About Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai
Founded in 1957 by philanthropist and industrialist late Shri Karumuttu Thiagrajan Chettiar, Thiagrajar College of Engineering (TCE) is an ISO9001:2008 certified institution affiliated to Anna University, and situated in Madurai (the temple city).Read more
To know more about Thiagrajar College of Engineering please visit our website: https://www.tce.edu
Program Highlights at Thiagarajar College of Engineering
Keynotes and Panel Discussion by International Dignitaries (Confirmed)
Dr. Stephanie Farrell, ASEE, Rowan University
Dr. Michael Milligan, ABET
Dr. Michael Auer, IFEES, IGIP
Dr. Ashok Saxena, U of Arkansas
Dr. Hans Hoyer, GEDC, IFEES
Dr. Ashok Agarwal, ASEE Read more
Dr. William Oakes, EPICS, Purdue University
Dr. Lueny Morrell, InnovaHiEd
Dr. Sohum Sohoni, Arizona State University
Dr. Prathiba Nagabhushan, Australian Catholic University
Dr. Claire Komives, San Jose State University
Dr. S.D. Rajan, Arizona State University
Dr. Anil Kulkarni, Penn State University
Dr. Veena Kumar, University of Maryland
Dr. Vijay Kanabar, Boston University
Dr. Guru Subramanyam, U of Dayton
Dr. Ranji Vaidyanathan, Oklahama State University
Dr. Roger Warburton, Professor Management, Boston University
Dr. Sheryl Ehrman, DeanSan Jose State University
Dr. Bernadette Friedrich, Michigan State University
Dr. David Albers, University of Arkansas
Dr. Devdas Shetty, University of DC
Dr. John Tharakan, Howard University
Dr. Michael Frye, UIW Texas
Special Symposium on “Societally Relevant Engineering Curriculum” is being planned by Dr. Ashok Saxena, University of Arkansas and will be in parallel to the other Panel Sessions
Workshops on Using technology in Engineering Education
Plenary Sessions on Transforming Engineering Education using Technology (by Sponsors)
Exhibit Stalls by Sponsors
Innovative Pannel and Breakout Sessions to Actively Engage Delegates
At ICTIEE 2018 we propose following plan to create an Active Learning and Sharing environment.
Each Plenary Session will be for 2 hours and follow this pedagogy.
- Panel Presentations: The theme of the session will be introduced by a Panel with some Case Studies from their own experiences (30 mins)
- Breakout Presentations: All delegates will break out into groups of 8-10. At each break out, 4-5 delegates will share their own Case Studies for 5 mins followed by interaction with others at the breakout. One spokesperson will summarize key learnings and suggestions for follow up at each breakout. Informal Coffee Break will be available towards end of this session. (45 mins)
- Sharing Learning from Breakouts: One representative from each breakout will present their summaries to the larger audience in the session (45 mins)
Following Panel Tracks and Sessions are tentatively proposed
Each Panel Session will be led and facilitated by International as well as Indian experts
- Curriculum Innovation
- Collaborative and Project Based Learning
- Leadership and Institution Building
- Engineering Education Research
- Outcomes Assessment and Ethics
- Employability and Entrepreneurship
- Harnessing Technology
- Student Engagement
Contributed Paper Sessions
146 Papers have been received from engineering educators from around the world.
After review several of these papers will be presented at Paper Sessions in the following areas:
- Outcomes Based Education- Best Practices
- Impact of Massive Open Online Courses
- Transformations in Teaching & Learning for millennial learners
- Harnessing the power of technology in Engineering Education
- Curriculum design for promoting Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- Education – Industry – Society: Bringing Together
- Governance for Education in India
- Education Management Ecosystem
- Enhancing Educational Research
IUCEE (Indo Universal Collaboration for Engineering Education) will make the following awards tofor educators who have made outstanding contribution to the teaching-learning process in engineering education.
- Veena Kumar Distinguished Educator Award and IUCEE Facuty Fellow
(One Award of Rs. 25,000 plus expenses to attend ICTIEE 2018)
- IUCEE Outstanding Engineering Educator Award and IUCEE Faculty Fellow
(Several Awards of Rs. 10,000 each plus expenses to attend ICTIEE 2018)
- IUCEE Faculty Fellow
(Several Awards of Rs. 10,000 each to attend ICTIEE 2018)
Awardees will be selected by a panel of global experts in engineering education.
