A practical touch to classroom teachings

Workshop

A practical touch to classroom teachings

The students of New Horizon College of Engineering, who participated in ‘Remote Controlled Aircraft Design and Manufacturing Workshop’, were a thrilled lot after the two-day informative session. 

The workshop organised by ‘Aerotrix’ and ‘Zaphyr’, the annual aviation fest of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay was held recently at the college premises. Elaborating about the experience of making a remote controlled aircraft, Shashank Agarwal, a first-semester MTech student who participated in the workshop, said, “The hands-on learning experience made the workshop worthwhile.

While we have theoretical knowledge, this was a chance for us to get some practical experience. We realised the numerous challenges involved in the field.” Although the students had exams, many of them decided to go ahead and attend the workshop. 

“It was up to us if we wanted to attend the workshop or not. But our teachers encouraged us to be part of it because they felt that it would give us the exposure that we required. During the workshop, we also realised how and why to apply a particular formula,” he explained.

Pointing out that she was unsure of how the aerodynamic forces exactly work, Shwetha BM, another participant of the workshop, said, “There were so many details that we learnt. There is a huge difference between rote learning and practical learning. Though we were apprehensive about it as we had our exams, but I found in my case,  attending the workshop helped me do my better in exams.”

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