The 1st Year Engineering Course initiated with Induction cum Acquaintance (IcA) program on 5th June 2017. As the name itself implies, this course helps the students pass on the transition period between +2 and B.Tech in a smooth manner. The various schools of Vel Tech namely School of Computing (SoC), School of Electrical & Communication (SoEC) and School of Mechanical & Construction (SoMC) have composed a variety of activities to facilitate the Freshman Engineering Students to get acquainted with a professional program like B.Tech. The activities include the foundation subjects like Technical English, Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Physics, Engineering Chemistry and MATLAB. The program also includes activities of hands on experience like MATLAB, playing with spreadsheet, Build my computer, Hands on 3D printing, my first project (CDIO), power point game,minor project on electronic spreadsheet& PPT, my game through C and my MATLAB project. In addition, there are a variety of career building activities like International Relations, Research & Development, Industry Relation, Corporate Talk, Corporate Tour, Online Learning Resources MOOC, NPTEL etc.
The foundation courses of this IcA program aim at making the students know about the applications of basic scientific principles for solving the issues related to Engineering; Conceive new idea, design and make prototype of object for specific application; understand the uniqueness of the department; the pros and cons of doing a project; importance of research in professional education; acquire the skill set to become employable etc.
Activities like Corporate Talk and Corporate Touraim at achieving relevant learning, making engineers practice on a personal and informal basis, improving study skills, providing exposureto the best industry practices and the latest technologies in the industries. The online learning resources like MOOC, NPTEL etc. try to explore the various platforms available for learning and to enhance the knowledge beyond the scope of curriculum.
This IcA offers a unique program like Gender Sensitization & Psychology which brings in ingenious, unbiased and rational outlook among the students which curtails gender discrimination.
The program includes students’ interaction with the Nobel Laureate of 2015 in Physics Prof. TakaakiKajita, Director- Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo, Japan. Many of the suspicions regarding physics and cosmic rays were clarified by the Nobel Laureate.
The varied aspects of IcAhelp the students quench their thirst of technical knowledge. On the whole, this course is a short journey where in the pursuit of students towards knowledge has met with a concrete destination.