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Department of Engineering Education




Vision

   

Towards Promoting Excellence in Engineering Education by offering world class Training Programmes, Post Graduate Programmes, and Doctoral Programmes, Developing Learning Resources, Carrying out Research Studies and Providing Extension Services for Technical Educational Institutions, Industry and Community in the Country and the World.


   

Short Vision Statement

   

"Excellence in Engineering Education for better future"



Mission

   

Offering quality, flexible, relevant and cost-effective training programmes

   
   

Fostering innovation in Engineering Education through research, development and extension activities.

   
   

Establish and foster collaboration with all stakeholders of Engineering Education in the country and the world

   
   

Nurturing effective and accountable Educators, students, workforce and the community.

Core Values

   

Quality Education and Training

   
   

Teamwork

   
   

Faculty Development

   
   

Openness and Transparency

   
   

Social Responsibility

Domain of Short Term Programmes

   

Accreditation

   

Basic & Advanced Pedagogy

   

Career Development in Technical Education

   

Communication Skills

   

Creativity and Innovation in Classroom Teaching

   

Emotional Intelligence

   

English Language Skills & Laboratory

   

Entrepreneurship Development Programme

   

Gender Issues in Technical and Vocational Education

   

Guidance & Counselling

   

Induction Training Programme

   

Instructional Design and Delivery System

   

IPR for teachers

   

Leadership & Team Work For Performance Excellence

   

Neuro Linguistic Programming

   

Outcome Based Education

   

Outcome Based Assessment

   

Personality Development and NLP

   

Professional Ethics and Values

   

Question Paper Authoring and Student Evaluation

   

Science of Well Being and Happiness

   

Soft Skills

   

Student Evaluation

   

Student Psychology

   

Success Tool Kit for Teachers

   

Yoga for Mental Health and Success



Graduate Programme

The Department has coordinated the following programmes:
   
   
M.Tech in Human Resource Development
   
   
M.Tech (Ed)
   
   
B.Tech in Education
   
   
Dip.T.T Programmes


Research Programme

   
The institute is conducting Ph.D. programme in the inter-disciplinary area of Engineering Education. This programme is affiliated to the University of Madras. The Department has been guiding research scholars for Ph.D (Engineering Education). Dr. S. Renukadevi, Professor & Head is a recognized guide of University of Madras. Under her guidance four Research Scholars awarded and one research scholar is pursuing and one research scholar has submitted the thesis.


International Training Programme

   
Women Leadership Development in TVET
   
   
Women Empowerment through Technical and Vocational Education
   
   
Master Teacher Training Programme for Tamil Plantation School Teachers of Srilanka
   
   
Human Resource Development
   
   
Special training programme on Communication Skills for Bhutan and Afghan Nationals
   
   
Pedagogy and Communication Skills for Bangladesh Teachers & Administrators


Curriculum Development

   
The Department periodically engaged in revising the content of the training programmes as per the requirement of the clientele system. The Department has revised the Curriculum for M.Tech in Human Resource Development.
   
   
The Department has developed Curriculum for M.Tech in Technology Management (Final Draft) consisting of 23 courses.


Instructional Materials Development

   
Communication Skills
   
Gender Issues in Technical and Vocational Education
   
Induction Training Programme
   
Instructional Design and Delivery System
   
Personality Development and NLP
   
Professional Ethics and Values
   
Student Psychology
   
Yoga for Mental Health and Success
   
Professional Ethics and Values
   
Soft Skills
   
Guidance & Counselling
   
Student Evaluation


Laboratory

Language Laboratory

   
The language laboratory was established in the Department of Engineering Education in the year 2017. The language lab software has a facility to work with LAN network as well as a Standalone PC. The Language lab has two console namely teacher Console and learner Console. The teacher and learner console has lot of future which enable the learner effectively practice Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing (Typing) skills.

Engineering Education Laboratory

   
The laboratory is used to train teachers on various pedagogical tools, Personality development tools and psychological tests through FDPs.


Courses for Overseas Participants - I

   
Master Teacher Training Programme for Srilankan Tamil Teachers ( 3 Batches)
   
   
Sponsored by Indian High Commission at Kandy, Srilanka
   
   
20 Teachers trained in 2007, 2008 & 2009
   
   
Revenue Generated
   
   
To be Continued


Courses for Overseas Participants - II

   
Women Empowerment Through Technical and Vocational Education (2 Batches)
   
   
11 Participants from Eight countries in First Batch
   
   
9 Participants from 7 countries in the Second Batch
   
   
8 Weeks ( Jan - Feb every year)
   
   
To be continued this year


Overseas Courses Supported for Other Departments

   
Advanced Certificate Course on Curriculum and Instructional material Development
   
   
Advanced Certificate Course on Human Resource Management
   
   
Certificate Course on Modern Library Practices


Workshops Conducted by the Department

   
2 workshops conducted as part of the MHRD TAT Project
   
   
January 9-11, 2007March 22-25, 2007


Symposium Conducted By the Department

   
International Symposium on "Women Empowerment and Technical Education" on March 6th, 2009, 200 Participants(included 22 overseas participants), Proceedings released.
   
