Best Practice 1: Social Outreach Program – Societal connecting activities of the institute
The Institute is committed to connect the students and technologies for betterment of societal concerns which is depicted in its vision statement. In this regard institute plans various social outreach programs to make students more responsive to societal needs, thereby creating holistic development of each individual. AIET social outreach programs often provides platform for the students to nurture their Interpersonal skills, Harmonious relations, Conflict management, Environmental concerns, Empathy, Problem solving skills and Technical skills thereby resulting in all round development. The above initiatives of AIET are executed through its various clubs, forums and student bodies. The salient initiatives viz., KALIYONA COMPUTER (Computer literacy program), Toilet Construction (Hygiene & Sanitization), AMSA (Charity event), AGAMYA (Charity event), VARISTA KREEDAKOOTA (Rural Games), KESARD ONJI DINA (Farmer interaction through monsoon games), Digital awareness among the locals and Implementation of collaborative societal programs with ISRO, yielded evident success in fulfilling the vision of the Institute.
TOILET CONSTRUCTION FOR UNDERPRIVILEGED SCHOOL, GOVERNMENT PRIMARY SCHOOL, NEERKERE, MOODABIDRI
The students of the department with the guidance of the faculties visited the local government schools and identified a primary school at Neerkere, 5km outskirts of Mijar, with poor sanitation system for students (toilets and urinals). Planning, Design, Estimation was undertaken by students under the expert guidance of the teachers. The students themselves participated in the construction activities as volunteers, but in the presence of skilled masons. The students made their contribution during fund raising and also raised the funds from faculties and public donors. The students of Final Year Civil Engineering participated in the construction work.
Photos: Students being involved in various stages of Construction of Toilet at Govt. Primary School, Neerkere
TOILET CONSTRUCTION FOR UNDERPRIVILEGED SCHOOL , MARODI AIDED PRIMARY SCHOOL AT MARODI, BELTHANGADY TALUK
The Department of Civil Engineering, Alva’s Institute of Engineering and Technology is involved in various social service activities under the banner Alva’s Rural Reach Charity Program. The objective of the program is to fulfill the social responsibility by the organization. Under rural reach program, a toilet construction project is taken by the institution in Marodi near Shirtady at Beltangadi Taluk, based on the request from Marody Primary School.
The total number of students studying in Marody School is 75 (37 Boys & 38 Girls), there was a need of toilet facility for boys, which drove the department under take this project with a plan 6 Urinals and 1 Water closet. Toilet construction was planned by the Civil Engineering Department under the guidance of Management, Principal and HOD. Students of 5th and 7th semester of Civil Engineering Department took part in executing the project along with the support of localities and skilled masons. The project commenced from 01/05/2019 and inaugurated on 02/11/19. The overall construction cost of the project was Rs.1,59,319.00/-(One Lakh Fifty nine thousand and three Hundred and Nineteen only). The inaugural function was held on 02/11/2019.
The project was also funded by the following donors:
- Alva’s Education Foundation
- AIET Faculties and Students
- Alva’s Degree College Rotary Club, Moodbidri
- Mr. Suhas Ballal, Marody
- Mr. Mustafa, Civil Contractor, Mangalore
- Mr. Devi Prasad Shetty, Civil Contractor Moodbidri
ISE Department forum, “Techgeekz”, conducted a splendid event ‘Avani- Kesard Onji Dina’ on 28th November 2021 at Vishnumurthi temple. The event was traditionally inaugurated by Chief Guest, Mr. Saiyeesh chouta, Sumathi Plantations, Mijarguthu and Principal, Dr. Peter Fernandes, Prof.Sudheer Shetty HOD, Forum coordinator Mr.Manjunath H R and student coordinator Bhuvan S T. Principal said that, such events aptly conveys the significance of conserving the nature with utmost care for the future generations. He also focused on traditional mud games and its importance.
