Industry-oriented courses, good placement record and innovative teaching-learning methodology have helped Malla Reddy College of Engineering to become a renowned name in higher education sector, says Dr P John Paul, Principal, Malla reddy College of engineering (MRCE), in an interview with Elets News Network (ENN).
In order to make students technically competent, what latest methodologies are adopted at Malla Reddy College of Engineering to improve teaching –learning process?
The classroom brings together students from different backgrounds, abilities and personalities. Being an effective teacher, therefore, requires the implementation of creative and innovative teaching strategies to meet students’ individual needs. It is necessary for teachers to make dull academic concepts interesting with visual and practical learning tools. It helps students to understand practical implementation of theoretical concepts. teachers should also encourage students work together as a team. they must also focus on student- centric learning rather than teacher-centric. In addition to that, teachers must ask thought-provoking questions which inspire students to become independent learners.
In line with industry requirements, how is the institute inculcating skills into its students to make them future-ready?
Practical learning is the need of the hour. Our institute focuses on making students industry-ready from day one by imparting the required skills. Dynamics of learning mechanism in technical education has undergone significant transformation. Keeping rhythm with rapidly transforming learning environment, engineering colleges are incorporating innovations to their pedagogy such as application-based education by interacting with industry and training institutes closely. It helps us to bridge the gap between industry and academia.
How does the institute help its existing faculty members to enhance their skills?
Malla Reddy Engineering College always encourages its faculty members to participate in technical workshops/seminars across India to upgrade their skills. We also support faculty members in publishing a research article in reputed national/international journals every year. Our college interacts with industries on regular basis to provide hands-on training to the faculty members within college premises. Other than that, college supports its faculty members in converting their innovate ideas into product and obtaining patent rights for the same.
What initiatives have been undertaken by MRCE to impart education to the students belonging to weaker sections of the society?
Malla reddy College of engineering provides quality education to the students of weaker section in the society. We help such students by providing then monetary benefits and programmes to enhance their skills. The college has constituted a committee in this regard to monitor the day-to-day activities. Malla Reddy College of engineering also offers various government and other scholarships to such students. the State Government offers scholarships to students belonging to economically weaker section of the society on merit-basis. in addition to that, the college offers hostel facility with lesser fee to the students.
What is the vision and mission of the institute to deliver education at par with the Global Standards? Our vision is to emerge as a centre of excellence for producing professionals who shall be the leaders in technology innovation, entrepreneurship, and management and in turn contribute for advancement of society and human kind.
Our mission is to provide an environment of learning in emerging technologies, to nurture a state-of-art teaching learning process and r&d culture, to foster networking with alumni, industry, institutes of repute and other stakeholders for effective interaction, and to practice and promote high standards of ethical values through societal commitment.