All around the world, leaders from government and industry debate the future of work and the changes brought by technology and automation. Despite this, the world is not reacting fast enough to update our system of education both in content and delivery. So, what are we doing to prepare future generations to thrive in this changing landscape? To answer this very question, and to widen the scope of education by utilizing the best of all the means available to prepare an enlightened mass of citizens, Excel Engineering College came into existence.
A Conducive Ambience of Engineering Excellence
An Autonomous institute that works relentlessly towards imparting technical knowledge with a humane touch through their dedicated faculty, at Excel Engineering College, along with addressing the needs of the nation, problem solving too is one of the primary missions. Also, by taking on the challenges posed by the modern world through intellectual, experiential, social, emotional and spiritual empowerment, Excel Engineering College has slowly become a place of multicultural and multi-linguistic growth and learning.
With 14 Undergraduate and 12 Postgraduate Degree programmes in Engineering and Technology, Excel Engineering College is a NAAC A+ (3.26 CGPA)-graded and certified institution. Moreover, the Aeronautical, Mechanical, Computer Science & Engineering, and Electronic Communication & Engineering streams are accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA). The College is dedicated to serving the nation by producing young, dynamic, energetic, far-sighted, as well as, industrious engineers who can face the challenges of the changing global scenario. Many Industry-perspective courses are offered within the Autonomous Curriculum & Syllabus in varied programmes enabling the students to become industry-ready persons.
Global standards of technical education
“One of the best practices followed in Excel Engineering College is ‘outcome based teaching and learning’. And, to achieve this, innovative teaching-learning methodologies are followed alongside with different pedagogical approaches”, opined Dr. N. Mathan Karthick, the Vice Chairman and secretary of the Excel Group Institutions and the Sri Rengaswamy Educational Trust (SRET) that runs a host of institutions catering to higher education in various streams. Operating as a very vital personality to everyone at Excel Engineering College, Dr. Karthick always wanted to start an engineering hub which was purely meant for aspirants irrespective of their socio-economic backgrounds, and thus, Excel Engineering College was founded under the guidance of educational stalwarts who are a part of the governing body of the college.
Adding to his above statement, Dr. Karthick stated – “Our aim is to attain excellence in professional education by continuously improving and updating the skills and resources needed for demand driven-education; imparting training and development by providing excellent infrastructure, and an environment conducive to learning; and proactively responding to the changing needs of industries as well as the expectations from parents, society and the world at large.” Through the conversation, we also learnt that Excel Engineering College also strives towards providing equal opportunities and holistic as well as inclusive education to all.
Being an autonomous institute helps Excel Engineering College to take the creative liberty of integrating most of the theory subjects with laboratory components to enhance practical knowledge. Students are motivated to take up mini projects and case studies and are further facilitated with industrial visits, internships and industrial projects considering the importance of employability. The students are encouraged to take part in extracurricular activities such as seminars, conferences and workshops, and they are made to involve themselves in social activities through various clubs and forums such as NCC, NSS, Fine Arts Club, Leo Club, Rotary Club, Green club, Science Club, Math Club, Trekking Club, Tamil Mandram, English Literary club etc. They are also given opportunities to put up programmes in these clubs that will in turn improve their leadership skills.
Training young minds
All thanks to the impressive state-of-the-art infrastructure present on the campus of Excel Engineering College, students benefit from it thoroughly. Be it the well-established wifi enabled library integrated with a digital library, to a Convention Center with a seating capacity of over 2000 persons, Excel provides ample opportunities for students to exhibit their talents, both inside and outside the classrooms.
The industry-academia relationships also are one the main highlights of the college. And, due to the strong involvement of the industry in the daily affairs of the college, different departments of Excel Engineering College have signed MoUs with many industries for the benefit of the students. Activities like industry guest lectures, workshops, internships and projects are planned with these industries. Also, during the pandemic, all the above mentioned activities were being carried out online to compensate for the real classroom experience, along with meticulously planning and executing through the online mode to equip the students to face the interviews.
The onboard faculty members being the main backbones of the engineering college help students as teachers cum go-to guides, as every faculty member is allocated with 15 students as mentees, and it becomes easy for personalized teaching and assistance. The faculty members who are mentors are always in contact with their mentees, where they counsel their wards during their tough moments and encourage them to participate in all the day-to-day activities and online classes. Faculty development programs are organized as well through the Center for Teaching and Learning in the college, apart from encouraging them to attend programs organized by other institutions to equip themselves for the academic process.
All in all, serving readily in the direction of giving out qualified engineering graduates of tomorrow, the Management of Excel Group Institutions magnanimously supports students belonging to the economically weaker sections but sound in academics. Such types of students are provided with SRET Trust scholarships and fee waivers for hostel accommodation as an additional benefit. Also, Excel Engineering College is conducting TART –Talent Reward Test, to identify, support financially and admit the meritorious students, thus progressing steadily in the path of becoming one of the top engineering colleges of our country.
Dr. N. Mathan Karthick – Vice-Chairman & Secretary
A graduate from the prestigious Harvard University, Dr. Karthick has M.B.B.S., M.H.Sc. (Diabetology) and PhD degrees credited to his name. He is a visionary leader, who builds respectful and empowering relationships with Principals, Faculty & Staff, and thrives on innovations and positive changes. He is a successful innovator who makes Excel Group Institutions into leaders in the Technical, Medical, Naturopathy and other sectors of Higher Education. Willing to promote state of art technology, Dr. Karthick leads with change, applying innovative thoughts, thus, creating a conducive and congenial environment by dedicating his life towards student upliftment, across all the institutions of EGI.