The whole arena was set for the event, by the students of ISE, a day earlier, with the help of coordinators of AIET. The faculties of ISE and other departments set the pace for mud sports events, by beginning with the running race competition. Many other sports events were conducted like Volleyball, Kabaddi, Throw ball, Treasure Hunt, Three Leg Race, Uppu moote Race, paaley Race and Football. More than 500+ Students participated actively in the event.
With the noble goal of honouring those who have achieved significant success in the world of agriculture, we presented them with traditional mementoes.
All of the events were well-coordinated, and the event was a huge success, with even us receiving awards.
TRAINING AND DEMONSTRATION OF PIPE COMPOSTING FOR PUBLIC
To give information on independent methods of disposal of the solid waste generated at the household level, pipe compost training program was organised by the Department of Civil Engineering, Alva’s Institute of Engineering and Technology in association with Tekamijar Grama Panchayth to the Hosabettu local women association. Disposal of the waste that is generated daily in rural areas is a sophisticated setback for the hygienic condition. Collection of these wastes for disposal from local bodies was not worthwhile. In order to get rid of the particular issues low cost disposal methods is found to best alternative to improve the sanitation and to maintain the aesthetic appearance of the villages. “Pipe Composting” is one such alternative, with low cost, less maintenance and more efficiency with better result outcome. However to reach this modern techniques to the local public was done by the initiative from the department of Civil Engineering, Alva’s Institute of Engineering and technology jointly with the people in the locality. Training for the installation of the pipe compost was given by the video documentation prepared by Civil Engineering Department. The students and faculties actively participated in reaching to the local people at their door step, helping them to install the pipe compost as mentioned in the below steps.
A two days fun fest “VARISHTA KREEDAKOOTA” was organized by the mechanical student forum MECH MAESTROS on 19th and 20th October 2019 by the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. These sports events highlights the rural games of Karnataka.
Inaugural function was held on 20th October 2019 chief guest of the function was Mr. U Rajesh Naik (MLA , Bantwal Constituency ) along with Mr. Vivek Alva (managing trustee), Dr. Peter Fernandes (Principle of AIET), Dr. Satyanarayana (HOD of Dept. of Mechanical Engineering) and Dr. K V Suresh (Professor).
Chief guest in his speech emphasized the importance of sports activities in students life, & how sports events helps students to build concentration & discipline in their life. Mr. Vivek Alva mentioned about the importance of preserving our culture & tradition.
Students were enthusiastically participated & enjoyed different sports events & learnt about different new games.
Rural Computer Education Camp - Januvara Katte
DATE & VENUE: 22ND -23RD OCTOBER 2019 at GOVT KANNADA MEDIUM HIGH SCHOOL, Januvara katte, Udupi Dist.
Department of Computer Science & Engineering student’s association C-Maniax Forum conducted a Rural Computer Education camp in Govt Kannada Medium High School, Januvara katte. The program was formally inaugurated on 22nd October 2019 at Govt Kannada Medium High School, Januvara katte by Principal of AIET Dr. Peter Fernandes, HOD of CSE department Dr. Manjunath Kotari and Head Master Mr. VijayKumar, Mr. Harish Kunder, Mr. Vivek Sharma, Ms. Shruthi Shetty J and Ms. Ankitha Shetty were present during the inauguration function.
Soon after the inauguration, the students began their training session by introducing them about what exactly is a computer? What is its importance and how it evolved? What are the major hardware parts and majors software’s found in a computer were dealt in detail. There was a one to one interaction session with the students.
In the afternoon, hands-on sessions were conducted related to the topics discussed in the morning. The students seemed to be very interested and enthusiastic about the session and were comfortable in using and getting to know well about the computers.
The next day started well with an introduction about UNIX systems, how they changed the world by the concept of free access and software. All the existing Android, Windows all have an internal kernel, which is actually derived from the UNIX system. The UNIX gives user the freedom and advantage to do whatever changes, modifications, research related to any field of his interest by easily developing, distributing the software’s or code free of cost available to everybody throughout the world. The hands session on that day consisted of getting to know some UNIX commands such as mkdir, cd etc., to create, delete, change directories and other things by making use of the Terminal available in a Linux distribution which is nothing but UNIX like in nature.
