Chennai: The need for implementing a curriculum matching with the growing technology and research tools available so as to produce industry-ready engineers was stressed at a two-day national workshop at the Sri Sairam Engineering College in West Tambaram, recently.
The workshop on ‘Recent Trends in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics,’ organised by the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering of the college, was sponsored by the TNSCST (Tamilnadu Student Council for Science & Technology), a press release said.
IEEE Madras Section chairman and Robota Technology Innovation Pvt Ltd, Chennai, director, P A Manoharan in his inaugural speech said educational institutions should come forward to take up combined research rather than individual research.
He said faculty should be given the task of implementing curriculum to match with the growing technology and research tools available as of today instead of teaching the basics only which had been continued for decades. This would help avoiding mismatch and overcome the problem of poor employability of the engineering graduates, Manoharan said.
Around 30 scholars and professors from various engineering colleges across Tamilnadu attended the workshop. Sessions on various topics, including ‘Recent Trends in Artificial Intelligence,’ ‘Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare,’ Marine Robotics, were held during the workshop.