Teaching methodology is quite important in shaping the engineers of tomorrow. Baselios Thomas I Catholicose College of Engineering and Technology has developed a unique teaching-learning methodology that has been proved more fruitful. Our unique technique of teaching involves following a uniform framework of pedagogy designed for Continuous Output based Improvement Program.
The methodology has been developed with focus on parameters such as Methods, Skills, Manpower, Tools- Curricula, Environment, Policies and Layouts. The solution to garner better motivation and enhanced performance in students has been formulated in simple and easily implementable strategies like:
- Semester Plan
- Continuous Assessment
- Lesson Plans
- Teacher Student Alignment
- Remedial Followup sessions
- Industry - Institution Interface
- Social Committment
- Lessons to improve English Proficiency
The combined effect of the above strategies has already shown promising results in the students. This helps to overcome the much quoted McKinsey Report(2005) which gauges that only 25% of engineeering graduates from India are globally employable as against the 80% from USA . The turnaround is achieved as the focus is to provide structured teaching that aligns to the students grasp of the subject. With more and more teacher student interaction as well as awareness of real life scenario, the whole pedagogical experience is directed to achieve maximum projectile.
The adopted methodology was presented as an accepted International Conference paper at Singapore by our Principal, Dr. Ranjit Abraham. Further, the methodology has been also presented as an International Journal Paper.
- A paper titled “Fostering freshman engineering students in private colleges towards a result oriented future - An Indian Perspective" was accepted by Dr. Ranjit Abraham, Dr. Sarath Chandra Rao Sanku and Subhash Abraham Punnoose was presented at the International Conference on Education and Management Innovation (ICEMI) at Singapore on 27th Feb 2012.
- “A result oriented perspective towards enhancing student learning outcomes in Indian private engineering colleges” authored by Dr. Sarath Chandar Rao Sanku and Dr. Ranjit Abraham is accepted in the International Journal on Innovation, Management and Technology, 2012.
View Abstract and Full paper http://ijimt.org/papers/204-M00015.pdf
Testimonials from students on the Teaching-learning Methodology
- “This college utilizes the strong triangular relationship –namely Parent, Teacher and Student. Teaching of every faculty is through presentations which are effective and uniform”- Aiswarya Sree (First-year 2011 BTech ECE Student)
- “Frequent Class tests followed by interactive & remedial classes makes our college different from others” – Rony K. Placid (First-year 2011 BTech ME student)