Saturday, June 5, 2010

Training to Engg students at BPIT, Rohini

On June 2,2010 we started a six week training for Electronic and Communication Engineering students of fifth semester of BPIT college in Rohini, Delhi.

The unique feature os this training is efforts by Mr R.K.Tiwari (Training and Placement Officer) who wanted a training by a professional engineer who has hands on experience and not by a team of professional trainers who are in training business. It is rare to find people like Mr Tiwari.

On Day 2, we started with brief introduction of the training leader and the training team (that is me and my colleagues who actually work on development projects). After that we asked each of students to introduce themselves, tell the other students why they choose B Tech in ECE and what is their vision for future.

Well, it took over 2 hours and some very interesting comments came from students

One girl mentioned that she enjoyed the session learning about her class fellows dreams and desires. She was not aware that so many of them wants to be in civil service like her.

One girl shared that she enjoys teaching and supporting poor students and for a long time, she walks home from bus stop saving Rs 10/- on rickshaw ride and giving it to poor students of a press-wala near her home. 

One boy mentioned that his aim was to work hard and party harder. He is enjoying party harder but work hard is missing and result is three back papers.

Only 5% students have keen interest to pursue electronics. For rest of them it was Civil services, Lot of money, good job, job with lot of power. 

During last one hour of the class, we asked what project they wish to do in next six weeks. First project was suggested by me and another  32 projects suggested by students. I selected 16 of them which were feasible during six weeks and where resources were available.

Students voted for all sixteen and top six were selected for training. Sanya (one of the students) co-ordinated for this event.

For me this is a challenging task to create interest in electronics and ensure that this workshop is mixture of fun and excitement.

We closed the session at 12.00 noon with a promise to be on time at 9.00 AM on monday, June 7th,2010