Dr. C S R Prashanth
Higher education in India is undergoing a remarkable transformation. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has been emphasizing on Outcome-Based education, rather than the traditional exam-centric educational system which was followed in our country for centuries. In outcome-based education, the real learning outcomes of students are measured in an objective manner mainly to ensure that our higher education system is more accountable and quality-oriented.
New Horizon College of Engineering attained the prestigious “Autonomous” status from VTU effective August 2015. Since then, NHCE has transformed its curriculum and it’s delivery to a very large measure. Emphasis is on continuous learning throughout the semester rather than rote learning exclusively for the sake of exams. In many cases, our students spend more time in the labs compared to classes. In many branches, each semester has mini-projects which tremendously help the students in applying concepts that they have learnt in the classrooms and labs.
We understand the importance of Life-Skills and communication skills for our students, and we are probably one of the few engineering colleges in India with a separate department for life-skills with seven full-time faculty members. Students have to take Essential English, Professional Communication, and Life-Skills for Engineers/Managers in their first and second year B.E, MCA and MBA programs.
Education must also lead to excellent career prospects. At NHCE, we always work very closely with the industry to fulfill the ambitions of our students. In addition to having an excellent placement department, we closely collaborate with the industry at various levels and want the industry to play an active role in our education. We have established 7 centers of excellence on our campus in association with world-class companies and foreign governments.
- Indo-French Schneider Electric Center of Excellence (Electricity, Automation and Energy Management
- Hewlett Packard (HP) Big Data and Data Analytics Center of Excellence
- Adobe Digital Center of Excellence
- VMWare IT Academy
- SAP Next Gen Lab
- Cisco Networking Academy
- Qwest Global IIOT center of excellence
Each of these centers of excellence plays an active role in the design and delivery of major components of our curriculum. Both professional electives and global electives are offered through these centers in the higher semesters of both UG and PG programs.
Finally, ever since we gained autonomy, we have ensured that a good number of constructive changes have been made to the traditional curriculum in creating a word-class curriculum and a stimulating learning environment.
Welcome to New Horizon!