DBATU becomes first technical university to integrate design thinking in engineering education

DBATU becomes first technical university to integrate design thinking in engineering education
Abhay Anand | Sep 14, 2018 - 7:10 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, SEPTEMBER 14: With an aim to create an evolved education system built on the foundations of design thinking, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University (DBATU) announced that design education will become mandatory across the 78 Engineering colleges that are currently affiliated to the University.

With this announcement, DBATU becomes the first technological university in the country to integrate compulsory design education into the engineering curriculum. The announcement will impact nearly 7000 second year Mechanical engineering students in 78 engineering colleges in Maharashtra.

Dr. V. G. Gaikar, Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, said, “Introducing courses like Product Design engineering adds immense value to the engineering graduates by making them aware of several phases of the product design in real world, from concept to execution, and most importantly, using an integrated approach. We believe that this course shall help in learning new tools and technologies and develop culture of pluralism of different engineering disciplines towards a common goal. Subsequently, this may lead to startups from the Institutes based on the products developed as part of the course”

Pradeep Nair, Managing Director, Autodesk, India & SAARC, said, “Today, you have unprecedented access to the tools and technologies needed to make better decisions about everything you design and make. Growing automation in production, interconnected digital systems, maturing AI and machine learning will change the way we work - across all industries. We believe that the future will be marked not by a shortage of jobs but by a shortage of skills. We welcome DBATU’s initiative to make design education mandatory, equipping their students with the skills they need to compete in the design-led Future of Making. Learning is key - that’s why we're proud to support students, teachers, and academic institutions worldwide with free access to Autodesk software and learning resources.”

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