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  1. 1. The Training Ground for the Makers of History Home-Run Studying Effectively from Home During Covid-19 Phenomenal INSTITUTES of India 2021 The August Issue - 04 Tech-Talk A Learning Management System is Beneficial for all Students www.thekwoledgereview.com
  2. 2. EDITOR’S NOTE Engineering has emerged as a major profession in the Indian business and professional landscape. Many interested candidates want to pursue a degree in engineering. They want to learn various concepts in this field while enhancing their skills to establish themselves in the industry. These up-and-coming students wish to take the industry ahead and introduce many revolutionary innovations. In this light, they keep scouting for promising institutes, which provide exceptional academic and infrastructural facilities. Their prime goal is to get admitted into a top institute, which not just conducts regular classes but also focuses on their academic and career development. NURTURING THE FUTURE ENGINEERING LEADERS OF THE NATION
  3. 3. This is where the most renowned engineering institutes of the nation take the centre stage. These institutes are driven by the goal of providing quality education to the students. They support the students with excellent infrastructural facilities and an environment conducive to learning, cooperation, teamwork, and career development. These leading engineering institutes adopt cutting- edge technologies so that the students receive in-depth practical education. They follow an industry-oriented approach and prepare the students for the steep challenges of the industry. These institutes also work towards personality development of the students and work towards transforming them into the frontrunners of tomorrow. Creativity, dedication, and investment towards the overall development of the students are the hallmarks of these top institutes. They also focus on providing the students with global industry exposure. Accordingly, they also present the opportunities for international tours and internships to the students. These institutes train the students in such a manner that they transform into seasoned professionals, who will march ahead and take the infrastructure of the country to newer heights. They are the heralds of education, innovation, and excellence. Hence, in this issue of The Knowledge Review, we celebrate those institutions, which are changing the definition of engineering education through their innovation and dedicated endeavours. Join us on this quest to explore the most impressive engineering institutes of the nation. Have a great read! T R Ananda Kamal Das ananda@insightssuccess.com Ananda Kamal Das
  4. 4. IcfaiTech The Training Ground for the Makers of History 08 C o v e r S t o r y Articles 20 42 Guided Coach Development Advancing the Mentor's Development CXO 30 C O N T E N T S Home-Run Studying Effectively from Home During Covid-19 Tech-Talk A Learning Management System is Beneficial for all Students
  5. 5. K.E. Society's Rajarambapu Institute of Technology, Rajaramnagar MIT School Of Engineering A Unique Combination of Theory, Practical and Life Skills 16 Moulding the Leaders of Tomorrow 26 A way towards creativity 38 Shoolini University Training Ground for Innovators and Disrupters of Tomorrow 44 New Prince Shri Bhavani College of Engineering and Technology The Educational Hub that Nurtures Holistic Engineers 32 Sanskar Educational Group
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  7. 7. URL Name of the Institution Brief Atharva College of Engineering mituniversity.edu.in Atharva College of Engineering offers excellent courses accompanied by superb infrastructure at affordbale fees Bir Tikendrajit University ifheindia.org IcfaiTech, IFHE, Hyderabad manipal.edu The university provides education that cultivates creative understanding and enables talented graduates to pursue disruptive thinking leading to productivity Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) niu.edu.in Manipal is one of India's leading academic and research institutions MIT School of Engineering MIT is focused on making concerted efforts for taking a leap towards world class education ritindia.edu Sanskar Educational Group shooliniuniversity.com Shoolini University Rajarambapu Institute of Technology NIU as an international university makes students from abroad feel right at home RIT has emerged as a leading technological institute in Western Maharashtra through its dedicated and disciplined approach Sanskar Educational Group aims to groom young minds, hone their technical and managerial skills, and to liberate their talent and commitment Shoolini University is a research and innovation-led campus that kindles great ideas and inspires out-of-the-box thinking Shri Ramswaroop Memorial University srmu.ac.in SRMU seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the innovation and transmission of knowledge and understanding Noida International University sanskareducationalgroup.ac.in atharvacoe.ac.in IcfaiTech is committed to helping graduating students to get the best career opportunities birtikendrajituniversity.ac.in Phenomenal INSTITUTES of India 2021 The
  8. 8. The institute aims at continuously launching enriching, high-end, professional programs fostering a culture of innovation The Training Ground for the Makers of History
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  10. 10. ICFAI was established in 1984 as a not-for-profit society with the broad objective of empowering citizens through world-class quality education. The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (IFHE), Hyderabad is a Deemed-to-be University established in 2008 under section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956. The University is a member of the Association of Indian Universi- ties (AIU) and Association of Com- monwealth Universities (ACU). The campus of IFHE is a 92-acre lush green sylvan campus with a built-up area of over 16 lakh sq. ft. The campus is fully Wi-Fi enabled and equipped with state-of-the-art facilities like amphitheatres, auditoriums, academic Since its inception, IcfaiTech has taken the onus of empowering citizens through world-class education. blocks, fully equipped library block, computer centre, language lab, hostels, canteen, and faculty accommodations. Further, IFHE boasts of a scenic campus with well-equipped laborato- ries, learning resource centre, comput- ing resource centre, modern air-conditioned classrooms with HD (high definition) projectors, health centres, hostels, transport, sports facilities, and recreational facilities. The Guiding Light IcfaiTech, Hyderabad is a constituent of ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education. Since its inception, IcfaiTech has taken the onus of empowering citizens through world- class education. The institute aims at
  11. 11. continuously launching enriching, high-end, professional program fostering a culture of innovation. IcfaiTech envisions to emphasize on adhering to academic rigor and differentiated curriculum that bridges the industry-academia gap. Training Grounds for Innovators IcfaiTech has a project-based pedagogy that involves a dynamic classroom approach where students actively explore a spectrum of real-world problems and challenges for a deeper understanding of concepts and expansion of knowledge. This course is intended to impart practical training to the students in third or higher levels through one specific semester assigned to real-time projects. Also, the institute has a Technology Innovation Centre (TIC) that offers a parking space for start-ups and micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs). Budding entrepreneurs having innovative ideas and seeking resources is mentored and assisted by the faculty members for the mutual benefit of the institute and the start- ups. This platform enables the students to acquire knowledge on recent technologies, industry requirements, and inculcates the entrepreneurship skills to establish their own start-ups. The Academic Rollout The institute’s innovative and interdisciplinary educational approach is bolstered by an integrated and broad- based curriculum. Its pedagogy includes a gamut of tools, equipment, and instruction, creating proficient global leaders for the new age. During the first two years of the integrated first-degree programs at IcfaiTech, the students are exposed to the areas of basic sciences, social sciences, humanities, computer programming, engineering sciences and proficiency in the English language along with a strong foundation in mathematics. In the final semester of the program, the students can opt for a variety of elective courses not only from their stream, but also from the other engineering branches. A League Apart There are a number of qualities that set IcfaiTech apart from the herd of mundane, abundantly present engineering colleges. Some of these features are: 1. Dual Degree Program The dual degree program empowers the students to attain engineering degree by spending two extra years after the regular B.Sc. term of three years. The next dual degree possibility entitles the student to earn two B. Tech degrees in 5 years. 2. Interdisciplinary and Futuristic Curriculum The institute’s innovative and interdisciplinary educational approach is bolstered by an integrated and broad-based curriculum. At IcfaiTech, a choice- based credit system is prevalent to enrich the curriculum that is restructured frequently to meet the requirements of the industry and the academia. This empowers students to choose inter-disciplinary courses, intra-disciplinary courses, and/or skill-oriented papers. The 10 Phenomenal Engineering Institutes of India, 2021 3. Lateral Entry IcfaiTech offers ‘Advanced Standing Admissions’ (lateral entry) in the second year of the respective discipline of B. Tech Programs to the aspirants who have cleared a Diploma/Polytechnic with 60% aggregate marks or equivalent CGPA and are aiming to opt for higher education. 4. Academic Flexibility Program transfer (within the same tier), academic freedom to the students, audit courses, optional electives, departure from normal pace and, other flexibilities are bestowed upon the students for an enriching and gratifying erudite experience at IcfaiTech. 5. Broad-based and Interdisciplinary Education The courses are broadly grouped into various categories as analysis- oriented courses, discipline courses, humanities, and social sciences. This broad spectrum of courses enables the students to have a strong foundation and training in inter- disciplinary areas, enhancing professional linkage, communication, and group activity, thereby ensuring the best possible peer group learning. 6. Internship Opportunities At IcfaiTech, the internship program is incorporated within the curriculum to bring the authenticities of the professional world into the educational process. Furthermore, the revered faculty members of IcfaiTech supervise, evaluate, and grade the students in consultation with the industry mentors.
