International Conference on Work Integrated Learning - 2024


Inauguration Cultural_Programmes Valedictory Brochure

In today’s fast paced dynamic business world, characterized by the forces of globalization, technological innovation, and competition, employees need to quickly learn and adapt to the evolving needs of the industry or risk being left behind. Work Integrated Learning (WIL) programs enable working professionals to gain industry relevant knowledge and skills while continuing to work and contribute to the growth of their organizations. BITS, Pilani is organizing the International Conference on Work Integrated Learning - 2024 (ICONWIL-24) at its Hyderabad campus with the aim of bringing a sharp focus on the extensive domain of Work Integrated Learning and offer a platform to share insights on diverse aspects that shape its landscape. With a focus on the workforce of the future, the conference brings together scholars, practitioners, and policymakers from across the globe who are actively engaged in the field of Work Integrated Learning to exchange research findings, innovative ideas and share their experiences, as well as discuss solutions to practical challenges encountered in the field.

Theme: “Work Integrated Learning - Directions for the future”


Create a platform for exchange of research outcomes and insights, ideas and best practices, networking, collaboration, and partnerships to enhance the quality and effectiveness of Work Integrated Learning.


1. Perspectives on Future Directions for Work Integrated Learning

2. Pedagogical Practices

3. Assessment Models

4. Innovation and Learning Technologies

5. Industry-Academia Collaboration


Chief Guest

Prof. T. G. Sitharam


All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

Government of India.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Daniel Jonathan Bernstein 

 Professor Emeritus, 

Department of Psychology, 

University of Kansas, USA. 

Former Director,

KU Center for Teaching Excellence, USA.

Dr. Edamana Prasad


Department of Chemistry, IIT-Madras, Chennai, India.


Head of Teaching Learning Centre,

 IIT-Madras, Chennai, India.

Prof. Nelson Lacey

Professor Emeritus, Finance. Isenberg School of Management, 

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA.

 Director of Examinations, Chartered Alternative Investment Association (CAIA), Amherst, USA.

Dr. Jaiteerth R Joshi

Outstanding Scientist & Program Director,

DRDL Hyderabad.

Prof. Manu Kapur

Professor, Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences, ETH Zurich. Director, Singapore ETH Center.

Panel Discussion: Key ingredients and approaches for designing industry-relevant curriculum.

Distinguished Panelists

Prof. Anita Ramachandran

Associate Dean, WILPD

BITS Pilani

Mr. Lokesh Ranjan Srivastava 

Co-Founder & Board Member

Voyzon Aerospace Pvt Ltd.

Former VP and 

Chief Manufacturing Officer

Tata Electronics Pvt Ltd

Mr. Marcel Fernandes

Head, Operations Excellence Academy & Skill Development

Tata Motors Ltd

Ms. Nachiketa Chandra 

VP Product 

Mercer | Mettl

 Ms. Pooja Suresh

HR Director

SAP Labs Inida

Mr. Santosh Manepally

Director - Technology Excellence, CADFEM India Pvt Ltd

               Mr. Vikas Sharma          


GAIL (India) Ltd 

Prof. P. Srinivasan

(Moderator for Panel Discussion) Associate Dean WILPD

BITS Pilani

Panel Discussion: Innovative pedagogies for work-integrated learning

Distinguished Panelists

Mr. Babu KS

Head-Global Regulatory Sciences, 

Pfizer Healthcare India 

Mr. Bishnu Nepak


Wheebox ETS 

Mr. Ravi Gupta

Head, Corporate Learning 

Hindustan Zinc Ltd

Mr. Ravinder Saini

Head, Talent Management & HR Transformation 

Larsen & Toubro Ltd

Prof. Sachin Jayaswal

Professor of Operations and Decision Sciences

IIM Ahmedabad

Mr. Varun Patil

Country Head (India) 

CESIM Simulations

Mr. Yogesh Kumar


DiFacto Robotics and Automation

          Prof. Anupama K.R.      

(Moderator for Panel Discussion)    

Associate Dean, WILPD 

BITS Pilani


Chief Patron

Prof. V. Ramgopal Rao



Prof. G. Sundar


Off Campus Programmes 

& Industry Engagement

Prof. S. Gurunarayanan

Deputy Director

Off Campus Programmes 

& Industry Engagement


Prof. Krishnamurthy Bindumadhavan

Professor & Associate Dean - Work Integrated Learning Programmes 

Head, Center for Education Research and Innovation (CERI) @ BITS-Pilani

Email: k.bindumadhavan@pilani.bits-pilani.ac.in

Publishing Partners

Sponsoring Partners

Media Partners


 The Venue




"Discover the Charms of Hyderabad: Where History, Culture, and Innovation Converge." 

Visit the iconic Charminar, explore the grandeur of Golconda Fort, savor delectable Hyderabadi cuisine, and experience the tech hub's vibrant culture.

Important Dates for Papers / Case Studies

Notification of Call for Papers 1-Oct-2023

Last date for Abstract submission 10-Dec-2023 (Closed; We are not accepting abstracts anymore)

Notification of Accepted Abstracts 1-Dec-2023 to 15-Dec-2023

Last date for submission of full Papers                     29-Jan-2024

Notification of Accepted Papers                                29-Feb-2024 to 07-Mar-2024

Last date for submission of revised full Papers                              15-Mar-2024

Registration start date                                            01-Feb-2024

Early Registration end date                                       22-Mar-2024

Registration end date                                                12-Apr-2024

Conference                                                               15,16-Apr-2024

Important Dates for EduForge - Students Competition

Last date for Proposal Submission 31st January 2024

Last date for Design and Working Solution Submission 21st March 2024

Demonstration of Solution at ICONWIL Conference 15th and 16th April 2024

We invite researchers and influencers from leading educational and research institutions of national and international repute, dignitaries and experts from industry and government to deliver / participate in the above events. 

‘It is planned to publish the peer reviewed and selected papers of conference as proceedings with Springer in their prestigious “Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems” series (https://www.springer.com/series/15179). For detailed instructions for author and editors of conference proceedings, kindly visit the following link: https://www.springer.com/us/authors-editors/conference-proceedings. Select papers from the conference will be published by Springer as a proceedings book volume. Springer will conduct quality checks on the accepted papers and only papers that pass these checks will be published. Springer Nature does not charge any money for publication of Non-Open Access content. Abstracts/extended abstracts and short papers (less than 4 pages) are not considered for publication.’

“Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems” series (https://www.springer.com/series/15179)" is Scopus indexed.

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