Priorities:Madanapalle Institute of Technology and Science Student Priorities
- 1 STRATEGY 1:
- 2 INVOLVING COURSE RELATED TO I&E:
- 3 STRATEGY 2:
- 4 STRATEGY 3:
- 5 STRATEGY 4
- 6 RESULT:
- 7 Strategy 6:
- 8 Strategy 7:
- 9 Strategy 8:
- 10 Strategy 8:
- 11 Fall 2K19 Strategies
- 12 Fall 2020 Strategies :
- 13 Related Links:
- 14 Fall-2020 Pitch Video:
INVOLVING COURSE RELATED TO I&E:
I&E cell enhances the creative thinking abilities of a student. It aims at bringing out the entrepreneurial skills of a student. In order to make I&E more effective, introduction of a course that focuses on innovation, is essential.
- First, care should be taken in framing the course and syllabus. It should be a interactive course without putting more burden on the students.
- Next challenge is to introduce this course to the students of all the disciplines. Preferably in the second year itself, this course should be made as a part of the curriculum. Mr.Jagadeesh Babu, coordinator of I&E cell shall teach the course. It would be apt to name the course as 'Basics of Innovation & Entrepreneurship'
- Every semester this course shall be offered and the maximum of 200 students shall be taken in for the course.
- Since there are students from different branches, we planned to have the classes during 3 -4 , where at least students from few branches have a free period. It shall be a 30 hour course.
- A minimum of 60% of marks are required to complete the course successfully. Students who have successfully attended the course shall be provided 3 credits.
- Faculty coordinator of ED cell MR.Vara Prasad and the Department Of Management Studies shall also be involved in teaching the course.
- In order to help students to think innovatively , various activities related to innovation, few workshops and project expo's need to be implemented .
- Collaborative learning should be developed among students to make learning more interesting, students should be given more opportunities to share their ideas and knowledge.
- At the end of the course, students must be asked to identify a problem within their class and come up with the possible solutions and select the best one. This can be done by interaction with fellow students. Students can take help from the club coordinators regarding this aspect.
- Instead of having a normal evaluation process that generally involves written tests, students can be assessed based on their performance regarding solving the problem that they have identified.
SUPPORTING PROJECTS :
We do not have this project park where the innovative projects are exhibited and now we are deriving a strategy for this problem as mentioned below.
- We are in the process of implementing this in our college .
- Students who have ideas to make projects will be involving several stages where the ideas are collected and they are developed under mentorship of faculty and these developed projects are exhibited in the 3-5 day park in our campus.
- It means that all the projects related to all streams can exhibit them in the park .Through this they can come up with their ideas i.e. their projects.Invitation will be sent to other colleges and also to the famous funding agencies so that the best projects will be funded.
- From this, student can get encouragement and this leads them towards entrepreneurship.
Resources provided by I&E:
In the process of completing the projects successfully students need the resources, money, guidance from I&E. So, I&E is planning to have the following resources
- It takes almost 3 to 4 months to complete the projects.
- Students must form into group of 4(maximum of 2 from each department) and select a mentor of their choice from each department. This makes the project inter-disciplinary.
- In a week’s time, students start working out on their projects.
- In order to make sure their projects are going on as per schedule, they have to send their progress monthly to faculty whom they opted as their mentor
- If anyone wants to add extensions to their project and need financial support, they get ‘seed money’ of about $1600
- They have to wait for one month to get the requested seed money K. Chokkanathan, I&E cell coordinator takes care of these. This request process is done in the month of March.
Every year we are planning to exhibit it in the months’ of December and March. We are going to present all the projects which are better and useful to the society. So after presenting these projects park all the industries and companies who have visited the park can have a chance to buy those projects and ultimately leads students towards entrepreneurship.
MAKING CLASSES INTER-DISCIPLINARY:
- At present, students are allowed to sit in a particular classroom that too in their respective departments. But, in order to make the students more collaborative we make I & E as interdisciplinary which helps the students from one branch to share their views with the students of other departments.
- In this course teams are divided irrespective of their departments and we ensure that each team consists of students from all the departments
- This can also be applied for student and faculty. Through this different departments students can get connected with different faculty irrespective of their stream and they might also work on different projects.
- From this process, the students will also start learning how to adapt to different situations and how to manage the people from different cultures. This really helps them when they enter into the real corporate world.
