Kamaraj College Of Engineering & Technology: Nurturing Young Talent To Excel The Corporate Ladder

By Dr. S. Senthil , Principal | 2023-06-06 09:34:14
Dr. S. Senthil ,Principal Today, the quality of Engineering graduates may be measured in terms of graduation percentage, number of placements, and the number of projects being carried out in the industries to solve real-time problems. With its curriculum prepared with utmost care to achieve all these three measures, KAMARAJ College of Engineering and Technology is an autonomous, self-financing institution started to provide innovative & technical education with proficiency, human values & continual improvement to the urban and unreachable students through Total Quality Education.

“Our adoption of Outcome Based Education, which we have been implementing since the academic year 2015-2016, aligns with the key objective of the National Education Policy - 2020. This approach shifts the focus from a staff-centric teaching and learning process to a student-centric one, where course delivery and assessment are designed to achieve specific objectives and outcomes.

This can include active learning strategies like project-based learning, flipped classrooms, and collaborative learning, which can aid students in improving their problem-solving and critical thinking abilities as well as their comprehension of the material”, speaks Dr. S. Senthil, Principal, KAMARAJ College of Engineering and Technology.

Preparing Students for Industry
KAMARAJ College is taking continuous efforts to make its students industry ready. The college encourages industry collaborations by partnering with companies in the field to offer internships, apprenticeships, and other opportunities for students to gain practical experience and industry exposure. This can help to ensure that the curriculum is relevant and up-to-date and that students are well-prepared for the demands of the workforce.

“All departments of our college signed MoU with industries to offer value-added courses, workshops, implant training, and internships. Every semester, all of our students receive domain-specific value-added courses from professionals in the field. Every year, our students go on industrial visits to the top industries. We are motivating our students to visit industries to take up projects and to give solutions for real-time problems.
We also guide them to complete a minimum of 15 days of industrial
internships during their course of study”, says Dr. S. Senthil. "Guest lectures and training on recent topics by industry persons are also arranged in a regular fashion. Every day interactions with businesses take place, and industry representatives frequently stop by our campus to discuss the most recent developments in their field. These interactions help us better understand what the business world expects from us and how to align our skill development accordingly", further adds Dr. S. Senthil.

Equipped to Meet Future Needs
Skill enhancement is very essential to make the student industry ready. To enhance the skill sets, every department has its own state-of-art laboratories through which hands-on training is given to all students. Department of Computer Science & Engineering has a Networks and Security Laboratory, Artificial Intelligence & Internet of things Laboratory, Information System Laboratory, Modern Application Development Laboratory, Programming Laboratory, Visual Computing Laboratory, and Cloud Computing & Data Analytics Laboratory.

All these laboratories are provided with new-generation computers, LCD monitors, printers, and necessary software. NVIDIA Jetson Nano Developer Kits and Raspberry PI Kits are available in the Artificial Intelligence & Internet of Things Laboratory. “As our college is autonomous, we have the freedom to design our curriculum which helps our students to build their professional careers more successfully.

Our academic council and Board of Studies of all departments of our college comprise well-experienced and high-profile academicians from IITs, IISc, NITs, and other premiere institutions, Industry experts, and aluminous. Our college offer Honors Degree, Honors with Specialization, and Minor Degree to the students. We provide courses in cutting-edge technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Bigdata, or Security as a specialization course (Fintech & Block Chain, Entrepreneurship, and Business Data Analytics), students who pass those courses may stand out from the competition in the job market.

Every program in our college offers various courses like Computer Technology offered by the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, 3D Printing by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Embedded Systems & Robotics by the Department of Mechatronics Engineering that helps students to build a successful
professional career with specialized knowledge and skills, hands-on experience, exposure to real-world problems, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and opportunities to build a strong professional network. Students are guided by their mentors to select the specialization which suits them to start their career successfully”, elaborates Dr. S. Senthil.

KAMARAJ College is working on the theme ‘One Day One Industry’ in this AY 2022-2023 to make students industry ready. To give exposure to the student's Industrial automation using pneumatics, the industry-supported KAMARAJ – SMC Center for excellence is established in the Department of Mechatronics Engineering. Also to spread the knowledge of embedded systems and robotics, the e-Yantra lab is also established with support from IIT, Bombay.

Marking the Path Ahead
KAMARAJ College of Engineering and Technology vests its focus on research and innovation by providing opportunities for students and faculty to engage in cutting-edge research and by collaborating with industry partners to develop solutions to real-world problems. This can help to bridge the gap between theory and practice and equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in the workforce.

The objective of KAMARAJ College is to provide innovative & technical education with proficiency, human values & continual improvement to the urban & unreachable students through Total Quality Education

New technology and instructional approaches should also be incorporated into the curriculum to raise the standard of education. In order to offer more flexible learning options and give students access to a wider selection of resources, this can include employing online platforms and virtual classrooms. In order to engage students and encourage active learning, instructors can also use interactive teaching methods including simulations, games, and multimedia presentations.

Promoting group problem-solving and collaborative learning is one way to improve the quality of education. This can be accomplished by having students work together on group projects, provide feedback to one another, and engage in cooperative learning exercises. Faculty members can also help students take advantage of experiential learning opportunities like internships, service-learning assignments, and research projects that let them use what they have learned in practical situations.