DEPARTMENT OF FIRST YEAR ENGINEERING
Engineers have always been problem solvers, but today’s emphasis is on breakthrough thinking that transcends traditional departmental boundaries brings together the best minds from across the disciplines to invent disruptive technologies: Robotic devices that can think, swim, play soccer; wireless sensor networks to monitor and control our environment; living machines small enough to navigate and repair human tissue or dispense drugs; strategies for curing Alzheimer’s and heart disease; chip-sized systems for rapid detection of deadly pathogens.
At Vidyalankar, intellectually rebellious students and faculty challenge accepted explanations and inherited habits of mind. Our engineering students, empowered by this atmosphere of discovery, learn from and work with faculty members who are pushing the limits of engineering and produces inspired individuals: critical thinkers and creative leaders to address the opportunities and challenges of tomorrow. At First Year Engineering, with a sanctioned intake of 540 students and five major engineering courses such as Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, the onus of creating an amicable and comfortable zone is important. The highly motivated, qualified and experienced faculty and the energetic students work together extensively to build interdisciplinary knowledge.
The current intake in Engineering programs is as follows –
- Information and Technology – 120
- Computer Engineering – 120
- Electronics Engineering – 120
- Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering – 120
- Biomedical Engineering – 60
Prof. Sonaali Borkar
In-charge, First Year Engineering
Email : email@example.com
First Year Engineering has five major engineering programs namely, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. The highly motivated, qualified and experienced faculty provide a personalized approach towards understanding the problems of students and thereby, give them timely solutions. Our department faculty closely monitor every student’s aptitude for their overall academic growth. First Year lays a strong mathematical foundation for the future engineering studies. It in turn, produces inspired individuals, critical thinkers and creative leaders to address the opportunities and challenges of tomorrow.
The laboratories of the First Year Engineering allows faculty and students to transcend traditional academic exploration and focus on the basic engineering concepts such as physics, chemistry, mechanics, engineering drawing and workshop. Students and faculty work in collaboration to study the link between the basic sciences and engineering.
The Physics Laboratory focuses on the usage of different electronics and electrical instruments and application of such instruments in a particular field.
The experiments develop the problem solving ability and familiarize the students of various industrial applications.
Travelling Microscope, Spectrometer, He-Ne Laser, Plane Diffraction Grating, C.R.O., Signal Generator.
The Chemistry Laboratory develops the analytical skills of the students and educates them about the preventive measures to be taken which will help them in the industries.
The experiments focus on the practical knowledge which is essential for industrial applications like PCB, microchips, and soldering.
Demineralization Plant, Colorimeter, Redwood Viscometer, Pensky Marten Flash Point Apparatus, Oven, Heating Mantles.
Engineering Mechanics is an extension of physics and mathematics. It provides the "building blocks" of statics, dynamics, strength of materials, and fluid dynamics. It is extensively used in solving mechanics problems through the integrated application of mathematical, scientific, and engineering principles. It is applied in civil engineering, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering and aeronautical and aerospace engineering.
The instruments used in the mechanics lab are applied in the concept of understanding the effect of forces on the machine components such as screw jack and structures such as bridges.
Simply supported beam, friction plane, screw jack, bell crank lever, compound pendulum.
Computer Aided Design CAD is extensively used in many applications, including automotive, shipbuilding, and aerospace industries, industrial and architectural design, prosthetics, and many more. It enhances the productivity of the designer, improve the quality of design, improve communications through documentation, and to create a database for manufacturing. Engineering drawing is the language of the engineer to communicate designs and construction in detail to others. Drawings are based on the fundamental principles of projections. Applications are found in constructions, manufacturing and engineering.
For AUTOCAD specific software is used to design and draw the isometric figures.
AutoCAD Software, drawing instruments such as mini drafter.
The Basic workshop in engineering gives the basic working knowledge of the construction, function, use and application of different working tools, equipment, machines as well as the technique of manufacturing a product from its raw material. To understand the subject- workshop technology and to develop the skill, an engineering student has to practice the workshop processes, starting from simple models to complicated products.
The exposure to soldering, filing, PCB making, plumbing, carpentry and dismantling of computers in the workshop laboratory enhances the technical skills and basic engineering techniques. The basic knowledge and experience in workshop processes also facilitate a sound foundation for further advanced engineering studies.
Major Machines available
Wood turning lathe, power saw, vertical drilling machine, metal sheet cutter and welding machine.
ScopeTo prepare students to be effective communicators in an individual capacity and in teams to enable them to match up to global industrial and corporate requirements
Unique FeatureThe laboratory’s collection is designed to assist learners in the acquisition and maintenance of aural comprehension, oral and written proficiency, and cultural awareness.
Major InstrumentsThe language laboratory offers web-assisted materials for better opportunities to the students and video taped off-air recordings in the target language.
Vidyalankar Institute of Technology’s Department of First Year Engineering successfully organized the Orientation programme on 7th August, 2019 for the budding engineers of tomorrow. The purpose was to equip the newly admitted students with the institute code of conduct, easily accessible online learning material, activity-based teaching methodology adopted by the faculties, the FE examination scheme, various events organized under the student council. Parents along with students were made aware about the different Student Chapters and Departmental bodies, campus placement, study abroad initiative and much more.
Departments of Applied Science and Humanities, First Year Engineering Department, VIT organized a Faculty Development Program on 5th July, 2019 on “Project Management & SWOT Analysis” by experts from Tata Consultancy Services, Mr. Shreekant Shiralkar and Mr. Gaurav Ghelani. This program was attended by more than 20 faculty members from different Departments. Mr. Shreekant Shiralkar initiated the discussion by highlighting the importance of Problem Based Learning in current job scenario in industry and education sector. Mr. Gaurav Ghelani focused on the correct learning and development of the students through SWOT analysis and also discussed about the emerging technological trends to orient students. This Faculty Development Program was highly rated by all the participants who suggested that more such events should be conducted. The session proved to be of immense value to all the participants by understanding the need of Problem Based Learning in current scenario of teaching and imparting training of necessary skills to students.