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Industry Institute Partnership Cell

Higher Education paradigm in our country is evolving fast. Now the challenge before all the stakeholders is to derive maximum benefit for all for Institutions, Industry, Educators, Learners and Society as a whole- for sustained growth. A need-based, effective, dynamic, responsive and humane education system would be capable of addressing the challenge. A synergistic industry-academia relation may serve as a key factor for achieving the goal.

Industry Institute Partnership Cell, Govt. Polytechnic College, Kalamassery, short named IIPC is a project sponsored by All India Council for Technical Education, Government of India under IIP Scheme. The cell started functioning from May 2004. We have a well equipped office functioning at Pamba Building in the premises of Govt. Polytechnic College, Kalamassery.

GPTC Kalamassery is situated in a semi-urban environment, near to metropolis and industrial hubs. Students mostly from this semi-urban socio economic background join the Polytechnic College with a dream for establishing themselves firmly within a fast-developing society. In y cases, a little push may be of great help in unleashing their potential. The IIPC, through its student-specific activities, may be a potential benefactor for the students by enhancing their skill sets.

With a view towards growing industry- academia interaction and merman support to the learner community, the IIPC of GPTC Kalamassery is functioning towards the following objectives:-

  • Establishment of proper links with industries, departments and concerned agencies for conducting regularly interaction programmes, workshops, seminars, symposia etc. on mutually agreed subjects.
  • TMotivation, assistance and promotion of joint projects sponsored by the industries in the Institute.
  • Organization of short term Industrial training and visits for students and faculty members and promote Industry Study Tour Programmes.
  • Exchange of personnel between Industries and the Institute by way of inviting them for delivering lectures on latest technological advancement in Industries, development of curricula as per Industry need and for participation in other academic work in the Institute.
  • Organizing short term courses for personnel working in Industries as per their need.
  • Signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with major Industries. Interaction with industries for placement and summer training of our students.
  • Organization of staff development Programmes.
  • To arrange for soft and hard-skill enhancement programs for the students.
  • To encourage entrepreneurial activities among the students.
  • To support consultancy/ training services using the institutional expertise to other stakeholders for resource generation and brand equity development.
  • To explore the industries for support in academic activities through Corporate Social Responsibility programs.
  • To help the community through training and expertise development of the local artisans/craftsmen.
  • IIPC has actively established strong liaisons with the various private companies and PSUs near to Kalamassery area.

Industrial Tie-ups

IIPC have signed Memorandum Of Understanding with the following companies:-

Sl no Name and
address of the Company
Company specialization MOUsigned date
1 KELTRON, Keltron House, Vellayambalam,Trivandrum . Electronics Engineering 13/09/12
2 SIDCO (Kerala Small industries Development Corporation LTD ) Housing board building, santhi nagar ,Trivandrum Civil Engineering 13/09/12
3 TV Sundram Iyenger & Sons Limited , NationalHighway, Kaloor, Cochin . Automobile Engineering 22/01/13
4 Binani Zinc LTD , Binanipuram, Eloor Chemical Engineering 03/01/13
5 Nippon Motor corporation LTD, Kalamassery , Cochin. Automobile Engineering 15/10/12
6 Popular Mega Motors India Limited , Cochin. Automobile Engineering 15/10/12
7 Neptune ready-mix Concrete Pvt Limited ,Edayar . Civil Engineering 03/01/13
8 Asset Homes, Panampilly Nagar, Kochi-36, Kerala. Civil Engineering 03/01/13
9 Popular Motor World Private limited , Cochin. Automobile Engineering 22/01/13

Continuing Education Cell

The institution has a well functioning continuing education cell which coordinates the continuing education by means of well-planned and job oriented part time and full time short duration courses. It closely watches the latest explosion of knowledge and development in the job scenario and equip the students to amass the skill and efficiency required to find a suitable place for themselves in the competitive job market. It aims to impart need based training to the unemployed youth to increase their employability in the key sectors of our economy.

The continuing education programmes are essential and beneficial to update the knowledge of the employed personnel who have graduated long time back. Most of the times, the curricula of various formal educational programmes in the schools, colleges and universities do not cover the latest developments in the concerned fields of study and specialization and hence such well designed short term programmes are much more essential for regular students to get prepared for their employment.

Entrepreneurship Development Cell

There is an efficient entrepreneur latent in individuals and the responsibility of the Entrepreneurship Development cell in our institution is to identify, motivate and equip the students to become dynamic entrepreneurs. The Cell carries out a number of programmes including seminars and workshops to achieve this end.

