The Indo Universal Collaboration for Engineering Education (IUCEE) was established in 2007 with the vision of facilitating Transformations in Engineering Education through global collaborations. IUCEE offers a wide range of programs aimed at improving the quality and global relevance of engineering education in India, with the involvement of a large network of international faculty, students, institutions, and industry. It is sustained largely by a consortium of engineering educational institutions across India (


Established under the Gujarat Private Universities Act of 2009, RK University has consistently received recognition and accolades from renowned organizations such as Microsoft, Infosys, IUCEE, ISTE, TCS, DNA, Engineering Watch, and Wipro. RKU’s faculty members have secured a significant amount of extramural research funding from GUJCOST; an autonomous body functioning under the aegis of the Department of Science and Technology. The university plays a leadership role in the area of pedagogy and outcome-based instruction. Interactive learning is heavily encouraged across the university. The Assessment Advisory Council (AAC) recommends innovative assessment methods to fulfill the desired learning outcomes of various courses. The Center for Professional Development (CPD) at RK University recommends educational programs that contribute to the overall development of faculty members. RKU also conducts six-week-long programs to provide participants with a collaborative, immersive, and hands-on environment for exploring new ideas that would subsequently help them formulate new learning experiences. RKU’s leadership comprises researchers and academicians from renowned institutes of learning. Nobel Laureate Dr. Alan J. Heeger delivered a video speech during RK University’s First International Conference on Research & Entrepreneurship (ICRE 2016).


The Fourth International Conference on Transformations in Engineering Education (ICTIEE’17) will CONNECT engineering educators from all over India with leaders from across the world as well as from industry. Participants will be able to SHARE best practices and thereby LEARN to TRANSFORM their own institutional efforts to prepare engineering graduates for addressing global challenges as well as for fulfilling the targeted initiatives of the Indian government. ICTIEE 2017 is being hosted at three locations (Vardhaman College of Engineering, Hyderabad, Telangana; RK University, Rajkot; and Manipal University, Jaipur) sequentially in order to maximize its impact among institutions all over India. We welcome you to join us on this mission.


More than 20 distinguished dignitaries from the United States, Europe, India, and Australia would be visiting RK University during ICTIEE 2017. The conference organizers strongly encourage educators and students from engineering as well as non-engineering backgrounds to take advantage of the interactive sessions on professional skill development, outcome-based education, industry-responsive curriculum, e-learning, technical communication, patent drafting, entrepreneurial opportunities, and student placements. Prospective attendees may register and attend without submitting manuscripts.


Dr. Michael Auer (Austria), Dr. Vijay Kanabar (US), Dr. Claire Komives (US), Dr. William Oakes (US), Dr. Hans Hoyer (US), Dr. John Long (US), Dr. Anil Kulkarni (US), Dr. Roop Mahajan (US), Dr. Raghu Echampati (US), Mr. Thomas Iwinski (US), Dr. Sohum Sohoni (US), Dr. Pratibha Nagabhushan (US), Dr. Siva Chandrasekaran (Australia), Dr. Ashok Saxena (US), Dr. Raman Unnikrishnan (US), Dr. Duleep Deosthale (US), and Dr. Vikram Dalal (US).


  • Internationally acclaimed engineering educators from the United States of America/Europe/Australia will be visiting RK University, Rajkot during ICTIEE 2017 for delivering expert talks.
  • Participating faculty members/students will be given a platform to raise questions pertaining to professional skill development, outcome-based education, industry-responsive curriculum, and problems in engineering placements during the interactive panel sessions with the renowned international experts.
  • Three student awards reserved for the research poster session.
  • Three student awards reserved for the engineering project exhibits.
  • All student awards to be handed out by the international dignitaries.
  • Certificate of participation (with IEEE, IUCEE, ASEE, IFEES, IGIP and other international logos).
  • Lunch and tea included (on both the days). Dinner included on the first day.
  • Patent workshop, technical communication workshop, entrepreneurship talk, and other useful seminars/workshops.
  • Discounted registration for the Rajkot venue.
  • No manuscript submission required for participating in ICTIEE 2017.


ICTIEE 2017 (Rajkot) will provide a common platform for the stakeholders of Engineering Education to share best practices that would help in effectively transforming Engineering Education. The ICTIEE 2017 Committee invites authors to submit original (and previously unpublished) manuscripts based on the following topics:

  • Pedagogical Innovations
  • Outcome-Based Engineering Education
  • Industry-Responsive Curriculum
  • Facilitating the Development of Professional Skills
  • Technological Innovations in Support of the “Make in India,” “Startup India,” and related Governmental Initiatives

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All submitted manuscripts will undergo a plagiarism check and a thorough peer review. All accepted manuscripts will be published online in the Journal of Engineering Education Transformations (JEET), the official Journal of IUCEE ( Select papers will be published in the print version of JEET. Authors are requested to visit for further details.


      1. Mr. Mohit Patel; VP, RK University
      2. Dr. Rajamani Natarajan; Raja Ramanna Fellow, Dept. of Atomic Energy
      3. Dr. Ketan Kotecha; Provost, Parul University
      4. Ms. Shaila Hooli; Consultant, Wipro
      5. Mr. Basavaraj Hooli; Founder Director, Graceful Growth Consulting


Mr. Denish Patel; Exec. VP, RK University

Dr. Ranjit Goswami; VC, RK University


Dr. Ajit Kumar N. Shukla; Director (SOE), RK University

Dr. Krishna Vedula; Exec. Dir., IUCEE


Dr. Nikhil A. Gokhale; Associate Dir. (FDSR), RK University
Dr. Nilesh Kalani; Director (SDS), RK University
Prof. Krunal Vaghela; Asst. Prof. (CE & IT), RK University
Dr. Amit Lathigara; HOD (CE & IT), RK University
Dr. Kartik Kothari; HOD (Mech. Engg.), RK University


Student Participants: Rs. 1,500 (USD 20)

Faculty Participants: Rs. 1,900 (USD 30) For IUCEE Consortium Member; Rs. 2,400 (USD 35) For Non-Consortium Members

Industry Participants: Rs. 2,400 (USD 35)

REGULAR REGISTRATION (after Dec. 15, 2016)

Student Participants: Rs. 2,000 (USD 30)

Faculty Participants: Rs. 2,500 (USD 40) For IUCEE Consortium Member; Rs. 3,000 (USD 45) For Non-Consortium Members

Industry Participants: Rs. 3,000 (USD 45)


Keynote Address, Workshops, Evening Inaugural, Talks, & Paper Presentations:

Jan. 9, 2017

Keynote Address, Workshops, Talks, & Valedictory:

Jan. 10, 2017