- Each class comprises of 72 students out of them, 12 students can be from the same department (total 6 departments are there). Taking the help from Mrs.Pratibha madam, Administration Officer and Mrs.Athar Sameena Khan madam, Student Welfare Officer, we finalize the division process. This shall be implemented for the next academic year (2018-19).
This is a platform where students can exhibit their hidden talents. Each and every student has some hidden talent in him/her. Either it may be inherited or learnt.
HOW ARE WE GOING TO ACHIEVE THIS :
- In Talent expo students are given chance to exhibit their hidden talents which motivates the students by encouraging them to participate in this EXPO.
- A register book is maintained in which each and every student has to enroll themselves and their talents that they wish to exhibit.
- These talents can be anything like Dance, music, photography, Martial arts and so on. After enrolling themselves,
Once in every 6 months this day is conducted where students can perform their talents.
Here talents can be encouraged. If a student who is good at dance can exhibit and on the other hand if a student is good at music can perform, this is the best platform to learn both music and dance. Moreover, it is fun too.
MITSians - Voice
MITSians - Voice is a social website that will be designed by and for the students to promote the interaction among students from departments.
HOW do we ACHIEVE THIS is :
- our present generation, are techno savvy and more on the social networking sites like Facebook Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram, snapchat, etc.
- Most of us love to spend our time in social media, so creating a social website is a good idea.
- So we will use the same technique.
- This website will have a login for each student who joins the college with their registered numbers.
- Once the students login in to this site, all the detailed information of Past, present and future activities will be displayed in the form of Facebook posts.
- The information dump of each cell will be in a page.
- We will also add Like, comment and share options so that interested events’ information will be available with the related updates .
- A featured page is idea-Share, which encourages students to post the innovative, novel ideas.
- If any of the student likes an idea posted by the other student, then they can form into a team and can collaborate to transform the idea to do a mini-project.
- Campus Webmaster will have all the editable rights.
Students and faculty from various departments will be in touch with each other, sharing their views, ideas and collaborating with each other which in turn leads to solving the major problems in our campus: Peer to Peer Learning & Faculty - Student Interaction will enhance student progression and a healthy conducive learning environment will be evolved in MITS Ecosystem.
It has become a problem, where freshers find it difficult to acknowledge the resources present in the college.
MITs app is going to help the students to acquire the information in all aspects about our campus.
Things to be implemented!
- Campus Map: Here we are going to show the whole college 3D map with the pinpoint location of all resources in our campus.
- Clubs and cells :We are going to comprehend cells and clubs of MITS along with the faculty in charge, student coordinators and the events conducted by those clubs and cells.
- Staff Information: Students of MITS can access the faculty information along with their wiki bio.
- Moodle: Here the students can easily upload their assignments and they can get access to the study materials uploaded by the faculty
- MITS Radio: This radio feature helps students to know the circulars which they missed. The radio is all about our campus related matter announcements and with a pinch of entertainment.
- Digi-Lib: Students can quickly get E-books.
- Wall of fame: In this wall of fame we will be posting all the achievements of the students.
- News and events: this provides students with information about events and different activities taking place in the campus.
- Gallery: In the gallery, students can find photos and videos related to all the events.
This app enables students to know each and everything about the campus.
Adopting a class:
It is a process in which we UIF candidates will be adopting a classroom and improving the students by letting them explore how things can be done differently and in a more funable way.
How do we achieve this?
- Firstly we are going to select one class and introduce ourselves by interacting with them. we are going to name that class as UIF adoption classroom.
- We will collect the previous records of the attendance, scores and non-academic achievements of all the student of that class.
- Then we spot out different ways to improve the performance of the students in every aspect.
- We will engage workshops for the adopted classroom and teach them how to improve their academics and non- academic activities by conducting workshops on design thinking which will help them see through loops.
- After an academic year, we will compare the previous records with the on going academic records.
- In this way, we start with adopting one class and slowly implement it throughout the campus.
By adopting classrooms our aim is to develop students in all the aspects and to promote I&E in the campus.
MITS talks is a platform similar to TED talks, where the persons who had reached to great heights in their career & in their life, share about their success stories with the MITS students.
Why MIT’s talks?
“Mindset is what separates the best from the rest". We firmly believe in this. If successful people come and share their success stories the students get inspired from them. This will motivate students to set their goals higher and dream big, most importantly they will know how hard and innovatively they should/can work in order to achieve their goals.
How we are going to implement this?
- We will approach passed-out students from different fields who are successful from our Institution and also people who are successful in their respective fields
- We will invite them to our campus by planning an event and make the students to attend the program.
