Gujarat Technological
University, Ahmedabad
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The Critical Role of IndustryAcademia Interface
Enhancing Educational
Infra...
Agenda
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Vision
History and about today’s India’s University
System: 19th to 21st century – 2 slides
Cha...
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SJTU: From QS rank 179 (2006) to 125 (2012)
From ARWU rank 450 (2003) to 151200(2012)!

Characteristics of a world-clas...
A Harvard Perspective: Do we have the courage to
aim high?
4

Re fe re nc e : ‘Why is Ha rva rd #1 ? ’ by Sha ile nd ra Ra...
5

Constraining an institution by government

Loss to our
nation HRD Ministry had stipulated that the
"The

director need...
6

Formula of Our Education System:
Designed for remaining
poor?

At State Technological Universities: 50% or more: gradua...
Today’s Environment
7

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After 2000, India has started being counted
along with China
Our industries are able to compe...
8

Today’s Environment
Indian Industry
…….1
 Lower quality at higher costs as compared
with China Share of world’s expor...
Today’s Environment
National Policy Regime
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….2

UGC budget: Rs 11,000 crore in 2010-11 (nearly
equal to tha...
10

Can India have great Universities in
the foreseeable future? - Yes! W
hy
not?
China: at the same poor level as India i...
11

At GTU: W
orking for Leadership in Learning Outcomes;
R
esearch and Industrial Collaboration;
SW analysis & creating o...
Research
12

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Relevant

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Rigorous

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Development-oriented

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Meeting some socio-economic challenges

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Interdiscipl...
WORLD-CLASS DOCTORAL and
MASTER’S THESIS WORK
13

The Target: Within 5 years –starting from 2010-11- the
Master’s and Doct...
Joint Research Projects at GTU
14

Students and Faculties of 15 Colleges involved:
 Kotler’s Incubator for Ayurvedic Medi...
Promoting Joint Research
15

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GTU Board for Mobile Computing & Wireless
Technologies: Promoting joint research through a...
Center/ School for Global Business Studies
16

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GTU’s Country Study Report program
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2 1 st A us t 2 0 1 2 : I ug...
GTU International
17

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GTU students spend 6-8 weeks studying at
US, Canadian and German Universities during
the summer
T...
New ways of designing syllabi:
18

determining needs,
 design,
 validation,
 extensive FDPs,
 active feedback for impr...
Some Successes
19

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Set up 25 GTU Innovation Sankuls with
connections with 167 industrial estates; In
2011-12
 73% o...
Colleges have to come forward
20

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GTU Innovation Clubs at Colleges
 Extension Centers
 Technology Clubs

Faculty requ...
Industry Orientation
21

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Industry Orientation: More than 60,000 Final
Year students are required to work on
innovati...
22

Some Successes in FS of
2013-14
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39,000 students have registered on the
mentoring Portal
25,000 have studied abou...
23

Strengthening the native
Entreprenurial Spirit
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Student Start-up Support System (S4) of the
University: wor...
Strengthening the Entreprenurial Spirit
24

S4 (Student Start-up Support System)
Extension Centers have started coming
up....
Industry-Institute Interaction
25

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Relevant Research and Development
= to convert College workshops and
labora...
Research & Consultancy Services Cell
(RCSC)
26

Established at Vibrant Gujarat summit 2013
 Discussing with MNCs, governm...
AWARDS
1.CCI Technology Education Excellence Awards 2013 for being the Best University in
Internationalization of its facu...
We can do it!
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“Feel the difference” initiatives for teachers, students
and others at GTU
Plans for Inter ...
Questions and Suggestions
29

Thank you
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  • KE Goa 2013 - Effective Use of Technology to Boost Teaching, Learning & Assessment - Dr Akshai Aggarwal, Vice Chancellor, Gujarat Technological University

