WCTM, Gurgaon makes a seamless shift to online learning
This Gurgaon based college is turning into a rich repository of e-learning resources to enhance the students’ learning curve.Updated: Sep 30, 2020, 17:31 IST
The world is under the grip of the contagion. But life hasn’t stopped. We all are coming to terms with living with the new normal! Take the case of WCTM conducting graduate & Post-graduate courses in Engineering and Management. Since, the beginning of the lockdown, the college has ensured the learning process continues in an undeterred manner. So be it organising online classes, assignments, training, seminars for students to attending e-sessions by industry experts, placements-students have access to all this from the comfort of their homes.
E-resources are given full play
WCTM believes in developing young, productive, and efficient professionals who think smart and work smarter. This also makes for the Corporate Workforce today.
In these times, when the education model has shifted to 100% online learning, they are arranging vibrant webinars and e-session with industry experts to keep the students abreast with the changing trends.
One such recently concluded webinar was on “Microfluidic Biosensing Architecture” moderated by a seasoned professional from Apple HQ, California. A highly informative session which can help participants explore various research options available in this area. Another, was a 2-day international Webinar conducted by the CSE department on “Recent Trends & Research Opportunities in Computer Science”. It was an inspirational and motivational webinar series by the experts across the world; industry insiders from HCL America and TCS, Germany hosted this one.
The faculty members are making special efforts in recording video lectures and uploading them on YouTube or similar platforms for students to view and learn at their convenience. Notes and related course material are sent via e-mail or Whatsapp. Virtual classes are conducted with platforms like Google Meet, Zoom, MS-TEAM, CISCO WEBEX for a live interactive teacher-student session.
“Amidst the pandemic, when the movement is restricted, online learning is the only option. The virtual classroom set-up is really interactive. Our professors ensure that all concepts are clearly understood and doubts are properly addressed. The webinars and e-sessions hosted by professionals and industry experts, break the monotony of regular studies and enlighten us on the recent trends of the corporate world. Even in these challenging times, our studies are headed in the right direction” says Poorva Sharma, BTECH CSE (7th Semester).
Dr. Narendra Singh, Chairman, WCTM adds “The digital learning landscape at WCTM is futuristic with latest online tools, software and learning management systems that are being used for not only online teaching but online assessments and examination. Students are exposed to interacting with digital transformation technologies for the new age industry requirements. “
The journey so far
WCTM has come a long way from where it started in 2007, upgrading its infrastructure and curriculum with the changing times. About 2000+ students are studying in the College which reflects its popularity in the area. With specialised units like Entrepreneurship Development Cell, the Career Development Cell, the Training & Placement Cell ensure the overall personality development of the students. The college is spread over a sprawling 18-acre land accommodating state-of-the-art infrastructures like modern laboratories required for teaching and research purposes.
Technical trainings are conducted for students on technologies like DOTNET, ANDROID, Itchoua Computing, Python, Automation, SOLID WORKS, AUTO CADD, STAD PRO, PRIMAVERA, COMWET (Conference on Modern Web Technologies), etc. The college works to hone the entrepreneurial spirit in students. IDEAS (Innovation & Development of Engineering Applications for benefit of Society), a project competition, various workshops & seminars, live projects are some initiatives in this direction. Many of our students have established their own startups/ business ventures. Industrial visits to AAI, Bhakra Nangal Dam, Mother Dairy give students a real-time experience.
Management games, cultural evenings with celebrities like Fazil Puri, Hardy Sandhu, Honey Singh, Mohit Chauhan are organised to keep the spirits high and not only restrict it to studies. Due importance is given to campus placements. All eligible students are successfully placed. Their proud alumni are working in reputed companies like IBM, Google, Wipro, HCL, Accenture, Airtel, Ericsson, KPMG, PepsiCo, JBM, Sona Steering, etc.
WCTM’s core lies in multi-dimensional learning by providing the right mix of academics, industry exposure, attitude, and leadership. While keeping pace with global excellence is a continuous process at WCTM, prominent international companies making a beeline to recruit their students is a clear testimony!!
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