AS part of the expansion of partnership between Lancaster University and GD Goenka World Institute of Higher Education (GDGWI), three engineering degrees — mechanical engineering, electronic and electrical engineering, and computer systems engineering have been launched at the GDGWI campus in Sohna, Gurgaon.
There is a demand for foreign education with Indian students who go abroad for studies. We would like to provide them with the best of facilities in India. The four-year, full-time computer system engineering degree programme offers in-depth knowledge of various subjects with hands-on training to create competent engineers. It consists of courses drawn from the various departments of the Lancaster University and are project-oriented rather than being focussed on rote learning,” explains Vijay Gupta, director, GDGWI.
The areas covered in the programme include electronics, sensing & signals, elementary calculus, instrumentation & control, integrated circuit engineering, embedded systems, interfacing & integration, micro systems and system on-chip technology.
Gupta further adds, “For every course in the first year, a minimum of five teachers will be deputed. Students will have classes in the first, second and a half of the third year, to enable them to develop a strong base. The fourth year will have very few classes as the focus will be on live projects in the industry.” There are a total of 60 seats. All evaluation will be cross-checked by faculty members from Lancaster University. Once students complete the course, they will get a degree from Lancaster University.
The institute works towards providing career opportunities for students through campus placement drives and live industrial projects. The institute has a fully-operational training and placement division and technology incubation cell. The division and cell are insync with the industry to open new avenues for students in the design, R&D, manufacturing, software development, system validation & testing verticals, respectively.
Talking about the evaluation criteria in an application, Gupta says, “We will be looking at class XII marks, besides conducting an interview to test if students have an analytical bent of mind. Students should have a minimum of 70% marks. In case they do not have that, we will look at their AIEEE scores.”