SUMMIT 2012 ~ Sessions

Announcement of the results of AICTE-CII Survey of Industry-Linked Engineering Institutes

AICTE and CII undertook a survey of industry linkages of engineering institutes in an online mode between 7th June 2012 and 7th September 2012. There are six top corporate of India who are sponsoring the awards.

Overall 1st Award – PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore Overall 1st Award – PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore Overall 1st Award – PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore

Stream wise best Institute in Mechanical Engineering - PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore

Stream wise best Faculty in Mechanical Engineering – Prof. Mohanram P. V., PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore

Release of Report on AICTE-CII Survey of Industry-Linked Engineering Institutes

A detailed analysis of the outcome of the survey including the level of linkages, regional spread of institutes which show high participation from industry, performance of institutes on the seven parameters—governance, curriculum, faculty, services to industry, infrastructure, entrepreneurship and placements—will be there in this report.

Summary of Survey Report

Coverage of the Study

The survey was based on a voluntary participation open to all engineering institutes which had completed 10 years as on 31 August 2012 and offered at least three out of shortlisted six streams of engineering. The study saw participation by 156 AICTE approved engineering institutes across eight AICTE zones in India. Following is the region-wise distribution of institutes which participated in the survey; along with the total number of eligible institutes in each state/zone.



No of institutes which have completed 10 years as on 

No of  participating Institutes

Percentage of participation


Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh





West Bengal, Orissa, Jharkhand





Uttar Pradesh





Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi




South Central

Andhra Pradesh





Tamil Nadu, Puducherry





Karnataka, Kerala














The institutes under the study offer various disciplines including Electronics & Communication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Computers & IT Engineering. Fig 2.1 shows the coverage of various disciplines across the institutes covered under the study.


Methodology of Evaluation

The selection criterion and the methodology adopted for evaluation is mentioned below. The survey was conducted online through login by institutes into AICTE portal using their AICTE ID.

Eligibility for participation: The institute should be:

Operational for at least 10 years as on 31 August 2012

Offering at least 3 streams out of following 6 streams – Chemical, Civil, Computer & IT, Electrical, Electronics & Communication and Mechanical Engineering

The selected institutes were evaluated across 7 dimensions and each of these 7 dimensions was allotted individual weightages as shown in the table below:

S. No



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  1. 7.     

Entrepreneurship Development





Structured questions and evaluation parameters were designed across each of the dimensions mentioned above and respondents were asked to provide answers to the questions during the survey. The table below shows the evaluation parameters against each dimension.



Evaluation parameters

  1. 1.        


·         Number of Industry members on Board of Governors

·         Percentage of Industry members attending Board of Governors meetings last year

·         nbsp;Number of Industry members on Institute’s committees

·         Percentage of Industry members attending committee meetings last year

  1. 2.       


·         Number of courses that received amendments after inputs from industry

·         Average duration of Industrial training/ internship

·         Number of Industry visits for students

·         Number of students visiting industry

·         Number of Industry guest lecturers/ seminars conducted

  1. 3.       


·         Number of executive programmed provided by faculty to industry executives

·         Number of Industry executives attending such courses

·         Number of faculty members on the boards of industry

·         Number of faculty members provided in-company training/ lecture are to industry

·         Number of programmes attended/ trainings received by faculty from industry

·         Number of faculty members who have sent/ presented papers to industry

·         Number of faculty patents adopted by industry into products

  1. 4.       


·         Number of centers/ units/ cells financially supported by industry

·         Percentage of financial contribution by industry in the unit

  1. 5.       


·         Number of research projects assigned to institute during 2007-12

·         Number of technology transfers to industry during 2007-12

·         Number of consultancy/ advisory services provided to industry during 2007-12

·         Number of infrastructures used by industry during 2007-12

·         Number of testing services provided to industry during 2007-12

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·         Number of students offered jobs from campus in 2011-12

·         Number of students offered jobs from campus during 2007-12

·         Number of students offered jobs in respective core companies in 2011-12

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Social Development

·         Number of companies providing mentoring/ teaching/ funding to incubates during 2007-12

·         Number of innovation initiatives supported by industry during 2007-12

The survey was open for three months i.e. from 7th June to 7th September, 2012. Over 300 applications were created on the portal and final submission was made by 156 institutes. An Objective Evaluation was conducted based on computer generated results and a five-member jury did the first round of evaluation and shortlisting.

Assessment at the national level

The average composite score at national level is 30.9. Minimum and maximum scores obtained by the institutes under study are 4.4 and 75.7, respectively. Scores obtained by the institutes under the study are presented in Annexure 4.2.

