The Midas of Mysore
Vidya Vardhaka College of Engineering has excellent centers of excellences facilitating quality research environment where students are able to work on their projects without any constraints.
Non-adherence to lane driving and overtaking in a wrong manner is listed among the top five reasons for road accidents in India. Statistics show that 1214 road crashes occur every day in India and there is one death every four minutes due to a road accident. The road accidents are increasing every year even though the traffic regulations have been tightened and the traffic police have become more cautious. It is humanly impossible for the traffic police to supervise every corner, which is a major reason for negligence, but all this can be changed with a simple GPS-monitored traffic control system designed by the students of Vidya Vardhaka College of Engineering.
How would it be if the people who break the traffic rules and cause accidents are tracked and caught immediately? People would think twice before breaking a traffic rule and the incidents can be brought down considerably with the help of the control system .The traffic control system is an automated traffic rule violation detector that can impose penalty on errant vehicles. Innovations such as this can change the face of the Indian traffic system and make our roads safer. Other research projects that are equally innovative are a model that produces electricity from elevators and automated water-level indicator to avert floods. There are several projects from the institution that has been received well and there are many that are still in their initial stage. The institute houses three centers of excellences Wipro Mission 10x lab, Intel intelligence system labs, and Robotics lab in association with IIT, Mumbai. These labs facilitate quality research equipments which is very necessary for any quality research work. Some of the successful projects have already turned into successful entrepreneurial ventures.
At the age of 18 Nikhil Furtado founded a company called Hidden Reflections in 2010, the company was a result of an innovative research project, Nikhil had developed a low cost 3D printer and right after his studies with the help of the institution he was able to set up his own company. Today Hidden Reflections is one of the reputed media and communications agency based in Mysore. This was one of the first projects turned into an entrepreneurial venture and it proved to be very successful too. The institution has a very active entrepreneurship development cell which was set up in order to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit among students. Every year in February the institution hosts a week long program called the E week where several events are lined up in order to encourage the students.
The institute organizes seminars and workshops related to entrepreneurship regularly, where eminent entrepreneurs visit the campus and share their experiences, values and ethos with the students. Many entrepreneurs also visit the campus for regular guest lectures and the students also visit the industry and interact with the experts. To maintain a regular industry –academia interaction the institution has collaborations with several reputed organizations such as L&T, MSME and Automotive Axles. All these collaborations help the institute assure proper industrial exposure to the students and provide them with the required opportunities in order to make them industry ready. The students also go for internships to these companies where they learn about the jobs they are required to do in the future once they enter the industry.
The MoUs also help the institute in the yearly placement drives as many students also get picked up by the companies where they carry out their internships. The institute has maintained a good placement record for many years now, with an annual intake of 540, the institute has 2520 students and the recruitment process is currently ongoing. So far 168 students have been placed in reputed companies such as Infosys, Happiest Minds,Trianz, Mphasis, Amazon, L&T Infotech, SIMS, Mindtree, Future Group, Brillio, and Span InfoTech. The placements are a result of the tireless effort of the faculty, training and placement team and the management. With regular faculty development programs the institute makes sure that the faculty remains updated ensuring quality deliverance from them.
In addition to all of the above, the institution also provides coaching sessions for all the competitive exams free of charge. Possessing all the right facilities and providing the appropriate help to the students for their optimum growth, VVCE is one of the most preferred engineering colleges in Karnataka.
We prepare our students for a career of their own, whatever it is they want to achieve in future, we provide them with opportunities that motivate and inspire them to pursue their future goals.
I was a curios person; I asked a lot of questions and my teachers always helped me find the answers, our teachers motivated us as our friends and that is why my time there was very memorable.
-Rashmi,Associate Software Engineer,Span InfoTech