Focusing on Providing the Best Technical Knowledge
M.S. Engineering College aims to inculcate best engineering practices among students through quality education, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial skills among its student.
M.S. Engineering College, an institution affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University, Karnataka is located on the outskirts of Bangalore. The Secretary of M.S. Engineering College, Sudarshan Raju M had this to say about the institute, "The main pride of the college is that the R and D achievements are better than some of the premier institutes in Bangalore. This alone is an indicator of quality faculty; it is an indicator of the kind of exposure the students are getting other than academics." With state of the art facilities available to students from hostels to high quality research labs this college is striving to produce students with technical knowledge.
With research becoming an important parameter in the ranking process of colleges MS Engineering College has been ahead of most of the other engineering colleges in the area. With foresight, it understood that Research and Development can be an equally important indicator for the quality of an institute. The R&D department in this college unlike other places is not to provide exposure to the industry. Through their Centres of Excellence, the college aims to provide students with experience in application of theoretical knowledge. This can be seen in the fact that for the past five years, all the students submit in-house projects which they work on and submit. Some of the major projects that the college is working on are for the AICTE, ISRO and VGST among many others. With six patents from last year alone this college understands that research and development can be an alternative to placements.
Apart from research and development, this is also a college where techno-preneurship is being encouraged. The management has provided facilities to enable entrepreneurship on campus. The college has tied up with National Entrepreneurship Network and is even associated with a few departments in the Karnataka state Government. Currently, the college is incubating seven to eight companies. The college handholds the company till they incubate and provides incubator facilities for free. Industry support and counselling is also provided for the students. An Industry Team comprising of patent lawyers, patent applicators, angel investors and so on often visit the campus to review all the proposals done by the students. The best proposals are picked by this team and further developed. However, even students with rejected proposals can come back with a different idea or a different implementation plan.
The fact that the college is encouraging students into entrepreneurship and into research and development has not stopped placements from happening. Over the years, the quality of the recruiting companies has rapidly improved. This is because the students, due to their constant exposure to practical work through research have gained better technical skills sought in the industry. The companies in turn, have observed this phenomenon and have come to recruit from this college. The major recruiters include HCL, Infosys and Siemens. Through their placement training programs, the students are given training to prepare them for the interviews. The college even signed a MoU for Infosys Campus Connect. As a result of this the students receive all manner of trainings in personality development, soft skills and so on. They also are able to participate in industry visits giving them an insight into how companies work.
In another Industry-Institute Partnership, the college has signed a MoU with Wipro's Mission 10X Program. This program is aimed at providing training to the faculty so that they remain up to date with whatever new developments occur in the industry. MSEC is one of the nodal centres of Wipro's Mission 10X programs in Bengaluru. However the faculty as opposed to only receiving training, often visit other institutes in the area giving lectures in embedded courses. Joanna Augustine, an alumna, shares her experience as the only girl in her class stating, "The teachers were very encouraging .They are very helpful and students are encouraged to approach them. On the first day of class the teachers never asked 'why is she in this class?' They treated me equally like every other student."
When asked for her future plans, Joanna stated that she could not decide between doing a Masters in Engineering or in Business Administration. This is a common dilemma for many engineering students who want to combine their technical knowledge with management capabilities. This is one of the areas MSEC is planning to enter. Apart from starting an MBA course, the college also aims to get NAAC accreditation. Further down the line, MSEC aims at gaining autonomy.
Message from the Secretary
The institution is striving towards excellence and imparting practical knowledge through Technical expertise since its inception.
-Sudarshan Raju M
"It's a Good college; if you get a seat in it, you should definitely take it. It is good in every aspect. The faculty is good enough; they give attention to the students. The quality of the student crowd is good. It was a very peaceful college."
-Joanna Augustine, Siemens Electrical(Batch:2011-2015, Mechanical Engineering Department)