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Mumbai, (India): Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT-B) goes a bit beyond regular stride. This time IIT-B is reaching out professionals for brushing up their old talents.
Under its Department for Continuing Education Programmes, the move for building up a dedicated working professional have already started.
“We would like to give working professionals an opportunity to better their skills”- explains Dr Bijnan Bandyopadhyay, Professor- in-Charge, Continuing Education & Quality Improvement Programmes Office, IIT Bombay.
Now working professionals does not want to get outdated. They have an apetite to be globally competitive. To serve this purpose IIT-B is holding hand with the working professionals.
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Certificate Course on Piping Engineering is now available to engineers in both the contact as well as the online mode.In serving industry, IIT-B is redeeming itself. Last year, IIT-B conducted 50 open courses, each attended by an average of 30 participants.
Last year, IIT-B earned six crore rupees through this route.
Regular & continuing education
Working professionals can sign up for regular post-graduate level semester courses and slowly work their way through these, attending three lectures each week in the evening hours or early morning hours.
These government and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) sponsored short courses are open for faculty members of engineering colleges. As “train the trainer” courses, these aim at improving the quality of engineering education being imparted across India.
Open & in-house programmes
IITB’s open courses attract doctors and management professionals alike to study the topics that interest them. Typically, open courses are intensive and spread over 2 to 5 days. Many of these include hands-on experience in IITB’s labs.
Tailored short and long courses are run exclusively for a specific company or organisation, on demand. These can be held either at IIT-B or the company’s premises. For instance, the Indian Police Service has requisitioned IIT-B to design and annually deliver a sixday in-house course on “The role of technology in crime and crime prevention.” IPS officers and officers of other paramilitary organisations like CISF,CRPF and RPF are beneficiaries of this course funded by the Ministry of Home Affairs and Bureau of Police Research and Development, New Delhi. Each year, the Bureau of Police Research and Development nominates 15-25 officers for the course. Typical topics are: Wi-Fi Cyber Crimes, Cyber Crime and Internet Security, DNA analysis in Forensics, Application of Imaging in Police.
To maximise the number of enrolments to its continuing education programmes, IIT-B offers these courses directly as well as through online. Online courses are more comprehensive, offering about five times the content of the contact course. Online courses use information technology tools very effectively and help engineers to learn engineering concepts in a convenient place, at a pace that suits them.
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