Monday, 23 January 2017

Training and Placement

As a premier institution VIKRANT GROUP OFINSTITUTIONS continued to enjoy immense confidence of the industry as testified by the phenomenal placement season for the batch of 2014-16. 

We make the World

The Discipline of Mechanical Engineering at VIKRANT GROUP OFINSTITUTIONS started functioning in July 2007. Currently, it offers Diploma,B. E. and MTech. programs in Mechanical Engineering. The faculty members have specialization in Design engineering, Thermal and Fluid engineering, and Production and Industrial Engineering.
Our major goal is to make significant contribution through education and research in mechanical engineering to solve the problems of the native states and its society by maximizing the use of local resources. To achieve this, the focus would be to develop cost-effective and affordable technology:

Ø to exploit the renewable energy sources (mainly solar and wind energy) to      ensure energy security,

Ø to ensure drinking and irrigation water security, and

Ø to ensure food security by making farming and agriculture profitable through cost-effective mechanization and automation.

For this, the faculty members envisage to develop the state-of-art research laboratories and conduct innovative cutting edge research in various specializations mechanical engineering.

VIKRANT GROUP OF INSTITUTIONS offers Integrated Bachelor Degrees.

The VIKRANT GROUP OF INSTITUTIONS offers Integrated Bachelor Degrees. The courses offered are  B.COM , BBA , BCA , MBA with the specification of PGDCA and PGDM courses with scholarship schemes .As always the college continually strives to provide an accessible, affordable and high quality education to all Students offering any of its courses. The faculty attempt to provide innovative instruction in a climate of intellectual growth in a broad range of disciplines. The institution believes in Promotion of excellence in education and research by inculcating independent critical thought and scientific temper. Education with critical analysis of existing social hierarchies and construction of new models of sustainable development, equity and gender justice are taught with practical wisdom.Real world of business and business practices with utmost communication skills are a part of syllabi.


Saturday, 21 January 2017

3 Myths about Manual and Automatic Transmissions

Auto enthusiasts, seemingly a dying breed, have long argued that manual transmissions, or stick shifts, are the “only” way to drive. Automatics are made for, well, others.Apparently, it might not matter; automatics seem to have won the argument. Around 1995, a little over 70% of the cars on the road sported automatic transmission, which left 30%, almost a third, with manuals. By 2013, only 4% of the cars sold in the U.S. were equipped with manual transmissions. In fact, according to Edmunds, 67% of the cars made for the 2013 model year were only available with automatic trannies. In an interesting side note, 80% of the cars in Europe and Japan have manual transmissions. Whereas in India the percentage of automatic transmission sold were 4% until 2013.
Here are three common myths surrounding manual transmissions—and some facts that rebut those myths.
(Image courtesy ‘changing gears palming method’)

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Use of Mathematics in daily life

It is pertinent to note the ways in which one experiences mathematical application in daily life from the time one get up from bed till one goes to bed in the night.
When we get up we see the time of walking to verify whether we have enough time to attend to various responsibilities (Awareness of time, reading a clock, planning one’s routine).
When we brush our teeth the life of the brush, its cost, the paste, its available quantity to get new one come to one’s mind (cost accounting).

Water use and conservation in case of bathing. Taking food as breakfast needs clear knowledge of proportion for preparation to have good taste- more salt, chilly etc. (study of ratio and proportion).


“Make the most out of life- Life skills”

There are some skills inlife that everyone seems to just know. But, at what point did they learn how to do that? An Education should involve not only theoretical learning but should also encourage learning something that may help individuals in other aspects of life too like handling stress situations, handling relationships and so many other social and mental dilemmas .It should involve learning life skills that a person will carry with them lifelong in order to navigate relationships and careers and be a well – rounded, successful person.


Monday, 2 January 2017

Summary: Engineering researchers have created a new way to harvest energy from human motion, using a film-like device that actually can be folded to create more power.

This foldable keyboard, created by Michigan State University engineer Nelson Sepulveda and his research team, operates by touch; no battery is needed. Sepulveda developed a new way to harvest energy from human motion using a pioneering device called a biocompatible ferroelectret nanogenerator, or FENG.

