GUWAHATI – The Assam Don Bosco University’s (ADBU) School of Technology, Don Bosco College of Engineering and Technology (DBCET) at Azara is shortlisted to participate in the pilot implementation of “Direct – to – student” module of the Quality Enhancement in Engineering Education (QEEE) committee set up by Ministry of Human Resource development (MHRD) starting January 2014.
The QEEE Chairman Prof Ashok Jhunjhunwala writes, “As your institutions is chosen for the pilot implementation of the Direct- to –student program, I would like to invite you to the introductory meeting for this program scheduled at the Casuarina Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi on the 18th of November 2013, from 1.30 PM – 5.00PM (2ndbatch).”
“It is a singular distinction for us to be included among the 100 colleges/universities shortlisted for this quality improvement programme,” says Vice Chancellor, Dr Stephen Mavely commenting on the news.
For improvement in the academic quality of Technical Education in the country, MHRD is implementing Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme-II (TEQIP-II), a World Bank assisted project. MHRD has collaborated with IITs for a program called ‘Quality Enhancement in Engineering Education (QEEE)’ with a view to bridge existing gaps in engineering education and bringing technical education.
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.