    1. 1. Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad 1 The Critical Role of IndustryAcademia Interface Enhancing Educational Infrastructure Saturday, 16th November 2013 Presentation by Akshai Aggarwal e-mail: vc@gtu.ac.in Gujarat Technological University (GTU)
    2. 2. Agenda 2        Vision History and about today’s India’s University System: 19th to 21st century – 2 slides Characteristics of World Class Universities India in World Rankings Status on the Ground – one slide Data about Technical Education in Gujarat – one slide (s lid e 2 8 ) About GTU
    3. 3. 3 SJTU: From QS rank 179 (2006) to 125 (2012) From ARWU rank 450 (2003) to 151200(2012)! Characteristics of a world-class university:      a high concentration of talent, abundance of resources and a uto no m y in a c a d e m ic inve s tm e nt autonomous governance in recruitment of s tud e nts a nd fa c ulty , in learning systems and in assessment systems carries out education and research in a wide range of disciplines and makes great efforts to serve both national needs and international public good Re fe re nc e : Qi Wa ng , “I rna tio na lis a tio n o f Hig he r Ed uc a tio n a nd Build ing nte Wo rld -c la s s unive rs itie s in M inla nd China : a Ca s e o f Sha ng ha i Jia o To ng a Unive rs ity ”, www. a ie . o rg . c n/link/S tra nd % 2 0 3 /Wa ng % 2 0 Qi% 2 0 (Who le % 2 0 Pa p e r). d o c x
    4. 4. A Harvard Perspective: Do we have the courage to aim high? 4 Re fe re nc e : ‘Why is Ha rva rd #1 ? ’ by Sha ile nd ra Ra j M hta , a n IM White p a p e r d t 5 th A ril e I A p 201 2 Universities are more competitive and autonomous if they:  to quote  (Aghion, Dewatripont et al. 2010) page 20:  1.do not need to seek government approval of thei r  budget,   2.select their students in a manner independent  of the government,   3.pay faculty flexibly rather than based on a central ized seniority/rank‐based scale,   4. control their hiring internally, 
    5. 5. 5 Constraining an institution by government  Loss to our nation HRD Ministry had stipulated that the "The director needed permission from the ministry every time he had to travel abroad. The permission was not easy to get and invariably came at the last minute. The directors of the IIMs were restrained from travelling abroad by this rule for over three decades. As a result, the country has been the biggest loser.“ -N.R.Narayana Murthy in the bo o k, 'N urturing I titutio na l Ex c e lle nc e : I ia n I titute o f ns nd ns M na g e m e nt, A e d a ba d ' by IM a lum ni d e a n Vija y a She rry Cha nd a nd a hm I -A v is iting fa c ulty T V Ra o
    6. 6. 6 Formula of Our Education System: Designed for remaining poor? At State Technological Universities: 50% or more: graduate with a load of ATKTs all through the studies at their University  demoralized and unemployable
    7. 7. Today’s Environment 7   After 2000, India has started being counted along with China Our industries are able to compete with the world at least within India very successfully;    In some cases, our industries are able to hold their own in the world Our young are natives in the digital world. Our teachers: larger number of PhD; some are doing research; senior teachers are in demand
    8. 8. 8 Today’s Environment Indian Industry …….1  Lower quality at higher costs as compared with China Share of world’s exports: China 10.4%; India 1.4% Re fe re nc e : http : //a rtic le s . e c o no m ic tim e s . ind ia tim e s . c o m /2 0 1 1 -0 7 2 3 /ne ws /2 9 8 0 6 6 0 1 _ 1 _ e ng ine e ring -g o o d s -ind ia n-e x p o rte rs -a m a nc ha d ha    Hardly any product designed and produced in India and used in the whole of the world; Very little innovation SME: blind marketing by India vs knowledge-based marketing by China
