History of Practice School
With roots going back to 1916, the PRACTICE SCHOOL - as the David H. Koch School of Chemical Engineering Practice is commonly known – is a key element of the Ph.D. CEP and M.S. CEP degree programs. In practice School, small groups of students spend two months at each of two host company sites under the supervision of a resident MIT “station director.” Every team works on intensive projects of real strategic value to the host companies. Practice School (PS) is very different from a traditional co-op program; students will have day-to-day interaction with company personnel and management teams. Students will be called upon to communicate the process and results of their work both orally and in written. They will be graded on their performance. Specifically, the MIT station director will evaluate students’ technical ability, communication skills, leadership, and professionalism. While resident at company sites, students are paid a graduate student stipend and their tuition costs are covered. Housing, usually in attractive apartments, is provided by the host companies.
Practice School System
The Practice School (PS) system of education is essentially an effort to establish and institutionalize linkages between the industrial world and the academic world. PS education establishes classrooms in the industrial world (designated as 'Practice School Stations') across the length and breadth of the country. Students are drawn from all the disciplines of engineering and management. They involve themselves in problem-solving activities of direct interest and relevance to Practice Stations. These companies are offering training facilities to our students. The percentage of students during the current year (90.05%) and the previous year (80%) opting for Practice School shows the popularity amongst students.
Highlighting on problem solving:
The PS assignments are such that students are involved in problem solving efforts of direct interest to the host organizations. Such assignments are usually done by group of students from different disciplines.
Many students are given out-of-pocket allowance by the organization. Other facilities provided by the organizations are: accommodation, transportation, subsidized lunch/free lunch/dinner/ snacks, etc. Such facilities vary from one PS station to another.
Professional activities of PS
Students drawn from different disciplines, work on a variety of professional activities. The following areas of the industrial world are covered in Practice School stations:
- Production and Manufacturing
- Design, Development and Consultancy
- Research and Development
- Technical Innovations
- Management Consultancy
- Software Consultancy
- Banking and Financial Services
- Practical exposure to the environment
It contains each student's register number, name, date of birth, permanent address, in various categories of courses, proficiency in extra-curricular activities, professional interests.
PS is a course which is implemented at the industrial world. The practice method of education follows the concept of continuous evaluation. This educational process seeks out and focuses attention on many latent attributes which do not surface in the normal classroom situations, such as intellectual ability, professional judgment, decision-making ability, inter-disciplinary approach, skills for data handling, ability for written and oral presentation, initiative, leadership qualities and ability to meet dead lines. These personality traits are evaluated through various instruments of evaluation, namely, quizzes, viva, seminars, group discussions, project reports, daily observation of students and diary.
Allotment of Projects
Benefits of Practice School
The orientation, which usually lasts for two weeks, is followed by allotment of projects from the problem bank list. The professional expert from the host organization here acts as the consultant and guide. These projects are of direct relevance to the host organization. Therefore active involvement of professional experts assumes greater importance.
- It increases technical, management, leadership and communication skills of the students.
- PS develops personality traits and effective career planning
- Hear students who have learned during their academic program have great
- Opportunity to apply their ideas practically
- It increases the confidence levels and improve the practical knowledge of students
- Enables students to possess awareness of personal strengths and limitations as a professional.
- Value addition through participation in project work of direct interest to the industry
- Students develop technical and marketability skills after completing their studies.
Students are judged on
- Understanding of concepts
- Application of principles
- Logical ability
- Imagination and creativity
- Proficient decisions
- Interdisciplinary approach
- Self planning
- Cooperation and co-ordination
- Logical sense and responsibility
- Data handling with technical and management skills
- Quiz, Group Discussion, Seminar
- Project report
List of Students participated in Practice School
List of Companies Visited.
Mr. Shaik Sharifuddin
Coordinator, Practice School & Public Relations
MVR College of Engineering and Technology
Beside Hanuman Statue on NH - 9,
Paritala, Vijayawada Rural, Krishna (Dt),
Andhra Pradesh. Pin Code: 521180
Ph: 08678 -201155, 201166
Fax: 08678 - 201177
E - mail: firstname.lastname@example.org