CII - EEF Programmes

Industry Linkages and Academic Alliance

  1. Confederation of Indian Industries (Education Excellence Forum)
  2. 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

  3. Indian Merchants Chamber (IMC Education Committee )
  4. The Indian Merchants’ Chamber has constituted the IMC Education Committee with Prof. Rupa Shah as Chairperson & Mr. Samir Somaiya as the Co-Chairman. The Committee is in the process of the developing courses with the assistance of industry and academia to ensure improved employability and confidence of students seeking employment in their chosen careers. TCET was one among the 16 colleges who were invited for a round table meeting for discussions on framing policies and action plan for conduction of these courses.

  5. Maharashtra Economic Development Council (MEDC)
  6. The Maharashtra Economic Development Council (MEDC) was established in 1957 under the stewardship of (late) Dr. Dhananjayrao Gadgil, eminent Economist and former Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, Govt. of India. It was set up by participation of prominent Chambers of Commerce, Business and Industries Associations in Maharashtra, to “facilitate rapid and balanced economic development of Maharashtra”. The Council acts as an Economic Think-Tank for Business & Industry as also for the Government of Maharashtra.

    The Council has always been fortunate to have eminent personalities and experts from Business & Industry, as Presidents, who have actively supported and guided the affairs of the Council. This has made MEDC a unique Research & Development Organisation not only in Maharashtra, but also in India.

    MEDC is the only organisation focusing exclusive attention on Economic Development of Maharashtra. With its sustained efforts, it has been facilitating rapid and balanced economic and industrial development of the State. As a part of this strategy, MEDC has accorded top priority in its Agenda, to vital issues such as:

    • Infrastructure Development
    • Balanced Regional Development
    • Industry – Education Partnership
    • Tourism & Hospitality
    • Agriculture and Water Resources
    • Economic Growth & Human Development

    MEDC is a ‘development catalyst and investment facilitator’ for the State of Maharashtra – a unique, apolitical and autonomous research organisation working proactively with State Government, Business and Industry, Educationists, Professionals, Bankers, Economists and other leading stakeholders on vital issues of economic development.

    MEDC contributes actively to promote and provoke ‘reasoned thinking’ on matters of socio-economic policy both at the National and State level. MEDC’s mainstay is the Policy-Oriented Research. It brings out research memoranda and informative circulars on various aspects of the Economy in general and trade and industry in particular. It has so far published more than 275 publications which have been well-received. MEDC’s publications are of great value to Governments, Business and Industry, Chambers of Commerce, Universities, Consultants, and Research Scholars and Students.

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  
India – Ontario Roundtable on Internationalisation of Higher Education This networking event  was organized to provide an opportunity for Indian and Canadian participants to interact with each other and explore the possibilities of collaboration and joint ventures   1 Faculty 6th February, 2016 Ms. Mima Vulovic, Manager Talent and International Collaborations, Research Branch, Government of Ontario, Canada.
Ms. Allison Barr, Diector, Research Branch, Ministry of research and Innovation, Government of Ontario, Canada.
Mr. Himanshu Goyal Country Manager, academic and Developer relations, Career education and Localization IBM
Make in India at BKC Students of TCET were invited to participate in Hackathon where students from topnotch institutes including IIT B were invited  to collaborate intensively on software projects.
A platform for innovators, programmers and engineers.
Awarded teams from top engineering institutions in
200 students 13th Feb To 18th February, 2016 Global CEOs, think tanks, policy makers,
Diplomats and Political leaders
Faculty Development Programme Practical Training Programme on Embedded Systems, VLSI system design and Software for controlling embedded systems and embedded FPGA microprocessors.   15th March, 2016 Saurabh Mehta, Co-Founder, Chief Technical Officer
Vayve technologies

Conference on
‘Enabling Inclusive Growth through Social Engagement’

