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The Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) course offered at Colleges affiliated with the University of Mumbai remains a preferred option after Class XII with newer modules offered in Emerging Areas
What is the one thing that your child’s future career has in common with a high rise building? The answer is – yes, you got it right – a strong foundation. Whether it is the academic course chosen after Class XII or constructing a real estate project, the time and effort taken at this stage has a direct correlation with the heights that can be achieved going forward.
So what is the best way to achieve this goal? Simple, ensure the right education course recognised by a leading university that will facilitate the transition from a student to a professional with a bright career! The much-lauded Bollywood movie ‘Chichore’ highlighted the preference for engineering as an ideal career and the Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) course as an ideal gateway for that. And doing so at Mumbai the financial capital of India, the ‘city that never sleeps’ clearly continues to be the ‘in’ thing.
Signing up for Engineering (B.E.) course after Class XII at any college offering Mumbai University Degree continues to be the right path for aspirants seeking careers in this field as it is well-known across the globe. Plus, there have been several developments and recent announcements that make it an even more attractive proposition than ever before with an emphasis on raising the employability quotient of students to a much higher level.
Vishwas Deshpande, Managing Trustee, Vidyalankar Institute of Technology, Wadala, Mumbai, points out, “This year, AICTE has also proposed modules which students from any branch can do and become employable in one of the Emerging Areas; for instance Electronics Engineering students can do Data Science.”
According to him, “All branches of Engineering and Technology are encouraged to offer Elective Courses (in the range of 18-20 Credits) in the Emerging Areas such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain, For example, a student doing extra credits for AI and ML in Electronics Engineering shall earn B.E Electronics Engineering with specialisation in AI and ML.” (see box – AICTE handbook)
Mumbai University is clearly taking rapid strides ahead with a renewed focus on raising academic standards even higher. Suhas Pednekar, Vice Chancellor, University of Mumbai has emphasised that the University will strive to be more student-centric. Professional courses are extremely important for the growth of the nation, he affirmed.
There is now a greater emphasis on the B. E. course in Mumbai University and it has also taken multiple steps to further raise the bar of education.
Recently Varsha Gaikwad, State Education Minister conveyed that the Maharashtra government will set up a ‘think-tank’ to discuss strategies for improving quality of education in the state, which will include professionals from various sectors, elected representatives, education experts, teachers, parents, retired bureaucrats who have been involved in formulating education policies, NGOs and media covering the education beat.
The icing on the cake is that Mumbai University’s first Advisory Council is being set up and it will be headed by none other than industrialist Ratan Tata, former Chairman of India’s biggest IT Company TCS. As per a statement issued by the university, Ratan Tata’s presence will be of huge benefit to the long-term goal-setting of the university over the next three to five years. Super Engineer Padmavibhushan Anil Kakodkar the well-known nuclear scientist has also been nominated to the council.’ These important steps display Mumbai University’s resolve to give the extra push for professional courses like Engineering.
With these significant steps being taken to create precisely the type of learning environment that nurtures and encourages students to realise their potential, Mumbai University is definitely going the extra mile to be a Centre of Excellence, the epitome of academic distinction that caring parents choose to ensure a bright future for their children.
Happy Engineering at Mumbai University……