Initiatives of Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam




CHAIRMAN'S MESSAGE

 

Dear Friends


"There are two educations-one that teaches how to make a
living and the other how to live" Anthony de Mello

These words by Anthony de Mello perfectly describe our aim at Bannari Amman Institute of Technology (BIT). Beyond providing a sound education, we wish to provide our students with a Holistic Learning experience for life. Our aim is to teach students to LEARN, not just STUDY. Our interactions with universities around the world have taught us to look at education as a complete experience, not just as academics .We realize that students spend the prime years of their lives with us, and thus the responsibility is on us to provide them with a world-class education as well as a rich campus life.

As we stand on the threshold of yet another era in human development, we are ready and indeed eager to welcome this new Knowledge Era, which will see the supremacy of brainpower over physical and financial strength, total specialization over singular specialization as the path to prosperity. In such an environment, society looks to educational institutions like universities, colleges and technical institutions to create these critical resources.

The Bannari Amman Institute of technology aims to answer this very need by providing quality education, enabling young aspirants to take on an increasingly competitive world. All education programs offered by the institute have been designed to offer distinct aspects of intellectual growth and development. The latest curriculum and insight into engineering, technology and research coupled with state-of -the -art infrastructural Facilities ensure that all students gain optimal advantage in terms of advanced technical knowledge and skills.

The following pages will reveal more about the institute, it's philosophy of 'Learning' and the unparalleled educational standards of its education programs.

I welcome you to BIT and to all that it has to offer. Come, discover the BIT experience!





Creative Learning Methodology (CLM)

“The Art of teaching is the art of Assisting Discovery”. Teaching means ceremonial, moralistic, expository and teacher-centered approaches, such as the fifty minute lecture that most of us in higher education are so familiar with. In contrast, Creative Learning Methodology (CLM) offers opportunities for interaction between teachers and students, amongst the students themselves, as well as between students and the materials. Conventional method is teacher driven. Students are passive listeners. CLM is a student centered approach in which every student is engaged for the entire hour. CLM consists of four major steps which provide opportunity to every student to Remember, Understand, Apply, Analyze, Evaluate and Create as per Bloom’s taxonomy. This methodology of teaching ensures self-learning, peer learning and group learning. It also provides opportunity to improve higher order thinking skills, communication and presentation skill of every student in the classroom. The Creative Learning Methodology comprises of 6 Stages namely Alpha breathing, Evocation and Subject introduction, Brain activation, Reading and discussion by students, Drawing mind map by students and faculty, Presentation of Summary by students.


Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy (CLM - RBT)

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think”. In its ultimate form, education should be socially progressive. In an engineering college we teach the next generation of scientists, engineers and medical researchers who will improve our quality of life: they will learn more about the world, fabricate better and safer modes of transport, treat diseases and surmount scientific boundaries. Acquiring practical skills in addition to experimental theory is crucial to ensuring student learning capability and employability. All the specific objectives apart from being mapped with Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) they are also mapped with activities for clear understanding purpose. Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy (CLM - RBT) provides tangible illustrations of what teaching for understanding necessitates, is divided into four major stages.
Stage 1: Evocation to the topic
Stage 2: Objectives based teaching
Stage 3: STEM in education
Stage 4: Formative assessment


Student Performance Indicator

The Performance of the students are analysed under various categories with respect to the Graduate Attributes as below
1. Engineering Knowledge
2. Problem Analysis
3. Design and Development of Solutions
4. Investigation
5. Modern Tool Usage
6. Engineer and Society
7. Environment and Sustainability
8. Ethics
9. Individual and Team Work
10.Communication
11.Project Management & Finance
12.Lifelong Learning


Digital Literacy

Digital literacy is the knowledge, skills, and behaviors used in a broad range of digital devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop PCs, all of which are seen as a network rather than computing devices. Digital literacy skills are imparted in the adopted villages of Kaliyappagoundanpudhur, Vettuvanpudur and Vadukupet of Sathyamangalam village by NSS Volunteers. A digitally literate individual will possess a range of digital skills, knowledge of the basic principles of computing devices, and skills in using computer networks. The individual has the ability to engage in online communities and social networks while adhering to behavioral protocols. The individual is able to find, capture, and evaluate information. Digital literacy requires the individual to understand the societal issues raised by digital technologies and possess critical thinking skills. These skills can be possessed through digital experiences that pushes individuals to think in a variety of ways through a multitude of media platforms.