The strength of our relationship with the students is our ability to gauge their strengths and weaknesses. Orientation Programme conducted at the beginning of the academic year is an effort on our part to fill-in the chasm that exists between the shared knowledge of students at the entry-level and the course requirements.
It is observed that NCERT syllabus as it is about 20-30% vaster than the previous state board syllabus. While those who have studied ICSE or CBSE in school are not much affected, but those from the State syllabus may find it difficult. Induction programme helps students to open up, think creatively and become responsible and independent students.
Induction programme for newly admitted students is conducted in line with AICTE/UGC Induction programme policy, every year before the commencement of the first semester classes. The objective of the Induction programme is to demystify what is expected of students in Intermediate level and to provide adequate foundation in the core applied science subjects and English limited to moderate level so that students do not face any difficulty when the classes commence.
The syllabus for the course is framed in such a way that equal importance is given to both Engineering discipline and personality development which includes soft skills, sports and cultural Activities. The duration of the induction programme is THREE weeks. The students are trained in Foundation courses, basics of programming and English apart from other co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
Syllabus for Mathematics includes concepts learnt at the intermediate level and also additional concepts which are essential prerequisites for engineering course. Orientation to Computers is aimed at familiarizing the students with use of computer and the fundamentals of programming languages and thereby enabling them to write small programmes in C language which is a part of I year curriculum for all branches.
The module on English is aimed at making the students better articulate in English thereby increasing their comprehension level and self-confidence. The sessions in the afternoon will be on soft skills, Sports and cultural activities. Eminent personalities from academia and industry, personality development trainers, and other noted speakers from institute such as Ramakrishna Mission are invited to give lectures to the students.
The sessions also include ice breakers, Sports and Cultural Activities for all round development. During this interaction of few days with the faculty, the students will come out of their hesitation and it will be the best platform for the students to interact with the faculty members, making it responsible for them to build strong relationships with faculty, advisers and other students. This programme has been conducted for the last three years for our students. The statistics show that, there is a gradual improvement of more than 20-30% in the overall performance of the students. Their parents have also deeply appreciated.
This induction programme will help the students to have a smooth transition to the Engineering course. The sound grasp of the fundamentals of the engineering subjects lays the strong foundation for the entire four-year programme. Our experience has shown that students who underwent the induction classes have fared extremely well in Examinations. Also, the students who have attended the bridge course in the previous years have appreciated the initiative usefulness.
At the start of the induction, the incumbents learn about the institutional policies, processes, practices, culture and values, familiarization to the respective branch/stream.
In the Orientation Program on Day 1, the Principal, Deans, and other college functionaries address and welcome the new students along with their parents. It serves to provide space for telling the new students about the college, and their academic and student life.
|Day 1||09:00 am – 11:00 am||Academic registration|
|Day 1||11:00 am – 1.00 pm||Orientation: Principal|
|Day 1||1:00 pm – 2:00 pm||Lunch Break|
|Day 1||2:00 pm – 3.30 pm||Interaction with the Students/Parents/Guardians|
After the first day is the start of the Regular Phase of induction. In this phase, there would be regular sessions conducted every day. Some of the activities are on a daily basis, while some others are at specified periods within the Induction Program. Induction programme is conducted on five days of the week, from 8.20 am to 12:00 noon (Pre-lunch session) and 1:05 pm to 2:55 pm (post-lunch session) every day. Lecture classes shall be conducted in the pre-lunch session and lab classes shall be conducted in the post-lunch session.
|Day 2||Familiarization to the Institute||5 hrs|
|Day 3||Familiarization to the Department||5 hrs|
The incoming students should be told about the credit and grading system, and about the examinations. They should be informed about how study in college differs from study in school. They should also be taken on a tour of the college and shown important points such as library, canteen, and other facilities.
About the Institute – Founder – Management Members – Vision and Mission – Quality Policy – Achievements – Awards – Recognitions – Important Wings in the Institute – Infrastructural Facilities – Visit to Library – Canteen – Hostels
Introduction to Curriculum – Credit and Grading System – Academic Regulations – Examination System – Internal and External Examinations – Overview of Outcome-Based Education
They should be shown their department, and told what it means to get into the branch or department. Describe what role the technology related to their department plays in society, and after graduation what role the student would play in society as an engineer in that branch. A lecture by an alumnus of the Dept. would be very helpful in this regard. They should also be shown the laboratories, workshops and other facilities.
