CII - EEF Programmes

Thakur College of Engineering and Technology a trailblazer in industry-institute partnership is one of the first members of the Education Excellence Forum (EEF) launched by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), western region. The Education Excellence Forum (EEF) aims at holistic intervention to address the issue of industry orientation of pedagogy, faculty development student learning to improve employability quotient.

The initiatives taken by CII under this forum include student and faculty industry visits, CxO Sessions, facilitation of curriculum development, functional webinars for students, bridge courses, employment and career guidance sessions for students and international linkages.

The Education Excellence Forum (EEF) started on Nov 01, 2014.

Single Point of Contact (SPOC) and Facilitator: Dr. Bijith Marakarkandy, Associate Professor, Information Technology

Events organized by CII

Programme Objective Number of participants from TCET Date Speakers
Starting Your Own Start-Up To encourage students to become entrepreneurs 620+ 20th October 2014 Prof Mohan B. Rao, Associate Dean (EC), Indian Education Society-MCRC Mr. Vandan Shah, Managing Director, Sipra Diecastings Mr. Juggal Kapadia, Director, Kris Aero Services Mr. Debartha Banerjee, Director, Sampurn(e)arth Environment Solutions Mr. Ravi Dighe, Executive Vice-President, Aptech Ltd.
Interactive Session with Czech Universities Delegation To explore possibilities for cooperation with Indian Universities, as well as study opportunities for Indian students and knowledge sharing. 3 Faculty 4th November 2014 Delegation of Presidents / Vice-Chancellor from Czech Republic Universities
6th CII Global Summit on Skill Development 2014 To bring in a more realistic, holistic view of the skill and talent landscape in India 7 Faculty 10th November 2014 Dr Peter Ebell ,Central Institute of Technology, Australia, Jayant Krishna, Regional Head TCS Dilip Chenoy , MD and CEO , NSDC Ninad Karpe, CEO and MD , Aptech Dr. Sandhya Chintala, Vice President , NASSCOM
3rd India Australia skills Conference: SKILLS FOR BETTER BUSINESS To prepare both Australian and Indian delegates for mutually addressing various skills and workforce development issues facing both countries 7 Faculty 11th November 2014 Ian Macfarlane, Industry Minister , Australia Anita Rajan, COO Tata Strive Mr Phil Cox,CEO Hunter Tafe Mr Atul Bhatnagar(COO-NSDC) Mr. Stephen Conway (CEO-TAFE) Mr.Lary Davies(CEO-ACPT)
Latest Development in Cloud Computing To discuss the latest trends in Cloud computing and to help identify research areas in the field. 64 Faculty 11th November 2014 Mr. Deepak Mane, Cloud Consultant, TCS
CII Green Conclave 2014 A Step toward Greener Tomorrow Making all the stakeholders environment conscious emphasizing on the need for recycling , saving energy , new way for generating energy, water conservation, solar power & biomass usage and green energy solution. 5 Faculty 18th November 2014 Ms. Meher Pudujee, Chairperson, CII Pune Zonal Council and Chairperson, Thermax Ltd. Mr. Nitin Chalke , Conclave Chairman and Convenor. Mr. Pradeep Bhargava , Chairman, CII Environment & Recycling Council and Director Cummins india Ltd.
Women in Leadership To support women throughout their careers - to empower; engage and enable them to rise to the best of their capabilities through training, mentoring and the creation of an associative model that all professional women can benefit from. 5 Faculty 20th November 2014 Ms. Nikki Randhawa Haley, Governor of South Carolina, U.S.A. and Ms. Pankaja Munde (Minister for Rural Development & Water Conservation, Women & Children Development, Government of Maharashtra)
Integration of R & D and consultancy with academics Industrial visit to L&T (Power Lab and Heavy Engineering Fabrication facility) for the faculty members as part of the STTP 45 faculty 15th December 2014 Ms Sangeeta Vazirani
Ms. Nimita Raut
Meeting with Dr. Mvuyo Tom, Vice Chancellor of Fort Hare University (UFH), South Africa To exchange views/opinions on the state of Education in India and South Africa 2 Faculty 27th January, 2015 Delegation from UFH, South Africa
