acceptance by student community. The goal is to enhance personal, physical, emotional, and creative potential of students. They further appreciate hands on sessions and industry exposure through Industrial visits and Alumni Connect Programmes.
Index Terms: Project Based Learning, Technology Based Learning, Holistic Education, Graduate Attributes.
Scope of the Article: E-Learning