Mentoring Programmes

CII Mentorship Programme for Higher Education

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has been conducting the Indpact Survey, i.e., a survey of industry linkages of technical institutes in partnership with the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for the past four years with the objective of mapping the extent and depth of these linkages in India. Over the years, more than 3000 institutes have participated in this survey, assessed their performance and learnt where they stand vis a vis other institutes in different categories. One consistent finding of the survey has been that less than 15 per cent of the participating institutes have demonstrated high industry linkages while majority (70 per cent) falling in the medium category and 15 per cent in the low industry linkages category.

To help these 85 per cent institutes improve their performance and also the employability of their students, CII has started a mentorship programme to provide guidance and support to students, faculty and academic leaders. The CII Mentorship Programme for Higher Education was launched at the ‘Global Exhibition on Services’ on 21st April. The programme offers courses for faculty and students at subsidised rates and more courses are in the process of being added.

For Faculty

1. CII International Engineering Educator Certification Programme

In Partnership with

Designed and delivered by
Supported by
Mentored by

Successfully Piloted with 120 Engineering Educators from Across the Country


Discipline: Engineering

Mode of Delivery: Blended format, including three-day, face-to-face pre-certification programme, as well as asynchronous on-line modules coupled with regular synchronous on-line sessions.

Phase I – Pre-Certification Programme (3 credits)

Duration: 3 days; Mode: Face-to-Face

This part of the program will be residential. In addition to walking the trainees through the program design, curriculum and technology to be used, this phase of the Tech-Tonic programme will introduce the theoretical concepts to be further developed in the four modules of the Phase II certification. The participants will have an opportunity to bond with each other and share problems and best practices. They will also be able

  • to comprehend the principles of learner-centered teaching
  • to design or redesign a course and its elements, emphasizing learning outcomes
  • to develop different teaching and active learning strategies for implementation of these elements
  • to design formative and summative assessment tools and rubrics for outcomes assessment

Phase I will be offered multiple times during May-July 2016 and December-January 2017. Participants who complete Tech-Tonic Pre-Certification may enrol for Phase II, to be offered in September- November 2016 as well as in February-April 2017. Phase III Valedictory sessions will be held in January 2017 and May 2017.

Phase II – Certification Programme (8 credits)

Duration: 6 months; Mode: Online

The following four modules will be taught by expert faculty from the USA and India in Tech-Tonic Phase II. Participants will be required to implement their learnings in an actual course being taught at the time.

MODULE 1: Principles of Effective Learner-Centered Teaching
MODULE 2: Planning and Designing / Redesigning a Course MODULE
MODULE 3: Creating an Active and Dynamic Classroom MODULE
MODULE 4: Effective Assessment of Learning Outcomes

Phase III – Valedictory Workshop – (3 credits)

Duration: 4 days; Mode: Face-to-Face

This will be a four-day residential program where participants from Tech-Tonic Phase I and II will present and peer-evaluate teaching portfolios.
They will make poster / research paper presentations and create a one year plan of action for teaching / research and professional development.
Participants will also prepare for the Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) certification during Phase II and appear for the on-line test in Phase III. Successful participants will receive this certification as well.

Venues and dates for Seven Pre-Certification Sessions are as follows.

May 3-5 (Pune); May 10-12 (Chandigarh); June 8-10 (Hyderabad);July 18-20 (Ghaziabad, Kolkata and Bangalore), August (dates and location to be finalized)

Venues for Valedictory sessions to be conducted in Dec 2016/Jan 2017 will be at decided later.

For more details and to Register
Please contact: Ravi Hira -; +91-124-4592960, Ext – 499

2. CII Purdue NExT Programme

In Partnership with

Discipline: Engineering, Management


  • Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, is known not only for science, technology, engineering, and math
    programs, but also for its imagination, ingenuity and innovation.
  • Purdue has been ranked #4 in 'preparing students for the workforce' by the Wall Street Journal.
  • It also has the #9 ranking for its Undergraduate Engineering program in the U.S., according to U.S News & World Report.

What is Purdue NExT

Purdue NExT offers 100% online Faculty Development Courses for engineering & management institutions that give outcome-based skill training for specific skills required by the industry and are aimed at a global audience- with video lectures, interactive visualizations, simulations and tools for learners to interact with their peers and the professors all within the and without downloading or purchasing software.

Grading System:

  • The grading system is unique and carries weightage from the final exam, quizzes, homework & project work to test
    practical application and not just theoretical knowledge.
  • The online exam is conducted by Purdue University

Simulation Tools and hands-on learning model: Purdue NExT offers various tools which are otherwise not available at engineering institutions, such as Autonomie- a software that is used to simulate hybrid-electric vehicles. Autonomie isused by top automobile companies, such as GM, Hyundai, Mercedes -Benz, and institutions, such as MIT, Purdue University, University of Michigan etc..

Certification& Digital Badge: Purdue NExT awards a course certificate, a digital badge & Purdue Continuing Education Units. To qualify, a student must score 70% or higher for their course average. In contrast to degrees and certificates, Digital badges excel in communicating detailed information about graduates and signals their specific knowledge and skills.

Purdue NExT Users in India: College of Engineering, Pune ; Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune

Annasaheb Dange College of Engineering and Technology, Walchand College Engineering, Sangli; Saroj Mohan Institute of Technology, Hooghly; NIITE Meenakshi Institute of Technology, Bengaluru.

For more details and to Register
Please contact: Ravi Hira -; +91-124-4592960, Ext – 499


1. CII Mentorship Certificate Programme

In Partnership with

Discipline: Leadership, Technology, Environmental Impacts, Healthcare, Education & Careers, Start Ups Avail mentoring by Top Industry Leaders...and many more Experts of global repute

Group Chief Technology Officer & Innovation Head, Tata Sons & Chariman, CII National Committee on Technology (2015-16)
Retired Director, 3M Co. & Chairman, CII CEO Forum

Founder & Chairman, Valluri Technology Accelerators, Valluri Change Foundation Ex-Chairman - Ingersoll Rand India Region

Executive Coach & OD Consultant

Managing Director,India & Vice President, South Asia, Sanofi & President, Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI)

The programme will impart "Group Mentorship" to students at the under-graduate level from any discipline. Its aim is to drive positive societal change through "Economic and Social" value creation. It will provide a unique opportunity to students to interact in a virtual mode with World Class Mentors who will share experiential and domain knowledge with participants. These specially-designed mentoring sessions are expected to substantially enhance the employability of students by providing them an exposure to what to expect in the corporate world.

Components of the Program:

The 2 sessions within the cycle will each have a distinct agenda and will be tied together by the topic discussed and pre-decided by the mentor.

Should the Institute decide to increase the number of sessions for the same topic, it will need to be pre-arranged. Clear expectations and deliverables will be defined for subsequent sessions. Ideally it is recommended that the typical length of a mentoring contract for Educational Institutions ranges from 3 cycles (6 Sessions) to 6 Cycles (12 Sessions). For a new mentoring topic, the process will need to be re-initiated.

Mode of Delivery: Virtual Mentoring through Web based platform

For more details and to Register
Please contact: Ravi Hira -; +91-124-4592960, Ext – 499

2. CII Course on Personal Effectiveness

In Partnership with

Discipline: Any

Personal Effectiveness is a combination of


How Does It Help

What to expect

  • Recognising personal strengths and weaknesses and preferred working styles
  • Self - Awareness
  • SMART Working
  • Setting Goals and Targets
  • Time Management
  • Prioritising
  • Evaluation of work done
  • Motivating Self and Others
  • Understanding principles of becoming an effective team player
  • Personal Accountability
  • Developing your cultural quotient
  • Corporate Skills including managing diversity, promoting inclusivity, managing discrimination in the workplace
  • Aligning personal goals with organisational goals.
  • Communication Skills
  • Understanding barriers to communication

Duration of the course: 5 Days

Mode of Delivery: Classroom / Blended Learning

For more details and to Register
Please contact: Ravi Hira -; +91-124-4592960, Ext – 499

S.No. Name of Course In Partnership with Target Audience Discipline Mode of Delivery Duration of the Course Schedule of the Programme Minimum No. required Course Fee
1 INTERNATIONAL ENGINEERING EDUCATOR CERTIFICATION PROGRAMME Designed and Delivered by IUCEE, Supported by Microsoft Corp India & Mentored by CII Faculty Engineering Phase I:

Phase II:Online

Phase III:
Phase I
3 days

Phase II
6 months

Phase III
4 days
Phase I
  • May-Jul 2016
  • Dec-Jan 2017

  • Phase II
  • Sep-Nov 2016
  • Feb-Apr 2017

  • Phase III
  • Jan 2017
  • May 2017

  • 1 – 5
    Rs 29,000/- +
    service tax per faculty
    2 CII PURDUE NEXT PROGRAMME Wiley India Faculty Engineering, Management Online,
    Cloud-Based Framework
    5 weeks July 2016 5 Faculty Rs 12,999/- +
    service tax per faculty
    3 CII MENTORSHIP CERTIFICATE PROGRAMME Valluri Change Foundation Students Leadership, Technology, Environmental Impacts, Healthcare, Education & Careers, Start Ups Virtual Mentoring through Web based platform Two sessions;One hour each.

    Session 2 within 1 week of the 1st  Session
    July 2016 10 – 20 Students Rs 40,000/- +
    service tax per batch of min 10 & max 20 students
    4 CII COURSE ON PERSONAL EFFECTIVENESS Corporate Life Skills Ltd, UK Students Any Classroom / Blended Learning 5 Days July 2016 20 – 30 Students Rs 7,999/- +
    service tax per student