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TIFAC. Deepak Bhatnagar - National Knowledge Commission

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									                   Mission REACH

    -Initiatives on technology enhanced learning
                       NKC Symposium on
                  Open Educational Resources
                        18th August, 2006



                             TIFAC

Technology Information, Forecasting & Assessment Council (TIFAC)
              Department of Science & Technology, India
                     Mission REACH

  Modest initiatives in line with the twin objectives of NKC
  i) Providing education of high quality matching international
  standards
     -setting up Centres of Relevance and Excellence
     (COREs) in emerging areas, customized to the needs of
     industry and society
  ii) Widening access to education and educational resources
         - e learning
         - e outreach
         - i LABs (future possibility !)
TIFAC - MISSION REACH                       www.missionreach.org.in
                       Mission REACH
 Relevance and Excellence in ACHieving new heights in educational institutions

                  Facilitate                                Multiple,
                imparting of      GOVERNMENT            interconnected,
             Quality Education                          TIFAC CENTRES
              in areas of high                                 OF
                Relevance to                              RELEVANCE
            Industry & Society,                         & EXCELLENCE
             through a Mission                           (TIFAC-CORE)
              Mode approach
              and sustainable
                  linkages



   Institutions with
     Expertise in
      Subjects of      ACADEMIA                  INDUSTRY
     Relevance to
  Industry & Society
  Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India
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                                                                    Contd.
               TIFAC-CORE : CONCEPT

    Stake-holders converging towards specialization in an area
    of intense relevance to industries / society.

    Academic & Research activities customized to
    requirements of industries / users.

    Run professionally on corporate lines.

    Eventually a self-sustaining centre.

    Unique Management through REACH Monitoring Committee
    (RMC)


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                 CORE RESOURCES

 Excellent Academia (including visiting faculty)

 State-of-the-art Laboratory

 Highly motivated students

 TIFAC + Industry invest in asset creation at CORE

 Institute + Industry invest towards running the CORE


  Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India
TIFAC - MISSION REACH                             www.missionreach.org.in
            Centers of Relevance & Excellence

                 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATION



Advanced Computing & Information Processing – SASTRA (Tanjore)
Automotive Electronics – Vellore Institute of Technology (Vellore)
Cyber Security- Amrita Institute of Technology(Coimbatore)
Digital Image Processing – MSR School of Advanced Studies (Bangalore)
Fiber Optics & Optical Communication – Delhi College of Engineering
Network Engineering – AK College of Engineering (Srivilliputtur)
Pervasive Computing Technologies- Velammal College of Engineering (Chennai)

Wireless Technologies – Thiagarajar College of Engineering (Madurai)



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            Centers of Relevance & Excellence
                              LIFE SCIENCES & HEALTH


Agro & Industrial Biotechnology – TIET (Patiala)
Biomedical Technology – Amrita Vishwa Vidya Peetham (Kochi)
Diabetic Retinopathy – Aravind Eye Hospital, (Madurai)
Herbal Drugs – JSS College of Pharmacy (Ootacamund)
Industrial Biotechnology – National Institute of Technology Karnataka (Surathkal)

Interventional Radiology- Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (Wardha)
New Drug Delivery Systems – MS University (Vadodara)
Pharmacogenomics – Manipal Academy of Higher Education (Manipal)




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           Centers of Relevance &Excellence

             MANUFACTURING, ENVIRONMENT & RELATED AREAS


 Aircraft Maintenance-Hindustan College of Engineering (Chennai)

 Clastic Petroleum Reservoir Engineering – Dibrugarh University

 Environmental Engineering – Sarvajanik College of Engg & Technology (Surat)

 Environmental Geomatics- Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (Hyderabad)

 Ergonomics & Human Factors Engineering) – NITIE (Mumbai

 High Voltage & Power Systems Engg – Jabalpur Engineering College

 Industrial Safety – Mepco-Schlenk Engineering College (Sivakasi)

 Product Design – PSG College of Technology (Coimbatore)

 Power Transformers Diagnostics – National Institute of Technology (Hamirpur)
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TIFAC - MISSION REACHKumaraguru College of Engineering, (Coimbatore)
 Textile Tech & Machinery –
               How does Industry benefit?

  Customized curricula to serve as its Human Resource Centre.

  Reduced induction period of fresh employees

  Upgrade/ reskill/ train employees at a very competitive cost

  Adopt CORE as its ‘Innovation-backyard’.

