L&T EduTech Empowers 100 Professors from Core Engineering Streams Through Industry-Focused Faculty Development Programme
L&T EduTech organised a two-day training session for engineering faculty members at L&T Constructions’ Headquarters in Manapakkam, Chennai on 28 and 29 September, 2022.
Studies show that in India, like most parts of the world, skills obtained through education and training are not matched to skills required in the industry. This gap in education and employability can be bridged with industry-specific faculty development programmes (FDPs) aimed at providing state-of-the-art technological know-how to teachers of higher education institutes. The goal is to promote professional practices relevant to specific industries and inculcate teaching practices that will incorporate this knowledge to directly impact and increase the employability of students.
In line with this mission, this FDP was the first in a series of industry-focused programmes that L&T EduTech is organising to build skills for a changing world. Two areas were earmarked for this FDP: “Emerging Trends in Construction” and “Emerging Smart Technologies”. Ninety-nine engineering faculties of 62 higher education institutions from different regions of South India took part in the programme.
The two-day long event was structured into short, intensive expert lecture sessions offered in person and site visits that also included a visit to the iconic Henning Holck-Larsen Centre, an L&T project experience zone. The site visits were specifically designed to show how real-time problems were tackled in the industry through modern technologies. For facilitating effective knowledge transfer, the teachers were demonstrated various industry practices in various L&T facilities, such as Digital Substation, Smart World Smart City, BIM Studio and one of the project sites for 3D printing of buildings.
All FDP modules were conducted by industry leaders who had deep subject matter expertise grounded in the context of today’s fast-changing business world. The interaction between them and the teachers shed light on various interesting topics, such as emerging industry trends, the future of engineering, industry benchmarks and policies and so on.