Here students get motivated. This helps students to be more focused on their goals and select a right path to achieve them.
It is a blog which is to acknowledge students with new information that can help to set more discussions like debate kind of activities from which students share their knowledge with each other and know things better.
What is the Discourse MITS:
Discourse MITS is to set a healthy argument or discussion to share their knowledge with each other so that students can mingle with everyone and get out of their fear zone(stage fear).
Importance of Discourse MITS:
- Here the students will think innovatively and they post different solutions to one problem in a creative way.
- They learn to accept everyone's idea.
- Students can improve in all aspects by participating actively in this blog.
- They can gain so much knowledge just by conversing with different people with different mindsets.
- Students get to know more about what they already know/don’t know.
- They learn to see things in different ways for solutions.
Students can know each other and they start thinking in innovatively, this is how we can develop our I&E.
Fall 2K19 Strategies
BRIDGE BETWEEN PROGRAMS (BBP):
Present day students are interested to participate in all programs to enhance their interdisciplinary and interpersonal skills which connect them to the ecosystem and to their social network. This eagerness shall act like a bridge between them and the interdisciplinary programs. The inherent curiosity to access the information easily, triggers them to participate in the demarcated activities. By participating in such activities they can enrich their creative thinking ability and also their flare for innovation, which in turn give a boost to their entrepreneurship skills.
So we would like to give this momentum in the campus activities.
How Do We Achieve This?
Firstly, necessary steps shall be taken to design the course. Every student should feel free to participate and learn the content in the activities. Activities shall be embedded in the course.
As per our plan, every semester a maximum of 150 students shall assemble and discuss on the choice of the courses.
By understanding the choices, we inform the faculty the area of interest of many . Considering this they would give their consent and the time slot, and the same shall be informed to the interested students.
Further, the schedule shall be fixed to conduct 2-3 classes per week on a fixed time.
The same information shall be disseminated through promotions, as they play a vital role in sharing information about the scheduled activities. So the requirement of the students is met and accordingly they would learn with passion.
This ensures students to involve wholeheartedly, as it is their choice and therefore they would extend their total commitment to the multidisciplinary programs offered on campus.
INNOVATIVE LEARNING CIRCLES:
These innovative circles would help the students to avail and updated information and the techniques of outer world, through the support of learned faculty. They would get a chance to expose to the new innovative techniques.
Plan of Action:
- Create a user friendly blog or website to promote all multidisciplinary resources and to organize the offers of MITS to reach the student community. (i.e scholarship programs, grants, internships, etc.).
- The site would also include due dates for applications, direct locations for where/how they need to be turned in, appropriate contacts for questions on the application, and much more. If prototyping is done in accordance with the mentioned details, it shall be well-received by both students and faculty.
- The website shall be updated by the respective Coordinators, as per the inputs from the student’s interactive forum.
- Students and administrators monitor the institute’s programs to create a positive environment on campus. This will avoid the redundant circulars.
This enriches students’ creative skills and provide them the skills required for the outer world. This thinking out of the box shall enhance their opportunities for qualitative and democratic innovations.
This weekend erronko(ie.,challenges) include programming & other technical and non-technical aspects.
Plan of Action:
The students of the Innovative Circles shall be given a challenge for the weekend to work on.
The students shall have discussions on the erronko during the seminar sessions on every weekend, which help them to understand the concept and satisfies their curiosity.
Different technical and nontechnical tasks shall be given to students to sharpen their skillset.
How can this help?
Students shall have to work independently in completing their tasks, which enhances analytical skills.
These challenges will create a competitive ambience and self learning environment on the campus.
This helps the students to explore further beyond their curriculum. This strategy is learner centered. It also sharpens the intellectual capabilities of the learners and reduces the dependency on the faculty. It provides opportunities for learners to explore, experiment and to continue with the research work.
This ensures the knowledge sharing amongst the members of the particular league. This also involves the members in deep discussion with the faculty, with other members and also with the experts in the respective technical field.
Plan of action:
This further lead to formation of sub leagues and ensures maximum participation of the students in the fields of their interest. This will result in quick learning in a short span of time.
The bottom line of this activity is to involve even the low achievers, as there shall be peer learning and also faculty support. This will result in effective mode of knowledge transfer.
This shall provide a chance to improve the learning outcomes and to solve real-time challenges. Thus the powerful and smart use of learning technologies are put to use in real time solutions.
This activity gives a scope to partner with , researchers, entrepreneurs and leading technical experts. This offers a test-bed to the new approaches to learning.