   
National Symposium on 'Empowering the Differently abled for achieving competencies in Technical and Vocational Education' , on October 14-16 2005, Resource persons from all over India presented the papers, 80 Participants, Symposium proceedings released.


Projects - Ongoing

   
MHRD TAT Project titled "Development of interactive courseware for faculty training"
   
   
April 2003 to March 2005


Projects Completed

   
Development of Infrastructure ( Hardware, Software, Learning Materials)
   
   
Need Analysis for identification of Areas
   
   
Interactive package covering 6 Areas of faculty training
   
   
MHRD TAT Project titled "Development of awareness and Learning Resources for Skill Development of PWDs"
   
   
April 2005 to March 2007
   
   
Need Analysis done (Paper Published)
   
   
Equipment/Resources procured
   
   
2 workshops conducted
   
   
Curriculum for 5 non formal courses developed


Resources - H/W & S/W for Training of Trainers of PWD

   
PWD Project Annual Reports
   
   
Symposium Proceedings
   
   
Journal of Technical and Vocational Education
   
   
20 papers published by Faculty


Resources - Learning Materials Developed By the Department

   
Instructional Planning
   
   
Instructional Objectives
   
   
Student Evaluation
   
   
Instructional Methods
   
   
Curriculum Development
   
   
Classroom Communication
   
   
Principles of Learning
   
   
Student Motivation
   
   
Learner Characteristics
   
   
Instructional Media
   
   
Student Guidance & Counselling
   
   
Teaching Skills
   
   
Soft Skills
   
   
Career Guidance
   
   
Communication Skills
   
   
Women Empowerment
   
   
Video on Classroom Communication


Publications

   
Dragon Naturally Speaking Software
   
   
Talking Typing Teacher
   
   
Maltron Mouth Stick Keyboard
   
   
Jaws for Windows
   
   
Foot Pedal Keyboard
   
   
Denpa Digital Voice Recorder
   
   
Handsfree Speech Recognition Software
   
   
Talking Weighing Scale
   
   
Talking Spelling Practice Software
   
   
Talking Inside/outside Thermometer
   
   
Talking Measuring tape
   
   
Talking Colour Recogniser


Future Activities

   
Development of Laboratories
   
   
Continuing the existing programmes
   
   
Centre for Women Development
   
   
Training of Trainers of PWD
   
   
Conducting Research Projects
   
   
Guiding Research work


Faculty

Dr. S. Renukadevi, MCA, M.Phil., Ph.D. Professor & Head

Contact

call
    044 -2254 5464
email
    bmrenuka@gmail.com
    bmrenuka@nitttrc.ac.in
   

QUALIFICATION

Degree Institution/University Specialization
Ph.D University of Madras Computer Applications – Engineering Education
M.Phil Bharathiar University Computer Science
MCA Bharathiar University Computer Applications
PGDGC Annamalai University Guidance and Counselling

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

   
Engineering Pedagogy and Psychology
   
Training Technology
   
Instruction Design and Delivery System (IDDS)
   
Knowledge Management
   
Educational Psychology
   
Soft Skills
   
Gender Studies
   
Guidance and Counselling
   
Transactional Analysis
   
Emotional Intelligence
   
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (Certified NLP Trainer)
   
Yoga
   
Healing techniques
   
Offering a course on Student Psychology on MHRD SWAYAM Platform (5535 Learners).

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

   
30 years of Teaching and Research, out of which 25 years at NITTTR,Chennai.

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

   
Completed 4 doctoral Dissertations in Engineering Education
   
Currently guiding 2 Scholars
   
Experience in guiding Research projects at Master’s Level
   
Guided several Projects undertaken by Overseas Trainees
   
Doctoral committee Member at IIT, Madras and University of Madras
   
Conducted Ph.D.Viva Voce

RESEARCH INTERESTS

   
Basic And Advanced Pedagogy
   
Student Psychology
   
Online Learner Engagement And Motivation
   
Knowledge Management
   
Personal Effectiveness Tools
   
Neuro Liguistic Programming

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENTS

   
Guided 5 doctoral Dissertation in the areas of Knowledge Management, Faculty Motivation, Software Engineering, Employability skills for Textile technology, Language Skills for Engineering Students.
   
