The Department of Civil engineering, Vidya Vikas Institute of Engineering and Technology, Mysore, organized a one day Faculty Development Program - “MTech (CADS) 2014- Scheme” on October 31st 2014 sponsored by Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum.
The program was declared open at 10.30am by Principal Dr.M Ravishankar.
Dr. M.N. Shesha Prakash, Vice Principal and Head of Civil Engineering briefed the delegates about the modalities of the faculty development program and hoped that it would create a common platform for all the faculty members handling M.Tech (CADS), affiliated to VTU, irrespective of the institution offering the PG Course. Further he said that it would evolve sharing of materials, teaching methodologies, creating a question bank and evolution and enlisting of lab experiments. He also announced the modalities of conducting the laboratory classes and evaluation of Laboratory exams.
Morning session was started by Dr Ananthan H. He enumerated the changes in the new syllabus – for M.Tech CADS-2014. He explained the reasons for the changes in subjects- Addition and deletion and sought opinion of the faculty handling the classes.
Post lunch session was about panel discussion on the different subjects of the 1st semester and the discussion on setting of possible number of questions from each of the module in the ensuing examination and valuation process to be adopted as per the new scheme.
About 30 Faculty members and resource persons from MCE, Hassan, UBDT College of Engineering, Davangere, Sahyadri Engineering College, Mangalore, Srividya Engineering College, Tumkur, SJBIT, Bengaluru and host institute offering MTech (CADS) participated in the FDP.
The conveners were Mr Jayanth Kashyap, Mr Arun Kumar and Mrs Shambhavi K V and was co-ordinated by all the faculties of civil engineering department. The program was successful in creating the awareness in common teaching methodologies, sharing of resources etc..