In the future, we may engage industry experts from various domains such as M-space research organization, DRDO, LRDE etc. who can assist our students in building real projects based on their experience, says Dr. M.G. Venkatesh Murthy, Director Technical, Navkis College of Engineering, Hassan in an interview with Elets News Network (ENN).
What makes Navkis College of Engineering unique, especially considering the various options students have when it comes to engineering education?
Navkis College of Engineering aims to be a pioneer in nurturing engineers to be agile and knowledgeable creators and problem solvers. To achieve the vision, we are providing facilities to students beyond the university curriculum in the form of cocurricular facilities and clubs. Our workshops or research centres will encourage students to build models, working as well as simulation models, even by providing finances and aids from the institution. In the future, we may engage industry experts from various domains such as m-space research organization, DRDO, LRDE etc. who can assist our students in building real projects based on their experience.
What are steps Navkis is taking to make students future ready?
As claimed by the National Education policy 2020, I am also of the firm opinion that it is a game-changer, and if adopted, it will change the future of our nation at an accelerated pace. According to this, every student whether he/she is from a rural area or urban area will have a similar kind of education along with nutritious food and is allowed to learn in their native language during the first five years. As they go up in the learning ladder, students can specialize in one major field and along with it they can learn any subject of their interest from any field. With the implementation of the concept centralized education administration ( i.e. University or directorate of Education Departments) every institute will be responsible for deciding and educating the younger generation. The main challenges to achieving this goal are two-fold. One is how to finance this, and the second is a more responsible and learned board of administrators at each school level.
The NEP 2020 is seen as a game changer in education sector, if yes how it will bring new things and according to you what are the challenges for the implementation of the policy?
Undoubtedly, the dynamics of education has changed mainly due to the arrival as well as adaptation of newer methods of both teaching as well as learning methods due to technological revolution specifically in the domain of digital electronics. Apart from this, teachers and administrators at Navkis have realized that students of the present generation are highly smart, fast learners and their parents are more caring and have realized the importance of education. Teachers at Navkis are widely using computers, projectors and other electronic devices to teach classes online and internet facility along with soft wares such as Upswing Classroom to conduct off-line classes. Also, teachers at Navkis have proficiency in handling all modern digital teaching aids and efficient enough to learn newer procedures.