Tips and FAQs

FAQs

Getting your son or daughter admitted at Vidyalankar for education is the right decision and guiding him/her through the education is our responsibility. There are so many things to consider, to do, to plan for. Not the least of these is helping your teen get into the college he or she wants to attend.

We've gathered most frequently asked questions here for you. If there's something you'd still like to know after reading this list, please give us a call at +91 02224161126, or send an email to principal@vit.edu.in 


What sports facilities are provided by VIT to students for their overall development?

Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.” Vidyalankar believes that sports contribute to character-building and personality development. Be it a passion for a game, sportsmanship spirit, the lessons learnt from losing, the pride and glory in representing and winning for the college, cheering for a college team... all these comprise cherished and memorable moments of college life. To inculcate the love of sports and to cater to the needs of sports enthusiasts on the campus, the Institute has well-maintained sports facilities.

The Institute has two multipurpose grounds that are used by students for outdoor sports and recreational activities and a Gymnasium for indoor sports. The grounds are suitable for popular sports such as football and cricket. There is also a multi-sports court which can be used for volleyball, basketball, etc. and a separate area is developed for badminton. Sports like Kabbadi, Kho-Kho, and athletics are organized in lush green grounds.

Facilities for indoor games are provided in the Institute Sport Club. Tournaments in Carrom, Chess and Table Tennis are frequently conducted here. The Institute has appointed a full-time Sports Officer to train and guide students in various sports.


What placement opportunities are provided to the students?

One of the ultimate aims of most engineering aspirants is to be recruited at reputed organizations. Vidyalankar Institute of Technology prioritizes campus recruitment and in a well-defined process, trains and prepares its job aspirants meticulously and ensures that a majority of students are placed at reputed organizations.

The Institute aims at providing organizations with engineers who are an appropriate fit for the organization's needs. The Training and Placement Cell, led by a senior and experienced person, has a focused approach on preparing students right from the second year of joining the college.

We have seen a lot of progresses in terms of more number of students being absorbed by various prestigious companies over the years, as also more and more esteemed companies have approached us for students time and again.

  • To achieve maximum recruitment, it conducts mock aptitude tests, mock interviews and group discussions and facilitates regular industry-institute interaction.

  • Experienced teaching staff takes care of the technological abilities to be able to recall knowledge gained during academics for application at the work place and secondly the soft skills required which play an important role in the industry.

  • We also have facilities within college premises for conducting campus interviews and these include those for presentations, conducting aptitude tests, group discussions and interviews.

  • This training includes personality development, communication skills, and extensive exercises to inculcate analytical abilities empowering students to interpret data faster.

The preparation process addresses such areas as building relationships and projecting a personality that is appropriate to a young engineering graduate taking an assignment in an organization.


What are the important university exam dates?

Examinations are conducted by the University of Mumbai twice every year (May/June and November/December) at the end of each semester. The examination dates are available on the University website www.mu.ac.in as well as communicated to students via notices and on Vidyalankarlive.


We would like to know various security features present on the campus?

Campus security arrangements ensure that safety measures and adequate precautions are taken to secure the institute inmates. Closed circuit TV cameras have been installed at strategic locations on the campus and the security personnel are trained to handle emergencies. The campus is monitored by two security officers and more than 40 security guards all-round the day and night.

The Institute buildings are equipped with fire-fighting equipment as per safety norms. Fire drills are carried out by the Security team regularly. Emergency evacuation plans are displayed in the Institute buildings along with the provision of a public address system to alert all in case of an emergency.


What is the ratio of the student/ teacher per class?

During lectures 1 teacher: 60 students and during tutorials and practical 1 teacher: 15/20 students.


Tips

Here are some guidelines and tips for the parents which will surely help in building a cohesive relationship between parents-child-institute.

Keep Lines of Communication Open

  • Stay in touch

  • Show interest

  • Be a good listener

  • Have an open mind

  • Be encouraging

  • Don’t push


Encourage Independence and Responsibility

  • Learn to provide support and a listening ear but don’t try to control the student’s life via long distance.

  • Encourage independent thinking. Help them sort out their thinking process and avoid making decisions for them.


Respect Boundaries

  • Try to keep a balance between consistent contact with the student and demanding an e-mail every day or phone call three times a week.


Be Realistic

  • Beginning a college career can bring with it many academic challenges. Be realistic about your expectations of grades and achievement.

  • Discuss the student’s new financial responsibilities. Establish limits and guidelines that fit both your needs and encourage responsibility.

  • Keep the student informed about what is happening with family and in the community.  Students typically appreciate it when parents communicate this information and often resent it when parents withhold unhappy news, such as a family illness or the death of a grandparent, in order to not upset them.

  • Students love to receive a touch of home.  Send care packages.

  • It is important to make the most of home visits and to maintain a space for the student when she/he comes home.


Be Flexible

  • Allow some room for growth as you negotiate changes in what your expectations are with what the student’s expectations and needs are.


Be Informed

  • Know the campus resources and encourage the student to take advantage of the services available to him/her.

  • Get involved when tearful calls outnumber the others or when other behaviors arise such as frequent illness, excessive fatigue, non-beneficial changes in behavior or appearance, or talk of hopelessness or lack of purpose.


Ask "generalized" questions.

How are your classes? Are you having a good time? How is the cafeteria food?.... these are great questions that will get better answers than the following: What is your roommate like? (he or she might be listening close by) Are you staying out of trouble? All in all, the less you ask - the more they will tell.


Be a shoulder to cry on.

Sometimes college life can be stressful and frustrating, even for the most studious or sociable kids. Whether it is classes or friends just listen and do not judge. The easiest way to deal with their issues is just to listen and reassure them that everything will work out and/or tell them to talk with their faculty advisor to resolve class-related issues.


Have a discussion about "social networking sites."

These electronic websites can have a lasting effect on a person's life and what is posted there is forever archived to follow the student throughout their lives like applying for a job, joining the military, becoming president. Encourage them to be judicious in what information they post. If you have no idea what these sites are about, look them up because they are an important part of young adult culture now.


Encourage them to take care of their needs.

Encourage them to take over the daily tasks of their lives if they haven't already. Every student is expected to keep a reasonably tidy room and share the chores. We believe these are things students should be doing themselves and are an important part of college and young adult life.


Encourage involvement.

College is more than classes and homework. Experience with extracurricular activities is valued by employers. Encourage your child to be active in their field of study; to join clubs and honor societies.


Avoid surprise visits to college.

Parents visiting their student are something tricky to deal with because the parents are in the student's world, so they feel very responsible for showing them around and being with them. When the parents show up and the student has no idea they're coming, things get stressful.


Talk about credit cards and finances before college begins.

We encourage parents to have a frank discussion about finances with the students. Will the student have a credit card? Should a parent be a co-signer and get copies of the statements? Banks bombard college students with credit-card offers. They start off with low spending limits but raise them rapidly as cards are used. As a result, students can get over their heads in debt and even ruin their credit ratings before they graduate. Make an educated decision on banking and credit card needs.


Be interested, not critical, of course selection.

Colleges have course selection and degree requirements that need to be addressed during the student's first year. Generally academic advisors give advice on selecting these courses. Parents are advised to express interest in, rather than criticism of, their son's and daughter's choices.