INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE CELL (IQAC)


Institutional Distinctiveness

(2018-19)

The vision of the institute is “To be premier Institute in Technical Education and Research producing socially responsible and globally acceptable professionals”.

 

To achieve this vision, the thrust of the institute is on the overall development of the students who are mostly from rural area and belong to economically poor background.

 

It is observed that the admitted students lack in various skills such as communication, leadership abilities, life skills, etc. due to relatively less exposure as compared to students from urban background. Therefore, institute’s focus is on improving these skills of the students through various activities. Many community engagement programmes are also conducted to make the students socially responsible. The various skill upgrading and social activities organized by the college, beyond curriculum for the students are discussed below.

 

Communication Skill: Institute has made it mandatory for all the first year students to enroll for the course on communication skills, even though it is not part of the prescribed curriculum. It is the innovative practice of the institute with the objective to improve the communication skills of the students in their first year only, which helps them to understand other courses, to groom skills further during their course of stay and to start preparing for placement in advance. Effective techniques such as group discussion, role plays, mock interviews, extempore, etc. are used by an expert faculty to cover ten different modules of the course.

 

Personality development programme: Since the institute is located in a rural area, the enrolled students lack in communication and other soft skills. Therefore, the institute started conducting soft skill development programme for all the students by external professional consultants from the academic year 2013-14. This programme led to the improvement in the overall personality development of the students which subsequently enhanced their placement.

 

Counselling of the students: Institute has adopted unique practice of conducting mentor-mentee sessions (MMS) regularly, wherein final and third year students play roles of mentors to first and second year students, respectively. The students from each class are divided in many small groups for better interaction and effective conduction of the student-centric learning activities. The faculty members prepare action plan for these sessions and guide the students. These interactive classes are found to be useful for the exchange of ideas, learning experiences and various skills among students.

 

Extension activities for Community: National Social Service (NSS) unit of the institute regularly conducts various activities for making students sensitive towards societal issues and human values such as Tree Plantation Programs, Blood Donation Camps, Swachata Abhiyan, teaching rural children etc.