Monday, 17 July 2017

NCU Emphasizes Importance of Aligning Engineering Education with Business Needs

Brig. SK Sharma
Pro Vice-Chancellor, 
The NorthCap University, Gurugram

In an exclusive interview of eminent ‘Visionary Leaders’ conducted by CSR-GHRDC published under the title ‘In conversation with the Beacons of Engineering Education’ in their Special July 2017 issue, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Brig. SK Sharma (Retd.) offered his insights and perspectives on how Engineering education can be made more effective and relevant in the 21st century. He shared his views on how Engineering education can be made more innovative, flexible and responsive and how engineering colleges are aligning engineering education with business needs of today’s global market.

He stressed on the importance of acquiring soft skills in engineering education as an engineer today does not work in a vacuum but in a multidisciplinary team. He highlighted the initiatives taken by The NorthCap University (NCU), Gurugram by running courses to develop soft skills such as Communication Skills, Personality Development, Human Values and Ethics. He emphasized on the importance of extra-curricular activities and student led clubs that hone talents, encourage leadership and build teamwork skills of students.

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