Seer has enhanced its academic outreach by collaborating with industry body like IESA (Indian Electronics & Semiconductor Association) – Talent CIG & NPTEL so that its mission to improve the engineering education is achieved and the gap between academia & industry is reduced.
Collaboration with industry body to make Outcome Based Learning a Reality in Indian Education
Seer has innovated a robust course and program framework that has showcased results over the years. This framework starts with defining the Market drivers, job proficiencies, etc. in the industry. These drivers & proficiencies determine the program objectives and learning outcomes. These objectives and learning outcomes determine the program design with the individual courses. Then, for each course, objectives & learning outcomes are defined. Objectives & learning outcomes of all courses in a program must ensure that program objectives & learning outcomes are achieved.
Seer Akademi has made historic donation of its curriculum and advanced pedagogy framework to IESA for use by its Core Initiative Group – Talent CIG (http://www.iesaonline.org/membership/talent_cig_activities.html). This is an effort from Seer to bring big change in Indian Education system. Talent CIG is taking the framework to colleges & Universities for adoption so that the effectiveness of the education system is significantly enhanced.
A pilot deployment is currently going on in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu using content developed for the NPTEL program. In the future, Seer envisions that the contents will be used by all engineering colleges in India. The seer course framework has been taken as reference and is being promoted by IESA.
National Program on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) is an initiative by seven Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) for creating course contents in engineering and science with the help of industry practitioners. Primary objective of the collaboration is to bridge the gap between industry and academia. It will also help large number of engineering colleges which do not have access to quality content to deliver courses effectively to their students.