Industrial visit to Bluestar manufacturing facility (AC/ Refrigeration), Wada To expose students to manufacturing processes for teaching-learning enhancement 40 (37 students and 3 faculty) 16th February 2015 Mr. Ajay Devpujari, Plant Head, Bluestar
MULTICON 2015 Chief Guest address aimed at making participants aware of industry requirements and expectations. 1200+ 27th February 2015 Mr.Sunil Khanna, President, Emerson Network Power Systems, India
EEF IWN mentorship programme Mentorship sessions for female students under the initiative called ‘100 hours of change’. It is the first of its kind programme that connects senior and successful women executives with students 100+ 13th March 2015 1. Jayashree Shetty, Chief Compliance officer, Janssen India
2. Rajani Athreya, Head, Human Resources for Thomson Reuters (I) Pvt Ltd
CII, Western region Annual Meeting, Make in India: Achieving growth and creating social impact To facilitate discussions on industrial policy leadership and sustainability. 3 Faculty 16th March 2015 Sanjay C Kirloskar Deputy Chairman – CII Western Region Chairman & Managing Director Kirloskar Brothers Ltd. Ajit Singh Consul General Consulate General of Singapore, Mumbai. Apurva Chandra, IAS Principal Secretary Industries Department Government of Maharashtra Ashish Kundra, IAS Administrator Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli Prof. Tan Kong Yam Co-Director Asia Competitiveness Institute Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy National University of Singapore Dr Radhakrishnan Pillai Author, Corporate Chanakya and Director Chanakya Institute of Public Leadership (CIPL)
Importance of Financial Planning for Women Tailored advice that would help women become confident and knowledgeable about financial matters 19th March 2015 Forthcoming
CII, Higher Education Summit 2015-‘Policy Impetus & Industry-Institution Partnership’ To facilitate deliberations between Industry, Institution and Policy Makers on the various issues related to employability, entrepreneurship, innovation, global linkages 4 Faculty members and 5 students 8th September 2015  
Logistics Summit 2015 To facilitate discussions on how logistics can provide fast-cycle distribution system for e- commerce industry. 2 Faculty member 30th October 2015  
National Marketing Summit, Digital, The New Normal of Marketing National Marketing Summit, Digital, The New Normal of Marketing was jointly organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Government of Maharashtra with an objective of developing marketing science particularly in the age of digital and social media in India. The summit had participants which included Industry chairman, Business heads, Directors, senior executive in Marketing and Analytics department and academicians 3 faculty members 30 January, 2017  
Multicon – W 2017 Chief guest address
Naresh Manohar Patil
Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer
Mahindra and Mahindra Limited
1200+ 24th February 2017  
CII WR Higher Education Summit 2017 Bringing business leaders in direct contact with upcoming talent, we aim to spark communication between the leaders of today and tomorrow, thus forging better understanding of requirements on either side.   4 faculty member and 23rd August 2017  

Academic Highlights

  • F.E. result higher than University average result
  • Final year B.E. results are more than 85%
  • 80% or more pass with Distinction/First Class
  • Success rate is more than 75%
  • 20% qualify in competitive examinations viz.

Faculty Highlights

  • 170 committed and dedicated faculty
  • 23 senior faculty members
  • 23 faculty with Ph.D., 4 faculty submitted Thesis and 31 are pursuing Ph.D.
  • 108 faculty with M.E. /M.Tech./M.Phil.
  • 24 faculty pursuing M.E./ M.Tech. / M. Phil.

Placement Highlights

  • Student Development Programme (SDP)
  • Industry oriented professional knowledge
  • Infosys/Accenture Campus Connect Programme
  • More than 25 companies visit the campus
  • 302 students from Batch-2014 placed till date
  • 322 students from Batch-2015 placed till date
  • Joint campus for many blue chip companies