Entrepreneurship Development Club (EDC)

ED Club is restructured in GPTC Kalamassery so as to promote the culture of entrepreneurship among the students and to equip them with the skills, techniques and confidence to create a new “Enterprise” for the next generation

One of the main objectives of the club is to change the mindset of the negative attitude prevailing in the state for taking entrepreneurship as a career. All the activities of the club are coordinated by a two faculty members and assisted by two elected student members.

  • Experience sharing and interaction with the leading successful entrepreneurs
  • Industrial visit to small, medium scale firms
  • Participate state level convention of ED club
  • Conducting seminar, Discussion, Classes, Workshops etc

Awareness programme on different avenues of students

Bhoomitrasena Club

BHOOMITHRASENA CLUB. Reg. No. BMC – 161/EKM/12/11.

TAs per G.O (Rt) No 45/09/Envt. Dated 27/06/2009, a new scheme entitled “BHOOMITHRASENA” has been started in this state under the state plan scheme for the colleges of the state for strengthening the commitments of students towards environmental protection. Govt. Polytechnic College, Kalamassery has been selected for the formation of BHOOMITHRASENA CLUB (BMC) in 2009 with Reg. No. BMC – 161/EKM/12/11.

Objectives

  • To provide environmental education opportunities for college students and involve them in addressing environmental issues of the locality.
  • To utilize the enormous manpower available with college students as conduits for awareness of the society.
  • To make students practice and advocate sustainable lifestyles.

Membership

Selection will be based on first cum first serve basis. Selected members should participate all programmes of BMC. Those participants will only be considered for environmental tour and other nature visiting programmes conducted by BMC

Activities

  • Organise seminars, debates, lectures and popular talks on environmental issues in the college.
  • Field visit to local environmentally important sites including polluted and degraded sites, wild life parks etc.
  • Organise awareness camps to propagate waste minimization, personal hygiene habits and sustainable life styles.
  • Mobilise awareness action against environmentally unsound practices like unauthorized places, unsafe disposal of hospital waste etc.
  • Action based activities like tree plantation, cleanliness drives within and outside the college campus. Construct water harvesting structures in college. Practice paper recycling.
  • Prepare inventories of polluting sources; take mitigation measures if possible, and if not, forward it to enforcement agencies.
  • Monitor the water quality of water bodies in and around the college campus, including drinking water sources.
  • Curriculum related assignments in local environmental concerns including sampling for pollution, biodiversity survey, waste management survey, documentation of indigenous traditional knowledge etc.
  • Prepare locally relevant resource material and get it printed.

BMC Kalamassery unit observed the following international days and activities in the campus during the academic year 2015-16.

1 World wetland day 2nd February
2 World Forestry day 21st March
3 Earth day 22nd April
4 International Biodiversity day 22nd May
5 World Environmental day 5th June
6 World Population day 11th July
7 World Ozone day 16th September
8 Animal Welfare day 4th October
9 National pollution prevention day 2nd December
10 The Suchithwa Bodhana Yajnanm January 1 to 15

About NSS Technical Cell

NSS has always stood up to its strong spirit of serving people keeping in mind the policy of "Not Me But You". The belief that we must live for others, is being realized through the selfless service of the NSS volunteers who gets into timely action for the upliftment of the needy people of their respective localities. NSS units of the Technical Cell has always given the volunteers, a platform to serve the society and bring happiness and smile on many faces, which has sown the seeds of social commitment in many students who are otherwise kept aloof from the real challenges and torments faced by the masses in the society as a whole. NSS by its range of community service initiatives had triggered a change in the personality and attitude in the volunteers. So it is not simply an association; it's a platform to achieve the overall abilities of every individual enrolled in the scheme.

Vision

The Vision of NSS Technical Cell, Kerala is to mould its volunteers as 'Social Engineers' who knows the pulse of the community and would be able to act accordingly.

Mission

The mission of the NSS Technical Cell is to make the campuses community related and to reduce the space between the community and the technical students. NSS volunteers always cater to the marginalized population, as these people woud be definetly denied certain privileges, like, owning a house,renovation of houses,electrification of the houses etc. It is by catering to these needs that the voulunteers initiate the entry to the community and thus a drastic change in the attitude to the technical students is evident in the community members. welcoming them and also acknowledging their activities with gratitude.NSS Technical Cell will continue its strives in the long journey ahead, to acheive its vision

National Cadet Corps

The 'Aims' of the NCC laid out in 1988 have stood the test of time and continue to meet the requirements expected of it in the current socio–economic scenario of the country. The NCC aims at developing character, comradeship, discipline, a secular outlook, the spirit of adventure and ideals of selfless service amongst young citizens. Further, it aims at creating a pool of organized, trained and motivated youth with leadership qualities in all walks of life, who will serve the Nation regardless of which career they choose. Needless to say, the NCC also provides an environment conducive to motivating young Indians to join the armed forces.

