The Swachh Bharat Mission is one of the most ambitious campaigns launched by the Government of India to clean up the country's streets and roads, and improve sanitation and public health. For the students of the Annasaheb Dange College of Engineering and Technology (ADCET), however, it is not just one of the campaigns for a cleaner society, but an opportunity to get their hands dirty. Declaring their support to the Government's Swachh Bharat Mission, the postgraduate students of the ADCET have started a project, where they are trying to invent an effective and low cost garbage disposal unit using their technical knowledge.
"We want all our students to use their technical abilities in an effective manner, so that it can benefit the common people," says Prof. R. A. Kanai, Executive Director, ADCET. From the time of its establishment in 1999, the college has taken several initiatives to stand along with the society. Being located in the city of Ashta, the oldest municipality in Maharashtra, ADCET's technological interventions have been always helpful for the community of farmers in the region. â€œOur Civil engineering department helps the farmers in soil testing, soil research, rating the quality, nutritional analysis and so on. They are also aided in certain crop management techniques,â€ shared Prof. Kanai. Thanks to the students and faculty members of ADCET, the farmers in Ashta and nearby areas now enjoy a better life, using artificial irrigation facilities and mobile applications to manage their most prized possessions.
The ADCET campus is well equipped with state-of-the-art central facilities including an extensive library that is a model of its kind
"Today's generation is full of ideas. In the course duration, we try to convert all their ideas into workable products. We provide all kinds of financial aids and guidance for our students," adds Prof. Kanai. Research is an integral part of studies at ADCET. The institute encourages students to undertake mini projects from the second year of their studies, which has been successful in inculcating a research culture in the early days of their student life. â€œIn order to enhance learning, we have started many student activity hubs where the emphasis is laid on developing valuable personality traits and skills that aid their classroom training,â€ opines Prof. Kanai.
While some of the student-driven clubs provide a strong platform for aspiring professionals to apply their classroom learning, others are vehicles to display their talent and to connect with like-minded people. Student clubs at ADCET are also an excellent platform of interaction between existing students, eminent alumni and professionals. These interactions assist the students in their areas of interest and help them in building networks while exploring various career opportunities.
"Our academic programs are conceived with industry needs along with the societal benefits. The campus is well equipped with state-of-the-art central facilities including an extensive library that is a model of its kind. Apart from these, each department is also supported by lecture halls, research and training laboratories, workshops and other modern learning facilities," claims Prof. Kanai. Today, ADCET has come a long way in its journey of 18 years, but they have never attempted for material benefits. "Our campus stands as a microcosm of a world in itself. It is not just enough to say that students find here a home away from home, but the campus life for them is definitely a lot more," concludes Prof. Kanai.
Prof. R. A. Kanai, Executive Director
Prof. R. A. Kanai is the Executive Director of ADCET and he is very focussed towards the educational goals of the institute. He says, â€œWe live in an era of fierce global competition for talented students and faculty and thus we require ever-improving facilities to conduct the educational and research activities.â€