|•||Colleges and Departments|
|•||Academic Support Services|
|•||System of Evaluation|
SRI has consolidated different academic Departments into Different colleges Each Department strives for excellence in a defined area of academic pursuit. Core Competency Areas are identified for each school which, in turn, benchmarks itself with an institution of repute. This is done with an aim to develop it as a Centre of Excellence in the chosen field.
|•||DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING||•||Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering|
|•||Department of Computer Science & Engineering||•||Department of Civil Engineering|
|•||Department of Information Technology||•||Department of Physics|
|•||Department of Mathematics||•||Department of Humanities|
|•||Department of Chemistry|
SRI's academic environment is cast by its teachers, whose dedicated focus on teaching challenges and inspires the students.
Teachers of SRI are renowned for their friendly, open door approach. They bring their passion and enthusiasm for teaching into the classroom providing an intimate, interactive, personalized approach to learning.
The students find them by their side right from the Induction day in the Institute to the last day of collecting degree. They are teachers who will teach the course, mentors who guide on how to take right appropriate decisions, friends to help solve issues in life and above all they are pillars on whose support the whole professional life of the students will depend.
They are cutting edge researchers and experts keeping the students updated with the latest global thinking and development.
The Institute encourages and provides active support to its teaching community to conduct research, publish textbooks and undertake projects and also sponsoring them to national and international conferences and workshops.
They are regularly involved in one activity or the other to upgrade their skills and stand well up to the expectations of the students .SRI student always find their teachers ready to answer their queries, solve their problems and provide them valuable suggestions.
The teaching methods followed by the Institute are very innovative including maximum practical exposure and are dynamic enough to motivate the students participate in them with full enthusiasm and enable higher retention of the course content, thus making the programmes overall more effective. Every teaching department has well defined objectives which collaboratively work towards a single goal of imparting quality education to the students and inculcating in them the desired skill set and knowledge required by the industry.
Some of the Classroom teaching methods adopted to enhance best of the practices and help students to derive the best of the learning from their programmes and courses are:
The lectures conducted for every course are there to infuse and develop in the students the analytical, conceptual, presentation, communication and application oriented skills. The class rooms and lecture halls are well equipped with modern teaching aids like multimedia projectors and computers with Wi-Fi connectivity which help to make teaching more interesting and interactive for students. The simulated teaching software help the student to understand the process in highly visualized form.
The students are free to ask any questions cropping up in their minds while listening to lectures and attending tutorials and the teachers make sure to answer them in the best way understood by the students.
The practical sessions are ideal testing grounds for students to apply and test the concepts taught. Modern laboratories and workshops are an integral part of the various departments of the Institute. Each department maintains its specialized labs, well equipped with modern equipment of industrial standards.
Innovative and relevant Lab-work
For boosting the creativity amongst the students, challenging experiments are designed. The students give presentation on experimental work followed by open house viva in which they have to explain the findings and interpretations.
Workshops, Seminars and Guest Lectures
Workshops, Seminars, Guest Lectures and Extension Lectures are conducted on all topics to provide a platform for deliberation and knowledge sharing. Best industrial and corporate professionals are brought to the campus to bring the practical and application practices from the actual working environment and give extra input to the students on the current topics as well as the topics which are relevant to their area of specialization.
Presentations Group Discussions
Group discussions are conducted by the Institute among the students to increase awareness of the world wide events and their effects and also to enhance interpersonal skills – the ability to either convince others or get convinced. During this activity, the students are expected to well prepared about the topic, to abide by the norms during the discussion and also to respond to the feedback with a more logical and assertive approach. A date-wise schedule of the topics to be presented by the students is prepared by the teachers, so that the students can prepare their topics well on time.
To keep up students interest and to facilitate better understanding of processes and situations as well as to encourage rational thinking and open discussion among the students, an appropriate video related to a process / situation is chosen and later on a discussion around it is initiated by the teachers. The students observe inquisitively and participate actively in the ensuing discussion.
The Institute understands that the future professionals need to be well versed in every minute aspect of corporate world. With the concern to develop clarity of thought and confidence for addressing the public, along with other presentation skills in the students, an activity is devised where the students give presentations during their class hours.
The teachers use Slide Shows as teaching aids to employ visual mode for flow charts, diagrams, animations etc, for the better comprehension and retention.
Experiential learning at SRI includes different types of activities, with one common goal- to immerse students in "hands-on" experience outside the classroom. Following are the Experiential Learning activities adopted at SRI
In this the students are deputed to work in an organization related to their professional field and thus get trained in that organization. They usually work on a project for the entire duration.
