Adamas University helps students find out where their interest lies and hone those skills.
The digital revolution has opened up a whole new world of opportunities for engineering students but making the right choice is of utmost importance.
Engineering and technology have always been and will continue to be among the most sought-after career paths for the brightest minds.
The fear of saturation and lack of employment opportunities notwithstanding, our country has witnessed a major shift towards adoption of digital means, tools and methods in all spheres of life with robots, sensors, intelligent computers et al. Major global technology companies have set up base in India and engaged in manufacturing and service of products that cater to the next generation of consumer demand.
The School of Engineering and Technology at Adamas University, now in its sixth year of operation, was built on the strong foundations of the Adamas Institute of Technology that had successfully imparted quality engineering education for more than a decade.
The institute also tries to ensure that students take the right decisions while choosing their stream. The first step is to understand whether one’s interest lies in technology or biomedical engineering.
Students with biology as a subject and keen to pursue a career in biomedical engineering can take up courses in biomechanics, biomedical instrumentation or prosthetics for a four-year BTech degree in Biomedical Engineering.
If technology is one’s area of interest, then Adamas offers a bouquet of specialised programmes. At the under-graduate level, students have the option of pursuing a four-year BTech, a three-year BCA or a three-year BSc (computer science) programme.
Both streams offer a variety of career options both in the industry and in academics.
When students take admission to the four-year BTech course in engineering at Adamas University, they get the opportunity to create a customised programme structure. The programme structure is designed keeping in mind the needs of the engineers of tomorrow — STEM+A (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics along with elements of the Study of the Arts).
Here is how the course unfolds:
Choice of vanilla engineering courses — students get to choose from computer science and engineering, electronics and communications engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and civil engineering.
Add-on specialisation in the same discipline or a minor course from another discipline or a diploma in management.
Add-on major hands-on project (capstone project) that runs through five semesters. Students may choose from working on an automated electric vehicle, drones or smart city infrastructure.
Mandatory courses on EQ (emotional quotient) development, social responsibility development and design.
Add-on access to the Beautiful Mind Programme, a state-of-the-art programming lab designed specifically for lovers of computer programming.
Add-on access to more than 20 clubs such as robotics and IoT and entrepreneurship.
The Beautiful Mind Programme prepares engineering graduates for employment. Most companies today look for hands-on experience. The programme creates the right kind of exposure to help students grab more interesting job roles. The focus is on self-learning and “learning to learn”. The programme runs parallel to the main course and offers five learning paths to anyone with a passion for software design and programming.
Through the capstone project, students get the opportunity to learn by doing. The practical experience also helps students in self-discovery. For instance, a student who has chosen to pursue computer science may realise that their real interest lies in some other area such as automobile technology and then switch track as necessary, or not.
In today’s time, EQ has become more important than IQ to achieve success in life. One’s EQ is the level of his or her ability to understand other people, what motivates them and how to work cooperatively with them. Self-awareness (confidence), self-regulation (handling emotions), motivation (attitude commitments), empathy (recognise how people feel) and social skills (communication and collaboration) are the five main components of EQ.
The engineering programme at Adamas University incorporates a well-designed course on EQ through interesting applications such as movie-making, drama, debate, public speaking.
Students may choose from three specialisations for the four-year BTech course in computer science and engineering —AI/ML (artificial intelligence and machine learning), cybersecurity and forensics and blockchain technology. The three-year BCA programme offers two specialisations — gaming and animation or banking and financial services.
Robotics and IoT are creating huge opportunities and these are sectors that are expected to grow rapidly. Responding to this challenge, Adamas University’s four-year BTech programme in electronics and communications engineering offers two specialisations covering IoT, robotics and embedded technologies.
Keeping up with the industry needs of today and tomorrow, the core programmes of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and civil engineering are offering specialisation in solar and renewable energy, design engineering and smart cities infrastructure management respectively.
The School of Engineering & Technology at Adamas University also offers a wide range of specialised MTech and MCA programmes.
The courses and the wide range of choices at Adamas University promise to offer every engineering student a journey that is truly unique and experiential.
The author is Director, School of Engineering and Technology, Adamas University.
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