A Topperï¿½s Dream
Founded by the renowned academician, Raghu Kalidindi, Raghu Engineering College and Raghu Institute of Technology, are two NBA accredited technical campuses located in Andhra Pradesh. With a systematic approach for an effective teaching ï¿½ learning practice, today the institutes have already made their mark in the Indian Higher Education System.
Two decades ago, intermediate students from Visakhapatnam and nearby areas would state with conviction, ï¿½Raghu sir is the best in Physics.ï¿½ Despite being the Founder Chairman of Raghu Educational Society, Raghu Kalidindi or studentsï¿½ favorite Raghu sir still conducts classes for engineering aspirants of his institutions. ï¿½Raghu sir usually teaches Mechanics and Engineering Drawing for first year students and his subject knowledge and ability to deliver the same in a simplified manner are second to none. He is the key strength of Raghu Engineering College (REC),ï¿½ says Seshi Kitan Karri, an alumnus of REC.
As a student, Raghu Kalidindi had been a topper all through his life, but his ambition was not to become a teacher. In the early 1990s, he took up a teaching job at a tutorial as a pastime. Raghu, however, was destined to be a great academician. He instantly struck an emotional chord with students and since then he has been immersed in the teaching profession. In 1996, he established Raghu Educational Society to cater to the educational services of students by imbibing moral and ethical values. It has grown from strength to strength and now Raghu Educational Society runs two engineering colleges, one pharmacy college, a degree college, a junior college and a school to fulfill the needs of the students. ï¿½A teacher has the unique ability to mould young minds so that they lead a positive and successful life. We strongly believe this to be the Mahamantra and have developed a curriculum to promote a centre for holistic learning,ï¿½ says Raghu Kalidindi.
While most of the engineering institutes in the country are constrained to follow the stagnant curriculums prescribed by the universities they are affiliated to, Raghu Educational Institutions have created platforms where students can acquire knowledge beyond their textbooks and regular practical sessions. They have introduced new learning practices on Catia, Ansys, Embeded systems, PLC along with special training program on personality development, communication skills and soft skills. ï¿½The result of last two years placement is enough to prove the excellence of Raghu Institute of Technology. I had five offers from major recruiters before I decided to join Mphasis,ï¿½ says Annapurna, who graduated from Raghu Institute of Technology in 2015. At Raghu Educational Institutions, pre-placement trainings start from the second year of the program and continue till they attend campus recruitment drives in the final year. ï¿½We are committed to impart value based education to students. Students who join our institutions are immensely benefited by getting good placement offers from MNCs and Indian companies,ï¿½ says Raghu Kalidindi.
Since its inception, the institutes under Raghu Educational Society have been proactive in the process of making MoUs with industries to impart technical training in the specialized areas. Recently, they have made MoU with Midas solutions, Korea for training the students in their software, Midas nfx. ï¿½We aim to make more MoUs and tie- upï¿½s with different industries in the recent future. This helps our students to update their knowledge and meet the industry expectations. We believe that hands-on-experience is a must for any engineering graduate,ï¿½ says Raghu Kalidindi.
Today, with more than 4000 students in the campus, Raghu Educational Society has proposed many changes to meet the changing trends in the industry scenario. They have established R&D centers in the institutions along with an incubation centre and invite industry experts frequently to share their expertise with the students. ï¿½Our main aim is to convert these institutions in to a Deemed University so that we can take autonomous decisions to incorporate value added courses in the curriculum by giving more impetus on skill development programs and make students employable,ï¿½ concludes Raghu Kalidindi with immense confidence.
Systematic Teaching and learning practices at our institutions imbibe ethical values in students and this ultimately leads to the overall development and help students to reach their goals
At Raghu Engineering College, you will meet all the good, friendly people ï¿½ from students to lecturers. You will enjoy freedom to think, to express yourself and to succeed.
-Seshi Kitan Karri (2011 - 2015), Mindtree
Teachers at Raghu Institute of Technology work closely with their students which allows them to really understand the strengths and difficulties of each individual
-Annapurna (2011 - 2015), Mphasis