Modernizing and Enhancing Indian eLearning Educational Strategies

MIELES is a European Commission funded project which collaborate Indian institutes with European Institutions.

MEA Engineering College is the one and only Engineering College from Kerala with this collaboration.

It is believed that this approach will be a concrete and innovative way of addressing the most pressing needs in the development of the Indian Higher Education sector at present, namely expanding access to higher education, and more specifically, exploiting the potential of the Indian Governments’ (and private sectors’) investments in digital infrastructure, internet access, and online courses. The project departs from the premise that all Indian higher education institutions need support to upscale their e-learning strategies and programs.

The Objectives of MIELES Project are:

The General Objective of MIELES is to modernise and enhance access to the Indian Higher education system by supporting the development of diverse institutional e-Learning strategies.

The specific objectives are:

  • To support Indian Institutional management to assess their interests and needs with regards to e-earning
  • To build the capacity of Indian institutions to develop a clear, realistic, and tailored strategic approaches to e-learning
  • To enhance the capacity of Indian institutions to implement their institutional e-learning strategies, both through staff training and collaborative pilot projects
  • To enable transfer of knowledge within India regarding e-learning strategy and capacity

Training “To develop and evaluate courses in digitalization and virtual Labs”

As part of the MIELES dissemination strategy, a training course on “To develop and evaluate courses in digitalization and virtual Labs” was organized last 14 August 2019 at the Asian Institute of Design in Bangalore, India. The event covered different aspects of e-learning from general aspects of learning goals, question construction, future methods for assignments and integration of VR Labs to the online courses. Mr. Baiju B.S, PRO & Placement Officer (AP, Dept. of Basic Science) represented MEA Engineering College.

MIELES Course Evaluation Wrap Up

Last 12 August 2019 MIELES’ partners gathered at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) in Chennai, India to present and discuss the learning outcomes and evaluation of results from KTH and TU Berlin online courses offered via the NPTEL platform.

MIELES study visit conducted at TU Berlin

The Study Visit took place in Berlin last 15-16 April 2019 in Berlin, Germany. The visit’s main objective was to have an in depth look at how TU Berlin approaches e-learning holistically and to advance with the pilot exercises under the MIELES project framework. The Technische Universität Berlin, KTH- Royal Institute of Technology at Stockholm, and the University of Barcelona moderated the discussion. Mr. Naseel Ibnu Azeez, AP, Dept. Of Mechanical Engineering & Mr. Baiju B.S, PRO & Placement Officer (AP, Dept. of Basic Science) represented MEA Engineering College.

Evaluation, Management and Planning Pilot meeting

MIELES’ partners gathered to discuss the project situation as well as the pilot phase updates.  The meeting took place at the Asian Institute of Design in Bangalore, India on 14 September 2018. Mr. Naseel Ibnu Azeez, AP, Dept. Of Mechanical Engineering represented MEA Engineering College.

MIELES Meeting at MEA Engineering College on 22nd March 2018

Dr Nicolas Patrici from University of Barcelona, Spain visited MEA Engineering college regarding our foreign collaboration project ‘MIELES’ funded by European Commission.

During this visit, Dr Nicolas interacted with college authorities and faculty members. A discussion regarding project implementation were organised and several academicians across the Kerala participated in the conference.
Dr. Rajin M. Linus, Principal MEA inaugurated the gathering and Mr. Naseel Ibnu Azeez, MIELES Project coordinator presented a study on e-learning trends in Kerala.

“MIELES conference held at Nicosia, Cyprus hosted by CARDET on 5th and 6th October 2017.

Mr Haneesh Babu, Vice Principal and Mr Naseel Ibnu Azeez, Assitant Professor represented our institution for this conference”
During the conference MEA Engineering College put forward strategies of institution to implementing e-learning in institution and submitted the SWOT report for the project. The consortium decided to move forward with current collaborations to improve e-learning platforms in partner institutions.

MIELES second conference has been held at Stockholm, Sweden hoted by KTH Royal Institute of Technology on May 8th and 9th 2017.

Dr. Rajin M. Linus, Principal MEA Engineering College and Mr. Naseel Ibnu Azeez, Assistant Professor,Mechanical Engineering, represented MEA on this meeting.
This meeting will be a new step toward establishment of MIELES project in our institution

Official Kick-off Meeting at University of Barcelona

The commencement of MIELES has been announced on November 14  2015 at University of Barcelona, Spain.

Mr. Sreeram S. HOD, CSE and Mr. Naseel Ibnu Azeez M.P. Assistant Professor,ME were represented MEA Engineering College for this meeting.

MIELES conference held at Berlin, Germany

Mr. Naseel Ibnu Azeez, AP,ME and Mr.Baiju, PTO represented MEA Engineering College for MIELES conference held at Technical University, Berlin, Germany.

Project Partners


  • Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai
  • University of Mysore, Mysore
  • Amrita University, Coimbatore
  • MEAC-MEA Engineering College, Perinthalamanna
  • KAHAM Unity College, Manjeri
  • AIGA –Asian Institute of Gaming and Animation, Bangalore.

Project Partners


  • Universitat de Barcelona (UB), Spain (Project Coordinator)
  • Università di Roma – Sapienza, Italy
  • Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin
  • Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, Stockholm
  • Πανεπιστήμιο Πελοποννήσου, Peloponnese (University of the Peloponnese)
  • CARDET – Cyprus
  • European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education, ENQA, Brussles.
  • Associated Partner
  • European University Association (EUA), Brussles.