The Francis Xavier Engineering College (FXEC) was established with the vision to empower budding engineers in technical and entrepreneurial training and to contribute to the socio-economic augmentation of the nation, say Dr S Cletus Babu, Founder Chairman, SCAD Group of Institutions, and Dr Amali Cletus, Vice Chairperson, SCAD Group of Institutions, in an interview with Elets News Network (ENN).
How is Francis Xavier Engineering College (FXEC) supporting its students to contribute towards socio-economic augmentation through quality education?
FXEC was founded in the year 2000 with the motive to support socio-economic augmentation. The institute has been following a high-end teaching practice since its inception to impart quality engineering education and help students understand the nuances of engineering and technology. The state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities along with innovative approaches help every student to pursue the courses with an exemplary attainment level. The college is accredited to National Board of Accreditation (Washington Accord) for providing outcome-based education at par with the global standards.
What factors have been taken care by the college in preparing a curriculum in line with the industry demands?
In this ever changing environment where technology rules, mastering hard and soft skills is pivotal to meet the challenges of everyday life. The college follows the best-in-class teaching practice in imparting curriculum to make its students industry ready. The theoretical teaching blended with practical application is the hallmark of FXEC. The well-defined objectives of departments with collaborative work and commitment help every student of this institution march towards the vision. FXEC, acknowledging importance of providing education in
line with the industry demands, has made a futuristic shift in imparting the required skills in an exemplary way. It has helped the institute to be awarded with Gold Category, by AICTE–CII Survey of Industry linked Institute 2018. The college has also signed MOU with 50 MNC’s like HCL, Sutherland, ICT Academy, EMC2, CDAC, Trimetric, IBM, Texas Instruments, Solutions, CADD Centre etc.
How does Francis Xavier Engineering College ensure the holistic development of students with emphasis on extracurricular activities along with academics?
The teacher-learner approach makes all the difference in this esteemed institution. The teaching fraternity is dynamic enough to motivate the students to participate in all curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities with the spirit of involvement to enable higher retention of the course content, thus making every Programme Educational Objective gets fulfilled. Passion & human potential are turned into hard skills through hands on practice. Sports and games are given due importance too.
Please describe the initiatives undertaken by the college to enhance the skills of its faculty members?
Acknowledging that the members of the faculty are the real resource providers, the college gives the staff a whole gamut of opportunities to go ahead of the learning curve to get mastered in their relevant field and make every ward under them look beyond their horizon. Regular Faculty Development programmes, Periodic National/International Conferences and Seminars are organized. FXEC makes its contribution in Research work by publishing articles in SCI/Scopus indexed journals – 35 papers were published during 2018-2019.
What is the vision and mission of the college?
Our Vision is to provide education in Engineering with excellence and ethics and to reach the unreached.
Our Mission is to create innovative and vibrant young leaders and entrepreneurs in Engineering and Technology for building India as a super knowledge power and blossom into a University of excellence recognized globally.