The objective of the continuing education cell (CEC-MITS) is to keep the students and staff abreast of cutting edge technological developments to contribute to their overall career development. In this direction CEC-MITS conducts Individual Developments Plan (IDP), Faculty Development Programs (FDP), Add-on courses in collaboration with industry and Invited talks.
Individual Development Plan (IDP)
The purpose of IDP is to guide and handhold students at an early stage (second & third year) to create awareness about different career path and strengths required to accomplish best placements. It is an ongoing event on all Wednesdays ‘zeroth’ hour (3:30 to 4:45pm) as a part of the curriculum. Two mentors from faculty are assigned to 15 students. They interact with the students during the ‘zeroth’ hour in order to mentor and help them shape their IDP and improve their skills. The three immediate focus area of IDP to empower students for campus placements are
Sharpening their aptitude skills
Enhancing coding/programming skills
English language proficiency both written/oral.
Faculty Development Program (FDP)
Each department organizes Faculty Development Programs (FDP) in relevant topic for improving the knowledge and skills of the faculty, so that they can share this knowledge with the students, and improve the teaching experience. FDPs are organized by inviting experts in the respective fields to enlighten the faculty to guide students on journeys of inquiry and discovery.
Add-on Courses/ Invited Talks
The purpose of add-on courses/ invited talks is to impart professional knowledge (with relevant certifications if necessary) to improve the employability of the students. University curriculum may not adequately cover all areas of importance or relevance especially the gap between academician and industry. Once such gaps are identified, relevant courses/ talks are organized by the respective department and conducted by professionals and industry experts to bridge the gap. In addition to this CEC-MITS provide all support in relevant online courses for students as well as faculty.
Dr Gylson Thomas,
Continuing Education Cell, MITS