M.Tech (Power Etrx), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Tamil Nadu 2009
B.Tech (Electrical & Electronics Engineering), Kerala University 2006
Teaching Experience: 09 Years
The decision to become a teacher was borne out of my passion for education and the resolve to be a life- long student. My earlier role-models were my school teachers and the way they unlocked the minds of the students through education fascinated me. My favorite childhood past time was role-playing as a teacher. A turning point in my life was attending a science and technology fair, which kindled my interest in science and technology. Thanks to the motivation from my family and friends, my aspirations took wings. Today, I am a practitioner of the science as well as art of teaching, which makes each day a different day with boundless experiences and opportunities for growth.
I completed my graduation in Electronics Engineering from the reputed Saintgits College of Engineering. Those 4 years were the most memorable years in my life. I still have many memories to fondle with like my friendships and the everyday trivial things we did, like studying in the library, having combined studies, taking breaks and going to canteen, playing variety of games and preparing for exams together. During my final year I was campus-placed with HP (Hewlett Packard Co.) as a Quality Analyst. The new job was exciting but, soon I realized that my true calling was not corporate world but the campus of buzzing young minds. As a first changed towards the shift in my career, I enrolled for Master’s program at the world-renowned Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore.
I started my teaching career in the year 2009 from Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI, Matunga) a prestigious college in Mumbai. Subsequently, I joined Sardar Patel College of Engineering, Mumbai. A unique experience was my assignment as a guest faculty member at Marine Engineering and Research Institute (MERI), Indian Maritime University, Mumbai, where I saw lot of young budding marine engineers. In 2015, I joined Vidyalankar Institute of Technology (VIT), in the Electronics Engineering Department.
My association with VIT has been enriching and fascinating as I got opportunities to explore and grow, both as an educator as well as an all-rounder professional. The focus on maintaining a relevant and updated curriculum to ensure the students meet the current demands of the industry, also benefits us as teachers when we are abreast of the latest technologies. The modernity is not just limited to course content but also extended to teaching methodologies wherein we explore newer ways of engaging with students, through project work, experimentation etc. Going beyond academics, I also actively guide and participate in activities which are designed to motivate students, promote personal excellence and help them to gain confidence and mental well-being to face the challenges of today’s world.
I always believe that ‘All work and no play make Jack a dull boy’. To ensure I do not end up as the latter case of this saying, I always try to continue the pursuance of my interests in drawing, hand-crafts and performing arts. This not only stimulates my mind but also helps to take a break from my busy schedule. College festival programs are some of the other fun-filled moments that I always look forward to every year, for the dollops of fun and much needed occasional entertainment.