IGIP Certification Ceremony
Inspired by the Effective Teaching workshops offered by Dr. Richard Felder and Dr. Rebecca Brent of the USA as well as the Teacher Certification Course of IGIP (International Society for Engineering Pedagogy) Austria, IUCEE has designed a certification program. This IUCEE International Engineering Educators Certification Program (IIEECP) is offered in a blended format, including face-to-face sessions, as well as asynchronous on- line modules coupled with regular synchronous on-line sessions.
The first IIEECP pilot was concluded in 2015 with 29 participants. Since then a total of 223 faculty have been certified and over 100 more faculty are close to completion as of September 2017. IGIP has offered to provide them IGIP certified title: IGIP.Ing.Paed, after they publish their first paper in engineering education. Qualified faculty will be presented with IGIP Titles at this Ceremony.
The temple city of Madurai, poised on the banks of the Vaigai river, has a history of over 2400 years. Madurai is the third largest city in Tamil Nadu and has been poetically referred to as the Athens of the East and the City of Festivals.Read more
You will not afford to miss the world famous Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, which glows at the middle of the city. You would love to spend some time at the Gandhi Memorial Museum and the Thirumalai Naickkar Palace which has attracted several learned people from across the world. Madurai is also strategically located among several tourist regions in Tamil Nadu.
Nearby places to Madurai
Kodaikanal which is 120 kms from Madurai is one of the very popular and most sought holiday destination hill resorts in South India. This hill station stands 7200 feet above sea level and situated in upper Palani hills of the Western Ghats. Kodaikanal is also popularly known as the Princess of Hill stations. The cool and misty weather, the scenic beauty of the rolling hills and the wooded forest of Kodaikanal and its surroundings will mesmerize any visitor throughout the year.
The very sound of the word Thekkady conjures up images of elephants, unending chains of hills and spice-scented plantations. Thekkady is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India and spread across the entire district are picturesque plantations and hill towns that hold great apportunities for treks and mountain walks.
The Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the world’s most fascinating natural wildlife reserves. Noted for its geomorphology, diversity of wildlife and scenic beauty, the Reserve which is 140 kms from Madurai attracts visitors from all over the world.
Rameswaram which is 170 kms from Madurai is known for one of India’s most venerated and most visited Shiva shrines, dedicated to Sri Ramanathaswamy. It is so intimately associated with the life of Sri Rama, the hero of the epic Ramayana. There is a traditional belief among the Hindus that a pilgrimage to Kashi will be complete only after a visit to Rameswaram, also hailed as “Benaras of the South”.
Madurai is well-connected by air, road, and rail to all the major cities of the state and the country.
Madurai has an ultra-modern airport terminal which services to countries like Dubai, Sri Lanka and to cities like Chennai, Bengaluru , Mumbai, New Delhi and Hyderabad .From Madurai Airport to Thiagarajar Engineering college Driving Distance is 12.8 kms or 7.9 miles or 6.9 n miles and Driving Time is 26 minutes.
Madurai is a part of the Quadrilateral National Highway project and is just 2 hours from Trichy, 6 hours from Chennai, 4.5 hours from Coimbatore, and 2.5 hours from Tirunelveli. You may either take a bus ride or a self-ride in a car. From Mattuthavani bus depot driving Distance is 12.8 kms and driving time is 31 minutes. From Aarapalayam Bus Depot the driving distance is 8 kms and driving time is 19 minutes.
The Madurai Railway Junction is a vital centre in the rail network of the Southern Railways. Trains ply from Madurai to all major cities like Chennai, Trichy, Tirunelveli, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Delhi. Driving Distance is 5.9 kms and driving time is 13 minutes.
List of Hotels Nearer To Conference Venue (TCE)
|CLASS- I Hotels|
|Name of the Hotel||Website||Approximate Distance|
|The Gateway Hotel||https://gateway.tajhotels.com/en-in/pasumalai-madurai/||3 KM|
|Regency Madurai||https://www.grthotels.com/madurai||5 KM|
|The Thangam Grand||http://thethangamgrand.in/||8 KM|
|Madurai Residency||http://www.madurairesidency.com/||6 KM|
|Hotel Germanus||http://www.hotelgermanus.org/||7 KM|
|Rathna Residency||http://www.hotelrathnaresidency.com/||6 KM|
|Royal Court||http://www.royalcourtindia.com/||6 KM|
|Hotel Supreme||http://www.hotelsupreme.in/||6 KM|
|Star Residency Hotels||http://www.starresidencyhotels.com/||9 KM|