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ISM-CMAP-Combine (ICMC) for hierarchical knowledge scenario in quality engineering education

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Quality assurance in engineering education is a multifaceted problem further augmented by the stakeholders of engineering education. Students, parents and employers are rightfully questioning the quality of the curriculum, the instructional delivery, the learning environment, accessibility to learning technologies and equipment, employability as well as the possibilities of lifelong learning and the improvement of knowledge (Karapetrovic 2002). The purpose of the study is, therefore, to identify the parameters that influence the quality of an engineering education system and develop an integrated model of hierarchical structuring and a concept map for pre-identified concept elements through a process of iterative-interactive consensus-driven methodology, as advocated by second-generation system design paradigm for evolving knowledge scenario of concepts related to quality engineering education.

Keywords: Cmap; Content analysis; Hyper cycle; Interpretive Structural Modeling (ISM); Knowledge management; Nominal Group Technique (NGT); Quality assurance

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Mechanical Engineering Department, Anand Engineering College, Agra, India 2: Mechanical Engineering Department, Dayalbagh Educational Institute (Deemed University), Dayalbagh, Agra, India 3: Mechanical Engineering Department, BITS, Goa, India 4: Mechanical Engineering Department, MITS Gwalior, MP, India

Publication date: March 1, 2007

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