    9. 9. Today’s Environment National Policy Regime 9     ….2 UGC budget: Rs 11,000 crore in 2010-11 (nearly equal to that in 2009-10); AICTE: Rs 200 crore AICTE, UGC, DEC, PCI and MCI working at crosspurposes Many deemed Universities and smaller Universities: doing long-term damage by awarding post-grad parchments cheaply Good pronouncement and zero action: 2000, 2002, 2007, 2008 and 2009: Prime-minister said that R&D investment would be raised to 2% of GDP. In 2011, it is stuck at 1%. - – Now RUSA Re fe re nc e : http : //www. ind ia ne x p re s s . c o m /ne ws /if-s c ie nc e -s e e m s s tuc k-s o -d o -the -p rim e -m inis te rs /8 9 7 1 2 7 /0
    10. 10. 10 Can India have great Universities in the foreseeable future? - Yes! W hy not? China: at the same poor level as India in 1985. Today: Many Universities of China: well on their way towards realizing the vision
    11. 11. 11 At GTU: W orking for Leadership in Learning Outcomes; R esearch and Industrial Collaboration; SW analysis & creating our college ranking OT system; Internationalization for better learning systems and research  Objective: To become a great university
    12. 12. Research 12  Relevant  Rigorous  Development-oriented  Meeting some socio-economic challenges  Interdisciplinary
    13. 13. WORLD-CLASS DOCTORAL and MASTER’S THESIS WORK 13 The Target: Within 5 years –starting from 2010-11- the Master’s and Doctoral theses approved by GTU for the award of degrees should be, on the whole, as good as those at any good University of the world At Literature Survey presentation of 2012: “Literature survey of most of the students had become much better than was the case in 2011 and it had become comprehensive.” one professor from an IIT and another professor from NIT At the research W eek of 2013: “At least 50% of these thesis were of American standard.” – a professor from Iowa State University, after reviewing 27 thesis at GTU
    14. 14. Joint Research Projects at GTU 14 Students and Faculties of 15 Colleges involved:  Kotler’s Incubator for Ayurvedic Medicines (KIAM)a part of the World Marketing Summit (WMS) initiative, started by the marketing Guru Professor Philip Kotler for research on making the world better through marketing -- und e r G TU’ s Ce nte r fo r M rke ting Ex c e lle nc e a  Two Re s e a rc h p ro je c ts jo intly with DHBW – a G e rm a n Unive rs ity  Five Research projects jointly with IIM and
    15. 15. Promoting Joint Research 15  GTU Board for Mobile Computing & Wireless Technologies: Promoting joint research through a Request For Collaborative Research Proposals (RCRP) in the area of Mobile Computing, Networking and Applications (MNA). (Please see url: http://gtu.ac.in/circulars/11DEC/MNA_RCRP.pdf ).    GTU Post-graduate Research Center for Pharmaceutical Studies and Drug Delivery Technologies is setting up a common sophisticated research laboratory for pharmaceutical sciences for a common use by the researchers
    16. 16. Center/ School for Global Business Studies 16  GTU’s Country Study Report program    2 1 st A us t 2 0 1 2 : I ug ura tio n o f the I o ug na nd G e rm a n Stud y Ce nte r o f G TU’ s Sc ho o l o f G lo ba l Bus ine s s Stud ie s . --Firs t N ws le tte r p ublis he d o n 1 8 th M y e a 201 3 1 1 th O c to be r 2 0 1 2 : I ug ura tio n o f the I o na nd Ca na d ia n Stud y Ce nte r, a s a p a rt o f the Sc ho o l fo r G lo ba l Bus ine s s Stud ie s . --Firs t N ws le tte r p ublis he d o n 6 th June e 201 3 The Ca na d ia n, the N e ria n a nd the Vie tna m e s e ig
    17. 17. GTU International 17  GTU students spend 6-8 weeks studying at US, Canadian and German Universities during the summer The program (International Experience Program) was started in 2011.   114 doctoral students have Co-Supervisors from Europe, USA and Canada. This year, about 200 International students will join GTU’s Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral programs
    18. 18. New ways of designing syllabi: 18 determining needs,  design,  validation,  extensive FDPs,  active feedback for improvement and external evaluations.  Design Orientation in engineering 
    19. 19. Some Successes 19   Set up 25 GTU Innovation Sankuls with connections with 167 industrial estates; In 2011-12  73% of the 17,000 projects: based on problems of the industries.  1900 industries: benefited from the projects. Set up 3 Skills Councils (Marketing, HR and Finance) with 25 Sectoral
