There are numerous challenges in India in handling the higher education system. The most compelling challenge is the shortage of “effective” teachers. This book covers almost all aspects required for bringing out 21st century engineers. values, multi-disciplinary knowledge, working in a group, working in international scenarios, knowledge of project management, good written and communication skills, and many such characteristics are required by engineers for successfully performing in their professions. The advent of information technology tools in all spheres of life is another dimension to the essential characteristics. The book will motivate and inspire the readers to take advantage of new emerging technologies and use the same in their projects or research.This book discusses methods and techniques for becoming an “effective” technical teacher since “just” teaching is not sufficient in view of the global trends. The book will particularly be useful for conducting faculty development and faculty induction programmes.
Rajnish Prakash :- Rajnish Prakash is a Professor Emeritus, obtained his Ph.D. from IIT Delhi, India. He was earlier Principal of Punjab Engineering College (now a Deemed University), Dean at Faculty of Technology, Punjab University, Dean at Faculty of Engineering, Delhi University and Dean at Delhi College of Engineering (DCE, now Delhi Technical University). He also worked at Aligarh Muslim University and Larsen & Toubro Ltd. He has rich experience in development and implementation of curricula as well as framework for engineering and technology programmes at various universities in India. He is associated with the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India through various high powered committees. He is also member of various committees, such as AICTE, UGC, MHRD, NBA, MNREC, NIT, NIC, Planning Commission, RCC, DCE, Punjab State Remote Sensing Agency, STP, PEC, etc. He authored a book on System Management and has over 60 papers in various journals and conferences. He is a member of various eminent scientific societies such as IE (India), ISTE, ISME, SME (USA), IEnvE (India), ISTAM, LCASI, IMA, MSI, etc. His research interests include systems management, risk analysis, project management, etc. His current interest is in institutional development and mentoring.T.V. Prasad :- T.V. Prasad obtained his Ph.D. from Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, India. He has over six years teaching experience at UG and PG levels, and has also worked as Deputy Director for 11 years in the Bureau of Indian Standards, New Delhi. He is with Lingaya’s University, Faridabad, Haryana, India since last four years earlier as Professor & Head, Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering, then as Dean of R&D and Industrial Consultancy and now as Dean of Academic Affairs. He is also a trained auditor for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) as per ISO 27001 standard. He has over 72 papers and four books to his credit. He is a member of IEEE, IAEng, CSI, and Life member of APBioNet and ISRS. His areas of interest include artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, consciousness studies, computer organization and architecture.