It is must to develop professional competence in students and faculties to use their intrinsic potential for uplift of the society, says Dr Anil Singh, Chairman, Bhagwant Group, in conversation with Elets News Network (ENN).
To make students professionally competent, what strategies are being adopted by Bhagwant University in teaching-learning process?
Bhagwant University, located in Ajmer, Rajasthan, is a co-educational private university, which emphasises on practical training of students. We encourage students to organise and participate in seminars and workshops. Eminent industry leaders, professionals and esteemed professors are invited to deliberate on latest industry trends and technologies. Technical experts from reputed organisations are employed as senior faculty members to teach and guide students about core subjects, practical training and projects.
Tell us about the academic departments and researches being conducted at the university. Are there any corporate sponsored researches and courses available at the university?
Bhagwant University lays strong emphasis on the sponsored research, collaborative research funded by the national and international agencies. The institute has set up modern laboratories. Faculty members of the institute maintain strong industrial links by undertaking consultancy assignments and run short-term company specific training programmes. To achieve enhanced industrial participation in the engineering education, the institute has taken various initiatives to start the industry sponsored masters degree programmes.
We have 10 branches and I personally believe that the branch of Chemical Engineering, Automobile Engineering and Mechatronics Engineering, all of them are distinctly different, unique and advanced at least in the context of Rajasthan.
On what parameters Bhagwant University collaborates with a foreign university to provide better exposure to students?
The Bhagwant University has collaborated with reputed universities like the University of Western Australia, Australia; Gannon University, US; Sheffield Hallam University, UK and Kasetsart University, Thailand. Before any tie up, the core competency of the universities, their quality of labs, their Learning methodologies are being researched. The collaboration is done for progression opportunities of students, semester abroad training programme, student/faculty exchange and for joint research collaboration.
How does the university help its existing faculty members to enhance their skills?
The university has a blend of experienced and young faculty members. Young faculty members are being encouraged to participate in training programmes, seminars and workshops. Under exchange programme, the faculty members visit foreign universities for their global exposure. Our faculties have visited Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand; Kasetsart University, Thailand; Nanyang Technical University, Singapore; and University Technologies, Malaysia.