An online meeting via video conferencing was held between the Academic Project Coordinators of Jigme Namgyel Engineering College and the Faculty & Students of Sustainable Global Technologies Studio Course of Aalto School of Engineering, Department of Built Environment, Aalto University, Finland on Nov 20, 2019.
JNEC is working towards hosting international students and their mentors from Aalto University, Finland and the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB), India to work with JNEC staff and students on PBL based case studies in Bhutan. This activity is a part of the European Union Project titled “Strengthening Problem Based Learning (PBL) in South Asian Universities” in which, JNEC is one of the partners. The international students would collaborate with students of JNEC for a period of two weeks on PBL based projects. The thematic areas of case studies were chosen based on the relevance and their benefits to the community in Samdrup Jongkhar and nearby Dzongkhags. The student case studies would involve surveys, designs, development of prototypes, field visits, problem solving, critical thinking and also engage the local government, Civil Society Organizations, NGOs and the community in and around Samdrup Jongkhar Dzongkhag.