KIIT School of Civil Engineering Organizes Orientation Program for 3rd Semester B.Tech.(Regular Batch) Students

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KIIT School of Civil Engineering organized an Orientation Program for 3rd semester B.Tech. students (Regular Batch) on 10th June 2021 through zoom platform. The objective of the program was to inform the students about various facets of Civil Engineering and expose them to various activities that are conducted in the School.

Welcoming the students, Prof. S. Moulick, Dean, SCE briefed them on course curriculum, B.Tech. projects, research and consultancies, choice-based learning system, NSS, student technical chapters, etc. Each aspect would be presented in detail by respective faculty coordinators throughout the program.

Prof. A. K. Pani, B.Tech. Program Coordinator, and Prof. P. C. Saha, B.Tech. Program Head explained about the course curriculum, the course structure and also about the choice-based learning system, viz. minor-major and honours concept. He also talked about the prominent specialisations in Civil Engineering and how students would start to learn their core subjects from 3rd semester onwards.

Prof. M. Mohanty and Prof. I. Mohanty, Faculty Coordinators for B.Tech. Project detailed the structure of project, viz. minor project (6th Sem), project-I (7th Sem) and project-II (8th Sem) and also explained the importance of the project along with value-additions like publications and participation in national level technical events.

Prof. N. C. Moharana, Deputy CoE, SCE elucidated briefly on the exam pattern, while Prof. J.P. Padhi, PG&R Program Head discussed the importance of research, publications, research projects and scope for higher studies in foreign countries. It was followed by Prof. S. Nanda’s address to students regarding various consultancy works that the School has undertaken over the years.

Prof. D.R. Biswal talked about various job opportunities in Civil Engineering as well as various preparation courses like GATE that the School is conducting for enhancing the knowledge of students. Subsequently, Prof. Mohibullah detailed about the importance of summer internships and how even during the pandemic, the School is providing online summer internships in various specializations to augment the knowledge of students in various software.

Prof. D.K. Bera, Associate Dean, T&P shared about various industry electives that are being conducted in collaboration with industries and making students job ready. This was followed by description of various student chapters like ASCE, ICE-UK, ISTE, etc. and their functioning by Prof. K.P. Samal, Faculty Coordinator of KIIT Society of Civil Engineers. Prof. T. Mohanty and Prof. G. Udgata described the functioning of NCC and NSS respectively along with details of selection procedure, the importance, and the activities conducted by them.

The program was coordinated by Prof. P. Chakraborty and Prof. B. Panda. The event ended with a vote of thanks by Prof. S. Sarkar. More than 75 participants attended the virtual event and students praised it for being very informative. 

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