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LP101

Build a better Product

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LP201

Product engineering

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LP30X

Mini Project / Internship

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LP40X

Major project

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Engineering Education in India today

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India has a very large number of engineering and science graduates. Indian companies provide engineering services globally. However, when it comes to product design and innovative solutions to society’s problems, India lags far behind.

This is due in large measure to the limited practical exposure of students in the largely theory-oriented UG teaching in most of our colleges. Further, many of the teachers have not worked in industry and hence have little practical experience.​

Many students do not develop innovative and entrepreneurial mindset. Most of them do not get core engineering jobs, many leave engineering altogether. Out of about 1 million engineers graduating per year in India, over 40% are considered unemployable by Indian industry and over 80% are unemployable in the knowledge industry. We estimate that barely 3-5% are capable of doing innovative design.

LEAP is working towards changing this, making even students from rural engineering colleges capable of doing innovative design. Know more...

Project Based Learning

LEAP for Industry-ready Engineering Graduates

LEAP provides IIT Style / Industry-oriented Project Based Learning (PBL) to Engineering Colleges by focused programs from 1st Year to 4th Year BE / B Tech. All LEAP activities involve building products and learning by doing. Know more...
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LEAP is funded by the Maker Bhavan Foundation, USA through the IIT Madras Incubation Cell

Empowering

LEAP for Empowering College faculty

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  • Faculty Training Workshop at the start of a LEAP program
  • Faculty members are trained in both Technical and Management aspects during the workshop.
  • Faculty Technical training is aligned to the respective LEAP Program content, covering topics and hands-on activities as per the LEAP Program content, e.g. LP201 Faculty Training workshop covers aspects like:
    • Project Based Learning methods
    • System Design Aspects
    • Research to Prototype to Productization
    • Solutioning within given cost and time constraints
    • Project Specific Topics
  • Faculty Management training is aligned to implementation of the LEAP Programs at their respective colleges, including topics like Program delivery, Progress reviews, Student mentoring, and Evaluation strategy.
  • Regular connect is done with Faculty members on Progress and Challenges during LEAP Program execution.
  • Faculty members are also provided opportunities to connect with Industry Network.

Partners

LEAP for Industry Partners

LEAP is partnering with Companies/Industries across different domains. LEAP Industry partners collaborate on various aspects related to LEAP.

Internships

Provide internships to talented LEAP students. Being trained hands on, LEAP graduates have a level of preparedness and will be able to contribute with fresh perspectives.

Placements

Hire great talent by reviewing work done by students in LEAP.

Domain Specific Projects

Propose and guide LEAP teams in world class, domain-specific project ideas that stem from the organization needs. Showcase and share expertise through skilling programs in technologies of interest to the organization

LEAP Volunteer

Volunteer for various roles in LEAP, including Advisors, Judges, and more.