IITGN: Strong Branding
Dhiren Patel
Mission and Vision
• Creating / Building – best technology
institution
• How? Where? When?
• For whom? State, country, world
• Best? Better than?
• Base standard – MIT, Stanford, IIT, IISc?
• Lets focus on Academic excellence only!!
Current Scenario: Transdisciplinary??
Important new areas are trans-disciplinary.
• Examples: Nano-science (chm, matl sc, phy, bio, mech,
chem eng.), cognitive science (psyh, comp sc, bio,
neurosc, biochem)
Special problem areas acquiring disciplinary status.
• Examples: energy, climate change, gene based
therapeutics, sc and tech policy.
Societal requirements need merging of traditional areas.
• Examples: infrastructure - elec, mech, civil; urban
systems - elec, mech, civil transp; systems engg - math,
phy, bio, mech.
Functional boundary conditions
• Areas and problems require strong
interdisciplinary orientation, training
• Responsive system with rapid evolutionary
changes
• Match societal aspirations with societal needs
• Respond to individual student interests and
abilities
• System must be responsive to talented and
motivated students
• Should provide exits to students who are unable
to or do not want to continue
Foundations
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Learning methods
Academic framework
Collaborations
Corporate Social Responsibility
Learning methods - Building
capability
• Learning methods
– Courses (based on need)
– Project Work (Relevant to Industry, in tune
with the centres of excellence)
– Labs (Stress on synthesis of concepts,
teamwork)
– Special summer/winter courses (for basic
developmental courses <technical writing,
scientific ethics, performing arts…>)
Academic framework – Building
competitiveness
• Academic framework
– Schools instead of departments (Engineering, Natural
Sciences, Humanities/Social Sciences)???
– B Tech, M Tech, Ph D
– Degree with minor, Degree with entrepreneurship,
Super-specialization, Industry ready
– Interdisciplinary
– National and International exposure
– Centres of excellence (E.g. Infrastructure <Power,
Rail/Road/Ports, IT, Water>)
– Research & Consulting
Collaborations: Global approach,
Sustainable
• Collaborations
– With multiple countries/organizations
– (Robotics – Japan, Manufacturing – Germany, Biomed – Canada)
– Exchange programs
– Internships
• CSR
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Local services
Disaster management preparedness
Towards economic growth
Environment friendly technology
– Generate capability in preservation
Professionalism
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Systems engineering approach
Technical communication and soft skills
Entrepreneurship
Design
Research methodology
Technical Art
All-round Capability
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Management skills
Art, culture & heritage
International relations
Law, IPR
Finance
Languages
Camps
Societal interactions for low cost solutions
Creativity and Innovation
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Hands-on training
Design of experiments
Building of prototypes
Integration and fine tuning
Analysis, design, laboratory and real-life
problem solving
• Fundamental research
Industry Exposure
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Product life cycle
Schedules and deliverables
Man-management
Economy, Energy, Efficiency
Dignity of labour
Team work
Respect for other cultures & beliefs
Focus on Problems?
<current><future>
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-Energy
-Infrastructure
-Geomatics
-Health
-Engg. Entrepreneurship etc.
Academic framework??
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Contact hours – 28 to 30 per week
Theory – 12-16 hrs
Lab – 12-16 hrs
No. of courses – 4 to 6 per semester
Credits – 30 or 50?
Evening lectures on Heritage/Technology
/Science/Creativity etc.
Common courses
• Eg. - Mathematics I (Advanced Calculus; Ordinary
differential equations;Transform methods)
• Mathematics II (Linear Algebra/Complex
analysis/Partial differential equations/Probability)
• HSS (Psychology/Indian History/International
History/Political science)
• Mechanics of Solids
(For students of school of
Mechanical Sciences)
• Signals, systems and networks (School of CS/EE)
• Characterization Lab. (Xrays, lasers, optical fibers, STM,
Electron microscope etc.)
• Mathematics Laboratory (Matlab, graphics,
Mathematica)
Summary
• Mission – Building an excellent technology
institution
• Vision – Dream without any constraints
• Foundational framework – Basic and best
• Roadmap – step by step approach –
Realistic – don’t jump
• Who will do what? – Take responsibility
• Next meeting – Monitor, iterate and evolve
Thank you
for your time and attention
Ack: Prem Kalra – Director, IIT Rajasthan and
Indo-French Academic Workshop at IITK
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IITGN: Towards Excellence