Re- engineering the engineering education-The Banasthali way!

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Re-engineering the engineering education -The Banasthali way!

Banasthali University is a premier Indian university for women’s education established in 1935. It is the largest residential university for women, doing pioneer work in its field for more than eight decades.

Being a comprehensive university, Banasthali offers graduate and post-graduate programmes in a vast variety of disciplines such as Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Bio-technology, Bio-science, Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Electronics, Engineering, Earth Sciences, Fine Arts, Management, Aviation Science, Education, Home Science, Design, Pharmacy, Law, Commerce and Journalism & Mass Communication.

Globally, STEM disciplines have always been considered to be a male domain. Banasthali University has broken this myth long back by bringing girls to STEM education when the world was still grappling with meager enrolment of women in these fields.

The unique five- fold educational ideology of Banasthali comprising of physical, practical, aesthetic, intellectual and moral aspects of education advocates an optimum blend of these components towards all-round development of students. In sync with its ideology, the University is a staunch supporter of striking the right balance between the general education and subject- specific education which reflects clearly in its engineering curriculum with a bouquet of foundation courses offered to its engineering graduates. Banasthali believes that the problem solving skills of engineers are equally influenced by the societal and human values therefore its engineering curricula has been so structured as to incorporate equal components of general education and engineering education.

 

Banasthali provides world class intellectual education with emphasis on learning by doing methodology. Its School of Automation is one such facility which bridges the gap between academia and the industry providing real time industrial exposure to its engineering graduates. The School of Automation at Banasthali is quintessence of the University’s relentless pursuit of excellence, where the engineering students are exposed to real-world situations. Developed in collaboration with the Bajaj Group, one of the most distinguished business conglomerates of India, the School provides the much needed modern engineering environment to the students to create systems and products with state of art infrastructure where the engineering graduates learn to design new, innovative projects. The students are not only trained hands on in real- life engineering tools but also learn multi- disciplinary approach towards problem solving.

 

Here, the budding engineers involve in wide-ranging studies in diverse fields of engineering, the automation of production machinery and devices, and the maintenance of production facilities with their safety aspects.

The School of automation is equipped with most modern industrial setup procured from global technology giants such as BOSCH, FESTO, KUKA, Siemens, SMC and Indian Companies like M-TAB and Janatics. The School features sophisticated laboratories which are the requirement of modern day automation including Computer Integrated Manufacturing Lab, Advanced robotics, Mechatronics Lab, Hydraulic Lab,  PLC(programmable Logic Controller) and Industry 4.0 to name a few.

Thus, Banasthali University is focused on refinement of facilities for goal oriented development of the students. Also the University has been ensuring that the untapped potential of Indian women is enhanced in every discipline of STEM.