Introduction about the Department/branch – Vision and Mission – Goals – Achievements – Awards and Recognitions – Strengths – Faculty – Curriculum – PEOs, POs, PSOs – Syllabi – Course Outcomes – Bloom’s Taxonomy – Teaching-Learning Methodology – Career Opportunities – Student Chapters – Visit Infrastructural Facilities & Laboratories
Guest lecture by an outside expert may also be organized.
|Phase||Course Code||Name of the course||Lecture||Practical|
|Regular Phase||19A501||Proficiency classes: Familiarity with a computer||2||2|
|Regular Phase||19AC01||Proficiency classes: English Communication Skills||2||2|
|Regular Phase||19A502||Basics of Programming and Lab||3||2|
|Regular Phase||19AC02||Foundation classes in Mathematics||3||0|
|Regular Phase||19AC03||Foundation classes in Physics||3||2|
|Regular Phase||19AC04||Foundation classes in Chemistry||3||2|
|Regular Phase||19AC05||Human Values and Ethics||2||0|
|Regular Phase||–||Physical education activities – Sports and Games||0||1|
|Regular Phase||–||Creative Arts||1|
|Non-daily||Lectures by eminent personalities||0||0|
|Non-daily||Visits to local area||0||0|
The induction program period can be used to overcome some critical lacunas that students might have, for example, computer familiarity.
Generations of computer – Prominent personalities – peripherals such as keyboard, mouse, screen, printer, etc. – Input-Process-Output Model – Characteristics of Computer – Advantages of Using Computer – Booting – classifications of computers (Desktop, laptop, tabs, servers, mainframes, supercomputer) – System software (Operating System, Assembler, interpreter- compiler) – application software (antivirus, file management tools, compression tools, disk cleanup, backup – utility software (Word processors, Spreadsheets, Database systems, Presentation software, E-mail tools) – primary and secondary memory
Introduction to Computer Program – Uses of Computer Programs –– famous computer scientists – programming in engineering profession and its importance
Programming languages – types of programming languages – historical references
Algorithm: building blocks of algorithms (statements, state, control flow, functions), Notation (pseudo code, flow chart), Algorithmic problem solving, simple strategies for developing algorithms (iteration, recursion)
Flowchart: History of Flowcharts – Basic flowchart symbols – Flowchart examples – how to draw a flowchart – Common Mistakes Made when Drawing Flowcharts – Effective Use of Flowcharts
What is C programming? – History of C language – Key Applications – Why learn ‘C’? – How ‘C’ Works? – C programming basic commands to write a C program – A simple C program with output and explanation – Steps to write C programs and get the output – Creation, Compilation and Execution of a C program – Basic structure of a C program – Example C program to compare all the sections – Description for each section of the C program
The students should be helped to overcome inhibitions related to English communication skills. We hope that problems arising due to lack of English skills, wherein students start lagging behind or failing in several subjects, for no fault of theirs, would, hopefully, become a thing of the past.
Creating love for the language – Explaining the Significance of the language – Building Self-confidence for using the language for functional purposes (Teaching Materials: Video Clips – Youtube – Film Clips such as The King’s Speech, Pursuit of Happiness, etc – Lyrics) [Teaching methods: Screening of film clips and videos – Listening to lyrics]
Listening I: enable learners to listen to native speakers – enable learners to appreciate films – enhance critical thinking skills of the learners
(Material needed: Short Films (varied themes), Documentaries (Places, celebrities, issues, animals)) [Teaching methods: Watching films, Reviewing the Films, Written Review, Oral Review]
Listening II: enable learners to listen to different kinds of listening texts – familiarize learners with different accents – train learners to listen for specific details and gist
(Audio files, TV programmes, Podcasts, TED Talk, Video Clips of Speeches, Narration, Short-lectures, Conversations) [Teaching Methods: Pre-listening, While-listening and Post-listening tasks, Discussion based on the materials, Worksheets based on the listening texts]
Reading I: familiarize learners with multiple reading strategies depending on texts and purpose – enable learners to enrich their repertoire of vocabulary (ESP) – enable learners to read variety of texts
(Materials needed: Newspapers, Stories Subject texts) [Teaching methods: Practice, Demo class, Theoretical input]
Reading II: enable learners to read extensively based on their competence level and preference – enable learners to develop their creative thinking – enable learners to improve their presentation skills
(Teaching materials: Essays, Short stories, Novels, Novelettes, Best sellers) [Teaching Methods: Individual Presentations – Group Work – Completing a story]
Speaking I: Asking and answering general questions on familiar topics such as home, family, work, studies and interests; introducing oneself and others.