  12. 12. Rankings Ÿ IcfaiTech, Hyderabad has been ranked 1st among the Top 25 Private Engineering Colleges of Telangana. Ÿ IcfaiTech has been rated ‘AAAAA’ among Top Private Engineering Institutes of Telangana Digital Learning. Also, ranked 13th among Top Private Engineering Institutes in India by “Digital Learning – Top Engineering Institutes of India – Rankings & Ratings 2020”. Ÿ IcfaiTech ranked 1st among Outstanding Engineering Colleges of Excellence overall rank in India (Govt. & Pvt.) and ranked 6th among Top Engineering Colleges of Telangana 2021 (Govt. & Pvt.) by “CSR GHRDC – Engineering Ranking 2021”. Ÿ IcfaiTech ranked 11th out of 25 Emerging Engineering Colleges in India (B. Tech program), and 34th out of 200 Colleges in India (B. Tech program) by “India Today MDRA Best Colleges Survey 2020” At IcfaiTech, the internship program is incorporated within the curriculum to bring the authenticities of the professional world into the educational process Dr. M Srinivasa Reddy Director IcfaiTech, Hyderabad The Charismatic Founder Mr. N. J. Yasaswy, Founder of the ICFAI Group of Educational Institutions had a brilliant academic career: B. Com (Andhra University 1969 – First Rank), CA Final (May 1973 – First Rank), and ICWA Final (July 1972 – First Rank). He is the recipient of the Basu Foundation Award for the ‘Best Student of the Year’ from The Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India (in 1972), and The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (in 1973). Mr. Yasaswy was appointed by the Government of Andhra Pradesh as Chairman, Andhra Pradesh State Trading Corporation (1985–88), and Vice-Chairman, Public Enterprises Management Board (1986–88). He was a visiting faculty member at the Indian Institute of Management- Ahmedabad (1986-88) and was nominated as a member on the SEBI Committee on accounting standards. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Certified International Investment Analysts (ACIIA), Switzerland. He authored several books on finance and investments. Mr. Yasaswy was a charismatic leader and visionary who set up ICFAI as a single institute in 1985. He was instrumental in building several business schools and universities in the developing states of India, particularly in the north-east region. He stood for professional management, excellence in the quality of education, and absolute discipline.
  13. 13. Lockdowns and the EdTech push Pandemic has opened the door for innovation and a forward-looking perspective on where education is going from here. IcfaiTech continues to explore the future of education in a pandemic and post-pandemic world with the addition of online capacity- building workshops, character & creativity, youth resiliency and teacher competencies. IcfaiTech has developed a platform for discovery and real-time problem- solving of hard problems. The process of moving away from traditional brick- and-mortar learning has required intense collaboration from all stakeholders: parents, students, teachers, and management of organizations. At IcfaiTech – Ÿ Classes were conducted using video conferencing platforms - Google meet, Zoom and WebEx. All classrooms are equipped with digital boards and cameras for the faculty to take live classes from the classroom which is leaving the option for students to attend online or offline classes. Ÿ Learning Management System (LMS) is used for all activities from registration, assignments, correction, and conducting of all exams and grading. LMS has helped us in end-to-end contact with students and solutions for all activities during Covid. Ÿ Special projects and Technology Innovation Centre (TIC) projects are evaluated using the ‘team viewer’ for demonstration/execution of projects and Google Meet for the presentations. Ÿ Use of virtual software for conducting labs and demonstration of the existing equipment through online for conducting labs. Ÿ Regular webinars are organised on varied topics by bringing together the alumni and industry experts. Ÿ All co-curricular and extracurricular activities were conducted by online mode only. Ÿ Social service activities were done in the respective places of the student’s residence area by helping the poor and visiting orphanages and old age homes. Scaling the Future At IcfaiTech, they begin every foresight exercise with thinking about drivers—big disruptive shifts that are likely to reshape the future landscape. Although each driver in itself is important when thinking about the future, it is a confluence of several
  14. 14. drivers working together that produces true disruptions. The institute chose five drivers as the most important and relevant to future work skills. Ÿ Rise of smart machines and systems – workplace robotics nudge human workers out of rote, repetitive tasks. Ÿ Computational world – massive increase in sensors and processing power make the world a programmable system Ÿ New media ecology – new communication tools require new media literacies beyond text Ÿ Superstructed organisations – social technologies drive new forms of production and value-creation Ÿ Globally connected world – increased global interconnectivity puts diversity and adaptability at the centre of organisational operations. At IcfaiTech, some directions of change might include: Ÿ Placing additional emphasis on developing skills such as critical thinking, insight, and analysis capabilities Ÿ Integrating new-media literacy into education programs Ÿ Including experiential learning that gives prominence to soft skills—such as the ability to collaborate, work in groups, read social cues, and respond adaptively Ÿ Integrating interdisciplinary training that allows students to develop skills and knowledge in a range of subjects This is how the future path of IcfaiTech has been put on to the roadmap to sustain in the competitive market. The time at IcfaiTech was one of the most useful times of my career to date. The diversified environment nurtured me and catalysed all-round development as an individual. Besides the academics being like a wave with crests and troughs, the motivation, dedication and learning spirit of few professors fostered my self-learning capabilities. The exposure gained from short-term Internships, projects and long-term internships which are a part of the curriculum helped a lot to enhance the skill set apart from theoretical concepts and be industry-ready. I am thankful to my peers, professors and management at IcfaiTech for being a part of my B. Tech (CSE) journey -Mr. Puranam Karthik Sai Radhakrishna (working at Nvest, Bangalore), Batch: 2015-2019 -Mr. Dharmesh Singh (Entrepreneur, Ahex Technologies, Hyderabad), Batch: 2004-2008 IcfaiTech has given a great opportunity not just in studies but overall self-development in a friendly and amazing multicultural environment. The four years spent here were splendid and has helped me to grow better professionally and personally. I could get opportunities to work with multinationals in IT like Tech Mahindra, CSC, and Yash Technologies. Now I am able to carry on my entrepreneurial journey ahead in my travel business and helping a start-up – N Cold Pressed in their business development Alumni Testimonials
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  16. 16. A Unique Combination of Theory, Practical and Life Skills MIT SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING 16 | August 2021
  17. 17. The 10 Phenomenal Engineering Institutes of India 2021 Engineering is not just about applied science, but it is about solving real-world problems and by doing so engineers create a better future for all of us. They apply the skills in day-to-day life besides their challenging professional careers. Hence, grooming future engineers to face the challenges of complex natures while applying practical knowledge, is the most responsible task. One of the top engineering institutes that is shouldering this responsibility efficiently and producing world-class engineers in MIT School of Engineering. The curriculum includes not just Industry 4.0 (engineering with emphasis on innovation, problem solving and project-based learning) but also Education 4.0 (creativity, communication, collaboration and life skills). Excellent placement facilities, sports facility and clubs for personality development are among many of the facilities that set the institute apart and makes it the choicest destination for engineering aspirants. About the Reputed Institute School of Engineering is the eighth engineering institution established under the umbrella of MAEERS'MIT Group of Institutions in the year 2017. MAEER's MIT Group of Institutions is pioneer in privatisation of engineering and various other streams of education in Maharashtra, under the leadership of Father- Founder Dr. Vishwanath Karad. Under this banner more than 32,000 plus students are pursuing engineering education in all over India. School of Engineering was established by President, MIT ADT University Dr. Mangesh T. Karad under the able leadership of Dr. Sunita M. Karad. She is from the core engineering background with more than 20 to 25 years of experience. Understanding the need of core specialized area, this institution has been established in the conventional engineering areas as well as highly in super-specialized cutting-edge technology areas like cloud computing, Devops architecture, cyber security, blockchain technology, data science and the analytics, Mechatronics, hybrid vehicles, aerospace and aeronautical engineering, embedded systems and VLSI design, communication engineering and many more specializations at UG /PG/ PhD level. Mission and Vision Vision To Establish Center of Excellence in the Micro- specialized areas, in cutting-edge technology trends. Future leaders of India will be skilled in the domain knowledge with highly proficient skills, st which will serve 21 century industry needs. More and more academicians, educators and researchers will be www.theknowledgereview.com |17
