As young students, we all have had a lot to think. Thoughts about tests, assignments, seminars, projects, friends, family and many other things would go through our mind, especially when we are listening to the classroom lectures. However, it is hard to spot such students in the classrooms of BITM. "The average attention span of a typical student is between 10 and 15 minutes, yet most of the classes last 60 to 90 minutes. The problem with attention deflect in the class is hard to solve, but it is possible if we could keep our students engaged in the classroom with different activities. We strongly advocate outcome based education, as it demands a student-centric approach to learning," says Prof. Prithviraj, Dy. Director, BITM.
The classroom environment of the BITM imposes interactivity and enables students to take an active part in the learning process. Apart from the delivery of the academic content, the institute offers opportunities to develop skills through practical experiences, bridge courses and interaction with the resource persons. The participative approach helps in arousal of interest among students and mentors of BITM sustain this interest by introducing new strategies in teaching. "Today, the industry looks for readily employable graduates. A good academic record, communication skills, eagerness to learn and ability to be a good team player are keys to produce such professionals," Adds Prof. Prithviraj.
From its inception in 1997, BITM has been challenging the conventional modes of technical education and has achieved better results than its competitors have.
At BITM, the academic record is not just about the marks scored in a written exam. "We follow a systematic approach towards development of soft skills and overall confidence though weekly programs. This has helped us to create a holistic environment for learning," claims Prof. Prithviraj. From its inception in 1997, BITM has been challenging the conventional modes of technical education and has achieved better results than its competitors have. The Institute attracts industry giants like Capgemini, Mind Tree, Flipkart, CGI, Tech Mahindra, Oracle, L&T Technology Services, Hewlett Packard, JusPay, Amazon, Robert Bosch and many more for recruiting the talent developed in the campus.
"We have an active placement cell that provides complete support and training for the placement of the students in prestigious organizations across the country. The cell provides training that covers various aspects like soft skills, personality development, interview training and many more," claims Prof. Prithviraj. The cell also conducts workshops, career guidance programs and industry-institution interactions to enhance the awareness of the students and to prepare them for placement challenges. Prof. Prithviraj takes pride in sharing the achievements of students in terms of their salary package and he adds, "Till now, the highest package has been 6.0 LPA."
Today, BITM is not only caters to the engineering needs in the UG and PG levels, but also imparts courses in the fields of humanities and science. In the coming years, BITM will be making efforts to identify and bridge the skill and competency gaps. "In addition to engineering skills, the students will be motivated not only to dream, big but also encouraged to think unconventionally to face the challenges of the future," concludes Prof. Prithviraj.
Prof. Prithviraj. Y. J, Dy. Director
He has completed his BE in Computer Science & Engineering from MIT, Manipal & Masters in CSE from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. He has worked in Infosys Ltd as a Software Architect and an Engineer for a period of 3 years. In a short span of 3 years, he has worked in the Retail domain, Supply Chain & Logistics. He has also undergone certification in Project Management from Boston University.