    20. 20. Colleges have to come forward 20  GTU Innovation Clubs at Colleges  Extension Centers  Technology Clubs Faculty required to visit Industries and work with industry leaders 
    21. 21. Industry Orientation 21   Industry Orientation: More than 60,000 Final Year students are required to work on innovative projects. Success in 2013: One medium-scale industry has started offering monthly stipends to 25 Final Year students
    22. 22. 22 Some Successes in FS of 2013-14   39,000 students have registered on the mentoring Portal 25,000 have studied about 5 patents each and uploaded the Patent Study and Analysis Report (PSAR)
    23. 23. 23 Strengthening the native Entreprenurial Spirit     Student Start-up Support System (S4) of the University: working to help students set up new enterprises on the basis of their projects S4: Co-Creation Center working at Ahmedabad Campus S4: Product Development Center being developed at Gandhinagar Campus Bringing Grass-root Innovators to the classrooms
    24. 24. Strengthening the Entreprenurial Spirit 24 S4 (Student Start-up Support System) Extension Centers have started coming up.  S4 – Student Start-up Showcase Stage (S4-S4) activity -with active support from industry mentors- has started 
    25. 25. Industry-Institute Interaction 25     Relevant Research and Development = to convert College workshops and laboratories into development centers for SMEs Attempting connectivity with international industries = COEs and first training for students Global studies to help businesses Continuing Innovative Technology Education (CITE)
    26. 26. Research & Consultancy Services Cell (RCSC) 26 Established at Vibrant Gujarat summit 2013  Discussing with MNCs, government entities etc For example:  3rd August: Internal seminar on AFFORDABLE HOUSING along with the Center for Infrastructure, transportation and water management (CITWM)  10TH August: Internal seminar on Solid Waste Management Systems 
    27. 27. AWARDS 1.CCI Technology Education Excellence Awards 2013 for being the Best University in Internationalization of its faculty and students at Ahmedabad 2.CMAI’s ICT World Communication Award 2013 for being Pioneer in ICT Education; the Award presented by Kapil Sibal, the Union Minister for Communication & IT, Dr. S.S. Mantha, Chairman AICTE, Hamadoun Toure, General General ITU and others at Delhi 3.World Education Award 2013 for GTU’s project on Active Learning at Delhi 4.ASSOCHAM (Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India ) National Excellence Award 2013 for Best Government University for Promoting Industry-Academic Interface, delivered by Dr. M.M.Pallam Raju, the Union HRD Minister at Delhi 5.DNA & Star Group Award for the Best Education in Business Studies 2013 at Mumbai 6.AIMS International Innovative University Award 2013, at IIM Bangalore 7.The Best Jury Award in the category of Best Interface between Academia – Industry at the World Education Summit 2011 at Delhi 8.GESIA Award – 2011 at Ahmedabad 9.Sherdil Gujarat Award -2011 at Ahmedabad 10.Thalassemia Awareness & Testing Program Award -2011 at Ahmedabad 11.Thalassemia Awareness & Testing Program Award -2010 at Ahmedabad 12.ICT Enabled University Award E-India 2009 at Hyderabad 13.Manthan Award South Asia – 2009 W orkshop on Academic Excellence & Accreditation of Engineering Institute
    28. 28. We can do it! 28      “Feel the difference” initiatives for teachers, students and others at GTU Plans for Inter constituent collaboration – for example between MBA and Engineering students Plans for Inter constituent competition Plans for Rating of constituents and SWOT analysis Preparation of a Matrix of Faculty Skills   List of University Degrees, professional accreditations, certifications, number of graduates supervised Preparation of a Matrix of constituents infrastructure  List of laboratories, facilities, buildings, number of students, Programs, Degrees offered
    29. 29. Questions and Suggestions 29 Thank you Gujarat Technological University

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