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Fostering Innovation : Sri Sairam College of Engineering, Bengaluru

Author : HER Team

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Dr. Y. Vijaya Kumar ,Principal Sri Sairam College of Engineering, Bengaluru

Initiated in 1997 by the enterprising philanthropist and educationist, Late M.J.F Lion Leo Muthu, Chairman of Sapthagiri Educational Trust, Sri Sairam College of Engineering (SSCE) is acknowledging high standard of innovation and research in the modern engineering education. The institution boasts of an R&D center, which is approved and affiliated by Visvesvaraya Technological University, concentrates mainly on inter-disciplinary applied Engineering research activities. "With the visionary leadership of our CEO, Sri. Sai Prakash Leo Muthu, we believe that innovation has the efficacy to bring a revolution in one's career and a country at a large. We do not encourage rote-based learning in our premises as we believe that innovation has the efficacy to bring a revolution in one's career and a country at a large," shares Dr. Y. Vijaya Kumar, Principal, Sri Sairam College of Engineering.

The students of SSCE are determined to make out the most of their journey in the institution through indulging in different productive activities



Prior to the establishment of advanced Sri Leo Muthu Innovation Center at the campus, the R&D environment in the institution has taken a giant leap in inculcating the research culture among the students. The students of SSCE are determined to make out the most of their journey in the institution through indulging in different productive activities. Some of the noteworthy projects undertaken by the students at SSCE that has been awarded at National & International forums are Borewell Rescue robot, Varunastra Formula 1 vehicle, Superschnell All Terrain Vehicle, Raiders e-Bike, Sairam Warriors & Mechrocks Karting vehicles, Ashwa Single & Multi-seater Solar car, Shithij RC craft, Drona firefighting drones & Racing Quadcopters, Rakshaq Mars rover vehicle, Nakshathara CANSAT probe and the list hardly gets an end.

"Immediately after the commencement of the classes we nurture an atmosphere among our students, which compels them to have an appetite for unique ideas and subsequently work on them with full-heartedly". The research scholars in the institution are presently working on topics like cloud computing, data mining, neural networks, image processing, Fibre composites and so on. "Several initiatives of our R&D center are now at product development stage, which will soon transform our budding engineers into proud entrepreneurs," adds Dr. Y. Vijaya Kumar.

Based in Bangalore, SSCE one of the first Institutions to implement "Total Quality Management" (TQM) practices, which include Quality circles, 5S, Kaizen, Suggestion Box, Circle Meetings and many more, enabling the institution to become a goal-centric organization.

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