India is home to numerous engineering colleges that foster innovation and creativity, nurturing the minds of aspiring engineers. These institutions stand out for their commitment to pushing the boundaries of traditional education and encouraging students to think creatively. With a strong emphasis on research, hands-on learning, and industry collaboration, these colleges have earned a reputation for producing skilled engineers who are well-prepared to tackle real-world challenges. One such prominent institution that stands out as a go-to engineering brand is the Baba Institute of Technology & Sciences.
Since its establishment in 2008, it has gained recognition for its commitment to innovation, intensive research, and a hands-on approach to solving real-world problems. Baba Institute of Technology & Sciences is dedicated to achieving academic excellence in technical education while upholding high moral, ethical, and professional standards. The college aims to make students employable and globally competitive. It provides quality education, a student-centered teaching-learning process, and state-of-the-art infrastructure to aspiring professionals from rural and urban areas.
Affiliated to JNTU, Kakinada & approved by AICTE, New Delhi, BITS is situated in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The College is set in a picturesque lush green Wi-Fi-enabled campus spanning fifteen acres and is home to innovative infrastructure for a holistic student experience. “At BITS Vizag, students have access to state-of-the-art facilities including laboratories, Library, well maintained hostels, hygienic canteens, high-tech classrooms, and 24×7 security facilities”, shared – Dr. Srilakshmi Kondru, the Secretary and Correspondent. “As one of the Top Colleges in Visakhapatnam, BITS Vizag is attuned to the pulse of global educational standards, providing students with an education that takes them places”, she added to her above statement.
A Curricular Journey of Excellence
Affiliated to JNTU, Gurajada, Vizianagaram for all UG and PG programs, the institute has a well-planned, documented, and structured mechanism for implementation of effective curriculum delivery. Transferable and life skills are instilled in students through the inclusion of Add-on/Value Added Courses, enhancing the curriculum. Aligning industry requirements with the syllabus is highlighted as vital by stakeholders, whose feedback is meticulously assessed to develop recommendations for curriculum enrichment that are communicated to the University. Elective courses are available to cater to industry demands while tackling cross-cutting issues like environment, gender equity, and ethics remains a priority. Experiential learning is actively encouraged, with all students participating in project work, fieldwork and internships. The curriculum’s plan and content delivery undergo an Academic Review Process to review necessary adjustments.
The courses offered at BITZ Vizag are the Undergraduate (B. Tech) program across the branches of Civil, EEE, ECE, Mechanical and CSE. The college also hosts Postgraduate (M. Tech) Program across all the latest fields and domains (CIVIL- Structural Engineering, EEE- Power Electronics and Electrical Drives, Mechanical- CAD/CAM, ECE- VLSI Design, CSE- Computer Science & Technology). Furthermore, BITS Vizag offers an MBA program under the specializations of HR, Finance, and Marketing, with an intake of 180 seats.
Redefining Infrastructural Brilliance
The institute’s library is equipped with an Integrated Library Management System (ILMS), featuring automation functions. It is easily accessible to all staff and students through the internet. The library boasts a comprehensive collection of reference books, handbooks, NPTEL videos, encyclopedias, and dictionaries. Additionally, the Institute has subscriptions to e-journal packages (J -GATE, DELNET, NDLI) and electronic resources such EBSCO Books. The library comprises dedicated sections for references, a reading room, and a computer section. E-resources can be accessed from any computer on campus, and the institute is a member of the National Digital Library, further expanding the available resources.
Beyond the four walls of the classrooms the elaborate infrastructural amenities present on the campus facilitate students to actively engage in various activities within the departments of the institution. The institution strongly encourages student participation by nominating them through the Heads of Departments (HODs) and the Principal. Also, student committees work tirelessly to improve the different activities conducted in the institution. Students play a crucial and responsible role in these committees, as well as in organizing annual sports and cultural events, and Tech-Fests. The NSS Unit organizes social activities, and students diligently follow the rules and regulations set by these functional bodies.
Nurturing Well-Rounded Careers
BITZ Vizag is dedicated to guiding students in choosing the right career path and providing them with knowledge, skills, aptitude, and industry-specific employability requirements. It aims to instill discipline, confidence, and a desire for excellence in all aspects of life. The placement cell plays a crucial role in facilitating this process by organizing activities that enhance students’ skills and align them with industry needs. These activities include career counseling, sessions on higher education opportunities, mock interviews, industry visits, expert talks, resume preparation, internships, and various training programs. Notably, the institution has a track record of attracting top companies such as HCL, Tech Mahindra, Turing Minds, Corp Team, Cogent, Capgemini, Infosys, and Wipro for recruitment purposes.
Importance Laid on R & D
Collaboration and diversity are core tenets of the BITZ Vizag innovative culture, with a focus on research, innovation, and extension activities. Intellectual exchange is facilitated through industry and academic partnerships, as well as international conferences. Encouraging both students and faculty to engage in-house research projects and interdisciplinary domains is a top priority. Additionally, the institute is strongly committed to community service, actively involving students in relevant projects.
Effective Today, Towards a Better Tomorrow
BITS Vizag has established several collaborations with various institutions and organizations for the benefit of its faculty, students, and the institution. Some of the ongoing collaborations include MOUs with foreign universities such as the University of the Philippines and collaborations with Indian institutions like Kaziranga University, ABES institutes, IFERP, and NASSCOM for student upskilling. The Tech Institute is proud to have been able to establish a student-centric start-up called KONKORDE, which is established by the students to undertake web development, UI/UX, and enterprise-related projects dealing with a couple of Global clients too in extending its services across all the Coding Services. Additionally, BITZ Vizag is partnering with government and private organizations like Hindustan Shipyards, Visakha Port Trust, and Vizag Steel Plant for practical training and industrial exposure, along with collaborations with institutes like IGIAT for certifications related to AutoCAD, Core and Advanced Java, Python and so on. Lastly going down the line, BITS Vizag plans to establish more collaborations and partnerships with various organizations and institutes for the overall growth and development of the institution and its students, in turn, converting all the students onboard into tomorrow’s leaders who can excel with confidence on the global stage.
Dr. Srilakshmi Kondru – Secretary and Correspondent
Born and mentioned as a warrior princess, Dr. Kondru Srilakshmi was regarded as a respected leader within her family. While her original aspiration was to become a doctor and run a mobile hospital van to serve the less privileged, her journey led her to establish BITS. Her family includes her husband, who holds a B.E and MBA degree and is now involved in politics, as well as their two daughters, Amulya and Anishka. Dr. Kondru attributes her success to her commitment to walking the talk, embracing challenges, and upholding transparency and hard work. She believes in tackling problems head-on and persevering until they overcome. With many dreams left to fulfill, she is determined to shape young minds and nurture responsible citizens through BITS. Inspired by her father’s teachings to help others without expecting anything in return, Dr. Kondru finds joy in singing and spending quality time with her children. These activities bring solace to her mind and soul. In conclusion, Dr. Srilakshmi Kondru emphasizes that being a woman in the role of an educational entrepreneur is not an impossible task. With a strong mindset, a compassionate heart, abundant opportunities, and the support of the BITS Vizag family, she believes that anyone can accomplish remarkable things and demonstrate their true potential.