Field Trips includes students going on a field visit to an organization / any site relating to the profession for which they are being groomed in order to get a feel of the real world's professional demands. It provides a valuable opportunity to discover the realities and practices of the profession the students are aiming for.
National and International Tours
National and international tours form an integral part of most of the courses offered here. These help to familiarize students with the latest in their respective domain and develop a better understanding of the world.
Projects are a crucial part of any programme at SRI. The Projects are done by a group of students and are intended to be intensive, active learning projects, requiring significant effort in planning and implementation as well as preparation of a substantial final written work product. The group students are made to choose a project from their domain and asked to conduct practical's and real life studies on them. They provide hands on learning experience to the students by enabling them by making them aware how to convert the theoretical knowledge to the practical one They also help to boost 'learning by doing' teamwork.
Small Group Activities
The target of these activities is to promote cooperative learning i.e. the group members will help each other in understanding concepts, solving problems, doing projects as are evaluated on the basis of team performance. A variety of group activities are performed with an aim to create an urge for collaboration, to find I win- you win type of solutions to problems rather than I win- you lose type. The Class is divided into subgroups of individuals having different academic backgrounds / competencies. . Case studies, group discussions etc. are done by dividing the class into groups.
SRI is one of the few Indian Institutes, which can boast of its state-of-the-art computing resources and network across the campus. Following are a few highlighting features:
|•||Completely Wi-Fi Campus with more than 100 access point, supported on the technology from LINKSYS and MICROTIK|
|•||12 Mbps of bandwidth for internet with dedicated leased line|
|•||500 + workstations supported by 50 plus Quad Core or Xeon based Rack/Blade and desktop Servers|
|•||10 servers most powerful servers from IBM for 100% redundancy and efficient data management|
|•||3 Km fibre backbone for providing seamless connectivity|
|•||Robust Networking solution implemented and maintained by the networking Giant" SRI"|
|•||Dlink switch to provide the needed scalability and traffic control|
|•||Dedicated and secured Data centre with powerful Blade Servers|
|•||High end firewall security featured network|
|•||24hrs Power Back Up -1000 KVA of online uninterrupted power supply(UPS)|
|•||100+ CCTV cameras for 24 hours surveillance to ensure on campus safety and security|
|•||High end Biometric systems for attendance|
|•||Hi-tech Institute Management System (IMS)|
The day to day administration and most of the Institute procedures are carried out online. The Institute Management System (IMS), an online portal of Institute, is one such innovative step of the Institute to provide vital information regarding academics and other Institute logistics for assisting the Institute students, their parents and the staff.
The IMS can be accessed through the IMS Login available on the Institute website www.SRI-india.org by logging in using the Username (student Registration Number in case of students and parents; and Employee ID in case of staff) and the Password.
IMS acts as an Electronic Notice Board and displays all important information and announcements made at the Institute level. The current happenings and achievements are also displayed on IMS.
Under the Time Table section of the MS, the schedule of classes along with details where the classes will be held, the block number and room number, is available.
The Attendance Section of the IMS helps the students and staff to keep a regular track of their attendance. The student can check his/her up to date aggregate attendance as well as course wise attendance as and when required. The parents can also view and check their ward's attendance status on regular basis.
Under the Results Section of the IMS, the grades and marks scored by a student in every semester and the final Percentage till date can be viewed by the parents and the students. The marks/grades of previous semesters are also available for the continuous reference.
With everything becoming tech savvy, the Institute's procedure of taking assignments/term papers and projects has also been made online. The students are required to download the questions of assignments/ papers/ projects and submit the answers online through the IMS. Also the comments and marks on their performance are available online avoiding hassles of managing large pile of papers.
Date Sheet of Mid Term and End Term Examinations is available on the IMS. To reduce the difficulties faced by students before examination for finding the examination seating plan, the seating plan for the exams with the room number allotted to a student is also available on the IMS.
Instruction Plan is a schedule of the syllabus to be covered by a teacher in lectures and contains details of text book, reference books and name of relevant Journals and Web links to be referred to. It also gives the brief idea about the home works and assignments that a student needs to submit in a given term.
The Instruction Plans of all the courses in which a student is registered is available online on the IMS.
For the ready reference of students and teachers, the Scheme and Syllabi of all Programmes and Courses is available on the IMS.