Impact: This shall ensure the bonding between the faculty and the students. Good mentoring, team spirit, strategic planning and team coordination occurs and campus would be transformed into a hub of learning. This strategy will result in the updating of latest technological know how's.
INDUSTRIAL / TECHNICAL MENTORS ON CAREER GUIDANCE:
Mentors play a vital role in motivating students and guiding the students in a proper direction to unleash their potentials. This guidance helps them to navigate in the unknown oceans of information and to support them for a safe landing. The mentors’ experiences shall have a greater influence and help the students to achieve the target.
How might we implement this program?
- Mentors shall be requested to give a follow up program to the issue concerned and shall guide the path way in accordance with the choices of the mentees.
Regular mentoring and timely guidance shall give them a clear vision about their own strengths and weaknesses to progress on the path of their interest.
How can this help?
- It makes mentees to take better decisions.
- It provides 3the direction and to proceed further with confidence.
- It invigorates enthusiasm, passion to work and to innovate.
- It creates a wide scope for the younger generation to understand this modern disruptive technologies and to utilize them to create a better society.
This would facilitate the students and the faculty to develop professional and supportive relationships. This minimizes stress levels of the mentees. The pathway shall become clear and they would utilize the opportunities provided in their respective ecosystem.
POP -UP CLASSES ON TECHNOLOGY:
- Arranging orientation and induction programs for both seniors and freshmen.
- Holding Multiple sessions over the usage of technology.
- Conducting Webinars, Symposiums and Conferences
Need for this:
- Gives a scope to go beyond the syllabus and to connect with the evolving technologies.
- Provides a platform for self-learning and updating the skills at one’s own pace.
- Equips the students with the latest unlimited technical knowledge
- Improves the tenacity to withstand the competitive world to secure the expected outcome.
This learning process enhances the technical knowledge and involves in gripping and grasping the new trends and opportunities.
The success of every individual has its contribution in the societal development and in the global arena.
How will it help?
- The know how's of technical aspects in the academic classes are seldom heeded. These techy program creates a platform for students to interact with faculty and experts to upgrade their technical skills in the workshops, conferences, Bootcamp sessions etc.
- This builds up confidence in young minds and to bring out the novel solutions. This creates a competitive spirit in learning the new trends.
- This bridges the needs of the industries and establish connections with the corporate world or global connect.
- This is useful for students to crack their placements before their exit.
By implementation of this strategy, students become industry ready. They also excel in their technical knowledge and generate new apps, web pages and attain various innovative achievements.
Strategy 8 ZEAL FOR OPEN ELECTIVES TO PURSUE ONE’S PASSION:
- In this competitive world, there is a rat race. Everyone is focused on one’s own dreams, ambitions. When the outcome based education is the dictum of the day, the choices should be abundant.
- In this, Students will get to know certain aspects of other engineering courses and also realize one's passion for doing things.
- Open Electives are to be introduced from 1st year so that the students can work on the course of their passion right from the beginning
- Students need to spend their extra time in college to learn new courses apart from academics.
- Motivational sessions shall be arranged to trigger the eagerness of the students to enable them to determinate to explore their own inner passions.
It facilitates the students to enroot their career path in this dynamic world. It establishes the connectivity with their own passion with the core discipline. It reduces the pressure on the core and diversifies the career needs. It is a stepping stone for multidisciplinary collaboration.
Fall 2020 Strategies :
ALUMNI CONSORTIUM :
Alumni is the strength and best resource of any institute to know about the future opportunities and in guiding the current students about their career. Alumni plays an active role in mentoring students about their areas of expertise and in acquiring scholarships for the deserving .Talented alumni will share their wealth of experience and skills with students via talks and meets .To strengthen the alumni network in the institute we should update and add more features to online alumni portal.
How might we implement this?
- Firstly, we have to contact our alumni relations officer & IMS (Information management system) coordinator and pull out the details of alumni.
- After collecting the information of alumni, we will float mails and make calls for all the alumni to register/update about their current status, profile and social media profiles in the portal.
- The students will go through the portal containing alumni profiles and select people whom they thought to be resourceful.
- We will create a message option on the portal which can act as a medium for students where they can have one to one conversation privately with the alumni. So that approaching alumni is simplified for students.
- If possible, we would also like to have some in-person meetings on campus.
Making this program effective would result in building a strong alumni network and On campus students will be benefited in many ways like career guidance, job opportunities, internships, getting updates on industrial needs and few more. Finally, we can utilize our alumni to greater extent.
