Creativity and Innovations are one of the essential skills of 21st century. The more skillful one becomes, more are the chances for academic and professional excellence. Teaching fraternity is no exception. Creativity and innovations in teaching are the need of an hour .
To explore and exhibit creativity in the teaching-learning process, a Faculty Development Program for the faculties of Saffrony Institute of Technology was conducted by Shri Kamal Dabawala on 3rd and 4th October, 2018. Films provide a wider variety of entertainment as well as knowledge. However, using films in teaching is altogether a new approach. Shri Kamal Dabawala used film to teach various concepts and aspects of team building, management, achieving goal and creating a right mindset.
Degree and Diploma Engineering faculties as well as non-teaching and admin staff members attended and actively participated in FDP. It was a refreshing experience for everyone, of watching film together, unleashing various perspectives and interpretations followed by discussion.
In a view of helping students to their projects, a session on 'Human-Centric Software Design' was organized on 6th October, 2018. Ms. Hetal Jani from TCS conducted this session for 3rd, 5th & 7th semester Computer and IT Engineering students of Saffrony Institute of Technology. The main objective of the session was to draw attention to the DESIGN phase during the development of any software. All the students very actively took part in it by discussing and questioning on topics.
Faculties are the backbone of the institution. They have the most important role to play in shaping the student's career and unarguably an institution having the best faculties, who are skilled in latest technologies, master of communication, careful and concerned will top the charts in coming years.
Saffrony Institute of Technology works with the vision to achieve this goal , believes in the development of every stack holder. In a view of it, a Faculty Development Program for the new faculties was organized on 25th and 27th September, 2018. Dr. Pooja Mehta, an Assistant Professor in English, conducted the FDP sessions on Essentials of Classroom Teaching and the Language Usage in various academic situations. All the faculties very actively took part in the FDP by discussing, deliberating and debating on various essential points.
Engineer's Day at Saffrony Institute of Technology was celebrated in letter and spirit. The day started with vibrancy and enthusiasm, hundreds of students entering the campus with abroad smileon their face and models in their hands. The first session was the Project competition. 1st sem students came up with very creative ideas for their DIY Project Competition. 3rd and 5th sem students came up with Design Engineering Projects, solving problems by applying design engineering ideas and 7th sem students with theirFinal Year Projects. The question answer, interaction with faculties, judges and fellow students and the exhibition made the environment live.
1st-semester students had an interesting seminar on ' Digital Transformation - A New Industrial Revolution 4.0' conducted by Dr. Vishnu Awasthi and Mr. Vishal Makadia. The seminar gave insight to students about the latest trends and concepts in Engineering. Department wise different competitions were organized for students such as CodeChef, M-Appthon, Web Development, Quiz Master, CAD Masters, Load Forecasting using MATLAB Programming and Mini Projects. In the last slot, anOn the Spot Poster Making Competition was organized for all the students.
It was a difficult time for the judges to decide the winners as students performed their level best. On 17th September, Monday, the winners of various competitions of Engineer's Day were felicitated. The auditorium was full, resonating with cheer up sounds, applauding the winners.
CE-IT department of Saffrony Institute of Technology organized an Expert Session on Analysis and Design of Algorithms for CE-IT students on 6th September, 2018, in which they had learned how obtaining efficient algorithms is very important in modern computer engineering as the world wants applications to be time, space and energy efficient.
For this session, the department had invited Prof. Pinkal Chauhan from Dharmsinh Desai University(DDU). The expert session enabled all the students to understand and analyze efficient algorithms for various real-life applications.
One of the essential qualities of a teacher is a learning attitude. A good teacher is a learner forever. A good teacher never misses a chance to learn. It is imperative for a teacher to keep one's self updated with the latest trends and technology.
In a view of it, Saffrony Institute of Technology organized a Two Day Workshop for the faculties by Shri Kamal Dabawala, a renowned trainer. The workshop was organized on 29th and 30th August, 2018 where all Diploma and Degree Engineering faculties participated.
The workshop was interactive and interesting where faculties were made to think and explore the fundamentals of teaching, pedagogy, change theory, and various other conceptsthrough different icebreakers, tasks, and activities. It lent a refreshing experience for all the participants.
CE-IT department of Saffrony Institute of Technology organised an Expert Session on Bigdata & Agilefor 3rd semester CE-IT students in which they had addressed on the learning and experience of big data and power of analytics to influence customer behavior and business share. Also the experts had shared the practical aspects of Agile Methodology from the work experience of the Tech Company in United States.
For this session, the department had invited Ms. Krushi Patel who has expertise in Data Analytics, Agile Project Management. She has worked with Tata Consultancy Service, USA more than 6.5 years.