Why Should BTech Aspirants choose JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur?

Posted on April 17, 2019

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Author:  Sanjay Goel

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JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur has undertaken a challenging project to create a new model of engineering education by challenging the conventional approach and underlying assumptions. We are very significantly transformation the engineering education and are fast moving ahead to create the most innovative model of engineering education in India. Many assumptions have been reviewed, many innovative ideas tried earlier are being further evolved and refined. We are challenging the conventional models of  the curriculum, courses, assessments, pedagogy, students engagement, and everything else related to higher education by putting Industry 4.0, Design Thinking, Critical Thinking, Communication, and Sustainability at the core of everything.  The Institute of Engineering and Technology is very closely collaborating  with the other two sister institutes at JKLU – Institute of Management and Institute of Design to create a new paradigm of engineering education.

We are offering an excellent inclusive  option at Jaipur welcoming all those BTech aspirants who like to experience innovative project based and experiential education. For those who feel uncomfortable with rote learning. For those who are bored of old style exams and want to do assignment & projects and face open book exams. For those who love to be active and reflective. For those who are excited by the opportunities to integrate and collaborate. For those who want class rooms to the places of activities not just listening. For those who love sitting in library till late night. For those want labs to made available to them at night when they want to work on projects. For those who want a good variety of cultural and sports activities on campus. For those who don’t want to wear some uniforms everyday. For those who feel that campus should be open for all students till late night.

Here are some key features of the university and the BTech programs at JKLU:

JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur

  1. Backed by one of most reputed 150-year-old industry group – JK Organisation with many companies like JK Tyre, JK paper, JK Lakshmi Cement, JK Fenner, and many more.
  2. Pollution free green and clean 30+ Acre campus with excellent infrastructure.
  3. Steller Board of Management, Board of academic advisors, Academic council,  and Board of Studies comprising of several well-known external experts from academia and industry to continuously advice and support.
  4. Synergy between Engineering, Management, and Design Institutes facilitating inter-institute collaborations, projects, and courses.
  5. Highly experienced,  innovative and proven academic leadership.
  6. Small size classes.
  7. Excellent faculty student ratio of 1:12.
  8. Regular guest lectures by eminent experts in various fields.
  9. More than 2/3rd faculty members at the Institute of Engineering and Technology having PhD. All other have MTech from IITs, BITS, NITs, IIITs.
  10. More than 2/3rd faculty members at the Institute of Engineering and Technology having one or more degrees from IITs, BITS, NITs, IIITS, DU.
  11. Assessment scheme designed to promote deep learning. Rote learning completely removed from exams. Open book exams in many courses. Huge emphasis on assignments and projects in all courses.
  12. Excellent lab facilities.
  13. Talent encouraging inclusive admission policy. The students who have some special talents and aptitude for projects, extracurricular, and creative work are admitted. 3 students in the current BTech first year were national level players in their school days.
  14. A wide range  of student led extracurricular activities by several clubs ranging from dance to theatre, from robotics to competitive programming, from photography to debating.
  15. Good sports facilities – Cricket ground, basket ball court, Volley Ball court.
  16. Several annual events – Laureat award, Founder day, Convocation, Cultural festival, Sports festival, Technical festival, Conferences, workshops, seminars  through out the year.

Main Features of 2019-23 BTech (Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics, Mechanical, Civil Engineering) Curriculum:

  1. Well rounded flexible Curriculum, backed by sound research in engineering-education, designed to offer highly active, integrative, collaborative and reflective learning experiences to the students for grooming competent engineers.
  2. Minimum Credit Requirements = 160 Credits; Though the program structure offers 170/171 Credits, a student can drop DE/OE/Minor Project provided they ensure to meet the minimum credit requirement.
  3. 1 Credit = 36-40 hours of semester-long work by the student in and outside the class.
  4. Special emphasis on modern technologies of data analytics, IoT, embedded systems, automation, computing for engineering analysis, digitization, intelligent systems, etc., in all disciplines of engineering. Courses in these areas start in the first semester itself.
  5. Huge emphasis on engineering projects and “learning by doing” starting from 1st semester itself.
  6. Common 1st year courses = 42 Credits. A unique first year experience offering integrative and collaborative project based learning of maths, programming, design, workshop, electronics, applied mechanics, etc., in the context of engineering problem solving.
  7. Other compulsory common course credits = 34 Credits (12 courses).
  8. Common interdisciplinary team taught engineering courses = 53 Credits (10 Courses).
  9. Discipline specific compulsory core engineering courses = 36/37 credits (9 core and flexi-core courses).
  10. Common Courses involving Mathematics = 26 Credits (4 Courses combining Maths, Programming, and Engineering). Mathematics topics are taught in the context of data and engineering analysis combining analytical as well as computational approaches.
  11. Common Experimental Science Courses = 6 Credits (2 courses).
  12. Common Communication and Critical thinking Courses: 12 Credits (6 Courses).
  13. Common minimum compulsory Design/Management/Liberal Arts Courses = 8 Credits (3 courses). 3 more courses (12 Credits) can be taken as Open Electives
  14. Focus on Outcome Based Education.  All courses now focus on students achieving carefully crafted Learning Outcomes focussing on engineering skills of application, analysis, integration, planning, design, development, evaluation, testing, etc.
  15. Internships (PS-I, PS-II) = 20 Credits. Arranged by the University. Many students get stipend in 8th Sem PS-II.
  16. Minor Project = 4 Credits (in 7th sems); One 6th sem DE can be replaced by another minor project of 4 credits; One more DE/OE can be replaced by Engineering practice/Independent study courses after prior approval.
  17. Departmental Electives = 24 Credits (6 courses).
  18. Open Electives = 12 Credits (3 courses, normally to be taken in maths, science, other engineering departments, design, management, and liberal arts).
  19. Additional Option for IBM and CISCO certifications.
  20. Option of Practice School – II /Entrepreneurial Project/Research Project/Semester at a partner University in the 8th semester.
  21. EEE and CS curriculum also offers flexi-core option in a few compulsory departmental courses.
  22. Additional Audit and 1-2 credit courses will also be offered on various themes, e.g., competitive programming.
  23. 8th Semester and/or Summer abroad at University of Florida and St Cloud university, USA. More collaborations in pipeline.
  24. Option for earning additional Minor certification in a different discipline by completing 20 credits of courses in that discipline. These will also be counted to complete the OE requirements for the major degree. Minor can be completed in CSE, EEE, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Design, Management, and Mathematics.
  25. Option for earning a concentration in a specific area within the major discipline by completing 16 credits of courses and project work in that area. These will also be counted to complete their DE and minor project requirement for the major discipline.

 

Also See:

  1. https://goelsan.wordpress.com/2011/10/07/a-perspective-for-flexible-education-system-at-engineering-universities/
  2. https://goelsan.wordpress.com/2019/04/10/project-experience-of-first-year-students-jklu/
  3. Engineering Graduates’ Desired Competencies: Recommendations by Accreditation Boards of Some Countries – https://goelsan.wordpress.com/2010/07/21/engineering-graduates-desired-competencies-recommendations-by-accreditation-boards-of-some-countries/
  4. What Should Future Engineering Graduates Learn? – A Comprehensive Framework of Desired Attributes – https://goelsan.wordpress.com/2016/01/06/2646/
  5. https://goelsan.wordpress.com/2017/12/21/outcome-based-computing-education-designing-learning-outcomes-for-some-computing-courses/
  6. https://goelsan.wordpress.com/2019/03/31/a-guideline-for-teaching-engineering-courses-through-project-based-learning-pedagogy/
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