Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University
Official Website     Last Updated: 19th Apr, 2024
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Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University
Official Website     Last Updated: 19th Apr, 2024
Admission 2024-25

National Workshop on Curriculum Planning and Course Design held at School of Mechanical Engineering, SMVDU

In a bid to provide courses in line with changing industry needs and NEP 2020, a National Workshop on Curriculum Planning and Course Design was hosted by the School of Mechanical Engineering at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University under the chairmanship of Prof. Pragati Kumar (Vice Chancellor, SMVDU). The workshop focused on refining course curricula to reflect industry evolution, integrating innovation and technology in educational frameworks, embracing the principles of NEP 2020 in curriculum development. The workshop featured insights from distinguished academic and industry leaders with varied expertise. With the rapidly evolving landscape of technology and industry demands, the workshop aimed to revamp existing curricula to ensure relevance, agility, and alignment with contemporary industry needs. Experts engaged in robust discussions, sharing insights, best practices, and experiences in curriculum development and pedagogical approaches. The academic experts who deliberated during the workshop include  Prof. Deepak Kumar, Head, Centre for Automotive Research, IIT Delhi, Prof. Niraj Sinha, Mechanical Engineering Department, IIT Kanpur, Prof. Harpreet Singh, Mechanical Engineering Department,  IIT Ropar, Prof. Subash Chander, Mechanical Engineering Department, NIT Jalandhar and Dr. Durai Prabhakaran, Mechanical Engineering Department, IIT Jammu. The industry experts included Mr. Amrendra Kumar, Country General Manager and Whole Time Director, Winoa Abrasives India Private Limited and Mr. Ashwani Koul, Maruti Suzuki Pvt. Ltd who provided their inputs to revamp the course curriculum in line with the changing needs of the industry and NEP 2020. 

Prof. Pragati Kumar, Vice Chancellor, SMVDU spoke about the NEP2020 implementation at SMVDU and the flexibility being offered to the students. Prof. Balbir Singh, Dean of Academic Affairs, SMVDU spoke about the need for the minor and honors degrees being offered by the School of Mechanical Engineering. Prof. M. Eswaramoorthy, Head SME also spoke at the occasion. During the day long discussions included proposals to offer minor and honors degrees at UG level in areas of 3D printing, Robotics, Automation, and Biomechanical. Also, discussion on the proposal to offer M.Tech in Smart Manufacturing by the School of Mechanical Engineering was also held. Dr. Ankush Raina (Assistant Professor, SME) carried out the proceedings of the event and Prof. Ankush Anand delivered the formal vote of thanks. The workshop was organized jointly by Dr. Ankush Raina (Assistant Professor, SME), Dr. Mir Irfan Ul Haq (Assistant Professor, SME), Prof. Ankush Anand, SME, Dr. Sanjay Mohan (Assistant Professor, SME). Mr. B.K. Bhatia (TPO, SMVDU), Er. Deepak Byotra (Superintendent Workshop) and all faculty members of SoME also attended the day-long workshop.

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