In-Sync with Industry – A Faculty Enrichment Program for teachers in Mechanical and Automobile Engineering


Emerging industry-academia collaborative framework in India is shaped by recent developments in the area of Skill Development, Employability and Entrepreneurship. This brings in a need for demand-driven education models in College Education with options for work-integrated learning and teachers can become the primary champions of implementing new ideas and initiatives. CII – Southern Region invites teachers to take up self-study and research projects to keep themselves updated about the new developments in the industry and emerging job markets for college students.



This Faculty Enrichment Program is for the teachers of Engineering Colleges. It is  organized at Caterpillar India Pvt Ltd, Chennai from 30th October – 2017 onwards.

Target Audience Faculty members from: Automobile Sector, Mechanical Sector, Industrial Sector & Production Engineering

Delegate Fee (Inclusive of GST) per faculty

  • CII Member Rs.12,000/-
  • Non Member Rs.15,000/-

Faculty members restricted to 15 for the program (Nominations based on first come; first serve) For Further details contact Ms Sandhya – / +91 89400-32581; Mr Mathew John – / +91 99624-07716

Program Details

Week 1

Orientation program: Objective , Guidelines, Process & Outcome Caterpillar India Pvt Ltd

Industry visit coordinated by industry mentor/technical facilitator Caterpillar India Pvt Ltd

Industry visit coordinated by industry mentor/technical facilitator Caterpillar India Pvt Ltd

Industry visit coordinated by industry mentor/technical facilitator Caterpillar India Pvt Ltd

1. Industry visit coordinated by industry mentor/technical facilitator. 2.Allocation of Projects / Departments Caterpillar India Pvt Ltd

Week 2

Project work carried forward and executed (at faculty place) Faculty Location (Need not visit Industry)

Week 3

Visit to Industry for Query clarification Caterpillar India Pvt Ltd

Documentation & Project Report (PPT or Doc) Faculty Location (Need not visit Industry)

Presentation & Evaluation Caterpillar India Pvt Ltd

Vision of In-sync with Industry

  • Interface and synergize with current industry
  • Understand industry expectations
  • Look beyond placements
  • Understand job markets
  • Entrepreneurship promotion

Objectives of In-sync with Industry 

  • Establish a symbiotic relationship between the Industry and Academic institutions 
  • Redesign Industry-Institution Interface with focus on teaching/ teachers, their professional challenge 
  • Understand interdependence and embark on strategic collaboration to address issues of teacher effectiveness, employability of students, scope for research

Why In-sync with Industry

  • Industry is dynamic, evolves with the economy
  • Job market is dynamic and responsive to the economy
  • Industry creates the demand
  • Colleges supply talent
  • Understand reasons for demand / supply mismatch (unemployment, underemployment, lack of entrepreneurial focus)
  • Regular academic programs may not address these issues

Highlights of the program

Think and act beyond placements… In Sync with Industry is designed to bridge the gap between industry and academia through professional development of teachers that is

Aspirational – enrich their careers by opening up new avenues to understand, appreciate and address the needs of the industry

Empowering – expose them to latest developments in curriculum frameworks and show how their role is dynamic and evolving with developments in the industry

Leadership-based – even though most teachers come from purely academic background, they can take up a leadership role in interacting and engaging with the industry on a timely basis ch, aspirational value of teaching

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