To Develop Character, Comradeship, Discipline, Leadership, Secular Outlook, Spirit of Adventure, and Ideals of Selfless Service amongst the Youth of the Country. To Create a Human Resource of Organized, Trained and Motivated Youth, To Provide Leadership in all Walks of life and be Always Available for the Service of the Nation. To Provide a Suitable Environment to Motivate the Youth to Take Up a Career in the Armed Forces.

MOTTO FOR NCC

The need for having motto for the Corps was discussed in the 11th Central Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting held on 11 Aug 1978. The mottos suggested were "Duty and Discipline"; "Duty, Unity and Discipline"; "Duty and Unity"; "Unity and Discipline". The final decision for selection of "Unity and Discipline" as motto for the NCC was taken in the 12th CAC meeting held on 12 Oct 1980.

CORE VALUES

The NCC is a responsive, learning and continuously evolving organization. Its activity is guided by certain core values that we endeavour to instill among all ranks of the NCC.

These include the following:-

  • A sense of patriotic commitment to encourage cadets to contribute to national development.
  • Respect for diversities in religion, language, culture, ethnicity, life style and habitat to instill a sense of National unity and social cohesion.
  • Abiding commitment to learn and adhere to the norms and values enshrined in the Indian Constitution.
  • Understanding the value of a just and impartial exercise of authority
  • Ability to participate in community development and other social programme
  • A healthy life style free of substance abuse and other unhealthy practices
  • Sensitivity to the needs of poor and socially disadvantaged fellow citizens.
  • Inculcating habits of restraint and self-awareness.
  • Understanding the values of honesty, truthfulness, self-sacrifice, perseverance and hard work.
  • Respect for knowledge, wisdom and the power of ideas.

The Parent Teacher Association

The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) of the College provides remarkable support to the activities of the institutionIt is the prop and support of all endeavors and establishes a positive and constructive link between all the stake-holders.

The Principal is the president. The Vice president is elected from among the parents. The secretary is elected from among the teachers.

Under PTA's patronage and whole hearted co-operation all developments within the academic and non- academic area take place. The PTA Executive Council meets at regular intervals and the annual general body meets and class PTAs (held by each department) offer venues of sharing and interaction. Positive and negative feedbacks are openly discussed for timely improvement and correction. Generous allocation of PTA funds has helped the college with better facilities.

The PTA assists the overall development of students by extending financial and other supports to the curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular activities of students.

Aims and Objectives

  • To work for the welfare of the students and the institution and to offer constructive suggestions for the smooth and successful functioning of the college.
  • To promote better participation of the parents in the various programs of the college and to establish better liaison with teachers. .
  • To set up facilities in the college premises for the benefit of the students as and when required.
  • To institute scholarships, prizes, medals etc. to benefit students showing high proficiency in their studies and extracurricular activities.
  • To arrange guest lecturers to give career, educational guidance etc.

Awareness programme on different avenues of students

Alumni Association

A strong Alumni is the strength of any institution and Government Polytechnic College, Kalamassery has been blessed abundantly in this regard. The alumni of the college includes some well known figures who have made their imprint in various strata of society. The role played by the institution in moulding them to what they are today is so deep rooted that the alumni always make it a point to return to their alma mater and assist in its progress in which ever way they can. The institution conducts periodic alumni meets and it is happy to acknowledge the pivotal role it plays in taking the institution to greater heights.

Science Club

The science Club has been functioning since 2010-2001. The aim of science lab is 

  • To encourage students to develop scientific bent of mind.
  • To help them get exposed to latest scientific developments.
  • To put their mental faculty to the maximum work.
  • To put the traditional scientific knowledge to proper use and make life comfortable.
  • To learn to adopt scientific methods in handling devastating natural calamities.

Continuing Engineering Education Program

Continuing Engineering Education Program (CEEP) is a body set up under the Electronics Communication department to promote Continuing Education programs and to undertake Industrial Consultancy assignment. The testing work is also carried out through this Centre. A number of short-term courses, training programs, and workshops have been conducted by the centre for the benefit of practicing engineers, teachers and others. The functioning of the centre is governed by the Institutional Programme Implementation Unit (IPIU).

ISTE Students Chapter

The Indian Society for Technical Education is a national, professional, non-profit making Society registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860. First started in 1941 as the Association of Principals of Technical institutions (ATPI), it was converted into "Indian Society for Technical Education" in 1968 with a view to enlarge its activities to advance the cause of technological education.

