One of the mega trends of the century that can hold the potential to drastically transform various industries and production technique is automation, which also defined as digitization of the manufacturing sector, with embedded sensors in virtually all product components and manufacturing equipment, ubiquitous cyber-physical systems, and analysis of all relevant data. This new trend, call it Industry 4.0 or Fourth Industrial Revolution, has instigated considerable changes in the physical world.
Now the virtual facilitation enabled by digital connect helps us in shrinking the distances, removing differences, and conducting real time transfer knowledge and material transfer globally. However, the era of Industry 4.0 requires new cross-functional roles with different knowledge and skills. To fulfill this need, our engineering institutions must define new education requirements and focus on transforming technical education in a similar manner to the Industry 4.0 vision.
Unfortunately, as per the opinions of several industry veterans, engineering colleges in India still teach the students principles that are rarely used in the real world of software or product development. Important aspects like work-based learning, multidisciplinary programs and a dual emphasis on engineering design and self-reflection are still not addressed many Indian engineering institutes. To take the fourth industrial revolution by the horns and to support the aspiration of 1.3 billion people, majority of the young and rapidly urbanizing, the country needs to reimagine its engineering education, rather
than expecting an incremental improvement in the current framework. The need of the our is new age colleges with a socially relevant and outward facing engineering curricula, which will facilitate the emergence of a new generation who can handle the challenges of Industry 4.0.
In this issue, we have come up with a list of ’50 Must Watch Engineering Colleges in India’ that have been producing generations of students who can create in impact in the physical world by solving grand challenges and lead change through Innovation and Entrepreneurship. We sincerely hope that our efforts will help the engineering aspirants in India to take informed decisions about their study destination.
50 Must Watch Engineering Colleges in India