To discuss and deliberate on the groundbreaking leadership attributes to channelize social impact.Conscious entrepreneurship and the importance of corporate ethics to support positive growth. 4 faculty Members 16th March, 2016  Mr Kailash Satyarthi, Chairman, Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation, H H Radhanath Swami, Spiritual leader, Renowned Motivational Speaker & Author for the international best-seller “The Journey Home”
Industrial Visit to GM Enterprises and GM Controls To make students understand electronic manufacturing service. To make students  understand different types of PCBs and its designing using software and manual method. SE EXTC (A & B)
28 students and 2 faculty
7th July 2016 Mr. Sandip Pandore, Operation Head, EMS Business from G.M.Enterprises gave the idea about two different types of components-
1) SMD: - Surface mount device
2) Through-hole devices
Industrial visit to  Ambuja Cements Limited, Corporate Office.
Elegent Bussiness Park,Behind Kotak Mahindra Bank,
Nr. Chakala Metro Station,Andheri (E), Mumbai-400 059.
  TE (Civil)
30 students along with one faculty 
12th October 2016 Prakash Kudche, Technical services,
Correct steps of making concrete
JSW Steel Plant, Dolvi   60 students and 2 Faculty 26th October 2016  
User acceptance testing
With an intent to make India cashless, Mastek is incubating Cashless Technologies India Pvt. Ltd., a start-up focused on providing a Digital Payment Platform as an industry wide utility for making India cashless.   12th August, 2016 Mastek team gave  them a demo and get them try the app
HODs meet 2016 Invited talk at the inaugural session of HODs meet 2016 on industry expectations from graduate engineers/ engineering program sustainability  100+   K.N.Rao
Director- Energy Environment and Sustainability
ACC Limited
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  
Interactive session on work environment in MNCs .The event was jointly organized by CII EEF as an intervention to familiarize students of what to expect after joining a MNC. Jyoti has  an innovative approach towards Strategic / Transformational / Operational HR & Organizational Development Initiatives that are focused on delivering solutions that meet the Organisation's short & long-term goals. She has extensive experience across the IT industry. Her key responsibilities include people strategy, manpower planning, ensuring effective talent acquisition and development, and developing all policies, programs, and practices related to people, culture and organizational issues.
Ms. Jyoti Moily with the aid of the Maslows pyramid explained the need of individuals as they go through different phases of their life. She advised students to remain abreast with the changes happening in the environment and keep themselves updated with the same . She was of the opinion that in the corporate sector there is no job security nor any provision for pension as in the government sector, Therefore the habit of saving should be developed as early as possible. She emphasized that the need for learning throughout their entire career .She also urged students to opt for jobs which give a lot of learning opportunity  vis- a vis fat pay packets during their early part of their careers. She also emphasized the importance of having good mentors through out ones career. The session was followed by a Q& A session.
22 students from  Information Technology branch , 66 students from Computer branch, 7 students from Electronics branch, 5 students from Mechanical Engineering. 29/09/2017 Ms. Jyoti Moily  HR Professional from Aurionpro solutions
2nd edition of Principals Conclave: Building Institutions of Excellence The objective of the conclave is to bring together thought leaders across institutions, corporates, and regulators to provide insights to the academia on how can one build Institutions of Excellence to ensure that young minds are developed for future-readiness. 1 Faculty   20/11/2017  
Japan Education Center and Information in India (JECI) session Education :
Connection to global 30 projects of Japanese universities.
Industry focused Japanese language courses certified by Japan
Setting up Japanese type skill centre in association with various institutes
Courses for business excellence in services and manufacturing industry
Internship opportunities in Japanese organization having presence in India
Intellectual  and cultural exchanges:
Japanese culture
Food habits
Student exchange programme
300 students 09/01/2018 Mr. Raj Adhikary
CII Academic Leadership: Changing Paradigms The objective of this workshop is to share challenges, learn from experiences of others, while developing and shaping the leadership priorities for a more successful future of your institution. CII-Western Region has conceptualized an intensive TWO day workshop exclusively for Heads of Institutions and/or Decision makers of leading Institutions, to participate in a unique collective immersive learning experience. 1 Faculty 22nd and 23rd January 2018 Dr. Jagdish Sheth (renowned Global Management Guru and Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing at Goizueta Business School of Emory University, USA).
Session on Career options after Engineering . The session was well received by the attendees . Parth gave various career options that one can pursue along with pros and cons of the choice. He gave an analytical overiew of the opportunities , salary perks and job description of various jobs which one can pursue based on the interests of the applicant 85 9th February 2018 The session was conducted by Parth Parikh from Fin Shiksha
