VET First Grade College: Creating New Teaching Pedagogies To Impart Job-Oriented Education

By B R Viswanath setty, President, Vasavi Educational Trust
B R Viswanath setty,President, Vasavi Educational Trust

B R Viswanath setty

President, Vasavi Educational Trust

VET First Grade College is one of the units of Vasavi Educational Trust established in the year 1996 and has completed 25 years of glorious service to the society in the field of education. The institution aims to promote and sustain high academic principles while retaining the strong value system and ethics and believes in the rich culture of the motherland with special emphasis on practice-based learning. VET First Grade College in its pursuit for excellence provides a well-balanced quality education for students in construction of mind that explores creativity and innovation with multiple perspective intellectuality, morally and spiritually through committed attitude and distinction in teaching and service to society.

The institution aspires to achieve the founding objective of the trust which is to impart quality education to all streams, all sections of the society by imbibing excellence in every aspect of teaching and learning. Moreover, VET First Grade College is permanently affiliated to Bengaluru City University, listed under 2(f) and 12(B) of UGC which operates with the core values of imparting value-based education, achieving excellence in curricular and co-curricular activities, stimulating technology based education among students, inculcating research culture among staffs & students, and making students socially responsible citizens.

Striving for Educational Excellence
VET First Grade College provides excellent well-balanced quality education for students towards construction of their mind that explores creativity, innovation with multiple perspective intellectuality, morality and spirituality through committed faculty with distinction in teaching who impart value-based education with achieved excellence in curricular and co-curricular activities in-turn to serve the society. The various courses offered in VET First Grade College are B.Com., B. Sc, FAD, BCA, BBA and M. Com. All courses have been framed with program specific outcome.

In order to make the students industry ready, students are deputed for internships at the institution, MOU with Skill India, I OTA, Glovish Technology, Primax foundation, Empower HR Solutions PVT Ltd, Codigo technology and many others help students to get internship, conduct short term courses, placement training, industrial visits, organizing workshops, seminars, Faculty development programme and depute students to work in NGO every year, as a
part of Curriculum. Students had taken up their internship for a period of one month at Shahi Exports, Gokaldas, Scotts, Indian Design Exports Private Limited which are some of the garment industries; PepsiCo, Instant Reach Information Private Limited, GYP Maxx Building Products Corporation, Cooperative Societies, Kotak Bank, K V Bank etc. to get hands on experience regarding practical industrial exposure for Commerce and management students.

Dr. Manandi N. Suresh, Hon. SecretaryVasavi Educational Trust

The institute acknowledges the fact that infrastructure are critical elements pertaining to learning environment, relevant and high-quality infrastructure facilitates better instructions which improvises student outcomes. The institution is situated in sprawling lush green area with natural ventilation, air and good individualization of flexibility in learning space. Investment in education infrastructure is one of the key reforms of the Trust which is considered as holistic, evidence-based model to provide efficient, sufficient and quality specific needs of a student.

Spacious class-rooms, well equipped labs, wireless internet connectivity, smart classrooms, state of art equipment's, automated library with ICMS, Auditorium with 400+ seating capacity, parking facility, campus CCTV enabled and AV room, all required infrastructure is provided for better accessibility, utilization to reap best benefits to the students and stakeholders to provide conducive and vibrant environment for development and progress of Institute and students at large. The institution humbly states that 2 students have bagged 1st Rank (Gold Medal) and 9th rank in Bangalore University Examination in 2019-20 and earlier 2 ranks and good number of students have passed with flying colours with exemplary, outstanding and distinctions.

Proper Guidance for Holistic Development
Committed staff desire to upgrade knowledge, skills and competencies to attain objective of the institute which attributes to the success of a student, and adding more about the quality of their faculty and the various co-curricular activities that their students take part in, Dr. R. Parvathi who is the Principal of VET First Grade College says, "Our faculty not only provides academic support but orient the students to learner-centered courses, mentor-ship and counseling helps qualitative and quantitative growth.

VET First Grade College emphasizes on overall
development of students. It not only conducts various co-curricular events at college to identify the hidden talents but also encourages students to participate in Inter-collegiate, District, State & National Level Cultural & Literary competitions. VET First Grade College organizes Inter Collegiate Tennis Ball Cricket Tournament- V.E.T Premier League every year since 2010 at VET College ground, where students from various colleges participate in large number in this event". Faccio and Culrav are the inter college fashion fest and Cultural exhibition platform across Bangalore as annual event at VET.

Dr. R. Parvathi, Academic Director & Principal, Vasavi Educational Trust

Infosys, Accenture, Shopper Stop, Kisaan Direct, Flipkart, HGS, TCS, Capgemini, Bayars Coffee, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank Cars 24, Northern operating Private Limited, Rolls-Royce, Sreshta Natural Bio-Products Private Limited, Scotts are some of the companies in which their students are placed from last year batch. All this acts as a testament that showcases the quality of the education they provide.

Milestones over the years
a) Accredited with NAAC with 2 cycles with B in the 1st cycle and B+ in the second cycle indicating progress in quality parameters.

b) Introduced courses B.Sc-FAD, BCA, BBA and M. Com in span of ten years and awaiting for approval of 3 new Under-Graduation courses in the upcoming year.

c) Awarded as 19th in higher education Top 20 promising educational institutions in Bangalore

d) Bagged many Universities ranks and gold medals in Bangalore University and Bangalore City University

e) Remarkable improvement in ad-missions over the years.
f) The institution has a rich research culture among students and faculty comprising of publications in ISBN, ISSN, UGC Care Listed Journals and Scopus indexed journals.

B R Viswanath setty, President, Vasavi Educational Trust
B R Viswanath Setty, President and Dr. Manandi N Suresh, Hon. Secretary of Vasavi Educational Trust who are educationalists and Dr. R. Parvathi- academician are pioneering educators who are committed to mobilize intellectual, human and financial resources to realize their promised dreams, to achieve academic excellence and contribute for the benefit of humanity.
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