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Mission10X
Not profit Trust of Wipro Ltd
Industry Engineering Education
Founded 2007 in India
Headquarters India Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Services Education
Website mission10x.com

Mission10X is a Not–for-Profit Trust created by Wipro Limited[1][2][3]. It was initiated with the aim of enhancing the employability skills of fresh Engineering Graduates in India, and was launched on 5 September 2007,[3] celebrated as Teacher’s Day in India[4], . Mission10X is a fast growing academic community of learners and innovators.

History[edit]

Wipro Limited identified that there is a significant number of engineering graduates in India who do not possess employability skills. To address this challenge, and also as a part of its Quantum Innovation project, [4] Wipro planned to create a significant change in the employability landscape[2][3] of India.

Azim Premji, Chairman,Wipro Ltd., launched Mission10X on 5 September 2007, amongst a huge gathering of senior academicians[1] from various Engineering Institutions across India. The journey of Mission10X Faculty Empowerment Workshops started on 12th November 2007[5], at Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT University),Bhubaneshwar[6].

Vision, Mission, Goals and Objectives[edit]

The Vision of Mission10X is to increase employability skills of fresh engineering graduates in India. The Mission is to empower faculty members in engineering institutions by conducting Mission10X Faculty Empowerment Workshops. These worskhops help faculty members to understand and practice better teaching learning processes. The Goal is to empower 10,000 faculty members in engineering institutions by these workshops within 5 September 2010.
The Objective is to train faculty members on various Pedagogical practices and to help them to obtain the following International Certifications:

  • Dale Carnegie Certificate on High Impact Teaching Skills
  • Cambridge International Certificate for Teachers and Trainers
  • Mission10X Certificate in Teaching and Learning

Workshops[edit]

Mission10X conducts TWO Faculty Empowerment Workshops:

  • Mission10X Workshop – 5 full-day workshop for 30 faculty members chosen from 3 different engineering institutions.

This program is oriented towards building continuous professional development for teachers of engineering education. It is primarily designed to shift the paradigm from teaching to learning and transform the learning cultures in the institutions of engineering education

  • Mission10X Advanced Workshop (Post-Workshop) – 2 full-day workshop for 30 faculty members

This workshop is oriented towards preparing the faculty members towards creation and practice of Active learning strategies in engineering course delivery that are also requirements for obtaining the International Certifications.

Mission10X Learning Framework[edit]

The Mission10X Learning Approach (MxLA) was conceived to empower engineering faculty members with innovative teaching techniques and tools that would enable their learners to:

  • Imbibe higher levels of understanding of engineering courses
  • Effectively apply concepts learnt in varying practical situations
  • Develop key behavioral skills required for employability

MxLA is sensitive to the contemporary intellectual development in the human and social sciences and derives its essence from multiple disciplines, methods and approaches. Amongst many Pedagogical and Andragogical approaches, the MxLA focuses on Benjamin S. Bloom’s Taxonomy of educational objectives and Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence Theory

International Certifications[edit]

Mission10X Faculty Empowerment Workshops help faculty members with sufficient learning and provides an opportunity to acquire the following certificates that contribute towards their professional development:

  • Mission10X Dale Carnegie Certificate in High Impact Teaching Skills[7]
  • Cambridge International Certificate for Teachers and Trainers[8]
  • Mission10X Certificate in Teaching and Learning[9]

University Collaborations[edit]

The collaborating University partners of Mission10X

Spread[edit]

Mission10X workshops have successfully

  • Empowered over 4500 faculty members of engineering education with a spread of over 400 Institutions
  • Set its footprints in various Indian states namely, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Orissa, Pondicherry, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal.

Mission10X aims to achieve its dream of empowering 10,000 engineering faculty members through its workshops across India.

Team[edit]

Mission10X comprises of a Core Team, a Center of Excellence, Faculty and Academic Relationships Managers. Mission10X has also constituted the advisory board comprising Senior Academicians. The advisory board provides a fillip to Mission10X’s innovative approaches to address the employability landscape in India.

The advisory board comprises eminent academicians and have significantly contributed in the field of engineering education like Prof. K. Chidananda Gowda, (former Vice Chancellor) Kuvempu University, Prof. A. S. Kolaskar, (former Vice Chancellor) Pune University, and Prof. R. Natarajan (former Chairman) AICTE and (former Director), IIT Madras[18].

Key Milestones[edit]

  • 2007

Mission10X launched on 5 September 2007
Mission10X 1st Workshop launched in KIIT on 12 November 2007

  • 2008

Mission10X and IIT-Bombay Tie-up on 30 January 2008
Press meet on Advisory board induction, Faculty Resource Guide released on 7 August 2008
Educators Meet and 1st Anniversary celebration on 5 September 2008
Affiliation with Anna University, Chennai on 5 September 2008
Mission10Xians Meet at BIT,Bangalore on 24 September 2008
Mission10Xians Meet at Osmania University, Hyderabad on 25 September 2008
Mission10Xians Meet at Velammal Institutions, Chennai on 29 September 2008
Mission10Xians Meet at Pune University, Pune on 30 September 2008
Anna University Educators Meet at Coimbatore on 14 October 2008
Anna University Educators Meet at Chennai on 16 October 2008
1st Master Trainer Program from 3 November to 8 November 2008
Anna University Educators Meet at Madurai on 2 December 2008

  • 2009

Mission10X E-Mail launch on 31 January 2009
Educators Meet and MOU with JNTU HYDERABAD on 20 February 2009
2nd Master Trainer Program from 2 March to 7 March 2009
Educators Meet and MOU with JNTU ANANTPUR on 12 March 2009
Educators Meet and MOU with JNTU KAKINADA on 16 March 2009
Mission10X CIE Postworkshop launch on 29 March 2009
MOU signed with Anna University, Chennai along with Mr. Azim Premji on 9 June 2009

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