Dr. Sharda Vashisth
Head of the Department
With increasing competition for jobs for engineering graduates in Telecom & IT space, the ECE dept. at NCU also has taken several innovative steps both in revamping program curriculum & teaching pedagogy to ensure that our students are well equipped & stay ahead in the job market.
Our recent interactions with top industry experts have brought out that employability of the students no longer depends only on domain knowledge but also requires higher order skills like problem solving, creative thinking, design & analytical skills, communication skills, leadership & team work etc. For development of many of these skills, within & also beyond the classroom learning is required. The department has created several opportunities for students to achieve this through introduction of context & project based learning, setting up of tinkering lab, innovation & incubation center, thought lab, multiple mini projects and several co-curricular & extracurricular activities and also integrating these with curriculum. The curriculum, through optimum balance, provides sufficient time to students for undertaking these activities & gives due credits for out of class achievements.
A faculty externship scheme has also been introduced to keep the faculty updated about latest in industry. The faculty spends about a week every semester in relevant industry to study & experience industry environment and bring the industry perspective to class room teaching to bridge the gap between teaching & its real life applications. During this period, the faculty also interacts with industry experts to establish linkages with industry for upgrading curriculum in tune with industry requirement, having industry live projects, possibilities of student internships and also student placements. The results of these initiatives have been very positive.
The department has always maintained its position amongst the best in the university and the reason for this is its spirit for continuous innovation. The department offers very congenial environment for learning & research for all its students. Through consistent efforts , the department continues to realize its vision of producing responsible citizens who are well trained professionals in their own domain & industry ready to take up rewarding careers. Come, be part of this enthusiastic professional team at ECE dept. and experience the joys of learning with excellent rewards.