Flipped/Hybrid methods are adopted to enhance the practical learning of the students.
The students will be encouraged to enhance their experiential learning, participative learning and problem- solving methodologies by involving them in incubation and innovation centres of JNTUK. University provides an effective platform for students to develop latest skills, knowledge, attitude, values to shape their behavior in the correct manner. All departments conduct innovative programs which stimulate the creative ability of students and provide them a platform to nurture their problem-solving skills and ensure participative learning. The institute organizes annual technical fests in each department in which students showcase their learning in the form of innovative projects. Also, students are motivated to participate in inter college as well as national level competitions. The institute focuses on the student-centric methods of enhancing lifelong learning skills of students. Faculty members make efforts in making the learning activity more interactive by adopting the below-mentioned student-centric methods.
1. Experiential Learning:
Each department conducts add-on programs to support students in their experiential learning. The institution imparts the following experiential learning practices to enhance creativity and cognitive levels of the students Laboratory Sessions are conducted with content beyond syllabus experiments. For example, a UG Electrical and Electronics Engineering student is given opportunity to work with 420kV(peak) Impulse test kit. Summer Internship -Students get hands on training while working in the company. Add-on Courses on latest technologies with NPTEL, SWAYAM etc. The institute has made Engineering Exploration Project- Design Thinking as mandatory in the first year for all the UG Engineering students in R19 Curriculum with an objective to learn about the Human-Centered Design methodology and understand their real-world applications. Also, Industrial Training / Skill Development Programmes / Research Project in higher learning institutes as mandatory for all the UG Engineering Students in seventh semester. Project development on latest technologies by students where they showcase their working model in the technical fest. Industrial Visits to engage them in experiential learning while visiting the organization. Certification Courses (Value Added Courses) by the industries like Siemens centre of excellence to develop their expertise
2. Participatory Learning:
In this type of learning, students participate in various activities such as seminar, group discussion, wall papers, projects, and the skill based add on courses. Students are encouraged to participate in activities where they can use their specialized technical or management skills, such as Tech Fest – It is organized every year for engineering students where selected projects are displayed at the larger platform. Cultural program – This is organized every year for the students of the college to give a vent to their creativity.
Socially Relevant Project: The students are encouraged to explore socially relevant problems in and around, and expected take charge of their own learning, work together in teams towards the problem. The evaluation of socially relevant project involves submitting a survey report about the problem along with suitable working prototype for the solution.
Industrial Oriented Mini Project/Summer Internship: An Industrial Oriented Mini Project/Summer Internship, in collaboration with an industry of their specialization is mandatory for all the UG students after III year II semester examinations and pursue it during summer vacation.
3.Teachers – ICT enabled tools
Teachers use ICT enabled tools for effective teaching-learning process:
Today, it is essential for the students to learn and master the latest technologies in order to be corporate ready. As a consequence, teachers are combining technology with traditional mode of instruction to engage students in long term learning. University encourages Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in education to support, enhance, and optimize the delivery of education. The following tools are used by the Institute.
- Projectors- projectors are available in different classrooms/labs
- Desktop and Laptops- Arranged at Computer Lab and Faculty cabins all over the campus.
- Printers- They are installed at Labs, HOD Cabins and all prominent places.
- Photocopier machines – Multifunction printers are available at all prominent places in the institute. There
are four Photostat machines available in campus.
- Scanners- Multifunction printers are available at all prominent places.
- Seminar Rooms- Three seminar halls are equipped with all digital facilities.
- Smart Board- One smart board is installed in the campus.
- Auditorium- It is digitally equipped with mike, projector, cameras and computer system.
- Online Classes through Zoom, Google Meet, Microsoft Team, Google Classroom
- MOOC Platform (NPTEL, Coursera, SAP, Udemy, Edx etc)
- Digital Library resources (DEL NET etc)
Use of ICT by Faculty
The faculty members used Google meet or Zoom to conduct tests and for lecture delivery. Also used many interactive methods for effective teaching such as PPT with animations, Video clippings, Use of online resources from NPTEL, Coursera, YouTube links, Simulation tools, Virtual labs, online assessment tools like mentimeter – Quizz.com, and various Cloud portals etc.
They are also equipped by digital library, online search engines and websites to prepare effective presentations. To teach problem solving subjects in an online mode, faculty have used various online tools like- whiteboard in Microsoft teams, Jam board in Google meet, etc. Also used Pentab for live solving problems.
Google classroom is used to manage and post course related information- learning material, quizzes, lab submissions and evaluations, assignments, etc. This has made the teaching-learning process more effective and available at any point of the time for all the students.All the departments conduct webinars, workshops and guest lectures on the new developments in the core subjects for effective teaching and learning by Industry experts and Alumni on Zoom platforms.