  18. 18. groomed to fulfill the socio-economic needs of the nation. Mission Organizing this delivery in the Vision and commitment to the fullest level of satisfaction is the mission imbibed among every stakeholder. Considering that innovation is the key to the success, talent is nurtured to fullest level of satisfaction by organizing special boot camps, training on Idea Formulation, Rapid Prototyping Workshop, Business Plan implementation, Financial aid and the necessary Support and Establishment of Start-up, Networking through the AIC center. This holistic approach towards education, imbibe value-based education, for the wellbeing of the society and talent is nurtured for the socio-economic needs of the society. Various CSR activities are organized to bring the necessary social skill transformation among the students. Academic Programs The institute offers various programs that include both traditional and modern engineering programs. These include super specialization in Robotics and Automation Engineering, Electric vehicles, Transportation engineering, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, Cyber Security, Cloud Computing, Big data and Data Analytics, Communication Engineering, Embedded System and VLSI design, Mobile Computing, Aerospace Engineering, Design Engineering, CAD-CAM Engineering, Block Chain technology, Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering, Intelligent systems, Communication and Signal processing, Network and Cyber security, High Performance computing, Image processing, Solar Energy, Concrete Technology, Bio Science Engineering, Bio-Environmental Engineering, Food Processing Technology, Construction Management, Transportation Engineering, Structural Engineering, etc. Latest cutting-edge technology trends are taught and faculties from super-specialised areas offer them the domain knowledge with expertise. The USP The institute boasts of modern infrastructure that is separate for engineering and management faculty, spread over 3.5 lakh square feet area with the full amenities spread on 40 acres of land. This wing of engineering includes more than 70 laboratories. In association with IEEE Agri Engineering laboratory, AIC centre is established on 20,000 sq. ft. Combination of vigorous academic activities including the value-added programs, like communication enhancement lessons are based on the creative writing, content development, blog writing lessons along with the ADT Talk which brings social platforms to the students to express their views. Mandatory training for one foreign language as well as more than 30 hours corporate grooming sessions mould the student's personality. Special departments like Centre for Research and Innovation for Young Aspirant, School of Holistic Education 18 | August 2021
  19. 19. and the Atal innovation Centre grooms students for more than 20 credits during the entire journey of the program to which he/she is admitted. This holistic approach of education brings necessary change in them for the campus to corporate transformation. Visionary Leader Dr. Sunita Karad has nurtured the vision of the School of Engineering. She brought in curriculum designing as per the industry requirement, is responsible for organizing training sessions in the domain of excellence, mandatory internships, development of domain expertise, industry collaboration and appointing the various expertise from the industry on the Advisory Board. She has encouraged participation in various hackathons, seminars, workshops, value-added programs, techno cultural fest, research conclave, industry visits, establishment of laboratories in association with the industry, Atal Incubation Centre etc. Braving Challenges Then and Now Availability of meagre resources, less infrastructure, faculty absorption, time limit and making resources available in time were the challenges that the institution faced during its inception. The campus was 25 Km away from the city and that was the real challenge to absorb right talent for faculty. Non- availability of good transportation facility, developing infrastructure to the fullest level to absorb more than 3500 + students in one-and-half years' time were the other major challenges. The challenges also included establishment of all the laboratories, procurement of equipment, entrepreneur's resource planning for the administrative procedure, exam management, availability of virtual lab sessions to all during the pandemic situation. Digital library facility, community development, availability of strong LMS and video proctored examination, onscreen evaluation, streamlining the admission process were big challenges. But since the School of Engineering had all these things in place before the pandemic, there were no critical issues. However, the students at remote places are having the connectivity issue and hence related issues for conducting examination is a challenge. Lot of students are not having laptops, so they are attending the classes on their mobile phones. Today the main challenges the institute is facing are - to train the manpower in skill domain, value-added certification, corporate grooming sessions and providing the right talent to the fullest level of satisfaction as per the demands of the industry. Achievements, Accreditations, Awards Since the establishment of the institution in the year 2017, the institute is prepared for the UGC, NBA and NACC Accreditations ranking. It has installed more than 3.25 lakh sq. feet infrastructure as per the norms. Ÿ It received various awards like - University has received the Best Campus Award in the year 2017 by ASSOCHAM. Ÿ Ranked Top Private State University in Engineering Category. th Ÿ Ranked 26 by ARIIA ranking by Institutions Innovation Achievement 2020. Ÿ Received 5 Star Rating by the Institutions Innovation Council. Adapting to Trends With the pandemic and the constant evolution of the Ed-Tech sector, the institute has adapted to the latest trends to cater to the academic needs of the students. Training on the LMS, continuous delivery of lectures though the link and uploading them on the platform, sharing resources like notes, presentations, uploading the e-books, conducting quizzes, case study discussion, assignments, multiple choice questionary for every session, submission of lesson plan, session plan, video-virtual labs, sharing the software on the cloud, conducting online software training, has become the part of day-to-day life for the institute. Looking Ahead The objective of the institute is to establish itself as a world-renowned technology hub, attract the right talent and groom them to the fullest level of satisfaction; development of research culture, industry project on the board and real time work experience through the mandatory internship, Startup and Innovation Culture with the innovative projects in future is the journey the institute is looking forward to. theknowledgereview.com | www. 19
  20. 20. A LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM is BENEFICIAL for all Students 20 | August 2021
