In India, even though there is a huge demand for competent workforce, more than 60% of the engineering graduates remain unemployed. This disparity is predominantly because of the glaring holes in our present education system. We still face issues such as lack of access to quality teachers, one-size-fits-all approach and rote memorization. These act as a huge hurdle in realizing the true potential of the young. One can solve these issues only by embracing technology as an enabler. Integrating technology in education will help students’ access quality education irrespective of their geographical locations and proficiency levels. Incorporating this attitude to the hilt is Mauli Group of Institution’s College of Engineering and Technology, Shegaon (MGI-COET).
MGI-COET has flourished under the parapluie of Late Purushottam Hari (Ganesh) Patil Shikshan Sanstha (LPHGPSS). LPHGPSS was founded by Late Gajanandada P Patil, in memory of the Late Purushottam Hari (Ganesh) Patil, both of whom firmly believed that value-based quality education is the best foundation for success in life. Keeping this in mind, LPHGPSS focuses on excellent infrastructure and faculty for imparting highest quality of holistic education, and emphasizes on inculcating the right values through discipline and spiritual education. MGI-COET is accredited by NAAC, Bangalore with ‘A’ Grade in the year 2018 for the period of five years. Also, the institute has received ‘Best Emerging Institute Award’ from ISTE, New Delhi for the year 2018-19. MGI-COET has strived to maintain its position as a game changer through unique initiatives that has helped it to improve its quality, flexibility and scalability. Few of such measures that MGI-COET has taken are:
- ERP software: MGI-COET focuses more on e-governance. It involves new ways of accessing education, new ways of listening to stakeholders and organizing and delivering information and services. MGI-COET has customized ERP software through which administration, finance, admission and examination work is governed, leading to an effective student support system.
- ICT-based courses: MGI-COET has initiated the use of learning management system (LMS) to enhance the learning activities and for effective curriculum delivery. The faculty members offer ICT-blended courses that are useful to conduct online tests, assignments and to monitor the performance of the students. It also provides an interactive forum to students and faculty for sharing ideas, learning resources and clearing doubts of the students.
- Entrepreneurship Development Cell: The Entrepreneurship Development Cell has been established with the view to foster the entrepreneur skills among the students. Entrepreneurship is a key element in the industrialization and economic progress of a nation. The dedicated team of faculty members having an industry exposure along with some student representatives work actively for the cell. The institute encourages the students to consider self-employment as a career option, providing necessary training in entrepreneurship skills through standardized courses. The cell also organizes different activities and events from time to time to train and motivate the students on entrepreneurship. It provides a platform for budding entrepreneurs to hone their skills and build sustainable relationships with their mentors in order to facilitate successful transitions towards launching their own ventures. Additionally, the institute also provides financial assistance to the students with unique idea for their startups.
“From academics to sports and from spiritual development to personality development, every aspect is important, and we ensure that appropriate attention is paid to each of these facets of education.We envision beingthepremier institute in technical education and research by producing socially responsible and globally acceptable professionals.In order to achieve this vision we have committed ourselves to provide quality technical education through effective teaching–learning process; to promote research culture, industry institute interaction and entrepreneurship activities; and to produce responsible engineers to serve the society,” says Dnyaneshwar P. Patil, Chairman, Late Purushottam Hari (Ganesh) PatilShikshanSanstha, Shegaon. He further added that, “Our five core values which serve as guiding principlesfor the institute are: M- Moral values, A- Academic excellence, U- Unity, L- Leadership and I- Innovation” It stands for ‘MAULI’ and practiced by all the MAULIans.
MGI-COET currently offers five Undergraduate Programs in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science and Engineering. The institute also offers two Post graduate Programs in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering and Electrical Engineering. All the programs are affiliated to S.G.B. Amravati University, Amravati (MS).Similarly, MGI-COET has established an IoT and Raspberry Pi lab as a Center of Excellence, which is a first-of-its kind in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra. “We are known for the discipline and quality education. We have consistently outshone all our peers, not only in academics, but in co-curricular activities as well. Since inception, MGI-COET is showing consistent performance in academics and extra-curricular spheres. We strive to constantly develop MGI-COET into a CoE, imparting engineering education to young minds, grooming their overall personality with the highest emphasis on ethical values and honing them to face the challenges of the industry and the nation at large,” says Dr. C.M. JadhaoM.E. (Etx Engg), Ph.D. (Etx Engg), IETE (Fellow), Principal, Mauli Group of Institution’s College of Engineering and Technology, Shegaon. Recently, he received ‘Outstanding Academic Leader Award’ of the year 2018 from Center for Education Growth and Research (CEGR), New Delhi for his outstanding and exemplary contribution towards Education, Skill development and Research. He is also a member of Board of Studies in S.G.B. Amravati University, Amravati.
MGI-COET ensures that it conducts mentor–mentee sessions (MMS) regularly, where senior students play the role of a mentor to the junior students. These interactive classes are found to be useful for exchange of ideas, learning experiences and various skills among the students. Additionally, MGI-COET sponsor International tours for meritorious students thus ensuring that even the impecunious are given a fair chance to accomplish their dreams. As the institute is diligent in imparting quality education irrespective of the crowd, MGI-COET has made it mandatory for all the students to enroll for course on communication skills even though it is not part of the prescribed curriculum. Every year, the institute organizes national level conference on recent advances in science and engineering. Every year, the institute also organizes a national level techno-cultural program – ‘IGNITE’ for the students to provide an opportunity to showcase their innovative talents and passion towards science and technology. Numerous co-curricular and extra-curricular activities are arranged by the Student’s Chapters of the departments, ISTE Chapter and ISF (IETE) student Chapterof the institute.These programs led to improvement in the overall personality development of the students which subsequently enhanced their placement. Along the same lines, student placements have always been the top priority for MGI-COET, and so have provided remarkable placement opportunities to the students in comparison to other institutes in the region, due to which the institute is considered to be most preferred engineering institute for the students.
MGI-COET understands that students need to have an avenue where they can constantly prove their mettle. With respect to this, the institute has collaboration with Cloud Clouser Inc., a US based company, and is also working on various projects in the field of computer science and electronics engineering.
Standing a Foot Apart From Its Peers
Industrial scenario is rapidly changing, and one can either keep up with it and be a part of the changes, or ignore the changes and let others pass you by. MGI-COETprefers to keep up with the updated scenario in the industries and one up its peers through establishing linkages with industries. Similarly, easy access to the latest publications helps MGI-COET to know the recent trends. The institute’s Intellectual property rights (IPR) cell continuously monitors new inventions. All these extra steps ensure that Mauli Group of Institution’s College of Engineering and Technology, Shegaon is on its way to becoming the forerunner in tech education.