A University staff member has become a vital cog in the ECSA (Engineering Council of South Africa) machine. Anil Lonappan, Lecturer in Department of Electrical Engineering, has several positions at ECSA. Now Lonappan has been appointed as an Endorsement Assessor of ECSA. Lonappan has said that the scope of this present appointment will include reviewing of the Initial Evaluation Request; initial evaluation from Higher Education Institutes or Private Providers; comment on the initial evaluation request received; and re-review, if required, of resubmitted information by a provider. This is the sixth appointment for Lonappan by ECSA.
Presently Lonappan handles the portfolios of Assessor, Moderator, Reviewer, Evaluator, Trainer for ECSA’s peer review mechanism, and a member of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Audit and Review Panel of ECSA. He also takes care of the portfolio of ECSA’s registration process of applicants.
Lonappan says that the expertise gained from ECSA “will help MUT to prepare well for the future ECSA accreditation visits. It is a feather to MUT’s cap to have a representation in ECSA’s core business activities”.