Demolishing stereotype perceptions, top-notch companies are now heading towards recruiting more number of women employees compared to men. This positivity can be conferred to the several studies, which have shown and highlighted that having women in workplaces translates into increased revenues and profitability as they can bring in different perspectives and ideas on the table. In fact, according to LinkedIn's latest report, diversity hiring is one of the top priorities among Indian recruiters today. Fulfilling the need for growing number of women in the workforce, Stanley College of Engineering & Technology for Women (SCETW), the only Women's Engineering College in the Telangana state affiliated to Osmania University, is gifting the industry with proficient and skilled women engineers.
"Methodist Church in India is dedicated towards the upliftment of the educational standard for more than a century and we are proud to be a part of this organization. The proactive management led by the young and dynamic correspondent Mr. K. Krishna Rao compel and assist us in carrying forward the vision of the institute's of matching with international standard education with utmost passion," shares Dr. Satya Prasad Lanka, Principal, SCETW. Holding the motto of empowering women through professional education integrated with values and character and make an impact in the world, the institute has earned several awards and accolades over the years given by different organization for its excellence. Mr. Rao proudly says, "Stanley has been adjudged the 8th and 9th Rank in the year 2017 in the state by the Times Engineering Institute Ranking Survey and National Surveys have ranked Stanley 96 and 127 position for Data Quest (2016) and The Week (2016) respectively".
The students coming to SCETW not only get a satisfactory education but also boosted to take part in self-defense programmes enabling them to be self-reliant
The students coming to SCETW not only get a satisfactory education but also boosted to take part in self-defense programmes enabling them to be self-reliant. Located in a sprawling 6- acre area at Abids, Hyderabad, the campus of SCETW is placed right amidst the heart of the city embracing exceptional security facilities for the students. "Every student enters the college with a lot of hopes and aspirations and we are aware of it. We have incorporated all the facilities under one roof that a girl student generally anticipates for," opines Dr. Lanka. From numerous CCTV cameras to 24x7 surveillance and comfortable hostels to academic and extracurricular facilities, the institute has taken additional caution while designing the infrastructure of the campus.
The institute has four engineering departments accredited by NBA in the campus viz. Electrical & Electronics Engineering (EEE), Computer Science & Engineering (CSE), Electronics & Communication Engineering (ECE) and Information Technology (IT) offering UG programmes. "We also offer PG programmes M.Tech in CSE, Software Engineering, Digital Systems and Embedded Systems along with MBA course, rendering the students the opportunities to complete their higher education at SCETW itself," pinpoints Dr. Lanka.
The Making of Leaders
Being a technical institution, SCETW has built an unmatched rapport with the industry which further aids in the process of producing skilled and globally competent professionals. The institute has extended collaboration with Spoken-Tutorial IIT Bombay, NPTEL IIT CHENNAI, NIT Warangal, IBM and Microsoft coupled with membership with Indian Women Network and CII, just to name a few. "Whether it is to mold the students to be job-ready or enrich their entrepreneurship skills, we conduct every kind of activities and workshops in the campus for the betterment of our students," claims Dr. Lanka. The institute also renders membership to the students with organizations such as CSI, IEI, and IETE, which in turn help them in staying connected with the industry and enhance their knowledge quotient.
"The faculty members of the Institute possess extensive experience both in academics and industry. They emphasize on making the student's journey productive in the institute through disseminating knowledge, which blends of theoretical and practical approaches," shares Dr. Lanka. The research activity in the institute is such vibrant that the faculty members have already published 50+ papers in varied journals. The constant effort of the faculty members is a major factor, which makes the teaching-learning process a blissful one. Students are provided training and grooming right from the first semester maintaining a balance between academics, oral and written communication development, interview preparedness and other activities. The Osmania University recognized Research Centers in the Department of ECE and CSE.
Assuring students receive hands-on training, the institute encourages the students to undergo two types of internships - one is projecting cum internship (3 months) where they have to complete a project in the concerned organization and another is summer or winter internship which longs for a month or one and half month. "The tie-ups with industry make it possible to plan the curriculum according to the relevant trend of the industry," mentions Dr. Lanka. Moreover, the Training and Placement cell of the institute taking a step ahead, strives to fill the existing gaps and renders students bridge courses on account of association with varied companies and also invite MNCs and companies like Infosys, IBM, Tech Mahindra, TCS and so on for confirming that all students are placed with decent salary packages.