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  22. 22. n every educational institution, there is an imbalance Iin the student-teacher ratio. The number of students is far more exceeding than the number of teachers. This imbalance causes many hindrances for teachers to reach out to each student. This may eventually hamper the students' learning experiences. Here is where a learning management system (LMS) steps in. It evaluates a student's performance, adapts to their learning needs, and provides personalized solutions to their problems and queries. Moreover, in today's technology- driven age, teaching methods also have to embrace digital means of instruction. An LMS helps teachers to keep proper track of the quality of online educational content provided. It also provides the option of review sharing. This way, if any user is not satisfied with the quality of the content, they can write a review stating the same. How can an LMS be Useful for Young Students? An LMS provides its fair share of benefits to the students. It assists the students in taking their learning to the next level. The following reasons explain why an LMS is useful for young students: Scholarly Planning An LMS provides the scope of both session and resource management. It offers tremendous flexibility to the users (professors/teachers) who can share the course overview and lesson plans to the students at any time and at any place. With its successful implementation, students can engage in active learning. Hence, students not only absorb knowledge passively but can also suggest preferred modules that can be included in their course. This makes classroom communication an interactive two-way procedure. Building and Regulating Asset With built-in applications such as word processor, spreadsheet, and slideshow presentations, an LMS gives the opportunity to create different course materials such as test papers, questionnaires, and a lot more. With an LMS in action, students and teachers do not have to waste too much time and energy in order to create different content. Teachers can also add and edit various archives as per their requirements. Tracking and Overseeing Purposes Based on the application of the course material, an LMS presents actionable and relevant reports on the performance of both students and teachers. Along with its bag of advantages, an LMS also introduces certain disadvantages in terms of management and delivery of content. For example, LMS only responds to users' petition without paying attention to the requirements to take the learning process to the next level. This continuous development in technology has led to the creation of Proactive Learning Management System (PLMS). This is a smarter LMS, which not only helps in overseeing and tracking, but also helps students in understanding how they have performed. PLMS vs. LMS PLMS is far more advanced than an LMS in terms of delivering excellent learning outcomes. An LMS only answers a user's request or command; however, a PLMS is designed to deliver a productive outcome rather than simply replying to directions. Experts believe that PLMSs work on the behalf of the user and their own initiative, without any instruction from the user. With a PLMS, the users can get a constant evaluative report of the user's online interactions. This makes learning a continuous process, and critical effort is put to fulfill the predetermined learning objectives of pedagogical theories, including situated learning, problem-based learning, and so on. For better outcomes, any educational institution or ed-tech company should have the proper infrastructure to create PLMS. They should also emphasize providing the required support to run it efficiently. Game-changing results can be obtained if augmented reality and virtual reality digital content are included to make the most of the digital medium. - 22 | August 2021
  23. 23. The world is all about the three ‘E’ of the word ENGINEERING – Evolution, Enthusiasm and Efficacy. The enthralling journey of mankind from wooden wheels to aeroplanes is not designed by science only, but by the artistry of human brain also. How did these brains think about creating something extraordinary? They just visualized the world from out-of-the- box vision. Over the course of time, many scientists emerged with their innovations, which transformed the human life. Simultaneously, the revolutionary changes resulted into the advancement in education and many institutes established to deliver quality education to the students, making them all set to change the dynamics of the traditional thinking. One such institute is New Prince Shri Bhavani College of Engineering and Technology, which aims to achieve academic excellence by delivering quality education. The institution owes its foundation to the bold and inspired vision of its Founder and Chairman Thiru. K. Loganathan. The college is affiliated to Anna University, Chennai. Since then, it has come a long way. Today it has six undergraduate courses and two post graduate courses. Brief About the Institute The institute is focused to strive for excellence in imparting technical Moulding the Leaders of Tomorrow New Prince Shri Bhavani College of Engineering and Technology The students are trained on all emerging technologies thereby making them industry ready 26 | August 2021
  24. 24. education by promoting innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurial abilities of the students. The college is situated in the heart of the city amidst residential complexes. It has well- equipped and furnished labs for all departments. There is a well-designed main block, housing the administrative offices, departments of computer science and engineering, and information technology. There are separate blocks for other departments. Classrooms are well furnished, ventilated, and provided with all teaching aids. The institute is well-equipped with auditoriums, drawing halls, seminar halls, etc. There are separate boarding and dining facilities for boys and girls. The institute is focused on enhancing the effectiveness of teaching and learning process by providing a stimulating learning environment to the students. It is also looking to establish R&D centres, incubation centres and centres of excellences in latest technologies and provide a platform for students to interact with the industry. Achieving academic excellence by imparting knowledge and skills through problem solving, practical training, design, and development of innovative projects is the priority of the institute. It is crucial to sensitize students about the social and environmental issues. Hence the institute is looking to inculcate discipline in students and making them technologically and ethically strong. Variety of Courses The Institute offers following undergraduate and post graduate courses: B.E. – Civil Engineering B.E. – Computer Science and Engineering B.E. – Electrical and Electronics Engineering B.E. – Electronics and Communication Engineering B.Tech. – Information Technology B.E. – Mechanical Engineering M.E. – Applied Electronics M.C.A. – Master of Computer Applications Eight Centres of Excellence The changing aspects of engineering and technology in India, needs more innovation and innovation starts with design. To facilitate this design thinking and entrepreneurship among the students, the institute has total of ‘Eight Centres of Excellence’ namely Oracle Workforce Development Centre, IBM Red Hat Linux Centre, PMKVY Skill Development Centre, The 10 Phenomenal Engineering Institutes of India, 2021 Mr. L. Naveen Prasad Vice Chairman The institute is looking to inculcate discipline in students and making them technologically and ethically strong theknowledgereview.com | www. 27
  25. 25. The current challenge obviously is the pandemic situation the world is facing right now. But, under the able guidance and innovative techniques of Vice Chairman Mr. L. Naveen Prasad, the institute managed to tackle all challenges of online education by establishing most of its labs and courses online. Highlighting the Excellence The institute is accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council and is ISO 9001-2015 certified with active participation in NIRF, ARIIA, CII rankings, and awards. All faculties of the institute have published Tech Super Hub – (AI, Data Science, IOT & Machine Learning), Intel Intelligent Systems Lab, Block Chain Technology and Cyber Securities, Ed Joy Robotics and Automation. Apart from the regular curriculum, the students are trained on all emerging technologies thereby making them industry-ready. Eminent Leadership Mr. L. Naveen Prasad, Vice Chairman of New Prince Shri Bhavani College of Engineering and Technology, completed his education in business administration and his M.S. in Loughborough University, Leicestershire, UK. He has emerged as an accomplished educationist with his astounding contribution to the expansion of the college by pioneering in the establishment of various centres of excellence. Under his active guidance, the institution has signed MoUs with various industries, thereby establishing centres that enable students to learn industry-ready curriculum and advanced courses. This helps every student to become employable right after their graduation. He has travelled widely to familiarize himself with the educational systems and pedagogy as practiced world over besides having marked his presence at various international meets, forums, and delegations. Walking on the Path As a new institute, there were many obstacles in attracting core and mainstream companies for in-campus placement. But currently, the institute has overcome those hurdles and its students are regularly placed in mainstream IT and core companies. The institute is focused to strive for excellence in imparting technical education by promoting innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurial abilities of the students research articles in international journals and backed up by patents with their names. The institution undertakes uplifting the surrounding villages in association with MHRD, Government of India under the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan scheme, and various other schemes of the central government are actively implemented. Working Under the Shadow of Pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic compelled the global and abrupt conversion of conventional face-to-face instruction to the online format in all educational institutes. The five pillars of high- quality online education are learning effectiveness, student satisfaction, faculty satisfaction, access, scale, and cost. The institute is effectively working towards achieving optimum implementation of these pillars. The conventional pen and paper exams have given way to MCQs, group discussions, online assignments, one to one oral exams, etc. Turning the Page Going forward, the institute intends to focus on work-based learning, multidisciplinary programs and a dual emphasis on engineering design and self-reflection, to the extent permitted by the affiliating university. It is also focused on achieving autonomous status, which would help to design socially relevant and outward facing engineering curriculum. 28 | August 2021
