AICTE-INAE Distinguished Visiting Professorship Scheme
The Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), founded in 1987 comprises a Fellowship of the most distinguished engineers, engineer-scientists and technologists of India and abroad from the entire spectrum of engineering disciplines. It is a peer body of engineering professionals with the aim to promote and advance the practice of engineering and technology, related science disciplines and their applications to problems of national importance. It also encourages inventions, scientific investigations, and research in pursuit of excellence in the field of engineering. Activities of the Academy include, research projects, pilot studies, technical education, fellowships, recognitions and awards and programmes on issues of technology policy and overall development for the benefit of the society and other benefactions.
It has long been felt that there is a need for active linkages between industry and engineering institutions which can help enrich curriculum contents and also add dynamicity to the existing systems of continuing education programmes. The gap between theoretical knowledge and practical applications can be narrowed down through a coordinated approach ensuring closer interactions among industry, R&D institutions and the academia, through institutionalized mechanisms. Active programmes should be established for regular visits of experts from industry to address students and academic staff.
The Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) launched a Distinguished Visiting Professorship (DVP) Scheme jointly with AICTE in 1999. The Scheme envisages promotion of industry-institute interaction by facilitating the dissemination of knowledge through the expertise of experienced and knowledgeable persons from industry to integrate their rich industrial experience with technical education. The Scheme has received very enthusiastic response from industry and engineering research institutions over the years. Since the year 2018, the scheme has also been made applicable to all retired INAE Fellows.
There is a constant endeavour to improve and strengthen the functioning of the scheme for which suggestions/views are sought from the industry experts as well as affiliated engineering colleges/institutions through a Feedback Report after each visit by the industry expert/ INAE Fellow.
The Distinguished Visiting Professor under the scheme will:
*For exceptional cases the Selection Committee may relax age limits.
The Responsibilities of the Distinguished Visiting Professor
Tenure of the Distinguished Visiting Professor
Tenure will be initially for a period of one year, which is further extendable up to a maximum of FIVE years. Each year’s Extension will be decided by the Selection Committee, based on the active contributions of the Distinguished Visiting Professor during the year, and the feedback received from the affiliated engineering college /institution.
If for any specific reason, the Distinguished Visiting Professor seeks a break in the Tenure, a break of maximum period of TWO years can be granted.
The Responsibilities of the Institution
Proposals / Requests for Appointing a Distinguished Visiting Professor
Forwarding of Proposals
The proposals should be forwarded at the following address:
Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE)
6th Floor, Unit No. 604-609, SPAZE I-Tech Park,
Tower A, Sector 49, Sohna Road,
Gurgaon – 122018
Website : www.inae.in