Paradigm Shift in the Engineering Curriculum: Design Thinking
This paper outlines the primary focus for the change required to improve the quality of education in Engineering Institute. The basic objective of education is to equip the student with employability skills and entrepreneur skills to sustain in the current environment. This paper presents paradigm shift observed at SR Engineering College in terms of teaching and learning pedagogies. The Transformations made in the curriculum from the traditional theoretical approach towards the project-based learning. A strong emphasis on "Hands on experience" made SR Engineering College unique among the other institutes of Telangana region. Finally, this paper describes the achievements and learning reflections of the student community.
Service Learning Course in the Engineering Curriculum: EPICS
In the quest for approaches to recreate "real" configuration experiences in our classrooms, the model of community service learning is frequently ignored within educational curriculum. It is, however, a powerful model for learning the engineering design process. SR Engineering College introduced the EPICS - Engineering Projects in Community Service as an elective course in the curriculum. This academic credit based course is highlighted with its objectives and some projects are illustrated to give complete awareness about the course modules. The projects selected illustrate: mechanical, civil, electrical, hardware and software design in the context of service learning. A discussion of how the Program Objectives align with the National Board of Accreditation's Outcome Based Education (NBA's OBE) criteria is also included.
Redefining and Renovating Social Learning in Engineering Education
Paper presented at International Conference on Transformation of Engineering Education organized by IUCEE, BMS College Bangalore, Jan 2015.
Fostering Creativity, Innovation & Entrepreneurial Mindset in Engineering Curriculum: Design Thinking
Paper presented at International Conference on Transformation of Engineering Education organized by IUCEE, SRM University Vijayawada, July 2018.