  26. 26. relatively hierarchical in structure. However, by breaking up the overall responsibilities of running a football development program, and assigning additional charges to each coach, some football academies have drastically increased their coaching output. These academies enable an out-and-out decision-maker for each team (usually a Head Coach for an age group), in turn, supported by Head Coaches from other age groups who take over data- heavy processes like opposition scouting, individual player assessment, injury risk assessment. This leaves each Head Coach's efforts for their teams streamlined and backed by a crucial second pair of eyes. More impressively, this further allows coaches to share experiences – it creates a dynamic leadership structure that is complex, modern, and breeds team spirit. What is truly beautiful, is that the players experience this as a smooth pathway to a real future in football, with comprehensive support across all his / her footballing needs. Experimental management structures have often cropped up on the international stage, and with Indian coaches learning to be football savvy, it is only a matter of time before we see such new age approaches to coaching and player interaction. One such idea involves the use of two Head Coaches, with one taking part in the training sessions as a player, and the other running the session as a coach. This would increase the amount of information available to this coaching Weekly meetings that are football- specific and highly technical enable a learning platform for sharing experience across coaches – a valuable tool for professionals whose success is often determined by their level of 'experience'. A weekly presentation or discussion creates an environment that breeds frequent collective ideation amongst coaches. Topics can include modern trends in the game, a coach's own methodology, player assessment strategies or even exciting patterns of play. Clashes of ideas and disagreements in such meetings give coaches the chance to solidify their coaching voice and ideas while challenging their knowledge of a particular subject. It's a simple tool with impressive long-term results. The recent emergence of digitized coach assessment tools within the youth football landscape has taken guided coach development into new territory. Up and coming Indian coaches now have the chance to develop their coaching styles in an entirely empirical manner, by recording and analysing their coaching language, their body language, even the quality of 'coaching moments' they provide. A number of Bangalore-based football academies have acted as the testing grounds for the development of such digital tools, and the long-term potential of these apps seems limitless as Indian football develops. Leadership structures within most private football entities in India are Within the youth football sector of the sports industry, holistic development is at the forefront of planning, training, and growing players. Coaches and technical staff are constantly looking to push players beyond their limits in helping them perfect their abilities. The process of coaching is in fact so immersive, both physically and emotionally, that the significance of coach development is often overlooked as a tool for player development. But better coaches make better players - it's that simple. While India's international football ranking rises and falls typically within a genuinely lowly range, there do exist a number of youth football institutions that are showing great success. They do so by influencing the quality of their football performances via guided coach development - an extension of the famous guided discovery concept, simply extended to coaches and mentors. However, it is in the manifestation of this guided coach development where organisations have displayed creativity, efficiency, and a productive rebellion against how things used to be done, in order to achieve surprising results. So, what are some of these guided coach development strategies that we could all learn from? Let's explore certain processes that extend the learning environment beyond players, to coaches and mentors. Advancing the Mentor's Development 30 | August 2021
  27. 27. Guided Coach Development Sunanda Das duo drastically – they could more easily gauge player emotions, collective mentalities and individual player responses to each situation, from both inside and outside the paradigm of coach- student relationships. All in all, the future of Indian football seems all the brighter with these methods to guided coach development. Our constant endeavour to imitate successful footballing nations, in terms of both player and coach development, has created a simple yet powerful hope for all involved in the Indian football landscape. After all, motivated coaches translate to better coaching and, therefore, better players. About the Author www.theknowledgereview.com |31
  28. 28. The Educational Hub that Nurtures Holistic Engineers Engineering is the application of knowledge to the most efficient conversion of natural resources to human needs. Engineering is associated with a large amount of specialised information; professional practice requires significant training in the application of that knowledge. To train such a cadre of professionals, imbibing them with accurate knowledge, and inculcating the right skills and competencies into them, we need institutions that nurture the journey of talented young engineering aspirants and holistically guide them on their journeys. We need institutions like the Islampur-based Rajarambapu Institute of Technology. Rajarambapu Institute of Technology (RIT), Rajaramnagar, formerly known as College of Engineering, Sakharale, was started in 1983. Located near Islampur, 7 kilometres away from Peth Naka off Pune-Bangalore highway, RIT has a beautiful green campus of 17 hectares and buildings on it measuring 54,000 sq. m. RIT has emerged as a leading technological institute in Western Maharashtra through its dedicated and disciplined approach to provide quality technical education over a period of more than thirty-seven years. Vision To be a globally recognized institute Rajarambapu Institute of Technology Rajaramnagar committed to excellence in academics, research, knowledge creation and delivery to develop socially responsible professionals. Mission Ÿ To provide innovation and excellence in academic design, delivery, and assessment to ensure holistic development of students for employability, entrepreneurship, and higher education. Ÿ To design and keep the curricula updated, based on changing needs of industry and society worldwide, and to provide experiential learning through industry connect. Ÿ To be at the forefront of emerging technological research, innovation K.E. Society’s
  29. 29. The 10 Phenomenal Engineering Institutes of India 2021 and creation of intellectual property to attract talent. Ÿ To retain talent by building relationships based on professionalism, mutual respect, accountability, engagement, and integrity. Ÿ To leverage alumni to inculcate leadership skills, social awareness, and a passion for lifelong learning to make students socially responsible global citizens. Ÿ To build and maintain world-class infrastructure and adopt modern automation technologies for the purpose of organizational efficiency. Ÿ To identify alternate sources of revenue and augment inflows. The Scholarly Educator and Veteran Leader The personality behind RIT's success is its Director – Dr Mrs Sushma S. Kulkarni. She is also working as an elected Executive Member on the Executive committee of Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC). She is an Editor for the “Journal of Engineering Education Transformation” (JEET). She is a fellow of the Institution of Engineers, India, and an elected member of IEI – Pune chapter. She is actively associated with IUCEE Foundation as a promoter. Dr Sushma has received more than 25 awards/honours for her outstanding academic work including ‘Global Award for Excellence’ in engineering education, ‘2019 IFEES Duncan Fraser Global Award’ with a cash prize of $1000 USD, and the ISTD’s ‘Emerging HRD Thinker’s gold medal for her paper. She has 34 years of teaching experience in civil engineering programs. She has received her PhD in Civil Engineering, (2003), M E in RIT has emerged as a leading technological institute in Western Maharashtra through its dedicated and disciplined approach to provide quality technical education over a period of more than thirty- seven years Construction Management, (1993), from Shivaji University, Kolhapur, India, and B E in Civil Engineering, (1987), from VNIT, Nagpur, India. She has dutifully fulfilled the post of Principal/Director for more than 15 years. Under her leadership, the college has transformed itself from an affiliated engineering college to an autonomous institute with excellent credentials. Dr Sushma has contributed to 142 research papers and has two patents provisionally registered. She has delivered more than 110 expert talks on various topics in and outside India. Under her guidance, 3 students have completed PhD and 6 are currently pursuing it. She has guided more than 60 UG and PG students on their projects. She has worked as a jury member for the ‘GEDC-Airbus Global Diversity Award’ in Australia (2015), a keynote speaker at the Asian Engineering Education Conference in China (2016), and she has presented as panellist at the GEDC Conference in Canada “ “ theknowledgereview.com | www. 33