(Teaching Materials: Topics for short speeches) [Teaching Methods: Dividing the class and giving them topics]
Speaking II: enable learners to speak in groups explaining their positions – enable learners to take part in a discussion appropriately – familiarize learners with the dynamics of group discussion
(Teaching Materials: Topics for group discussion) [Teaching Methods: Methods, Dividing the class and giving them topics, Discussions]
Writing I: enable learners to convey their message effectively – enable learners to employ different channels like mobile phone, Facebook, Twitter, Blogs – develop learners’ ability to convey their ideas/opinions precisely and accurately
(Teaching materials: Messages, texts, chats from online, Blogs) [Teaching Methods: Individual writing, Pair work, Group work]
Writing II: help learners to write error-free sentences – familiarize learners with the basics of grammar enable learners to identify good writing and model them
(Teaching Materials: Emails (Letters), Sentences, Paragraphs, Essays) [Teaching Methods: Error Correction Production of texts of different genres/kinds]
Introduction: Mathematics – history of mathematics – famous mathematicians – their contributions – applications of mathematics in engineering – mathematics in everyday use
Matrices: Types of Matrices- Addition and multiplication of Matrices -Transpose of a Matrix-Adjoint of a Matrix and Inverse of a Matrix-Symmetric, skew-symmetric and orthogonal matrices-Involuntary matrix- Nilpotent and Idempotent Matrices – Elementary transformations – Rank-Echelon form.
Basics of calculus: Basic formulae related to differential calculus and integral calculus- formulae related to elementary trigonometry.
First order and First degree ODE : Definition -Order and degree – Formation of ordinary differential equation- Solution of a first order and I degree ODE by variable separable method.
Partial Differentiation: Functions of two variables -Continuity – Partial derivatives of first and second order – Differentiation of a composite function. Total derivative and Chain rule.
Curve Tracing: Curve tracing in Cartesian and polar coordinates with simple examples.
1. Higher Engineering Mathematics – 43rd Edition, by B. S. Grewal – Khanna Publishers New Delhi.
2. Differential calculus by AR Vasistha, Krishna Prakashan Media (P) Ltd
3. Integral Calculus by AR Vasistha, Krishna Prakashan Media (P) Ltd
4. Matrices by A.R.Vasishtha, A. K. Vasishtha, Krishna Prakashan Media (P) Ltd.
Introduction: Physical sciences – history – famous physicists of India – their contributions – applications of Physics in engineering – Physics courses in our curriculum
Fundamentals in Optics: Electromagnetic spectrum-light-properties; Reflection, Refraction, Dispersion, Interference, Diffraction, polarization- Optical fibres- total internal reflection.
Brief introduction to materials: Dielectric properties; Electric dipole-Electric polarization-permeability-dielectric constant, Magnetic materials; Basic definitions-listing classification – Semiconductors-basics, superconductivity.
Electromagnetic theory: Faraday’s laws-Oersted experiment- Biot- savart law-Ampere’s law-Fleming LHR-self-inductance-mutual inductance
Vectors-Mechanics: vectors and scalars-properties of vectors and scalars – Types of motions; Linear motion: Displacement-velocity-acceleration-momentum, Rotatory motion: Angular displacement-Angular velocity-Angular acceleration- moment of inertia, Oscillatory motion: SHM and its equations
Sound types: Infrasonic-ultra sonic Audible-types of waves-stationary waves-Resonance.