Credit: Image courtesy of Michigan State University

The day of charging cellphones with finger swipes and powering Bluetooth headsets simply by walking is now much closer.

The New Paradigm in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Example-1:       A typical CSR program of organizations we see in general. 

  • Rural education imparted from 1st to 10th class at a school in Goregaon, Dist. Pune., Maharashtra, India. 
  • Major Roll in constructing five Primary Schools in villages surrounding our factory location. 
  • Funding to an orphanage. Employment to nearby rural population.

Example-2: A typical example for the new paradigm.

We give people skills to thrive in a connected world, empowering them to be global problem solvers and speed the pace of social change. That's impact multiplied.” - CISCO Systems 

A new generation of corporate entities called, “Social Enterprises” have come up in the last few decades who believe in simultaneously fulfilling the twin objectives of Profit-Making (not profiteering) and contributing to the society in which they exist. Here the difference is that they are not after “profiteering” by only concerned with “Profit-Making” or Profitability. 

This has forced the corporate world to do a SWOT analysis of their CSR policies. The traditional CSR policies usually end up in “giving it away” style in which the impact is less as well as it leads to bitterness among the beneficiaries. 

For example, if in a rural community, a corporate is giving financial assistance for a specific reason under some specified criteria, then those who don’t receive the benefit become envious on those who received and the perceived idea about that particular company will be such as ‘partial, unreasonable, etc. etc.’ So, the CSR activity which is supposed to enhance the image of the company in the perception of the masses has resulted in chaos and negative image. We can site innumerable number of such examples. 

On the contrary, the Social Enterprises (SEs) make the beneficiaries as stake holder and make them participatory. The participants can be chosen based on clearly marked out criteria which are usually transparent to the community. Also, they chose such an area where the impact of the CSR is to the maximum. This style of functioning of SEs has made a drastic impact on the corporate in the positive direction. This is resulted in the New Paradigm of CSR where the corporate have modified their CSR policies and activities. One such example is Cisco Systems India.  

In one of the CSR activities of Cisco, it had trained the Diploma Engineering students of the rural areas in Bangalore on Cisco products. This had led to enhancing the employability of the students. And these trained diploma engineers were employed by Cisco’s customer who were too happy to get engineers trained by Cisco itself. It solved the human resource problem of Cisco’s customers. In this case, it is a win-win situation for all the stake holders – Cisco, the diploma students from the rural areas, as well as Cisco’s customers. All this happened a decade ago when the attrition rate in the IT field was at a maximum and Network Engineers were in huge demand. 

In addition to this win-win situation, it is interesting to note that EVEN the CSR spending resulted in enhancing the business of Cisco. The impact of this type of CSR activity is unimaginable. In management terms, if we analyze the cost-benefit ratio of this usually “revenue” expenditure – an expense becomes multiplied-income (in the form of benefit to Cisco’s customer satisfaction, the community’s perception about Cisco, the heart-feelings of the youth trained). 

Let us read again Cisco’s CSR policy which was given in the beginning of this article with the new paradigm in mind.

“We give people skills to thrive in a connected world, empowering them to be global problem solvers and speed the pace of social change. That's impact multiplied.” - CISCO Systems.

In summary, the new paradigm is
- Participation of all stake holders in the CSR programme including the beneficiaries. 
- Choosing an area where the impact will be at the maximum. 
- Choosing an area where the benefit is continuous, such as a chemical chain reaction and eventually can become self sustaining in the long term. 

Prof. Beaulah Moses 
Vikrant Institute of Technology Management Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh – 474 006

(This is an original article written by the author based on her personal observations over the decades by learning about the successful social enterprises such as Aravind Eye Hospital & Research Institute, Madurai, CMC Hospital, Vellore, The Ramakrishna Mission, Coimbatore, Venu Eye Hospital, New Delhi, etc. The views are personal.) 

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Vikrant Group Welcome 2017

Learnings in 2016 @ Vikrant Group

*****“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”
                         *****“To teach is to learn twice.”

   *****“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”

                   *****“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”