Feedback Session of QEEE Coordinators
14th July, 2017
A Feedback Session of QEEE Coordinators was held on 14th July 2017 in the ADI Seminar Hall at IIT Madras. It was aimed at gathering college’s views / comments about the Phase V QEEE Program conducted during January - April 2017 and to discuss about its effectiveness. Two faculty members Ms. Renu and Ms. Ashu Khurana, Department of Computer Science and Engineering represented Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurgaon at the session.
The session started with a welcome note by Ms. Kavita Gopal, QEEE Coordinator – IITM, who welcomed all the coordinators and thanked them for attending the session at IITM
During the session Ms.Gopal and Prof. Venkatesh TG, Faculty of IITM addresses the issues of various colleges very effectively. Based on the Feedbacks received, a list, as detailed below, was prepared and put forth for a general discussion:
Course pack Re-runs
1. Digital assets (Course pack) of over 140 topics
2. Course map view of digital assets on qeee.in
3. Colleges can use these assets to teach students at their convenience
With an objective to enhance the faculty’s pedagogical and intellectual exposure, senior IIT Faculty will train the local faculty on the topics which were delivered in QEEE so that local faculty can deliver the topic to students using Coursepack. The training is a remote session for 2 hrs. A certificate is awarded to local faculty who delivers the topic and administers the proctored exam to students.
- A set of theory topics along with a project activity are grouped together to form a specialization on Minor.
- The theory topics can be from Coursepack reruns/MOOC/QEEE regular.
- A student who has completed all the topics and project will be awarded a minor certificate.
Project Based Learning
- Hands on activities for students based on the learnt theory concepts.
- A Mandatory component of Minors.
- Activities designed by IIT faculty and deployed on institute server.
- Individual efforts based program to stimulate problem solving.
- Students learn to "think on their feet" and art of working "in and as a team".
- Helps students to get introduced learn a new skill.
To ignite the young minds, sessions which deal with current industry trends, technologies, start-up experiences etc. are planned as Spark Courses. These flying sparks can ignite the passion for learning in students.
- To expand QEEE by creating localized homogeneous program to address the specific requirements of TIER III colleges of particular university/state/regions.
- A joint effort of IITM QEEE and Mentors to lead the QEEE program for new colleges.
During the session, Ms. Akhila, Project Manager QEEE IITM discussed the Coursepack on the QEEE website and gave a hands on session for the running courses which are useful for GATE preparation, project based learning and spark courses available on the website.Prof. Venkatesh TG suggested to all the colleges that the Institutions must register only for courses where they think that the students will be attending the sessions earnestly and attentively and also suggested all colleges to ask questions during the sessions and make use of the opportunity being provided through QEEE.
The workshop ended with the vote of thanks by Prof. Venkatesh TG.