Spare a thought. Is an academic institute just about sky tall buildings and spacious classrooms? Does education only imply a one-way transmission of knowledge? The answer is a big NO. With that on mind, Brainware Engineering-Management Colleges and Brainware University jointly collaborated on Future Focus, 2016, that united all teaching and non-teaching staff on the college campus at Barasat.
Amidst the month of festivity and joy, we decided to make the Pujas a little more special. As our students left for home on recess, Brainware hosted a three-day long event ( October 4th-october 6th) at the MBA Seminar Hall to assess what has been accomplished in the past six months and what needs to be done in days ahead. The focus was largely on student upgradation, placing Brainware on a firm footing, and steps to be adopted to combat decay. However, “all work and no play make Jack a dull boy”. Consequently, Future Focus, was not just about work. While Tritiya and Chaturthi were workdays exclusively, Panchami was celebrated with open-house debates, cultural events and a grand feast.
Without much ado, let us now look at a few snapshots-
Future Focus is the brainchild of Mr. Phalguni Mookhopadhayay, Chancellor-Brainware University and Managing Trustee-Brainware Group of Institutions. He inaugurated the event with his thoughts that carried us “Back to the Basics”. Achieving 100% placement, encouraging research and innovation, adding to the company’s revenues through projects, faculty training and assessment, upgrading the existing infrastructure, and plans for the University were some of the major areas of emphasis.
Our heroes, Mr Amit Mishra and Mr Mrinal Bhattacharya successfully placed 88% of our 2016 BTech outgoing batch. And this year, they have already implemented the mammoth task of placing over 100 students of 2017 batch in reputed firms by October 2016!
The Promotion team gave an outstanding presentation on promoting brand Brainware. The focal point comprised digital marketing and web-based campaigns. Besides the Films division of the Cell displayed a few promotional and motivational short films and videos that were composed.
Power-point-presentations and lectures encompassing a variety of topics such as management education, administrative functions, placement and promotional activities were communicated to a large audience. A healthy exchange of ideas was initiated.
The department heads of the various Engineering streams, Sciences, Humanities, Multimedia and Hardware defined their time-bound plans to enhance the efficiency of the respective departments. They discussed the problems encountered, proposed suitable remedies, and figured out scopes of improvement. Dr A.K. Dutta, Principal of our engineering college, Dr S.K. Goswami ,Director of research and innovation, and Dr N.C.Das ,Director of Academics elaborated on the crucial needs of the hour vis-a-vis the emerging trends in technical education and objectives to be attained. Canteen and hostel supervisors as well the Accounts department presented plans for improvement of services.
From left to right) Mr. Srimanta Dalui , the Digital Marketing head of Brainware also pro-actively arranges industry-institute interfaces, Dr Anup Kr. Maity, teacher-in-charge of the Physics Department, analyzed semester results of students of the last 4 years, Dr Ashok Kr. Mukherjee, Director of Management and Commerce, proposed means of generating third stream income, Mr. Boudhayan Bhattacharya, Assistant Professor of Computer Science Department, presented a exceptionally well-designed PPT that was widely appreciated by all.
A collage of audience, both teaching and non-teaching staff, held with rapt attention.
Ms. Mahua Dey, Registrar of Brainware University, and her Administrative team presented a detailed plan for academic administration, expectations from the academic faculty, and steps to remedy absenteeism of students.
Day 3 was all about fun and frolic. It began with smoking hot ‘pakoras’ and coffee in the morning, followed by three open house debates. After a sumptuous lunch, the Cultural programme began. ‘Agomoni’ songs were belted out, poetry was recited, mouth organ was played, and jokes were shared. The spirit of festivity and amusement was ushered in the truest form…