1. P. K. Palanisamy, Engineering Physics, Scitech Publications (India) Pvt. Ltd. Chennai (2009).
2. K. Thyagarajan, Engineering Physics-1, McGraw Hill Edn. New Delhi, (2014).
Introduction: Chemistry – history – famous personalities of India – their contributions – applications of chemistry in engineering – Chemistry courses in our curriculum
Atomic Structure: Atomic particles- Atomic orbitals – shapes of orbitals-Hybridization – Electronic configurations of atoms – Filling of orbitals in atoms – solutions- definition and types of concentration
Water treatment: Water Structure-Water physical properties-water chemical properties-Hard water- Water treatment-ion exchange method and RO system
Electrochemistry: Electrochemistry – basics. Electrochemical cell – Galvanic cell – Electrodes- Conductance-definition and types of conductance
Batteries: Batteries- primary batteries and secondary batteries- batteries application – Fuel cell- Corrosion-definition and types
Polymers: Polymer definition and classifications – Preparations of polymers – Conducting polymers-definition and classification – Natural rubber –process and drawbacks- synthetic rubber and its applications.
P.C. Jain and M. Jain, Engineering Chemistry, 15/e, Dhanapat Rai & Sons, Delhi (2014).
This course is designed to create an awareness on Engineering Ethics and Human Values, to instill Moral and Social Values and Loyalty. The students will learn to appreciate the rights of others.
Morals, Values and Ethics – Integrity – Work Ethic – Service learning – Civic Virtue – Respect for others – Living -Peacefully – Caring – Sharing – Honesty – Courage – Cooperation – Commitment – Empathy –Self-Confidence – Character – Spirituality –
Senses of ‘Engineering Ethics – Variety of moral issued –Types of inquiry – Moral dilemmas – Moral autonomy – Kohlberg’s theory – Gilligan’s theory – Consensus and controversy – Models of professional roles – Theories about right action – Self-interest – Customs and religion – Uses of Ethical theories – Valuing time – Cooperation – Commitment
Globalization – Cross culture issues – Environmental Ethics – Computer Ethics – Computers as the instrument of Unethical behavior – Computers as the object of Unethical acts – Autonomous Computers – Computer codes of Ethics – Weapons Development – Ethics and Research – Analyzing Ethical Problems in research
Professional Ethics and Human Values, M. Govindarajan, S. Natarajan and V. S. Senthil Kumar, PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd, 2009
This would involve a daily routine of physical activity with games and sports. There would be games in the evening or at other suitable times according to the local climate. These would help develop team work besides health. Each student could pick one game and learn it for the duration of the induction program and hopefully, continue with it later.
Fitness session, yoga classes, lecture(s) on facing world with sportsman spirit, making young students aware that there is nothing like being failure in the world. The world gives opportunities to all.
The incoming students must be divided into batches of 50 students maximum, and a qualified coach in physical education should be attached to each batch. Institute may employ part time coaches for this purpose for the duration of the Induction Program. The list of available games, sport, or physical activities should be announced on Day 1 when the new students arrive.
The physical activity should start from Day 3 onwards as a daily activity, wherein the student learns and plays his assigned game during the induction program.
Overview of the Physical Education facilities – our achievements – programmes organized – gold medals – university championships
Indoor recreational games: Table Tennis, Chess, Carrom, Ludo, Chinese Checker
Outdoor recreational games: Throw ball. Volleyball, Football, Shuttle Badminton, Cricket
Lectures by eminent people should be organized, say, once a week. It would give the students exposure to people who are eminent, in industry or engineering, in social service, or in public life. Alumni could be invited as well. Motivational lectures about life, meditation, etc. by Ramakrishna Mission, Art of Living, Vivekanand Kendras, S-VYASA, etc. may be organized. Workshops which rejuvenate or bring relief to students would also be welcome, such as, Art of Living workshops.
Every student would select one skill related to arts such as painting, music, dance etc., The student would practice/perform/will get trained in that skill in the induction program.
A couple of visits to the local landmarks including historical monuments should be organized. This would familiarize the students with the area together with bonding with each other, like in a picnic.
Visits should also be organized to a hospital, orphanage or a village. These would expose them to people in suffering or to different lifestyles. This might also sensitize them to engineering needs in these areas.
The new students should be introduced to the extra-curricular activities at the college. They should be shown the facilities and informed about activities related to different clubs etc. This is when selected senior students involved in or leading these activities can give presentations, under faculty supervision.
Students should be asked to give their program feedback. A formal written or online anonymous feedback should be collected at the end of the program. The feedback should be used to make any correction, if any.