CXO session          The session was conducted in an interactive mode and the speaker talked about the following topics  
Basics of Behavioral Economics, Shortcomings of Big data for decision making Urgency vs importance in decision making, Key Cognitive Biases with examples, Decision process steps
   Better Decisions require better forecasting techniques
57 students and 6 faculty 09/03/2018      Mr. Rohitash Gupta, CFO, e-clerx
Conference on  Driving Growth in the New Age Economy Annual General meeting of CII western region will be held and further to this discussions on achieving growth in the current economy will be the theme of the event 2 Faculty memebers   16/03/2018  
Student Industrial Visit Understanding of Die casting process 40 students of Mechanical Engineering   23/03/2018                M/s. Veena Diecasters & Engineers Pvt Ltd,
Thane Plant
Solar Technology. Topics  covered
1. Solar systems and its components.
2. Different configurations of solar system.
3. Indian bodies, organizations and their role.
4. Solar applications.
5. Business opportunities in solar system.
6. Government policies
7. How to start your own company.
   20th July 2018 Mr. Vikal B. Chaurasiya
Founder , BRESON-A Green Company
Session on MATLAB for Engineers Topics covered
1. Executing commands on command window
2. How to write a script file
3. Working with audio , image, video and text
4. Executing inbuilt functions
40 students
3 Faculty
27th July 2018 Dr Bijith Marakarkandy
Session on E-waste Awareness and Dismantling Workshop Topics  covered
A) Awareness session
A short presentation on the :- E waste rules & responsibilities, Benefits of proper disposal, Hazards of improper disposal
B) Dismantling workshop :- A hands on tear down session dismantling your old electronics
C) Collection drive :- Bring your e-waste for recycling
70 students
5 faculty
5th October 2018 Ms. Shubra Verma
Mr. Ibrahim Mansoori, Consultant, Sofies Group, Bangalore
Visit to : Mahindra and Mahindra Limited To understand the High Pressure Die Casting (HPDC) process. 28 students 2 faculty 12rd , October 2018  
Session on "Demystifying Digital Marketing" Digital marketing is becoming a career of choice for many engineering graduates and MBAs. What started as setting up a website for companies, digital marketing now encompasses many tactics such as email marketing, social media marketing, search engine advertising, etc. Digital marketing is now becoming more and more complex with many niche agencies specializing in fields such as SEO, SEM, etc. On the other hand, many established marketing agencies are incorporating digital marketing practices within themselves to offer full service bouquet to their clientele.
In this session, I will tell you the story of how digital marketing has evolved over a period of time and offer my predictions on how it will evolve further. I will answer your questions on how you can pick up your career in digital marketing and how you can learn the necessary skills. I will also share quite a few case studies of how companies have used digital marketing successfully.
20 students
4 faculty
8th February 2019 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm Shrikant Mulik is CEO of Vidyarjan Consulting Pvt. Ltd.
Session on "Social Media : The Continually Evolving Digital Warhorse" Social Media has evolved in the last decade due to Internet access and smartphones. Internet has made it possible an era of instant messaging and blogging.
Consumers have started interacting with each other over platforms like Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, Pinterest and many more, promoting their favorite Brands. They are able to convey their opinion about products and brands.
Brands are using social media platforms as their weapon to connect with the community boundless by geographical restrictions. Brands have realised that by galvanizing audiences to engage in both online and offline, users can become brand advocates.
With all above benefits social media promises to reach relevant audiences at large scale through the available data when used in a right manner.
53 students and 6 faculty 22th March 2019 from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm Pritesh Patel Coach at BaseCamp Digital & Ex Facebook
17th edition of Manufacturing Summit on  at the Trident Nariman Point, Mumbai. The Summit aims to bring together industry leaders, practitioners, service providers and thinkers to delve into policy frameworks, refer lessons from global case studies, and deliberate on enterprise-wide strategies to identify concrete steps to position India as the superlative product manufacturing destination. 2 Faculty Friday, 08 November 2019  MrR Mukundan, Managing Director, Tata Chemicals
Mr Sunil Mathur, Managing Director, Siemens India
Mr Ashwath Ram, Managing Director, Cummins India Ltd
Mr Alakesh  Roy, Managing Director, Zamil Steel Buildings India Pvt Ltd
Dr P Anbalagan, Chief Executive Officer, MIDC
Mr Ashank Desai, Founder and Ex-Chairman, Mastek Ltd.
  Expert Session on
Cognitive skills, design thinking and critical thinking
To enable student use Design thinking for creating products and services . Design thinking  is a non-linear, iterative process which seeks to understand users, challenge assumptions, redefine problems and create innovative solutions to prototype and test 83 Students and 5 Faculty  27th September 2019 from 3.30 till 5.30 pm Prof. Ravi Vaidee, Senior Associate Dean – Marketing, Welingkar.