NITN | @notintownlive | 15 Jun 2023, 06:50 am
Salem: City-based Sona College of Technology has aced the faculty learning outcomes across 5,200 chapters based on the National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) examination for the January-April 2023 session.
Performance of 220 faculty in the Jan-Apr NPTEL examination helped the Sona College secure the first rank nationally for the record fourth time.
Chocko Valliappa, Vice Chairman, Sona Group of Education Institutions, said, “Set up in 1956, the Sona group of education institutions continue to deliver excellence based on exceptionally qualified and committed faculty. We dedicate the new milestone acknowledgement to our students, faculty, staff and alumni, many of whom keep coming back to seek fresh talent at Sona for their employers or their own enterprises.”
The Sona College finds NPTEL programs valuable for its faculty in knowledge and skills in advanced technology areas and benchmarking against the very best. Since NPTEL exams allow only the very best to clear, we have mandated all faculty members clear NPTEL courses to prepare industry-ready graduates.”
Sona is the only institution that offers 100% exam registration fees reimbursement for both faculty and students to reduce their financial burden in learning latest technologies through NPTEL.
Dr SRR Senthil Kumar, Principal, Sona College of Technology, said, “We continuously strive to raise the bar by delivering excellence while preparing engineering talent in 11 disciplines. The top rankings achieved by Sona faculty in NPTEL examinations help establish their competitiveness nationally in order to instil the latest knowledge and valuable skills to our students.”
The content and examinations of NPTEL program are designed by senior academicians of the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, offering online courses in a variety of technology areas. NPTEL has established the SWAYAM-NPTEL or local chapters in colleges across India.
The Sona NPTEL local chapter has been active since 2016, facilitating the NPTEL technology courses, assignments and examinations biannually. The NPTEL score reaffirms the superiority of Sona faculty and the currency of their knowledge and provides an edge to the students.
The NPTEL project is funded by the Union Ministry of Education and spearheaded by seven Indian Institutes of Technology (Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras, Guwahati, and Roorkee and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore offering high-quality digital content in various engineering disciplines and core science for the students, faculty, and industry persons, across engineering, humanities and science streams.
Established in 1997, the Sona College of Technology offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs in the areas of engineering, technology, and management with specializations in Mechatronics, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, Robotics Process Automation, Data Science, Computer System and Design, and Healthcare Analytics, in addition to foundational areas like Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, and Fashion Technology, among others.
The NIRF India Rankings 2023 listing places Sona College of Technology in the Rank-band: 151-200 among Engineering institutions, the only institution from Salem.
As an autonomous institution for over a decade, the College additionally offers an 18-month advanced diploma to be pursued concurrently in AI//ML, Data Analysis, Data Design, Drone Technology, Wearable Technology, Smart Manufacturing, Cyber Security, Electric Mobility, and Smart Systems.
The full-time faculty and researchers include around 200 doctorates, Fulbright and Chevening scholars.
NIRF-ranked Sona College is an autonomous institution under Anna University. The college has 36 R&D laboratories for cutting-edge research and through which it strives to bring in new-age skills.
Sona College has been recognized as the ‘Best Industry-Linked Institution’, by the Confederation of Indian Industry and All India Council for Technical Education (CII-AICTE), for the past eight years.
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