  30. 30. (2017). She has contributed to a book chapter in a book published by IFEES and GEDC for Global women leaders titled ‘Rising to the Top’, published in 2019. Challenges then and now Like many illustrious institutions making their way to the top, RIT had to also go through its own unique set of trials and tribulations since its inception. Continuous faculty development through training ‘Need Analysis’ is a big one. RIT also had to make tremendous strides to get industry-institute liaison, to get PhD qualified faculty to maintain the cadre ratio, and to develop a cell on community services project. Additionally, the institute faced the following types of challenges: Ÿ Proper implementation of strategy from Chairman BOG to Faculty and measurement of outcomes annually; Ÿ Make every faculty try to achieve their Key Result Areas (KRA); Ÿ Marketing strategies to be designed for 100% admissions; Ÿ Improve the curriculum contents design, delivery and assessment to implement OBE; Ÿ The need to have more than 10% students from outside countries and Maharashtra; Ÿ The want to have merit ranks be in the top 30,000 students in the state; Ÿ 100% placement of students including higher studies, jobs in industry, government sector and entrepreneurship; Ÿ 100% employability (Jobs/HE/entrepreneurship). Lockdowns and the EdTech Solution Lockdowns due to the Covid-19 pandemic changed the perspective of engineering education. RIT, however, looked at this as an opportunity to foster the successful implementation of active learning tools in delivery and assessment. Soon enough, RIT delivered 100 per cent of its syllabus by online mode with the help of ICT tools like MS Teams, Zoom, Moodle, Slido, etc. During delivery, more focus was given to interactive sessions with the help of active learning tools like brainstorming, quizzes, project and problem-based learning, collaborative learning and many more. Assessment was conducted by online mode, in which open book tests and MCQs were considered. To avoid the malpractices, proper care was taken by appropriate design of question papers and faculties were trained for the same. Aspiring to Create Innovators An institute that is connected with the industry in such a way that the graduates passing out from the institute must have problem-solving skills, character, creativity and an ability to enjoy working whilst generating innovative solutions: that is the future 34 | August 2021
  31. 31. Ÿ Accredited with ‘A’ grade by NAAC. Ÿ NIRF Ranking 2020 – Institute is ranked within the top 250 Institutions in India and second in Western Maharashtra as per the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF). Ÿ Ranked within first 50 institutions in India in ATAL Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements (ARIIA) in August 2020. Ÿ Awarded Platinum Rank in First 150 Institutes in AICTE - CII Survey 2020 Ÿ An Autonomous Institute from 2011-2012. Ÿ Permanent affiliation for all UG courses to Shivaji University, Kolhapur. Ÿ Received grants worth Rs. 1.5 Crore in the last three years from AICTE, Department of Science & Technology (DST) and industries. Eight products are commercialized. Have established the Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship Development (CIIED). Ÿ 150 MoU with industries, research organizations and universities in India and 6 abroad. Some prominent among these universities are Massachusetts Lowell, Purdue University and Lawrence Technological University, Canadian Institute of Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management CITEM, Ontario, Canada. Additionally, RIT has MoUs with CTARA (centre for appropriate rural technology alternatives), IIT, Powai and is working together on water sector projects. The institute is also working closely with Dr Milind Sohoni, Head, CSE Dept. IIT, Powai. Ÿ RIT Central Library has been awarded 1st Rank in Digital Poster Competition on "Best Library in India" by M. D. College Parel, Mumbai on 12th August 2020. Ÿ RIT has received 1st prize in the 14th State level EC Award by Maharashtra Energy Development Agency under the category of ‘Educational & Research Institutes’. Ÿ RIT is awarded “Best Autonomous Institute with a Global Vision” by Navabharat Times at the hands of Hon. Vinod Tavade – Education Minister, Govt. of Maharashtra on 6th June 2019. Ÿ RIT is declared as a "Most Innovative Brand" in 2019 in Maharashtra by Arthsanket. Rajarambapu Institute of Technology aspires to. To do this a lot of change has to be brought with reference to the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP). “We need to focus on making the education multidisciplinary, creating the campus as a product innovation and development centre with start-ups,” remarked the Director of RIT. “The emphasis ultimately should be to prepare a graduate engineer for higher studies or to take up a job in industry or become an entrepreneur. Thus, the vision to make our campus as a creator of holistic engineers, who will professionally connect with the society and think of developing the community around them, will lay the groundwork for the world’s future,” concluded the astute leader – Dr Mrs Sushma S. Kulkarni. Awards, Achievements and Accolades theknowledgereview.com | www. 35
  32. 32. Ÿ Awarded with “2019 IFEES Duncan Fraser Global Award for Excellence in Engineering Education”, the award given by, The International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES) on 15th November 2019 at the World Engineering Education Forum (WEEF) 2019 in Chennai, India. It included a cash prize of $1000 and travel and stay expenses for the conference. Ÿ Certified with “India's 10 Most Ambitious Women in Education Sector, for 2019,” By Knowledge Review Magazine, as she is redefining the benchmark of education and committed to offering education to all. Ÿ Awarded Under IUCEE Showcase Awards with Institutional Leadership Award for her excellence in Engineering Education at Seventh International Conference on Transformations in Engineering Education (ICTIEE), Hyderabad on 8th January 2020. Ÿ Awarded with “251 Fabulous Global Education Leaders” Award by World Education Congress on 04th July 2019. Ÿ Delivered a talk as Speaker for 2nd International Conference on "Towards Development A Synergistic STEM Community" at the Ministry of Education Malaysia (2nd October to 4th October, 2018). Ÿ Awarded with “Best Teacher Award” by the hands of Hon. Shrinivas Patil (Former Governor, Sikkim) at Karad on 11th September 2018 by Lion’s Club, Karad. Ÿ Awarded with "Aadarsha Shikshak Puraskar" by the hands of Hon. Ujjwal Nikam, Special Public Prosecutor on 8 August 2018 at Mahuli, Vita, Dist. Sangli arranged by Rayat Shikshan Sanstha’s, Vitthalrao Deshmukh Adhyapak Vidyalay, Mahuli. Ÿ Prof. Indira Parekh Award for “Top 50 Women Educators” given by World Education Congress in July 2018. Dr Mrs Sushma S. Kulkarni’s noteworthy achievements
  33. 33. A way towards creativity “The institute has more than seven lakh square feet of built-up area, comprises of smart and air-conditioned classrooms, richly stocked library, state-of-the-art laboratories, on-hand project labs, auditorium, and seminar halls. There are separate hostel facilities for boys and girls,” informed Mr. Kumar. Foresight and Objectives To groom young minds, hone their technical and managerial skills, liberate their talent and commitment, and seek quality, innovation, and creativity in them so as to prepare them to face challenges of life in the professions they choose. Sanskar Educational Group Director of the college, Prof. (Dr.) Vinish Kumar, threw a light on various courses that the college provides and how it reached to its present stature. The Beginning Established in 2005, Sanskar Educational Group (SEG) spread over 20 acres of lush green campus under the aegis of Shree Ganpati Education Society, has carved a niche for itself just within a decade. Today it is considered a ‘Centre of Excellence’ for those aspiring to undertake higher studies in the domains of Engineering & Technology, Pharmacy, Management and Architecture. Engineering is a field that gives you the vision to create something new or recreate something from existing things. Ever wondered about how an airplane flies, how a building can stand strong, how can a drone fly and capture beautiful pictures? Well, one simple answer to it is engineering. Yes, engineering is one of the best fields to work in. We crossed paths with this amazing institute - Sanskar Educational Group (SEG) - that is grooming future engineers with excellence in education. This renowned college believes in making students responsible citizens and not just engineers. 38 | August 2021
