Best Practices @ SIET

SIET has adopted some best practices to empower the students and society, i.e.,   C2C series.

i). Corporate to College

ii) College to Community

Best Practice – I

Corporate to College

Objectives of the Practice

To enhance the professional skills of students, to improve their employability and organize training programs, to motivate students for higher education and entrepreneurship so as to empower them with current industry needs and job requirements. This further enhances the knowledge which enables learners to think in terms of problem solving, team work, making inferences, drawing conclusions and most importantly higher cognitive skills for professional development.

The Context

Dedicated staff resources and IT establishments are towards this objective.  In this training, the identified faculty acts as facilitator and mentor rather than a source of solutions.

Professional training offers to:

  • Discover what learners need to learn
  • Develop inter personal skills for achieving higher performance in teams.
  • Improve communication skills
  • Train the advanced topics and examine and try out what learners know.
  • State and defend positions with evidence and sound argument.

Transform prototypes and concepts into Product/Technology/Model across the campus and become a hub for innovative activities with response to complex problems with a uniqueness of Project Based Learning fostering the culture of creativity and innovation among the students leading to placement activities.

The Practice

The initiatives undertaken are as follows: In House Software Development,  Technology Learning Exposure, Training and skill development activities etc. SIET has ShriTek  Pvt Itd,  Pentagon System & Services Pvt. Ltd, Cloud Lab, Skill Lab, Department wise MOU with corporate, Industry experts at Institute for technical talk, handson session, workshop, and student development activities etc.

The institute organizes project competitions, industrial visits, workshops, expert lectures, and skill development courses.

Students enthusiastically participate/publish their ideas in National/International conferences and journals.

The Skill lab promotes the teamwork and cognitive skills better than other teaching practices. It is practiced through the following steps:

Advance Technical skills learning: Students offered their interesting and advanced topics selection to get train and implement software.
Exploring the issues: Teacher introduces an ill-structured problem to the learners, and then discusses the problem statement and its significant parts. Learners will be gathering related information, concepts, principles or skills as they are engaging themselves in the problem solving process.
Framing the problem statement: Learners will be framing the problem statement following the group’s analysis of the problem using their existing knowledge.
Enumerating the possible solutions: Learners will list all possible solutions in an order from strongest to weakest and then choose the best or most suitable solution to succeed.
Action planning: Learners will rationalize the chosen solution and identify whether the group agrees upon the solution. Learners will identify the information and data that will support the group’s solution.
Summarizing the problem statement with supportive documents: Learners present the problem statement, questions, data gathered, and analysis of data, proposed solutions and recommendations.

Evidence of Success

The approach calls for trying it out as a discrete part of a course module. It is with the hope that students are able to apply theory to practice and will value the opportunity to share experiential learning contributing to improve the appreciation of multidisciplinary working.

Students implemented final year projects on cutting edge technologies. Students participated and won prizes in project and technical competitions.  Students offered with good placements.

Problems Encountered

Due to low packages in core industries, students get diverted to the software field. Sponsored projects for final year students, industrial visits, and internships were challenging during corona pandemic period. It is a challenge to obtain internships in good industries.

Best Practices – 2

College to Community

Objective of the Practice

The objectives of this practice is to design an Community Development Program  as a part of the curriculum for exposing the students of SIET to Society and Rural problems with an aim to inculcating in them a desire to understand, analyze and address those problems by leveraging their technical education and skills.

The program aims at empowering rural people through innovative and socially contextualized education, fostering a sense of human rights founded on dignity, equity and justice, initiating ICT integrated socially relevant research, promoting people-friendly policies and establishing an organic link between lab and land facilitating gender equity both on and off the campus.

The Context

The idea of designing an Community Development Program curriculum emerged from a discussion between the Principal of the SIET and the President of Rotaract Club (RC), Siddara Betta, Tumakuru. When RC explained the various rural-centric programs that the trust was engaged in, the Principal expressed an interest in working together with the RC.

The Practice

The RC agreed to help and formulate a practical course for the students (3rd and 4th Sem) on rural development to develop a curriculum for Rural Development. This resulted in the formulation of a course titled “Community Development Program” (CDP). Since course aims to give a practical exposure to students, the lecture sessions in the course were supplemented with practical in-field studies and social activities.

Evidence of Success

The SIET and RC at Siddeshwara Mutt, Siddara Betta is offering free food and accommodation to more than 500 children studying in Government schools in rural areas. This and other welfare activities have enabled RC to earn tremendous goodwill in many villages. Hence, working together with RC in these outreach program enables our students to connect with the rural people and serve the rural children.

Our students have volunteered in activities like promoting awareness about Health and Cleanliness, Human Rights, Importance of Digitization, Career Opportunities, Fun and Recreation, and Planting Saplings etc.

Problems Encountered and the Resources Offered to overcome the problem:

Students generally hesitate to take part in the activities of cleaning the environment. They are motivated by providing them with the necessary resources like waste collection bins, hand gloves, hand sanitizers, and masks etc.


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