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 technologically and world aware citizens, Tagore Engineering College came into existence.
Established by Dr M. Mala, an Educationist and a Philanthropist, who pledged to the noble task of offering state of the art higher education, has so far helped 40,000+ students get their graduation, across various institutions under Tagore Group of Institutions. Tagore Engineering College strives with its well-defined vision, highly committed mission and a dedicated leadership to be in the best of educational institutions in the country.
By ensuring holistic development of all the students and converting them into vibrant professionals with human values, located in an eco-friendly and competent environment, Tagore Engineering College is one of the best engineering colleges in Chennai. Not only does the tech institute focus on providing quality technical education with the right industrial connection, it also caters to the needs of the youth with its innovative teaching methods.
The College has a mission to build resources and sustain a high quality teaching – learning environment, to provide all the required facilities to the faculty and students and to integrate character, ethical and moral values into human resources. The policies implemented by the Management provide ample opportunities to the students and the staff to achieve excellence in academic and related areas, and to achieve this – all the Departments have adequate infrastructural facilities and dedicated staff.
Rewarding Educational Experiences
Since its inception in the year 2001, the institution has grown into a vast conglomerate of magnificent buildings, state-of-the art laboratories, sophisticated internet centers, modern digital library and a superlative sports area, each a landmark in itself across 100 acres. The institution is situated in a sprawling campus with architecturally and aesthetically designed buildings, blocks, stadiums, auditoriums, hostels, gymnasium and the sports grounds. The institution is affiliated to Anna University and approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi.
The most widely used teaching pedagogy at Tagore is lecture-based method or chalk and talk method. The educators at the Tech Institute use a combination of teaching methodologies so that learning effectiveness is maximized. The general approach is organizing lessons, providing feedback, questioning, starting lessons with a review and ending with closure. This enables students to acquire deep understanding of subject content and to develop their critical-thinking abilities. Be it using delivery methods enabled with Bloom’s Taxonomy or Project based learning using ICT tools or even learning through virtual lab exercises, the students get the best of learning experiences.
“Currently our college offers UG Courses across all the major and in-demand streams, along with PG and Ph.D. courses”, shared – Dr. R. Ramesh, the Principal of the College. Continuing on his above point and elaborating on how Tagore is an engineering college for today’s aspirants, he added – “Never missing any opportunity to provide Industry 4.0 Education to our students, we have partnered with IIT through IIT pals which enables faculty and students to participate in industry oriented Hands on program and enables the students to enhance creativity”. Through the conversation with the principal, he stated that especially for the year 2022 more than 200 students benefited out of the program and 90 percent of the faculty have participated in the FDP oriented by IIT pals .
Furthermore, TEC has joined hands with the program organized by Tamil Nadu government, Naan Mudhalvan (I am the first). And, under this programme, Tamil Nadu government has now launched Nalaya Thiran (Tomorrow’s ability). In this programme, 1,000 students have been trained with the knowledge in computer science, electronics and IT domains, skilling them on problem solving using technologies. This program is oriented with the focus to help the industry get skilled students, and TEC aims towards giving its 100% towards this noble cause.
Beyond Regular Engineering
Tagore Engineering College has created a holistic environment for the students, away from the hustling polluted city giving them Eco friendly space to enhance their learning process. “We have been recognised by AICTE for Green campus environment and received Swachh Bharath award given by Government of India for clean & Green campus”, shared Dr. R. Ramesh.
Also maintaining a completely plastic free campus, students are involved through NSS in campus cleaning and also help neighbor society to be pollution free. Plantation of trees is done on a regular basis and ensured a minimum of 20 trees planted during college events. Moreover, in the year 2022 alone more than 300 trees were planted by the students and faculty in and around Tagore campus. Medicinal garden has been set up at campus to provide enlightening ideas on natural medicines and its health benefits.The college conducts Green environment and energy audits to monitor the serenity of the campus.
TEC is a known home for impressive industry-academia connections and collaborations, and the College has connections with International Universities for conducting of FDPs and Conference An MOU has been signed with Beta College of Canada for year 2022 to initiate student exchange and faculty exchange programs.
All in all, research plays an important role at TEC, and as a result – several projects have been sanctioned by different government agencies and worth of 10 crore have been carried out successfully by the Institutions under the umbrella of Tagore group of Institutions. More than 250 articles have been published by faculty and students, and in 2022 – TEC conducted 3 National level conferences and workshops and 2 International events, along with signing an MOU with leading Educational Institutions and Industries. Lastly, through AICTE, Kapila ,”IPR literacy program” was oriented and encouraged publication of research patents and more than 20 patterns have been published. The faculty members and students have completed more than 50 NPTEL courses conducted by IIT Madras on skill enhancement in Engineering, Science and Management.