  34. 34. The 10 Phenomenal Engineering Institutes of India 2021 Mission of the institute is to impart quality technical education that enhances the creativity, professionalism, and entrepreneurship skills to undertake research and development on cutting edge technologies focusing on socio- economic needs. The core values of the college include - Quality Education embedded with moral and ethical values in order to produce responsible citizens. Academic Programs The academic programs include - B.Tech – Four-year Program in Computer Science and Engineering; Computer Science and Engineering (Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning), Mechanical Engineering, and Civil Engineering Diploma – Three-year Program in Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering Sanskar College of Engineering & Technology envisions to groom young minds, hone their technical and managerial skills, liberate their talent and commitment, and seek quality, innovation and creativity in them so as to prepare them to face challenges of life in the professions they choose MBA, B.Arch, B.Pharm, M.Pharmacy, BFSI, BCA, BBA Diversity in Resemblance The institute is one of the top five institutes in Delhi-NCR with respect to excellent results in university exams. It offers special classes for GATE/PSU/Defence and other competitive exams. “The college offers personality development/language enrichment classes from second year onwards, corporate exposure and life skills training, hands-on learning theknowledgereview.com | www. 39
  35. 35. experience/live project assistance, internships, and 100% placement assistance,” shared Mr. Kumar. Indomitable Leader The institute is headed by Mr. Kumar in the capacity of Director. He has more than 21 years of experience in teaching, and professional and research experience with more than 30 plus papers in leading international and national index journals/conferences. He also has one patent to his achievements. He is the member of various academic and administrative committees in leading institutes, member Board of Management for Technical Institution and also been an enlightening force to groom the students. Hurdles in Creating the Niche The success of the institute, however, came after the struggles they faced in the earlier days of its inception. “Initially, in spite of having state-of- the-art infrastructure, the best faculty members were not interested to join our institute because it was new. But as we developed, flourished and established ourselves as an excellent centre of learning we were able to attract the best teaching force and at present the institute can boast of highly qualified and experienced faculty members.” Right now, the biggest challenge for the institute is to groom students to become lifelong learners with the best of personality attributes. “However, the student’s first duty is to focus on academics,” emphasises Mr. Kumar. Treats to Treasure The institute received many rewards and awards, some of which are - Ÿ Best Engineering College in North live lectures of the faculty members are recorded and shared with the students along with the well-prepared digital content of theory and laboratories. Special online problem-solving sessions are held on weekly basis for each subject of study,” said Mr. Kumar. Looking Ahead In times to come, the institute aspires to be one of the leading technical institutes in the country and an undisputed leader in the North Region with Industry-Institute Partnership, Incubation Centre, and Entrepreneurship Skills Development Center, with special focus on emerging technologies like, Cloud Computing, Simulation, Big Data Analytics, Robotics, Augmented and Virtual Reality etc. converging towards industrial revolution I4.0.” Prof (Dr.) Vinish Kumar Director India by Royal Brands Pvt. Ltd. 2015 Ÿ Best Pharmacy College in North India by Royal Brands Pvt. Ltd. 2015 Ÿ Best Pharmacy College in UP by ASSOCHEM 2012 Ÿ Best Pharmacy College in Delhi/NCR by Times Research Education Excellence 2010, 2011 Tech-savvy Enviroment With the lockdowns due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and push towards EdTech implementation, the institute successfully adapted to the changing times. During the lockdown the institute began taking classes through various platforms like Zoom Meet, Google Meet, Microsoft Team and WebEx for students. “We have also established recording studios where 40 | August 2021
  36. 36. ING Effectively Home During 42 | August 2021
  37. 37. The current pandemic has forced everyone to stay indoors and find efficient ways to study and work from home. During such challenging times, online classes have emerged as a boon. They have simplified teaching- learning processes while enhancing communication and making education more interesting. Online courses are more convenient and cost-effective than traditional courses. However, it becomes difficult for many students to attend classes from home - maybe they have a pet to take care of or may have to wash the dishes. In such situations, students can follow certain procedures to ensure that they study effectively from home. These have been mentioned below: Creating a Study Schedule Students can set a reminder or an alarm of sorts to make sure that they log in for their online classes at the right time. It is essential that they administer proper time management. Apart from attending regular lectures, students should also ensure that they make their own time for review. It is even more important if they review some of the course materials on their own. Calendars, Post-It Notes, and Reminders can be Helpful Online classes follow a structure similar to that of regular classroom sessions. Accordingly, students should create a study calendar to gather information about important examination dates or deadlines for submitting assignments. Students can save a schedule on their computer or mobile device. Productivity apps can Make Things Easier In today’s digital age, almost every task can be made easier with the help of an app. There are numerous fantastic productivity applications and extensions which simplify studying or working. These apps help track the students’ progress, organize tasks, set reminders, or direct other apps. It is Essential to Avoid Distractions In order to ensure effective study sessions, students should keep away any object that could distract them. For example, they should keep their phones in another room, refrain from using social media, avoid watching television, and so on. If students stay away from social media for a while, they will not get distracted. Especially during such times, when the entire internet is flooded with news related to the coronavirus, reducing internet and social media usage is better for students' emotional and mental well-being. If students are still tempted to use their phone, they should mute the notifications from social media and other non- essential apps. This way, there will be less distraction, and students will be able to complete their assignments and study thoroughly for longer periods. Creating a Dedicated Study Space Students can select a certain area at their homes which they can associate with studying. This will help them easily to get into a productive state. However, students should avoid using their bed or sofa. These spaces might be comfortable, but they are not good for enhancing one’s productivity during studying. A simple table and a comfortable chair are what students require to carry out their academic activities. However, using a room that has perfect lighting and ventilation will do the job. Students can also personalize the study table with favourite figurines, pictures, motivational quotes, and so on. This will motivate students to concentrate and delve deeper into their studies. Studying at home may seem to be a daunting and complicated task. However, the above-mentioned tips can help students in generating better results and enhance their productivity. Moreover, taking regular breaks and using free time to do productive activities can lift the mood of the students. They can engage in cooking, play games, or pursue an online course whenever they are not studying. During the lockdown period, students can not only study and excel in their academics but can also develop their overall skills and personality. www.theknowledgereview.com |43