The final day contained the major task of installing a Linux Operating System such as Puppy Linux. The students were first shown how to install the Linux, later all students were given a chance to try themselves out. The various processes involved such as booting the Linux, system softwares and some application softwares were discussed. Later the day concluded by a demonstration of how to use a Netbanking, book a bus or train ticket, how to use online payment system such as GooglePay, Paytm, Freecharge etc., were discussed consisting of separate session both for faculties as well as for students.
Rural Computer Education Camp - Marodi
DATE & VENUE: 29th October to 31st October 2018 at Rural Computer Education Camp to students of Govt Kannada Medium School, Marodi,
Kaliyona Computer was organised by CMANIAX forum from 29th October to 31stoctober 2018, Rural Computer Education Camp to students of Govt Kannada Medium School, Marodi.Inuagration was done by Ravindra Poojari, President of Lion’s Club, Shirthadi, Dr. Peter Fernandes, Alva’s Engineering College Principal and Dr. Kurian, Alva’s Degree college Principal.Further there was an orientation aboutKaliyona Computer lead by Shreyas Rao,Event Coordinator followed by forum coordinators.
Giving the Basic knowledge of MS-Word, MS-Excel, Paint etc. Giving the basic knowledge about MS-Word which is extraordinarily useful for them andallows to bemore creative and also opens up a wide range of knowledge. MS-Excel is done as essentially with set of formulas to calculate the values. These values have been calculated by using formulas. By this student have understood slightly about how to use MS-Excel. Our student coordinators taught how to use paint option in computer and how to use it.
Entire two days the students were able to learn the basic knowledge of MS-Office and paint. Our student coordinators gave few assignments to judge whether the students have learnt the concepts. Student coordinators included brain storming sessions like quiz.The entire session was students completely filled with enthusiasm and made the session more interactive and showed lot of interest and we encouraged them by distributing chocolates.
Rural Computer Education Camp - Kalasa
Date &Venue : 17th to 19th January,2018 at J.E.M High School, Kalasa, Chikkamagaluru Dist.
Department of Computer Science & Engineering student’s association C-Maniax Forum conducted a Rural Computer Education camp in J.E.M High School, Kalasa. The program was formally inaugurated on 17th January,2018 at J.E.M High School, Kalasa by HOD of CSE department Dr. ManjunathKotari with Kalasa Education Society President Mr. Shreekanth, Secretary Mr. GopinathPai, Joint Secretary Mr. Narendra and Head Mistress Mrs. Sunanda. Mr. Hemanth Kumar N P, Mr. Vivek Sharma, Ms. Shruthi Shetty J and Ms. Ankitha Shetty were present during the inauguration function.
Soon after the inauguration, the students began their training session by introducing them about what exactly is a computer? What is its importance and how it evolved? What are the major hardware parts and majors software’s found in a computer were dealt in detail. There was a one to one interaction session with the students. Lot of doubts and questions raised by the JEM students were well handled by the Alva’s students. In the afternoon, hands-on sessions were conducted related to the topics discussed in the morning. The students seemed to be very interested and enthusiastic about the session and were comfortable in using and getting to know well about the computers.
The next day started well with an introduction about UNIX systems, how they changed the world by the concept of free access and software. All the existing Android, Windows all have an internal kernel, which is actually derived from the UNIX system. The UNIX gives user the freedom and advantage to do whatever changes, modifications, research related to any field of his interest by easily developing, distributing the software’s or code free of cost available to everybody throughout the world. The hands on session on that day consisted of getting to know some UNIX commands such as mkdir, cd etc., to create, delete, change directories and other things by making use of the Terminal available in a Linux distribution which is nothing but UNIX like in nature.
