School:Prasad V. Potluri Siddhartha Institute of Technology

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CAMPUS OVERVIEW

Prasad.V.Potluri Siddhartha Institute of Technology (PVPSIT) established in 1998, is a pioneering private self-financed Institution out of the 18 Academic Institutions run under the aegis of the premier Organization, Siddhartha Academy of General & Technical Education, Vijayawada. PVPSIT is located in the serene ambience of Kanuru, surrounded by lush green fields in the milieu of Vijayawada, the second largest city of Andhra Pradesh. The city which is built on the banks of the Krishna, is recognized as a "Global City of the Future" by McKinsey Quarterly and known as one of the commercial hubs of South India. At a distance of 8 kms from the heart of the city, the Institution is well connected by Rail, Road and Air. The Institution is established in an area of 19.98 acres land.

Established with the sole aim of promoting Quality Technical Education, the Institution has a vision to foster Academic and Professional excellence of the students. Renowned for Academic Excellence and Sustenance of Quality, the Institution is ISO 9001-2015 certified.

A Monolithic RCC structure in a built up area of 36,537 Sq. m. caters to the needs of the Institution. PVPSIT is ISO 9001:2008 certified Institution approved by AICTE and has permanent affiliation to JNTUK, Kakinada.

PVPSIT is an Autonomous College by UGC since 2012 and affiliated to JNTU Kakinada. The college offers B.Tech. programmes in CSE, CSE(AI/ML),CSE(DS), IT, ECE, EEE, ME and CE; M.Tech. in ECE, ME and MBA.

All the UG Programmes offered are accredited by NBA. 5 UG programmes in CSE, IT, ECE, EEE and Mechanical are accredited by NBA for the first time for three years in 2007, second time in 2013, third time in 2016 for all 6 UG programmes of CSE, IT, ECE, EEE, ME and CE and reaccredited in 2022.

The Institution is accredited by NAAC in 2013 with 'B' grade and later conferred with 'A+' Grade in 2017 in recognition to the quality initiatives and standards. UGC conferred Autonomous Status to the Institution in 2012. The college is accorded 2(f) and 12(B) status by UGC. State Government awarded 'A' grade to the Institution. MHRD ranked the Institution as 141 in the Academic Institutions in NIRF ranking. Careers 360 ranked the Institution with AAA+. The college secured 124th position in India Today ranking. The Institution secured 36th position in Data Quest.

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PROMOTING STUDENT INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

PVPSIT provides a wide range of educational facilities for the students to nurture their young brains not only in the academics but also in their mental and personality development. It not only helps the students to grow in their academics but also designed various courses, extracurricular and co-curricular activities which improve innovation and entrepreneurship .  The institution also encourages the students to participate in various extracurricular and co-curricular activities  . They believe that academics only doesn’t provide the total amenities required for the students  but innovation and extra-curricular and co-curricular makes a huge impact.  

Institution Innovation Cell : Is an initiative by the institution where every can participate and rise ideas and culture of innovation among the students

‘Incubation centre: In this the students are allowed to share their ideas and help them to make their product to have their experience in start-up and entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship Development Cell: It organizes awareness programs, skill training sessions related to entrepreneurship

Through the above cells, inspirational talks, workshops and skill training will be conducted.

ENCOURAGING FACULTY INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The Faculty in the PVPSIT are also encouraged in innovation and entrepreneurship . They are encouraged to attend workshops, seminars etc and later share their learning experience and with other faculty as well as students. Research, idea generation and paper presentation are given priority. The main idea is to improve the faculty experience and encourage them to learn new things and come up with solutions for the problems.

Institute promotes research and innovation through Research and Development Cell (R&D cell)[1]. As a part of this cell faculty members publish quality research papers and patents.

Faculty members are encouraged to develop models that are useful for the society.

ACTIVELY SUPPORTING THE UNIVERSITY TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER FUNCTION

PVPSIT took a step ahead on actively supporting the university technology transfer function through Entrepreneur Development Cell, Institution’s Innovation cell. they provide the opportunity for the students and faculty to learn about entrepreneurship and many guest lectures, seminars, webinars and workshops were organized for the students to inculcate the importance of entrepreneurship and innovation which will be an era for the innovation and prototyping the ideas college wide. There is Invention and Innovation cell for departments and many students are a part of it. A weekly meet with the students in order to know about the progress of their projects with the faculty in needed the faculty will provide further assistance with great patience

FACILITATING UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY COLLABORATION

The PVPSIT collaborates with the industries and works to spread the ideas of the students. The institution supports its students and provides them with a variety of opportunities, such as assistance with the technology needed for their startup ideas. PVPSIT collaborates with a variety of industries to provide internships, placements, faculty development, and student training. Alumni who are currently employed in the field , train students and offer guest lectures to improve the skills of the students. Additionally, industry professionals guides the students to know  the current technologies in the industries . Few industry experts are acting as BOS(Board of Studies) members in each department to design the curriculum. Some of the industry collaborations that happened are:

  • ·  Virtusa Consulting Service Pvt Ltd

ENGAGING WITH REGIONAL AND LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS

The college has been active in terms of putting efforts to improve the regional and local economy. The basic thing to have good economy is to make sure the people are healthy and are educated to the level where they can understand the basic technology in today’s society. So a lot of awareness programs, health camps and education drives are conducted over the years by the Student and faculty of our college to teach them a better way of living. The importance of education for young children, the basics of a computer and so many other things are thought by the students. These are conducted by the NSS unit of our college whose main aim is to help others for a better society. For each event around 30 students have participated. Some these events are:

  • · Youth Motivation ( Drug De -Addiction Drive )
  • · Anti - Corruption Awareness
  • · Human Rights Awareness
  • · Cancer Awareness
  • · Awareness on social Justice
  •  Medical Camp
  • · Teaching Students
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