The manuals of laboratory courses providing a complete list of experiments to be conducted by a student in a term, along with the guidelines, procedure and expected results are available on the IMS.
An online facility of "Book Search" is provided on the IMS that enables a student to search the location of required books, thesis/dissertations, compact disks and project reports by entering the name of the related book, thesis etc. If a student is unable to understand the basic terminology like Call No. of a library then he/she can note the number generated and the library staff will provide assistance in providing the required material to the student.
Students can register online for the courses available for Departmental Electives, Open/Social Electives, Free Coaching Classes and Reappear or Backlog, if any, through the IMS.
The IMS makes it easy for the students to participate in any activity of the Institute by applying online. The student can get his/her name registered just by filling the online registration form.
The IMS contains information about all upcoming placement drives. The students can register online for the placement drives conducted in the Institute. The tests conducted during these drives by recruiters are also done via IMS.
The IMS contains the important policies and rules of the Institute to keep the students, parents and staff updated about them. The student IMS contains Fee related policies like Term Registration for Continuing students as well Freshmen, Term Off, Refund Policy for Continuing Students as well as Policies regarding Awards and Scholarships like Academic Honor to Regular students.
Laboratories and Workshops
|•||The Institute believes in imparting strong practical exposure to its students.|
|•||Modern laboratories, workshops and studios are an integral part of the various departments of the Institute.|
|•||Each department maintains its specialized labs and workshops, equipped with modern equipment of industry standards.|
|•||The Institute keeps upgrading the facilities and equipment in the laboratories, workshops and studios to the latest industry standards, from time to time.|
The classrooms architecturally designed with optimal room for natural light and air. They provide a vibrant backdrop to the academic achievements and offer a unique place to study, relax and develop. The classrooms are equipped with an array of hi-tech equipment which enables the competent teachers to conduct classes in such a manner that the students can make use of all the available resources at the click of a button. In this very special learning environment, LCD projectors, laptops, video players [for language labs] and document camera readers are available. All these facilities enable the teachers to teach in a unique and innovative manner which makes the students feel involved in the teaching - learning process and improves the pace and quality of learning.
SRI houses a Central Library to provide to its students and staff a chance to explore a world of knowledge in a conducive environment. By making accessible a rich collection of print and non-print, primary and secondary material in various disciplines, the Libraries support the academic as well as research needs of thousands of students and hundreds of teachers of the Institute:
|•||The Libraries house a rich collection of text and reference books, journals, magazines, audio/videos, CD-ROMs, research reports, online Journals and databases and data analysis software, etc. in all areas of study in all disciplines.|
|•||Library Membership: All students and teachers who join the Institute automatically become members of the Library.|
|•||Periodical & Newspaper Section: Every library holds a very rich collection of relevant periodicals, magazines and newspapers.|
|•||Reference Service: Ready help and guidance is provided to all patrons searching for any book or other reference material within the libraries.|
|•||Xerox Facility: For the convenience of staff and students the libraries have Xerox machines to offer Xerox facility.|
|•||Cloak Room: The libraries have a cloak room for keeping the belongings of the students' safe while they are within the library premises.|
|•||Wi-Fi internet connectivity: The libraries are completely Wi-Fi enabled to provide an easy access to internet.|
The Institute evaluates the students' performance on the basis of following components
|•||Mid-term examination (MTE)|
|•||Pre-University Test (PUT)|
The total marks for each course at the end of term will be calculated by adding the marks of following components:
Attendance is a vital component of SRI's academic system. A student has to attain aggregate attendance of minimum 75% for appearing in the Final Exam. A relaxation of 10% in lieu of medical leaves is given to students, so in such cases the attendance requirement is lowered down to 70%.
SRI believes in assessing/evaluating the students not only at the time of examinations but throughout the term. A student is provided multiple opportunities to perform and to improve his/her performance throughout the term.
Under this practice, a student is asked to prepare and submit assignments, projects, term papers, home works followed by tests, design problems or case studies. The components of these assessments vary with the nature of the programme.
The purpose of MTE is to prepare the students for Final Examination in terms of structure/pattern of Question paper and time management during the written examination.
It is generally conducted in the mid of the term (after half the session is over) and includes approximately 50% of the total syllabus of the course.
These examinations are conducted by the Institute at the end of term students for Final Examination in terms of structure/pattern of Question paper and time management during the written examination.
It includes the examination of all the courses which may be in the form of written examination, practical, viva-voce, presentation or any other prescribed mode of conducting evaluation.