  Access the resources and expertise available through
   network of TIFAC-COREs




  Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India
TIFAC - MISSION REACH                             www.missionreach.org.in
Thanks to Mission REACH, our S&T
graduates don’t end up in Sales and
Marketing!
                          Widening Access
                   - thru technology enhanced learning



 New initiatives by Mission REACH

 - e learning content system and enhanced learning
   centres
 - e outreach : content creation and distribution in
   open source




  Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India
TIFAC - MISSION REACH                             www.missionreach.org.in
                                     E-learning
 -   In support of ‘Indo-US Inter-University Collaborative Initiative in Higher
     Education and Research’ , this project was initiated on November, 2005.

 -   RESOURCE PARTNERS :

     15 leading US Universities - including Harvard, Princeton, Yale, U of California,
      Universities of Massachusetts, Washington, Texas, Illinois etc

 -   RECIPIENTS :
         42 Indian institutions networked by ISRO (EDUSAT)

 -   TIFAC: Helping to create infrastructure for Content creation, editing, archival
     and dissemination

 -   Nodal Point : Amrita University (Coimbatore)

 -   Industry Partners: Microsoft, Qualcomm, Cadence
  Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India
TIFAC - MISSION REACH                             www.missionreach.org.in
                                       E-learning
                                        -infrastructure

 e-learning content system(ECS)
            - digital course content creation
            - archival and distribution
            – both online and offline (open distributed learning repository)
            - transmitted by VSAT to 42 distance e-learning class rooms in Indian
     institutions

 -   The curriculum is being delivered from the ECS at Amrita University

 -   The system uses customized software ‘Trainnet’ (developed by ISRO)course delivery
     management. Trainnet software offers facilities like power point integration, course
     configuration, student registration, white board , separate window for interaction etc

 -   ECS would be equipped with the advanced equipments for content creation, editing,
     storage and archival for localisation.

 -   The classroom at the hub shall be equipped with all necessary equipments for telecast
     of the lecture live to all centers.

  Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India
TIFAC - MISSION REACH                             www.missionreach.org.in
                                    E-learning
                 - Programme management and monitoring

    - After a detailed interaction, the 42 recipient institutions agreed on a
    course content for selected subjects
    - This syllabus was sent to the US faculty for customising his lectures.
    -At each student node, a moderator (local faculty with domain
    knowledge) was identified; bridge between US faculty and students
    - Using enhanced content system(ECS) for localization (video editing
    and multimedia)
    - Project Review and Monitoring: TIFAC Committee of Experts from
    ISRO, NIC, CDAC,IIT-Bombay, NIIT etc




  Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India
TIFAC - MISSION REACH                             www.missionreach.org.in
                                           E-learning
                              - launched in July-August 2006

Course delivery by faculty from US universities:

   - Engineering Electromagnetism by Dr.N.Narayana Rao, U of Illinois (July 10-Aug 11)
         27 universities; 725 students (UG – EEE branch)

   - Solid state Electronic devices by Dr.Jose Schuttaine, U of Illinois (July 17-Aug 25)
         22 universities; 500 students (UG – EIE and ECE branches)

   - Advanced Network Systems by Dr.Ramalingam Sridhar, SUNY, Buffalo(July 24-Aug 31)
         25 universities; 325 students (PG )

Lecture duration : 90 mins including 15 minutes of Q & A

Mechanisms for feedback from students and faculty(both US and Indian) have been built in.




  Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India
TIFAC - MISSION REACH                             www.missionreach.org.in
                                          E-outreach
                                     -towards content creation

Initiated at IIT-Bombay, Kanwal Rekhi School of Information Technology (KReSIT)

Creation of contents and distribution in Open Source - three approaches:

-    Courses, workshops or similar useful events conducted in the recent past or being conducted
    now and recorded at KReSIT, DEP studio

-   short-term courses, workshops and tutorials for students and teachers will be conducted, which
    would be recorded, edited and released

-   Search for similar contents, if already available under Open Source will be carried out and the
    permission will be sought, if needed to copy and enhance this material, and release under e-
    outreach.




  Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India
TIFAC - MISSION REACH                             www.missionreach.org.in
                                        E-outreach
                                   -towards content creation

-   Organization of four workshops (2×2- days and 2×5 days) in CS/IT areas and
    two five-day workshops in non-IT areas

The specific topics planned initially are:

    - CS/IT: Algorithms, Data mining, Networks and Embedded systems
    - Mechanical Engineering: Automation-Robotics, Mechatronics & control
    - Chemical Engineering: Reaction engineering, Mass Transfer, and Fluid dynamics

A full semester course on Information Systems will be created in Open Source

Useful Open Source software and documentation will be compiled on a DVD




  Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India
TIFAC - MISSION REACH                             www.missionreach.org.in
  Can Mission REACH be the Tugboat to turn
  around Technical Education in India ?




               THANK YOU

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