These days communication, public speaking, and leadership skills plays a vital role in everyone’s life .To enhance the arts of speaking, listening and thinking ,we do have toastmasters club which enables students to improve communication skills in a safe, encouraging and supportive environment .Toastmasters provide a fun yet constructive way to network with others .
How might we implement this?
- Firstly, We will approach a faculty from the Department of English & foreign languages and explain about our plan of starting a toastmasters club in our campus and seek their guidance.
- Then we will form a club with some of the students as coordinators and organizers by seeking approval from Student Welfare Cell(SWC).
- We will promote the activities of the club among all the students through college mails, direct interactions and ask the interested to enroll in the club.
- Meetings are to be conducted once in a week or once in a fortnight that include activities like impromptu speeches ,themed meetings ,prepared speeches ,table topics ,extempore presentations and debates.
This club improvises the interpersonal skills of students and also makes students aware of vital skills that promote self-actualization ,enhance leadership potential ,foster human understanding and contribute to the betterment of mankind. One can significantly reduce stage fear in delivering speeches and improve interpersonal communication .We can build confidence ,Sharpen Leadership abilities ,expand one's personal and professional network among students .
MITS Flash :
Awareness can be broadly defined as those systems that help people construct and maintain awareness of each others' activities, context or status. Here we provide a medium to know about the resources and the different opportunities to utilize them .
How might we implement this?
- Firstly, we need to have a discussion with departments conducting events and get the required permissions to access the latest updates of clubs/cells and other things in the institute.
- As soon as the event is conducted, the report regarding the event is collected to make it an article.
- To have a permanent solution for spreading awareness we would like to start a monthly magazine, in which we will update information about all the events held in the institute.
- We can familiarize the existing campus resources by making videos which give a clear picture of their functionality.
- The updates of the events going on campus will be given live on you tube and other means like WhatsApp and so on... to improve the outreach of resources to the students and for reference.
Through this, the updates of the live events and the existence of many institutional resources will be known to each and every student. So that they can utilize the resources provided by the institute to the full potential.
Strategy 4 :
MITS WIZZ is entirely a student operated radio station which totally works on the internet. This is a fast and entertaining way to reach out students about the institute updates. It does not end just by passing updates, in addition to that it gives many opportunities like public speaking, showcasing their skills and many more. Along with these we can also broadcast the live activities like seminars, guest lectures, talks happening on campus.
Plan of Action:
- Firstly, we have to define the purpose of the wadio media and have an overview on the shows to be held that include different genres of music, news discussions, broadcasting talk shows, updates on live performances and special events etc..,
- Then, we have to make sure we build a team with different people with different skills, backgrounds and passions to work in the project.
- After building a team, we should get the required permissions & equipment through which we can run this college wadio.
- Subsequently, we will promote this college wadio among all the students and ask them to download an application from play store.
- Then the students can have all the scheduled podcasts ready to listen .
Empowering students' voices. Students will be aware of all the activities and events held in the college along with their importance. The events happening on campus can be given as a live podcast, so that the limit of the resource is extended to all the students on or off campus. It also acts as a good platform for students to exhibit their talents, experiences and creativity. Students can also opt for a good playlist of songs at scheduled timings for entertainment.
Strategy 5 :
Nexus learning :
Involvement and interaction among students makes the learning process more interesting, this can be achieved through nexus learning because it is an educational method where students are given prior instructions about lectures and they can have a glance of concepts at home before attending a class. Then students apply the concepts that they learned independently with the instructor and other attendees during the class hours. During class time, there will be more amount of time to approach things practically. Teachers get to know what kind of difficulties students are facing. It also helps faculty on what concept they have to spend time.
How might we implement this?
- We should initiate discussions among management ,faculty and students about designing nexus learning for institute.
- We familiarize the concept of nexus classes to the students.
- We will help faculty in designing the activities required to engage the students in self learning.
- Accordingly, teachers will give the topics and few more DIY projects to the students that they have to learn/make at home.
- Apply the concept by building prototypes.
- During the class hours , students should explain the assigned topic and make discussions among them.
- Immediate feedback will be provided by faculty to the students over the concepts explained in the class hours and they can focus on the difficult concepts.
- Consequently, students are formed into small groups and friendly competitions will be held.
Nexus learning allows students to understand the concepts on their own and to have more interaction among peers while learning. The activities they do at classes, enhances their presentation skills and allows them to think diversely. It also promotes practical and team spirit in students.