Coordinated around 20 overseas programmes and 150 FDPs.
   
Completed a Swayam course on “Student Psychology”, conducted it twice with 989 and 5535 learners respectively.
   
Trained more than 130 overseas teachers on Women Empowerment through Technical and Vocational Education and 100 overseas teachers on Master Teacher Training (Basic and Advanced Pedagogy).
   
Trained on “Information technology and Distance Education through Satellite” at University of Northumbria, Newcastle, UK.
   
Visited 4 countries for paper presentation in Conferences.
   
Conducted an International Conference of ISPA (USA) in India at VIT University, Vellore.
   
Best paper awards in 2 Occasions, Best Teacher Award by Pondicherry Psychology Association and Psychometric Educational Services Award.

PUBLICATIONS

S.No Publications Number of Publications
1. International Journals 5
2. National Journals 10
3. International Conferences 7
4. National Conferences 7
5. Learning Materials/Handouts 25
6. Book Chapters 3
7. Ph.D.Thesis 5
   
(This part, I will be updating in a week as I am in the process of collating all my publications).

CONFERENCE/WORKSHOPS CONDUCTED

   
Organized an International Conference of ISPA, US In India.
   
Co-ordinated an International Symposium on “Women Empowerment”.
   
Co-ordinated 3 workshops.
   
Co-ordinated a Seminar On “Human Resource Development in Technical Education”.
   
Coordinated an International Conference on “Women in Science and Technology”.
   
Coordinated an International Seminar on Curriculum Development Practices.
   
Coordinated an International Seminar on ‘E-Society”.
   
Coordinator, National Education Day Celebrations.
   
Coordinator, NITTTRc Golden Jubilee Celebrations.

EXPERIENCE ABROAD

   
Trained in Information technology and Distance education Through Satellite at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK in 1999 for 8 weeks. Developed the Project proposal for “Virtual TTTI”.

COUNTRIES VISITED

   
Germany(Georgia Augusta University, Goettingen)
   
UK (University of Newcastle at Norhumbria)
   
Ireland (Dublin university, Dublin)
   
Malta (University of Malta)
   
Scotland (Edinburgh)
   
Switzerland

MEMBERSHIP

   
International School Psychology Association (ISPA)
   
Indian Academy of Applied Psychology (Life Member) (Formerly Newsletter Editor and Joint Secretary, Presently Regional President)
   
ISTE (Life Member)
   
Indian School Psychology Association (InSPA) (Life Member) (State President)

AWARDS

   
Best paper awards in 2 Occasions
   
Best Teacher Award 2012 by Pondicherry Psychology Association
   
Psychometric Educational Services Award 2005.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

   
Formerly Asst. Academic Editor of the Journal of Technical and Vocational Education (International Journal published bi-annually from NITTTR, Chennai).
   
Formerly Newsletter Editor of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology (IAAP).
   
Formerly Member, Editorial Board of Social Engineer.
   
Formerly Asst. Editor, JIAAP.
   
Member, Staff Selection Committees of Govt. Institutions.





Dr. K.S.Giridharan Ph.D. Associate Professor

Contact

call
    044 – 2254 5481
    994 012 1966
email
    ksgiridharan@nitttrc.ac.in
    ks.giridharan@gmail.com
   

QUALIFICATION

Degree Institution/University Specialization Year
B.E. College of Engineering Guindy Electrical and Electronics Engineering 1999
Masters in HRD University of Madras Human Resource Development 2002
Ph.D. University of Madras Engineering Education 2011

RESEARCH INTERESTS

   
Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) – WIPO certified
   
Rural Development
   
Entrepreneurship Development
   
Pedagogy, Academic Audit
   
Question Paper Authoring and evaluation
   
HRIS

PUBLICATIONS

   
Research Papers
- National Conference – 2
- Journals (both national and International) – 5
   
Instructional Materials
- For Vocational Education and Training – 21


MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL BODIES

   
ISTD (Life member)
   
Institution of Engineers (Life Member)

RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY PROJECTS

   
MIS Project for CDTP Scheme - National level
   
Vocational Education and Training – World Bank funded
   
Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board – RAY –Pilot study
   
Unnat Bharat Abhiyaan (UBA) - Ongoing

TRAINING PROGRAMMES CONDUCTED

   
Induction Programme – 80 nos (approx) Engineering colleges
   
Overseas Training programme – 4

WORKSHOP / SEMINARS ORGANIZED

   
Workshops – 12
   
Seminars – 7
   
International Conference – 1