Imparting Experience-based Engineering Expertise
The shift from offline to the online mode of teaching was a behavior change and both learners and educators took time to adapt to this “new normal”. While going online was a brilliant way to provide access to quality education anytime and anywhere, staying up to date with the societal trends and demands, and still preparing students towards becoming tomorrow’s engineers was a challenge to many institutions and colleges across India. While many engineering hubs slowly steered their way out of the sticky situations and continued on this very path of reinventing themselves day-in and day-out, institutes like KPR Institute of Engineering and Technology overtook the hurdles which came along with the pandemic effortlessly, and moved towards globalized standards of education with remarkable academic records, despite a global pandemic knocking on our doorsteps.
Striving on its mission of offering value based education, while enriching research and its impressive collaborations with industries, at KPR Institute of Engineering and Technology (KPRIET) social responsibility is upheld with vigor and enthusiasm. Moreover, having imbibed the vision of becoming a premier institute of academic excellence by imparting technical, intellectual and professional skills to the students, the institution has received accolades at National and International levels in terms of Academia, Entrepreneurship, and Industry Partnership etc. The institution also possesses an incredible placement record with 500+ placement offers from Top MNC Giants, who visit the KPRIET campus, year after year.
A NBA and NAAC accredited institution with an A grade, KPRIET maintains its uniqueness when it comes to developing and honing young students into capable engineering professionals of tomorrow, who are not only thorough theorists but also qualified technical personalities. Additionally, the centers of excellence present on the KPRIET campus are modern in structure and function, and are built in unison with reputed industries and foreign universities. “Our esteemed institution has signed MoUs with reputed organizations like LnT Edu Tech, TIE University, Roots Pvt. Ltd., Bosch, Xebia Academy, IBM, V- Guard, Propel Industries, Siemens, Aravinth Hospital, Royal Care, NHAI (National Highways Association of India), BAI (Builders Association of India) and many more”, shares – Dr. K. P. Ramasamy, the Chairman of the institute and the KPR Group. Adding to his above statement and continuing on how KPRIET extends its branches beyond conventional education, Dr. Ramasamy stated – “Malaysia Taylor’s University, Kalinga University and AzerBaijan State Oil and Industry University are some of the foreign universities that are associated with us and have been offering online courses to our students”.
Redefining academic excellence
An epitome of quality education that molds students into employable and skilled engineers rather than just engineering graduates, the curriculum followed at KPRIET is structured in a certain way that it encompasses multiple parameters such as professional courses, value added courses, elective courses, liberal arts courses etc. The choice based credit system existing at the institute has enabled students to enrich their knowledge on the subject areas that interest them, and the Internal Quality Assurance Cell monitors and scrutinizes the teaching- learning and the evaluation process at regular intervals. Also, the onboard Center for Teaching Innovation and Excellence serves in streamlining the teaching – learning process in terms of accessibility and documentation, along with having a unique Learning Management System – Data on Net, which is specifically curated and designed for accessing study materials and conducting online tests.
Proud of being a home to faculty from various reputed organizations like IITs, NITs and renowned universities, almost 80% of the faculty members at KPRIET possess doctoral degrees and 20% of them are pursuing Ph.D. Operating as go-to Gurus/mentors who guide students on both personal as well as professional fronts, a 1:20 faculty-student ratio exists at KPR Institute of Engineering and Technology. Furthermore, a 360 degree mentoring system is charted across all the students, where all the students are encouraged to explore their skills and talents in social space and are persuaded to compete in contests and tournaments at national level. Keeping all its stakeholders informed and in-sync with the progress of their wards and the institute, a close association is maintained with the parents, informing them about the functionalities and services of the institute. The parents are duly intimated on the progress and challenges of the students, in addition to offering solutions to the challenges.
Built amidst a serene environment on a sprawling campus, the institute is a welcome haven for engineering aspirants, irrespective of their areas of interest. Consisting of unique labs equipped with modern equipment, a full-fledged library, the institute houses exceptional skill development center, outstanding centers for excellence, spectacular academy for cinematics and graphics, KPRIET is now a leading institution for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, Chemical Engineering, Bio Medical, Civil, Computer Science, Electronics and Communication, and many more, carefully focused on providing 21st century engineering education to students. The campus also boasts of an enormous sports stadium for indoor and outdoor games, highly furnished 3 Men’s Hostel and 3 Ladies Hostel, a gym that is built with first-hand equipment, a well maintained spa and 3 capacious and completely facilitated auditoriums. In addition, the institution embraces ICT enabled learning with smart classrooms and video lecturing methodologies, besides having a facilitated Wi-Fi throughout the campus. Various ICT tools such as MATLAB, GUVI, Google classrooms are used in the process of teaching and learning. A licensed version of ZOOM platform is made handy for lectures, online webinars and faculty development programs. A unique Learning Management System named Data – on – Net is developed in- house to facilitate the learning and evaluation process. These ICT tools have unlocked the learning curve of the KPRIET students during the pandemic, pushing and guiding everyone from students to the faculty members, to overcome the stumbling roadblocks which came along with the pandemic, enlarging the avenues of teaching and learning through ICT – enabled facilities, moving towards a larger setup of quality educational excellence.
Dr. K. P. Ramasamy – Chairman
An individual who is always keen on developing the skills and hidden talents among students, Dr. Ramasamy has established unique skill development centers, libraries, sports stadiums, modern laboratories for the convenience of the student community, as the Chairman of the KPR Group. Also, a philanthropist by nature, Dr. K. P. Ramasamy has touched the lives of many people. During the pandemic, his contribution to society and community has been incredible and exemplary, and a total of 2 Crores has been donated as a Chief Minister’s Covid relief fund. His voice speaks the minds of his stakeholders and he persuades the principal and the team at KPRIET towards upholding the requirements of parents and other stakeholders, working together towards a common goal of societal betterment.