The major objective of the ISTE is to assist and contribute in the production and development of top quality professional engineers and technicians needed by the industries and other organizations.

Being the only national organization of educator in the field of engineering and technology, ISTE is being represented in the various Technical Committees and Boards formed by the Central Government. The ministry of Human Resource Development, AICTE/DoE/State Govts. have also been involving the ISTE in many of their important programmes and activities relating to technical education.

Objectives

The major objective of the ISTE are:-

  • To formulate the general goals & responsibilities of technical education.
  • To adjust curriculum & educational processes to changing conditions.
  • To develop effective teachers & educational administrators.
  • To improve instructional methods & practices & administrative usages.
  • To enhance professional ideals & standards.
  • To foster research as a function complementary to teaching.
  • To cultivate fraternal spirit amongst the teachers, administrators, industrialista & professionals.
  • To bring about effective linkage between technical institutions industry & society.
  • To arrange, institute & award appropriate fellowships, prizes, scholarships & stipends in furthering the objectives of the ISTE.

Activities

Some of the activities of the ISTE are:-

  • Curriculum development & updating.
  • Summer/Winter schools for engineering teachers & practicing engineers.
  • Preparation of teacher-manuals & other instructional resource materials.
  • Continuing education for workinf professionals in selected areas.
  • Special short term industrial exposure programmes for teachers organised by industries in their premises.
  • Seminars/workshops/conferences on topics of relevance of technical education.
  • Computer education programmes.
  • Project review & evaluation.
  • Preparation of directories on technical education facilities/expertise.
  • Publication of a bi-monthly ISTE Newsletter.
  • Publication of a quarterly Indian journal of Technical Education.
  • Publication of ISTE Handbook.
  • Publication of learning materials in the area of Electronics & Computers.
  • Publication of various monograms.

Membership

There are four types of membership in ISTE :

1. Member (Yearly) [1 April; to 31 March]
  • Any person holding a University degree or diploma or equivalent qualification & who is employed on the teaching faculty of a recognised technical institution is eligible for membership.
  • Any person who is actively interested in or concerned with technological education academically, administratively or industrially at a level of responsibility equivalent to that of a lecturer or above is eligible for membership.
2. Life Member
  • Eligibility as same as for Member.
3. Institutional Member (life)
  • Universities, University Departments, Colleges etc. offering instruction in Engineering/Technology at a level of Bachelors degree or higher.
  • Polytechnics & Institutes offering Diploma Courses in Engineering & Technology.
  • Research Institutes in Engineering & Technology.
  • Departments of Central & State Governments, Statutory bodies & Autonomous bodies that have an interest in Engineering & Technical Education.
4. Student Member (Yearly)[1 July to 30 June]
  • Student membership of ISTE is open to all students enrolled in Engineering Colleges, Polytechnics & other categories of technical Institutes offering full-time or part-time (evening) Degree or Diploma Degrees.

Visiting Faculty Scheme

With a view to enlarge student’s spheres of knowledge we are going to conduct programs under visiting faculty scheme this academic year itself. Objective of this Programme is to impart training to the final year diploma students through awareness programmes by expert faculty from institutes of eminence like engineering colleges, NIITs and IITs/IISCs so as to equip them for innovative technology. The technical knowhow of the students can greatly be enhanced by such programmes and we look forward to accomplish it successfully.

Scholar Support Program

There might always be a number of students in each institution who need an additional care, an extra motivation to support their academic pursuits. The institution has a carefully driven scholar support program to support students weak in academics. The scholar support program envisages to identity students who are in need of academic support and charts out meticulously planned sessions to help students to overcome their difficulties in academics. The scholar support programme is conducted in an efficient manner and plays a commendable role in bringing the students weak in academics at par with the rest.

Arts Club

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” Curricular and co curricular activities are equally important in ensuring the overall development of an individual. The institution gives attention in fostering the artistic and creative talents latent in our students. The arts club seeks to uncover, polish and make excel the poet, the writer, the singer, the dancer, the orator in every student. Under the auspices of the arts club, arts festival is conducted in the campus which provides a congenial platform for students to uncover and express their innate talents.

Sports Meet

“A sound mind in a sound body”. The institution accords importance to the physical well being of its students. There are various programmes charted out to meet this end. Training in various sports events, games, yoga and so on are periodically given which culminates in the annual sports meet. An event that the student community looks forward to, it is a celebration of the sportsman spirit in each students. Various competitions are conducted and the winners are awarded. The sports meet aims at instigating an awareness on the need to be healthy and physically fit.