The final day contained the major task of installing a Linux Operating System such as Puppy Linux. The students were first shown how to install the Linux, later all students were given a chance to try themselves out. The various processes involved such as booting the Linux, system softwares and some application softwares were discussed. Later the day concluded by a demonstration of how to use a Netbanking, book a bus or train ticket, how to use online payment system such as Paytm, Freecharge etc., were discussed consisting of separate session both for faculties as well as for students. The students were given with how to develop a website by using HTML etc was taught during this camp. Also students were taught with C Programming introduction during this course.
“Donate for cause, not for applause”, this was the motto for AGAMYA-2019.
“AGAMYA” is a charity event conducted every year under the Electronics and Communication Department’s student forum ‘Evionics’. Every year for the event, fund is raised from students and faculties of our organization to help the needy.
This year, the ‘Roman and Catherine Lobo residential school for visually impaired was recognized. The fund of this year was collected by conducting events like technical workshops for the first year BE students on “Introduction of C” and “Arduino Hands on”. Various sport events were also conducted to raise the funds.
On 18/03/2019 Mr. Calistus D’sa was escorted to AIET for the formal program of AGAMYA by the student coordintors. The fund collected was given to Roman and Catherine Lobo residential school.
The Department of Information Science Engineering organized E-Shikshana, A Rural Education Camp, to students of Government High School , Neerkere,Mijar,Moodabidri from 24/Feb/2020 to 01/Mar/2020. The program was inaugurated by Prof.Jayantkumar A Rathod, Head of the Department, Prof.Sudarshana K, Coordinator, Prof.Manjunath H.R, Ms.Vanyashree M , Mr.Pradeep Nayak, Mr.Poonja and Head Master of High School Mrs.Pratima. The head master welcomed our faculties and students for this outreach program. Prof.Jayantkumar spoke about importance of learning computer science in this present generation and highlighted on applications of it in various fields.
The students of 4th semester taught basics of computer in both software and hardware.
There were around 150 students from various classes. Our students taught them history of computers, software and hardware parts like monitor, keyboard, mouse etc. They also taught them MS Office, Excel, Paint etc. Out students gave them idea about internet and its usage. Students of Government High School were very keen to understand, how to open gmail accounts and use it.
E-Shikshana camp was organized as a part of social awareness program under the Forum of department. All the students got benefitted out of this program and were happy to learn many concepts in computers. This education social awareness camp was organized from 24/2/2020 to 1/3/2020.
On the closing day of this program, Head Master Mrs.Pratima, thanked the Principal of AIET Dr.Peter Fernandes, all Faculties and students for conducting such program and giving awareness about computers to their students.
Alva’s Film Fest charitable movie show is conducted by AIET, which is organized by department of Information Science and Engineering under FORUM activity, “Techgeeks”. The event was held on 2nd and 3rd of January 2021 for the academic year 2020-2021. The main objective is to raise fund for charitable cause by means of entertainment.
The recent popular movies were played on TWO SCREENS during this event for 2 days with 5 shows in day 1 on Saturday and 6 shows in day 2 on Sunday.
On the successful completion of the event, the collected amount of Rs. 30000/- has been donated to Knnada Bhavan, Moodbidri.
Best Practice 2: ALVA’S PRAGATI- Mega Open Placement drive
Alva’s Institute of Engineering and Technology (AIET) associates with Alva’s PRAGATI – Mega Open Placement drive, a one of a kind cause driven placement initiative in the State of Karnataka, organized under the banner of Alva’s Education Foundation (AEF). Alva’s PRAGATI is committed to the cause of reducing unemployment problem that has affected the rural youth of this region and other parts of country. The institute organized mega placement drives like Chikkaballapur UDYOGAMELA (2013 and 2018), Mangalore UDYOGAMELA (2015, 2018), Alva’s Pragati (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) and Shramika Udyoga Mela Belthangady 2021-22.
