BMU is creating an enabling environment for a sustainable industry-academia partnership. The objectives being to bridge the gap between industry needs and available skills, expose faculty to latest industry trends and practices, and most significantly, help students pick up industry-relevant skills and knowledge, thereby improving their employability prospects.
BMU is leveraging an ecosystem around a large and diverse set of industries and corporate organizations. BMU has inked an alliance with Siemens; and more partnerships with leading organizations are in the pipeline. This ecosystem will benefit students as they will get exposure to real industry working. Besides application-oriented education, structured learning opportunities at industry locations are embedded in the DNA of BMU. BMU is working closely with industry on curriculum design, learning tools and educational technology. Guest speakers and visiting faculty from industry will give lectures on campus and conduct technology specific webinars, seminars and workshops.
Students will undertake site visits at industry locations and enroll for internship school courses throughout the duration of their programme. The internship will be supervised by BMU faculty and an industry mentor. This internship would be taken as a course credit and the grade so earned will count towards the cumulative GPA. Also, senior industry experts would participate in the faculty selection and recruitment process; and faculty training and development programmes.
Industry partners will also be establishing Centres of Excellence on campus so that an empowering teaching-learning environment is created for students and faculty alike. The critical components of this eco system will be the latest technology platforms, real-life projects, collaborative learning, team work, hands-on learning and leadership development. The first such centre is being set up by Siemens PLM Software.
The Siemens Centre of Excellence will enhance lab infrastructure at BMU; upgrade faculty skill base; upgrade curricula in line with industry trends; conduct industry relevant R&D; train and certify students in employable skills; serve as a technical knowledge resource for BMU; and serve as a hub for technical skill development programmes in Haryana. Additionally, Siemens will organize industry seminars, establish internship programmes, initiate industry projects, facilitate industry visits, organize student contests, and offer career counseling.
The Workshop of the Future will also play a key role in imparting practical, industry-oriented experience to students. Here, students under the watchful eye of industry and BMU faculty will be able to conceptualize, design, produce and test real-life products. This experience will help them bridge the gaps between theory and practice, and classroom and the workplace.