  38. 38. Shoolini University Training Ground for Innovators and Disrupters of Tomorrow Engineering is a profession that helps us develop and discover ways to benefit mankind. Still growing and evolving as the world moves towards automation, it encompasses a whole range of industries. It ranges from civil engineering and mechanical engineering to build things to creating new technologies with artificial intelligence and machine learning. If you want to be at the cutting edge of future technology developments while also making a difference in people's lives, an engineering job could be the right fit for you. The best way to capitalise on that interest is to enrol in an institution that fosters inquisitiveness and encourages creativity with a strong foundation of research and innovation. One of the leading institutions that is providing job-ready courses to students across India is Shoolini University. Located in Himachal Pradesh, only 1.5 hours away from Chandigarh, Shoolini University encapsulates the dream of academicians to provide high-impact, high-quality education to less privileged students of Himachal and India through research, innovative learning and community service. Founded by Dr. P. K. Khosla, a retired Vice-Chancellor and Oxford Alumnus, and mentored by scientists such as Dr. MS Swaminathan, Shoolini is today one of India’s top 25 private universities. Shoolini University is a leading private university with a focus on research and innovation. Hence, today the university has an H-Index of >74 and more than We are happy to share that Shoolini’s online platform (eUniv) has covered 12000+ users so far with 650+ courses completed “ “ The 10 Phenomenal Engineering Institutions in India, 2021 44 | August 2021
  39. 39. 550 patents have been filed by students and faculty. The School of Engineering & Technology at Shoolini University has received several accolades since its inception only 12 years ago. Some of them are as follows: Ÿ ‘Diamond Rating’ in the prestigious QS I-GAUGE rankings Ÿ NIRF Rank No. 112 Ÿ 25 Most Innovative Engineering Colleges in India - Higher Education Digest Ÿ Certified as recognized Social Entrepreneurship, Swachhta and Rural Engagement Cell (SES REC) institution. Ÿ A recognized member of The Institution of Engineers, India Ÿ Outlook-ICARE University Ranking 2020: 16th in top State Private Universities Ÿ Career 360: Faculty of Engineering & Technology rated as AAAA Institu- tion Ÿ Education World, India’s leading Education Magazine, has ranked Shoolini University as No. 1 in India for Online and IT-enabled teaching Ÿ Atal Innovation Rankings 2020, GOI - Shoolini is ranked in 6-25 in India Ÿ There are two schools of engineering at Shoolini University: “ Shoolini University encapsulates the dream of academicians to provide high-impact, high-quality university education to less privileged students of Himachal and India through research, innovative learning and community service. “ theknowledgereview.com | www. 45
  40. 40. Ÿ The School of Mechanical, Civil and Electrical Engineering Ÿ Yogananda School of AI, Computer & Data Sciences Ÿ Vision To contribute substantially towards realizing the vision of being amongst the top 200 universities by 2022, and continue to excel to achieve a ranking amongst the top 50 premier engineering institutions in the country by 2025. Ÿ Mission To transform the Faculty of Engineering and Technology by reimagining and reshaping the engineering education, in order to produce highly sought after and Industry 4.0 ready engineers by 2025. The Academic Rollout Ÿ Shoolini University offers some cutting-edge programmes and specialisations as part of the department of engineering. The institution offers BTech programmes in advanced manufacturing, artificial intelligence, machine learning, automobile engineering, civil engineering, big data, cloud computing, cybersecurity, etc. Ÿ Starting in 2021, Shoolini University has also launched NEP-derived BTech programmes that will offer students the flexibility of choosing major and minor courses of interest. Students enjoy multiple and flexible exits during their 4 years of BTech. With this, students can exit during the course of the programme. In that case, they will be given a certificate during the first year, a diploma in the second year, finishing with a degree in the final year. The Student-centric Approach Shoolini University is known for its focus on innovation. Hence, students are encouraged to publish papers and file patents under both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The department is now working on the mission of ‘One Student, One Patent’. The department is also recognized for its global tie-ups and industry-academic collaborations with institutions such as: Ÿ PEC-SIEMENS Centre of Excellence in Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh Ÿ Centre for Excellence in Visionary Learning Community of India (VLCI) Ÿ AWS Academy Ÿ IBM Certifications Ÿ Coursera certifications Shoolini’s achievements in research: In 2020, Scimago’s global ranking listed Shoolini at 536 and 32 amongst the world and Indian institutes respectively, based on research. Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) rankings also featured nd Shoolini as 2 rank in research in India th and 14 rank in Asia for its 2021 ranking. 46 | August 2021
  41. 41. In September 2020, an annual report released by the Office of Intellectual Rights, India, the first in the list of patent filers are the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). However, the patents filed by all the 23 IITs in the country have been merged to declare the group of institutions as the top patent filer. This makes Shoolini third in the country, and first in Himachal Pradesh, in filing patents by academic institutes and universities across India. The Indomitable Leader Dr Khosla (the Founder) firmly believes that no institute of higher learning can become great without research. It was this concern that sowed the seeds for setting up a specialized, research-based private university. His efforts, along with the team of co- founders like Vishal Anand and Atul Khosla, have helped Shoolini University become a recognized name for research. According to the latest QS Asian Rankings, Shoolini University was ranked No. 300 in Asia. For research, Shoolini was right behind IISc Bangalore in India. In terms of Citation Index, Shoolini University stood No. 1 in India and No. 14 in Asia. Overcoming Challenges Shoolini University started with a small seed capital and grew organically to become one of the leading institutions of higher learning in less than 10 years. A challenge was to invite young students to join a university that was not located in the cities. However, with the green and safe environs, Shoolini University quickly became a university of choice for students from all over India. Today, 60% of Shoolini University’s students come from outside the country. The institution is proud to have almost every state of India represented at the campus through promising students. The EdTech Solution Shoolini University initiated online classes for students well before the necessity arose due to a Covid-19 related lockdown. With the e-learning platform, Shoolini was ahead of the curve as it had adapted more than 3000 lectures to make them available online. Additionally, all of Shoolini’s students were doing at least one elective online. This made the adaption of the e-learning platform easy and 100% delivery of online learning for the entire community at Shoolini a breeze. eUniv combines asynchronous learning that includes quizzes and assignments Shoolini University was set up as a private university and is recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC). with synchronous learning for live and interactive lectures. The students of Shoolini University developed an AI tool named Siqandar.ai that helps students to prepare for viva voce impeccably. The Future Awaits Shoolini University has a mission to be among the top 200 universities of the world. The university is doing that with high impact research and quality student output. With the introduction of NEP programmes and its well-equipped labs, the university hopes to become a leader in multidisciplinary learning. Awards and Achievements 2009 2010 Shoolini University is recognised by the Pharmacy Council of India (PCI). 2016 National Assessment and Accreditation Council accredited Shoolini University with a ‘B++’ rating. 2017 Shoolini ranked among 101-150 universities of India by MHRD’s National Institute Ranking Framework (NIRF). 2018 Shoolini becomes one of the top-most patent filers in the country with 187 patents filed in 2018 alone. 2019 Shoolini University ranks th 19 in India’s Best Private rd Universities and 3 in Research (All India) by India Today 2018 Shoolini University is amongst the ‘Top 300 Universities in Aisa’, and ranked first for Citation by QS Ranking theknowledgereview.com | www. 47

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