Alva´s Pragati is a cause driven placement initiative, organized under the banner of Alva’s Education Foundation(AEF). Alva’s Education foundation is committed to the cause of reducing the unemployment problem that has affected the rural youth of this region and has been organizing mass placement drives like Alva’s Pragati and Chikkaballapur Udyoga Mela.
The Alva’s Pragati is one such venture of AEF that builds a strong platform that works to reach the employers on one end and to map, fine tune the aspirations of candidates on the other, with an intention to match them and hence generate employment opportunities. Alva’s Pragati unlike other mass placement has has created employment opportunities for the youth across various disciplines and streams including arts, commerce, science, engineering, management, sports, fine arts and para-medical sciences.
Alva’s Pragati 2016 expects a participation of more than 500 companies from various sectors IT/ITES, Manufacturing, Healthcare, NGO & Education, HR Agencies, BFSI, Telecom, Construction, Pharmaceutical, Hospitality and Sales & Retail. and more than 25,000 students from around 800 colleges within the state and adjoining states like Kerala,Tamilnadu,Andhrapradesh, Telangana etc. Last year 272 companies and 18000 students had participated, where 5,525 students were shortlisted for various profiles in companies.
AEF has more than 22,000 students and 19 institutions under its banner offering undergraduate, graduate and post graduate courses in various disciplines. AEF has been committed to the cause of creating employment opportunities for the rural youth that go unnoticed as they have limited access to employment markets. AEF has also been the chief organizer of Chikkaballapur Udyoga Mela (2011-2013) and the Mangaluru Udyoga Mela 2015.
Main objective: To create opportunities by bringing together the corporate world and the young, un-employed aspirants of the rural surroundings of Dakshina Kannada and its adjoining districts.
Benefits to participating companies:
- Facilities to conduct the entire recruitment process at one place, as there are 800 rooms (1000 Sq.ft) available.
- Filtered applicants based on colour card, avoiding the wastage of time in processing non-qualified candidates.
- Real-time segregation of data based on relocation, qualification, skills, language spoken etc.,
- Accommodation and logistics totally taken care by AEF.
- Follow-up of the selected candidates to ensure that they join you by the specified date.
With a sole aim of helping the job aspirants of the Dakshina Kannada District and to bring the youth to the main stream, a platform is created, wherein employers could choose suitable youth for their company as potential employees. Therefore, the district administration is intending to organize “Mangaluru Udyoga Mela -2015”. The main mission of Mangaluru Udyoga Mela is to create a platform for employment opportunity to the job aspirants of the District, wherein various major private and public sector companies would participate.
The Mangaluru Udyoga Mela – 2015 will be held at Canara Engineering College, Benjanapadavu on the outskirts of Mangaluru City, about 30 Kms from Mangaluru International Airport.
The `Mangaluru Udyoga Mela` is open to job aspirants of all qualifications across all vocational streams as well as regular educational disciplines such as Engineering, Medical, Para Medical, Diploma, ITI, Under Graduates and Post Graduates, SSLC, PUC, other courses and even un-educated youth.
Chickballapur Udyoga Mela is a cause that aims at connecting thousands of unemployed rural and semi-urban youth to the opportunities offered by the fast growing economy.This Udyoga Mela has been initiated by Dr M.Veerappa Moily,Union Minister for Petroleum,Govt. of India.SJCIT at Chickaballapur is the venue for this Mela.AEF placement team plays an important role in organizing and conducting this Mela with great deal of commitment towards fulfilling the cause.
The vision of this mela is to make the Chickaballapur Lokasabha constituency a model for job creation and making it a platform that connects the rural young job seekers with the employers across various sector. Chickballapur Udyoga Mela 2012 witnessed over 16000 job aspirants applying for various positions at 197 companies across various sectors. There were 32 companies in manufacturing sector, 39 companies in IT, BPO, KPO’s,12 companies in insurance sector, 24 companies in retail sector,3 companies in security sector, 9 companies in textile sector,9 companies in automobile sector, 3 in health care sector, 9 in hospital sector and 12 consultancies participated in this mela.