Department of First Year Engineering (Sciences and Humanities:)
This department plays a major role in equipping first year B. Tech. students to take up their core program education. The English Language Laboratory assists students in improving their linguistic skills. Activities like individual and group presentations, situational conversations and software based assistance to enhance soft skills help students to develop their personalities. The department has state-of-the-art Chemistry Laboratory and Physics Laboratory. Special care is taken for first year students by providing faculty mentors to help them to adapt to engineering subjects.
Mathematical courses offers assistance to many under graduate and post-graduate engineering courses of the college. In order to have a strong mathematical base at both the U.G. and P. G. levels, the department conducts lectures, tutorials and seminars for the first four semesters of U. G. courses and the open elective courses for final year B. Tech. and M. Tech. students. The Mathematics shares the goals of the institute of achieving excellence in teaching and research
The department takes the responsibility of preparing students for the high levels of mathematical skills required in engineering. The department has been taking a leading role in developing curricula and syllabi for engineering mathematics and statistics, assisting B.Tech. and M.Tech. Projects where applications in new areas of differential and integral calculus, fuzzy mathematics, discrete mathematics, mathematical modeling, probability & statistics for engineers are called for.
Apart from stressing on consistent and good academic performance, the students are motivated to show their talent in the field of Mathematics. They are motivated to handle seminars, group activities and power point presentations in tutorial sessions. This enables better learning of this fundamental discipline.
There is symbiotic relation between Physics & Engineering. Broadly speaking, Engineering is mainly Applied Physics. The present day technological developments have been the result of joint efforts of physicists & engineers. A proper study of Physics is therefore indispensable for engineering students to excel in their fields. The physicist discovers scientific principles and invents devices to describe & explain them. The technician applies and magnifies these devices for human convenience and comfort.
The department of Sciences and Humanities offers Engineering Physics Theory and Lab course for F. Y. B. Tech students. The theory course deals with the advanced areas in Physics like Fiber Optics, LASER, Quantum Physics, and Architectural Acoustics etc.; whereas lab course is designed in order to understand the actual fundamentals, students learn during theory, in practice.
Chemistry is the branch of science that deals with the study of composition and properties of matter. So chemistry is relevant to every walk of life. Chemistry is needed everywhere in life. Without a chemical reaction there is no single moment in life.
Chemistry plays an important role in engineering. Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry are the basic sciences learnt by a student in school and intermediate level. Engineering students must have basic understanding of these subjects.
Syllabus of Chemistry in engineering stream extends the knowledge acquired at intermediate level. The subject is offered as ‘Engineering Chemistry’; theory and lab course for the students in their first year of engineering and it is common for all the branches of engineering. Here Engineering chemistry forms a bridge between basic sciences and engineering subjects. Engineering Programmes like CE, EEE, ME, ECE, CSE and IT need the basics of chemistry directly or indirectly.
Technical competence is at the core of success in engineering but it is equally crucial to consider ability to communicate concepts and plans to others effectively. In order to prepare an engineering graduate to satisfy the above needs, an efficient and effective curriculum of Communication Skills has been developed with effective planning of its delivery. This interactive course reviews the fundamental principles behind effective communication of all types, providing guidance on communication and presentation strategies for the various engineering workplaces. It gives practical advice on the different modes of communication, including formal writings like emails, letters, notices, and reports; telephone, face-to-face interactions, and examines how to design and deliver an effective presentation.
In recent years, the department has widened the scope by offering courses of Professional Skills Development (PSD) for higher classes. The faculty of English navigates the mission of imparting these skills for B.Tech and M.Tech programs.
Learning by doing or experiential learning is the main theme of our autonomy hence we have incorporated mini project from first year. We called it asNavNirmitee.
Students are expected to take up one innovative idea in consultation with their guide and design a gazette which will give desired functionality or carryout some experiments and come up with conclusions or develop software to convert data into information.
Students need more than disciplinary knowledge so for NavNirmitee there is no restriction on forming the groups. Students from different disciplines can come together & form the group, they can select area of their interest and choose guide from that area. Students from different disciplines can help each other.
The mini project is for one credit and is designed to help students to develop practical ability and knowledge about tools/techniques in order to solve real life problems related to the industry, academic institutions and community and also to help them to excel in teamwork, Communication, customer-awareness, project management, leadership, ethics, societal context and professionalism. This will help them in their social and technical life ahead.
At the end of the semester there is final evaluation for the 100 marks in the form presentation with the help of PPT and model display. We evaluate the students on the basis of Novel idea of the project, Fulfillment of Project Objective, Experiential Learning, Knowledge, Practical Utility, Cost effectiveness and presentation. Students show full enthusiasm in this process.
It provides an integrated, quantitative and interdisciplinary approach to the study of environmental systems. The students of Engineering undergoing this course would develop a better understanding of human relationships, perceptions and policies towards the environment and focus on design and technology for improving environmental quality. Their exposure to subjects like understanding of earth processes, evaluating alternative energy systems, pollution control and mitigation, natural resources management and the effects of global climate change will help the students to bring a systems approach to the analysis of environmental problems.