The Department of Computer Science and Engineering is highly dynamic in terms of introducing the courses which follow the industry trend. This benefits the students on one hand, while setting the opportunities and challenges to the faculty members on the other. The Department strives to explore all possible avenues to make students innovative, progressive, futuristic and best professionals.
Innovative practices are adopted in teaching pedagogy, evaluation of term projects, floating open-ended definitions for individual / group assignments, suggesting major / minor project titles to the students, organizing student centric programmes like hackathons, competitive programming, mock tests for placements etc.
The pandemic has also introduced the inability of the students in meeting up with the deadlines. Department has considered the emotional aspects of such students, faculty members and offered due support to them.
Following hereby, are some cases where the innovations are observed in the course conduction and evaluation.
The department of Computer Science and Engineering offers “Digital Electronics” course at the undergraduate level of computer engineering curriculum. Along with the traditional method that uses conventional classroom lectures with short laboratory exercises, a project-based approach to teaching digital system design is adopted for this course. In this approach, students are exposed to multiple, real-life application based, semester-long projects that cover fundamental topics in digital system design such as combinational circuit design, sequential circuit design, state machine design, etc. These projects are carried out in groups, thereby developing the students’ abilities to work in teams. This project approach offers benefits such as increased student interest and better retention. It also helps students to understand the importance of the course in real life scenarios.
Think-Pair-Share, a collaborative learning strategy is used where students work together to solve a problem or answer a question about an assigned task for a specific topic from the course. Various groups are created in the class and each group forms a specific set of questions based on concepts covered in the class sessions. Each group then solves the questions formed by other groups. This tests the understanding of concepts by the students as for forming questions thorough understanding of concepts is required.