The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is a not for profit professional organization that promotes the art, science and practice of mechanical and multi-disciplinary engineering and allied sciences. Founded in 1880, the society aims to help the global engineering community develop solutions to real old challenges.
This September the society will launch its India online campus, which will cater to both students and professionals. An ASME fellow and professor, department of mechanical engineering, Indian institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, explains that ASME hopes to bridge the gap between academic curricula and industry needs. Our approach is two fold: First to train engineers who are currently in an academic setting by proving them with the essential grounding on technical and industry focused topics. And second, to train employed engineers on relevant topics so that they can readily apply this training to their daily work.
The initial course portfolio, has been selected after months of discussion with both academic and industry partners and provides a balance between technical and management skills. As far as technical partnerships are concerned the society has active student sections at IIT-Roorkee, IIT-Kharagpur, BITS-Pilani–Goa, VIT Vellore, Crescent and PSG Coimbatore, to name a few. More than 500 of ASME’s student sections involve about 27,000 college and university students across the world. Supporting programs include scholarships, financial assistance and sponsorship of design contests and so on.
Delivering training through the India e-Learning campus will increase opportunities to access training for both professionals and students across the country. They can also engage in online conversation with the instructor and their peers within the various industry sectors. The six week online courses include weekly materials, online discussion boards, quizzes and so on. At the end of the course, each participant must clear an examination before receiving the ASME certificate of completion. The training adheres to the ANSI Standard of the International Association of Continuing Education and Training.
One of the society’s major areas of concern is early awareness. It works towards creating a higher understanding of science, technology, engineering and maths, to inspire students early in life to embark on careers in engineering and other technical fields.
With the growth of global energy demands, transportation needs, biomedical and other emerging technologies future engineers will be in demand. So, it is important to make youngsters realize that engineering is a fun and exciting profession that has far reaching benefits for human kind.
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