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mysuru: The Tenth International Conference on Transformations In Engineering Education for Sustainable Development (ICTIEE) – 2023 was inaugurated by Dr Vidyashankar S, Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, Visveswaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi in presence of the patrons Sri. Gundappa Gowda, Hon. President, Vidyavardhaka Sangha(VVS), Er P. Vishwanath, Hon. Secretary, VVS, Sri. Shrishaila Ramannanavar, Hon. Treasurer, VVS along with the Conference General Chairs Dr Krishna Vedula, Executive Director, IUCEE and Dr. B Sadashive Gowda, Principal, VVCE.
The Principal of VVCE Dr B Sadashive Gowda welcomed the gathering of over 400 delegates from renowned institutes across the world and all over the country to the conference.
Dr. Krishna Vedula set the context to the conference in his talk on outcome based learning. His mantra “I am teaching, are they learning?” focused on introducing aspects of problem based learning and design thinking, and sharing best practices in developing an ecosystem for improving the quality of engineering education. He remarked that the IUCEE family now encompassed 52 institutions with 10,000 faculty members and 2 Lakh students of which 1,000 faculty members have received IIEECP (IUCEE International Engineering Educators Certification Program) certification. 31 of these institutes have active Teaching and Learning Centres and are taking a zonal approach to transform engineering education. He mentioned that this conference will see 3 leadership sessions, 4 panel discussions, 16 workshops, 18 keynotes by global experts and 92 research papers presented.
Dr. Vidyashankar S, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, VTU Belagavi, spoke on the transformations of engineering education and how it has brought about a dramatic change to meet the global challenges and deliver higher sustainable and knowledge-based development levels. From merely a chalk-and-board classroom engagement, teaching practices have moved to a platform where a holistic approach to engineering is being promoted. The current curriculum developments have moved from teacher-centric pedagogy methods to student-centric learning methods. Rapid advancement in technology and economic globalization necessitates education to be designed towards an Outcome-Based Education model. He emphasized that Karnataka is the first state in India to adopt the NEP-2020 proposed by Dr Kasthuri Rangan, former Chairman, ISRO and his team to bring in a multi- and inter-disciplinary approach. He lauded the efforts of Dr B. Sadashive Gowda, Principal, VVCE and Dean (Faculty Affairs, VTU) for instituting training for teachers through online programs and courses for Outcome Based Modules.
In his Presidential address, Sri. Gundappa Gowda, Hon. President of VVS, emphasized on Jnana or Knowledge. He lamented that the forest cover is down by 75% and there is no river that in India is left unpolluted. This situation has to be amended, he said. The souvenirs were released to mark the occasion.
The inaugural ceremony concluded with a vote of thanks. An exhibition is also being held in which edTech companies such as Dassault Systems, MathWorks, Linquid Instruments, Ion Education, L&T EduTech and Vigyanlabs innovation are demonstrating education solutions. The student teams are also showcasing sustainability based projects.