Priorities:Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering Student Priorities
#Strategy 1-Smart Teaching and Learning
Learning is not how much one can cramp up. Rather it's the knowledge that remains after one forgets what he/she learned in schools. Thus we emphasize on learning concepts with the help visuals and performing activities.
Keeping this in view we are vouching for smart classroom learning to be introduced. This smart class room education system makes students get more interest on the lectures and also increase the student participation in a classroom environment.
Through this Smart Learning concept we want the learners themselves to facilitate a framework in the concepts that will be later bridged by the teachers. The learners activate and build background knowledge, process information, transform their learning into a product(a picture, a mind map or a presentation) that shows what they know, and reflect on their learning. Then the teacher would wrap it up with anything missing from the student's part.
Structured talk and assessment as and for learning are carefully woven into the process to build a thoughtful context for learning and to advance the thinking of all learners. Smart Learning realizes the goals of inclusivity and differentiation.
Also The use of Education technology can bring a huge change in education. Internet and e learning devices can make classroom environment extremely amazing. Teaching through computer, internet and multimedia devices will be a common thing in future and we want to take a step towards it.
“Every news in and around the campus must reach every student in the campus.”
Every resource made available by the college can be utilised in a productive way only if every student gets to know of it. And for this we came up with a solution the smart way.
The need of the hour is that Students are unable to recognise the different kinds of activities happening in and around college. This is because there are a number of classes and the canvassing panel members has to go around each class and share the announcement every now and then. But other than this there is no other way of communicating to the students about the workshops, competitions or any other activities going on.
Also if the students are not present during the time the announcements are being made then there is no way for them except for word of mouth to know about what they have missed. As a result low participation is observed much to the disappointment of the organisers and the other students alike.
Our solution to this challenge would be creating an App. As every student now is a n ardent mobile user they would get notifications right at their fingertips.
This App would contain the following sections and will be accessible both by the faculty and the students thus again broadening the communication channel between the facilitators and the participants.
Information on Events: Full details about all the upcoming events in and around the college will be available and updated timely.
Results or exam notifications: College results and notifications of other exams are viewed only through the official website until now. Also the students had to check every now and then to see if there is an update. The introduction of the app would mean students will automatically get regular updates and they won't need to check each and every time.
Attendance manager: This will be to keep a check on the students attendance on a daily basis both by the students themselves and the faculty.
College layout direction map: Basic information for anyone new to navigate in college.
#Strategy 3-Industry Exposure
"I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand", said Confucius, a teacher and philosopher.
To bridge the gap between the technical concepts taught in the classroom and their practical aspects, the students need to have a hands-on learning experience. For the very same reason, the Industry should be brought outside right outside the classroom.
Also, it has been widely reported time and again that university graduates need to be better prepared for the workplace. So, what better way to do this then let students experience doing real work while they are still studying?
The industry exposure enhances the undergraduate’s work life through added enthusiasm and commitment; provides a lifelong learning experience; is an opportunity to engage with the profession to which they aspire in a realistic work environment; appreciate and understand the practical application of their academic programme; work with professional mentors and to begin to build networks within their profession.
So, even before the student graduates, he or she is trained to be job-ready, thus increasing the student’s employment prospects.
We believe this could be done by introducing the following in curriculum -
i. Industrial Visits
ii. In-Plant Trainings
iv. Industry Recommended Electives
Arranged right from first year onwards to groom students to Industry expectations.Regular Industrial Visits relevant to the respective departments should be arranged.
IN PLANT TRAINING:
Arranged periodically for duration primarily set. Students across all the years and departments should be deputed for undertaking In-Plant Training at Industries near the college.
Industry identified problems should be dealt by students with guidance from mentors both in college and the industry. This way the students will get an opportunity to work for and understand the conditions in the industry even before they step into it after graduation. This way also helps the industry identify the students with the skill set they are looking for, thus simplifying the whole process of recruitment later.
ELECTIVES BASED ON INDUSTRY INPUT:
The college should introduce Elective Subjects based on the recommendation from the Industry. This way the teaching and learning practices become learner-centric enhancing the employability of students.
#Strategy 4-International Exposure
For the growth of a college or any institution their relations should be strong globally. International collaborations always broaden the student and the colleges scope of development. Participation by more number of students in not just national events but also in global events should be looked upon.
Students need to excel themselves on global fronts; become more self-reliant and self-confident, gain valuable life skills and broaden their worldview. They should be able to represent themselves and their college with ease on an international platform.
Through international exposure students can build networks that can in turn raise their country’s profile and develop skills that contribute to jobs and growth.
It is a well known fact that students who are flexible, multilingual, and comfortable in multicultural settings have a higher chance to excel compared to their peers.
One way facilitate this would be setting up an International Affairs cell within the college as a platform to
1. Interact with the alumni who have pioneered in their careers.
2. Increase the student's participation on a global front.
Interaction with alumni:
Direct interaction with students who have already marked themselves would help us understands the process better. Their experience would serve as inspirational success stories and will definitely motivate students towards setting their goals high.
Increasing student participation in global events:
Collaborating with consultancies, foreign universities and local societies handling foreign projects would increase the exposure students get. The increase in participation will indirectly increase the colleges' recognition once again leading to student benefit.
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