Title: Achieving quality excellence in Indian engineering education: modelling and analysis using system dynamics
Authors: Abdul Razak Honnutagi; Rajendra Sonar; A. Subash Babu
Addresses: SJM School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai-400076, Maharashtra, India ' SJM School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai-400076, Maharashtra, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai-400076, Maharashtra, India
Abstract: As the Indian industry becomes globally competitive in several sectors, one of the critical factors is the success of the engineering and technical education. The objective of this paper is to present a research study initiated for developing an integrated framework for quality excellence in engineering education. About 20 quality excellence models and international quality awards were studied in depth and it was found that almost all models lack predictive ability. In order to incorporate predictive ability of the quality excellence models, system dynamics methodology was used in the study. The system dynamics model thus developed for predicting quality excellence was used to generate various scenarios and analysed. Interesting results were obtained, which are presented in this paper.
Keywords: engineering education; excellence models; national quality awards; NQAs; quality excellence; simulation; system dynamics; India; educational quality; modelling; higher education; educational excellence.
International Journal of Business Excellence, 2016 Vol.10 No.1, pp.90 - 119
Received: 03 Mar 2014
Accepted: 21 Sep 2014
Published online: 07 Jul 2016 *