The top management shows much concern about the quality of the graduating engineers from Stella Mary’s and takes utmost efforts focussed towards imparting quality education at all levels of their study in campus.
For this an initiative was made by the IQAC through the Centre for Innovation to create awareness among the students about the skills that they have to possess as per the expectations of the industry that is totally focussed towards hiring candidates who possess the utmost technical and professional skills needed to be offered a placement in their companies. The students motivated towards this process from 3rd, 5th, 7th and 8th semesters are those who would like to involve themselves in developing software based projects for some common applications according to their year of study.They are initially given the option to choose a task of their own choice among the tasks given and were asked to report for a review on the target date.
For those who were able to turn up for the review with some findings of their own are appreciated and encouraged to move to the next higher level. This knowledge to code is supported through participative mode of learning using video lecture sessions being shared through google classroom. A follow up discussion session would also be conducted and the difficulties in the tasks would be discussed and rectified. The Centre for Innovation also involves the students in community based projects to create solutions to problems that exist in the society very commonly.
Apart from the regular class room lectures by the faculty members on contents beyond syllabus of all the courses, for specific courses the students are given opportunities to attend guest lectures from industrial experts who would expose the industry requirement to the students and equip them with necessary skills for placement. This in turn helps in developing the necessary soft skill and hard skills required for the students and narrows down the gap between the institute and the industry requirement.
Placement training through online tests by Grasshopper, an online programming introduced by the Centre for Innovation with a view to help the students for better placement. Grasshopper is an initiative facilitated by the IQAC through the Centre for Innovation with the support from Corporate Relations Department.