Fig 3.1 Normal Distribution of scores across 156 institutes

The institutes have been classified on three levels (High, Medium, and Low) of the scores based on the performance assessment scores obtained by the institutes mapped to a normal distribution curve.

The findings are shown in the table below:


Index Score

Number of Institute

Percentage Contribution


Above 46




15 – 46











Based on the understanding from the survey conducted, the key characteristics of institutes falling in high and low categories respectively are highlighted in the table below:

Levels of Sustainability



Institutes which rank high generally display most of the following characteristics across the seven parameters under study:


  •             60% have 3 or more industry members on their board of Governors and 6 or more committees with industry members on board


  •          More than 70% of the institutes have amended 10 or more of their courses after inputs from industry since 2007.
  •            80% of the institutes have organised 10 or more industry visits for their students with 50 or more students visiting the industry since 2007
  •            90% of the institutes have conducted more than 10 industry guest lecture/seminars since 2007


  •            50% of the institutes have more than 5 refresher courses being provided by their faculty to the industry with more than 50 industry executives attending such courses
  •             75% have 4 or more of their faculty members on boards of industry
  •            60% have more than 20 programmes/ trainings received by the faculty from industry
  •           55% of the institutes have 20% or more faculty members who have presented/sent papers to industry


  •            More than 80% institutes have 2 or more centres/units/cells financially supported by industry
  • with 50% or more financial contribution by the industry in the unit


  •            60% of the institutes have been assigned 5 or more research projects and have provided 5 or more consultancy/advisory services to the industry during 2007-12
  •            More than 40% have provided 5 or more testing services to industry since 2007


  •            In 80% of the institutes; 50% or more final year students were offered jobs from campus during 2007-12  (60% in 2011-12)
  •            65% of the institutes were able to place 40% or more students in their respective core companies

Entrepreneurship Development

  •            65% of the institutes have 3 or more companies providing training to incubatees with 8 or more industry supported innovation initiatives during 2007-12

In a normal distribution graph 68% of scores obtained are within one standard deviation (σ) from the mean; 96% of the scores lie within two standard deviation; and about 99.7% are within three standard deviation. The mean and the standard deviation in this case is 64.9 and 9.24. We have segmented the sustainability index using intervals of standard deviation into high, moderate and low categories representing 16%, 68% and 16% of the survey population.

Launch of Prime Minister’s Fellowship Scheme for Doctoral Research

As per UNESCO Science Report 2010, China has 70 million Science & Technology personnel of which 1.36 million are R&D personnel. In India we have 40 million Science & Technology personnel of which only 0.39 million are R&D personnel – less than 1/3rd that of China. In terms of density of R&D personnel per 10,000 labor force, China’s figure is twice that of India.

In India less than 30 per cent of the total investment in R&D comes from the industry. So even while research output from academic perspective is increasing, from the application side there are still wide gaps.

To address the problem of low industry investment in R&D, the Science Engineering and Research Board (SERB) of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) have joined hands to take several focused actions.

This includes a joint fellowship scheme for doctoral research which will be supported equally by SERB and CII. Industry and government will contribute in equal proportion to provide scholarships to PhD candidates who will do research on problems identified by industry.

Overall 1st Award – PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore

Every year 100 fellowships will be given.

Double the scholarship amount for Ph.D. fellows

Opportunity to do industrial research

Areas of Research: STEAM, i.e., Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture and Medicine

Release of CII-PwC Report on Higher Education 2012

The first annual CII-PwC Report on Higher Education 2012 will be released. It will provide latest facts and figures on the sector and analyse the regulatory scenario.

CII Felicitation

For the first time, CII will felicitate three distinguished personalities for their outstanding contribution to academia and industry.

International contribution to Indian industry and academia Professor Peter Hodgson

Overall 1st Award – PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore

Indian industrialist’s contribution to education – Ms. Sushma Berlia

Overall 1st Award – PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore

Indian academician’s contribution to industry – Dr. M. L. Gulrajani

Overall 1st Award – PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore

Special twin sessions on state higher education system

There will be two special sessions where approach and strategy for development of state higher education systems and educational innovations at state level will be discussed. These two sessions will be spearheaded by Planning Commission and World Bank.

Background Note

Release of report titled ASHE 2012—Annual Status of Higher Education

For the first time in India, CII and Planning Commission will be bringing out a comprehensive report which looks at higher education from state perspective since education is a concurrent subject in India and states are as responsible as the Centre in shaping and reforming it. The report will have a snapshot higher education view of every state.