Plus they are upgrading their infrastructure as well as taking extra efforts to help the student community. Metrolife checks out the new facilities coming up in the different engineering colleges this academic year.
The BMS College of Engineering is all geared up to curb ragging. Under the guidance of the principal Dr K Mallikarjun Babu, three committees have been formed comprising himself, faculty members and senior students. “The squad members roam in the campus, hostels and canteens to catch hold of mischievous students and we will definitely be taking stringent actions against the culprits,” informs the principal. The college is all set to welcome students in a big way.
“Tentatively, we are planning to welcome freshers and their parents on August 29. We will be conducting a two-day orientation programme. We also conduct personality development classes to help them focus on their goals. We are upgrading hostel facilities. New classrooms and faculty rooms have also been constructed,” he adds. Prof Jagadeesh, the placement officer, says that the centre is planning to give training and arranging for internships for third year students from this year. Multi-storeyed parking slots have been put up at PES Institute of Technology. “The space accommodates 1,500 two-wheelers and it has been designed in such a way that it can be used to put up stalls and exhibitions during college festivals,” says Dr K S Sridhar, the placement officer at PESIT. A new research building, ‘Crucible Of Research and Innovation’ (CORI) has been constructed to inculcate research culture among the students. "The state-of-the-art research centre encourages aspiring students to carry out different projects. Around fifty researchers can easily work here.” The construction of a well-equipped mechanical laboratory is also under progress.
The RV College of Engineering is inaugurating a telecommunication block and a hostel for final year students. Dr S Satyanarayana of RVCE reveals that the college is providing independent rooms for each final year student so that they do not disturb each other while completing their projects.
The college is expecting 3,000 students on the first day. “We will inform the newcomers about the rules and regulations of the college then,” he says. “We celebrate nearly 12 fests in a year including our annual techno-cultural carnival 8th Mile. Along with this, seminars, conferences and workshops keep on going,” he includes.
Though AMC Engineering College started recently, it has been organising various activities for the students. The intake for each course has increased from 90 to 120. T N Sreenivasa, the principal says, “We are carrying out loads of activities. We are upgrading laboratory facilities. We have planned to provide soft skill training for even the first years. We have formed committees to keep an eye on ragging.”
“The parents’ meeting used to be held only once a year. But from this year, it will be held twice to bridge the gap between the parents and the institution. We will also be conducting counselling for those suffering from home sickness, depression and other problems. We have also planned to have separate classes for dull students on Saturdays.” A girls’ hostel is being constructed in the campus. “As of now, we are planning to start the academic year on August 30,” says the principal.