DIBRUGARH, May 25 � Following a three-day techno-conclave held at the Dibrugarh University on the theme �Changing curriculum with the industry pace: enhancing student employability quotient�, the varsity has come up with a model that can identify potential areas where industry participation with the academia would be most effective for synergy.
The basic structure of the model has suggested incremental restructuring of the curriculum in tandem with the changing needs of the industry, keeping, however, the basic curriculum constant.
Another significant pillar of the model is the reformation of the students� internship and convergence of interest towards applied research.
Dr Mithun Jagadish Sharma, Assistant Professor and convener of the event, said that implementation of these ideas would prepare students well for their entry into the world of employment.
The three-day conclave was held under the aegis of the Training and Placement cell of the Dibrugarh University from May 21 to May 23.
During the sessions, the present course curricula of the respective departments were discussed and new ideas were proposed to keep the academic pace in line with industry. Highly experienced resource persons from IBM and John Energy exchanged their productive ideas and perspectives ensuring a strong linkage between industry and academia.
The conclave, held at the new conference hall of the varsity, was attended by a large number of participants, including students and faculties of the Engineering departments of DU, the Department of Petroleum Engineering and Applied Geology, the Centre for Management Studies (CMS) and the Centre for Computer Studies (CCS).
The inaugural session commenced with a motivational speech by Professor Alak Kumar Buragohain, the Vice-Chancellor of the University. The first day of the session was coordinated by Dr Subrata Borgohain, Associate Professor of the Department of Petroleum Technology.
Dignitaries from OIL, ONGC and NRL delivered talks discussing the critical issues relating to the oil and gas industry.
The second day, under the coordination of Utpola Borgohain, the in-charge of CCS, started with an inaugural speech by Professor Pranjal Bezborah, Dean of the School of Commerce and Management Science. The programme gained momentum with motivating interactive sessions attended by the dignitaries from L&T Infotech, Xeality Tech, and Colortek Meghalaya Private Limited.
The concluding day�s programme was coordinated by Rupam Deka, Assistant Professor, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, and NP Kaphungkui, Assistant Professor, Department of ECE. It was inaugurated by Dr Mukul Borah, Director, DUIET. A core group of students and faculty coordinators, particularly Abhijit Baruah, Assistant Professor of CSE, and Pankaj Konwar of Mechanical Engineering, showed great enthusiasm throughout the event.
Every session featured talent shows by students of various departments on themes ranging from ethical hacking, garbage collection, face recognition to staircase trolley. This information-packed and activity-based talent shows were applauded by all present in the house. There was also paper presentations and competitions on ad-making and modelling, etc, among the students of the departments concerned, a press release said.