The following common facilities are open to all students for effective utilization and better maintenance of physical facilities, there are clearly specified procedure exist. The five fully furnished seminar halls which are used for all academic purposes have to be pre booked for their usage clearly specifying time, date and any specific additional arrangement to be done. On receipt of the same subjected to the availability requisite seminar hall among the five is allotted by the in charge. The in charge for these five seminar halls monitors the up keep and maintenance of these seminar halls.
Every department has a house keeping in charge (an additional responsibility of faculty member) shall monitor general up keep of the department resources such as class rooms, laboratories and faculty rooms and lodges any maintenance complaint available in the institute engineer’s office. The institute engineer’s office has three types of registers for civil, electrical and general maintenance complaints. Any complaint registered in any of the category shall be attended with in a maximum of 24hours and status of complaint also registered. All the registered shall be verified once a week by the office of the principal. Every laboratory in every department has a maintenance register where in weekly maintenance details have to be recorded which will we verified by the concerned lab in charge and respective HOD, every fortnight these registers will be pre verified by the office of the principal. The institute also has an annual stock verification review where in stock verification committee will form (Two members from other departments, one member from home department) which will verify all the stock equipment, machinery etc. and also indicates any obsolete to be return off.
On compilation of such stock verification report across the entire institute wherever it is necessary items/equipment is return off. Library follows certain protocols in the usage of books. The entry register is kept for both staff and student at the entrance to the library. Anybody who enters the library must enter in the register to use the facilities in the library. Library committee set up a book bank system for students. By this system, new books will be issued for every semester to the students only after the previous semester borrowed books are returned in good condition. At the end of every semester, all the students must return the books to the library. Likewise the teachers are allowed to take five books for every semester. The institute operates 8 buses to help students and the employees to commute safe and conveniently from places such as Renigunta, Tiruchanur, Tirupati Town, Chandragiri and Tirupati RS. These buses allow only students and employees who have valid bus pass issued by the institute. The buses are fitted with speed governors so that the maximum speed of the buses is restricted to 60KMPH.The indoor and open-air auditorium is also used on a pre booked basis and follows the similar procedures and that of seminar hall.
The institute maintains separate hostels for boys and girls. Boys‟ hostel is located within the campus and can accommodate 250 students. The Girls hostel is located in Tirupati town, not very far from the campus, in an area of one acre green and pleasant premises. Hygienic and nutritious breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided every day. There are exclusive wardens for Boys hostel and girls’ hostel to maintain discipline and general decorum of the hostel. First-year students are always accommodated in separate buildings to avoid ragging Strict Anti-ragging policies in place and serious action against those who commit ragging. Nonveg is served on Tuesdays. Hostels are powered with uninterrupted solar power.
Tie up with local doctors and hospitals to treat the students in case of any medical needs. College vehicle along with driver available 24/7, to meet any sort of emergencies. Security surveillance cameras for the security of the students. Facilities for indoor and outdoor games like Table tennis, Badminton, Basket Ball,
Volleyball, Cricket are available for the recreation of the students as also a gymnasium.
Objective: Being an affiliated college the students have to appear for the end semester exams conducted by the university in addition to the mid examinations conducted by the institution. The students in pre final year of their undergraduate program have to parallelly fine tune their domain skills through training and certification programs and further enhance their social skills. In the student’s performance in first semester of final year is positive and good, it also enhances students moral and enhances their confidence and encourages them to focus and prepare for GATE examination and also employment related examinations in final year. Hence the primary objective is to enhance final year’s first semester university results.
Context: Based on the four previous semester university results it was noticed that the student performance in the first semester of fourth year across all branches was declining. This decline in pass percentage has not only made the students with low moral and also made the students to focus clearing the backlogs in third year there by their preparation for placements in final year through acquiring the domain skills and socially relevant skills was taken a back stage. Such a scenario had infected students’ performance in final year placements related activities. Hence it was identified and decided to device a mechanism to enhance and prepare the students better for the fourth year first semester examination. The main challenge in addressing this was to redefine the assessment method currently in use however since being an affiliated institute, the assessment practices through examinations cannot be altered. Therefore, it was very pertinent that within the framework of the regulations of the university the new mechanism of preparing the students for the examination.
The practice: Synopsis (detailed lecture schedule) was made very elaborate by including the schedule of the invited guest faculty/training/workshop, schedule of industrial visit if any and also schedule of the tutorials, details of the electronic resources such as NPTEL material and also schedule of unit test after completion of syllabus of each unit. Conduct of such unit tests is not the requirements of the university however the institute is introduced this practice for all the third year first semester students during the academic session 2018-19. The performance of the students in each unit test was evaluated and appropriate feedback was provided on time. Secondly, after two units an assignment is given to students so as to verify the efficacy of the reinforcement of their learning in the contents of the syllabus taught until then. The unit test and assignments after every unit continued until the end of the semester. Before the students appeared for the university examinations “A mock Exam” was conducted for each subject so as to check the preparation of the student and performance. This three phase examination in addition to the university prescribed examination certain academic hours have to be extended there by faculty members have to be convinced to work for longer hours and also to provide better feedback on the way the student have been performing the examinations.
The institute Vision
To impart the best technical and management education instilled with discipline, values and leadership qualities that will produce professional technocrats. The Institute Mission has the following three stands:
The institute conduct, work etiquette and performance revolves around the adherence and compliance of procedures, practices to fulfill the above. In summary, reflecting on the vision and mission statements, the institution focuses on (holistic student development). Since the institute predominantly caters to the students belonging to the rural community and to provide means and methods for holistic professional education are also reflecting of the institute’s commitment for the same. Deriving from the traditional values and norms combined with modern methodologies the thirst has been on holistic professional development of the student through the following means. Adherence to pre-defined discipline norms for the students Effective counseling system catering to academic and social needs Engaging the students through practical learning through workshops, training, and internships Sensitization and involvement of the student on green energy and eco-friendly practices since the institution also uses solar energy to meet all its energy demands Encouraging student’s participation in professional association and charters. Proactive of student in addressing socially pertain causes such as save water etc. (Since institute is being located in drought prone region). Exposure to the students to the student through virtual learning for better interaction with outside institutes, experts. Encouraging students to participate outside technical symposiums and workshops so as to make them to networks other compatriots. To make the students learn organization abilities and leadership qualities, students’ associations are formed department wise and opportunities are given to them to conduct technical symposium called “VISTOSA”.
To encourage innovation and creativity “IDEA club” acts as a platform. The EDC focuses on identify, nurture the ability being entrepreneurial among the students. The institute adheres to all the norms and regulations of the statuary authorities so as to make the students also to prepare themselves to be law avoidance citizens of tomorrow. To maintain the transparency and objectivity with all the stakeholders ECAP, an ERP package is primarily used. Different support mechanisms are built to address issues of academic weak learners, socially disadvantaged community students. To appreciate and to recognize student performances and achievements the institute honors on the annual day which truly has been motivating remaining students. As indicated above all the exercises are meticulously carried out so as to comply with the objective of the providing holistic professional education to complete alignment with Institute Vision and three stands of the Mission.
Chadalawada Nagar, Renigunta Road, TIRUPATI - 517506 ,CHITTOOR(Dist) ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIA