For Mani Shukla, college life at Shri Ram Murti Smarak College of Engineering, Technology & Research, Bareilly has been a whirlwind of activities that has led to her personal and professional growth. The third-year student of B. Tech – Electronics & Communication, Batch 2014 – 18, rattles off alumni lectures, aptitude classes conducted by qualified trainers, webinars, mock interviews, workshops on latest advancements, hands-on execution of various upcoming software and guest lectures, as some of the activities that have made their mark. Clearly, her three years at the college have been action packed, and she loves every moment of it.
According to Mani, action begins in the classroom itself as students follow a curriculum that sharpens their technical knowledge, soft skills and leads to personality development. Her faculty members use innovative teaching techniques to keep things simple and relatable. “Everything we learn in the classroom has an industry point of view, which is very useful to know the practical applications. So, when we went on industry visits to ALTTC, Ghaziabad and BSNL, Bareilly we could relate to things we had learned in the classroom easily,” she says.
The learning at SRMS CETR, Bareilly is complemented by strong infrastructure that includes a state of the art laboratory and a well-equipped library. Studying in such a conducive environment encourages students to put their best step forward in academics. Mani, who bagged a scholarship of Rs. 25,000 after her first year, stands testimony to that statement. “It was the best moment of my college life,” she says, looking back. “It ranks highly along with the experience of organizing activities regarding training and development with the TDP cell, which was rewarding too.”
Since Mani has worked closely with the Training, Development and Placement cell, she understands its efforts to bring top recruiters and securing 100% placements. Although the placements for her batch are a year away, the cell has been quite active in ensuring that students are best prepared for them. “We constantly receive emails, flyers about recruiters visiting campus and their eligibility criteria,” she explains. “With regular events of student, alumni, placement co-coordinator and faculty networks, we are informed of what is expected of us.”
Given the preparation, it’s not surprising that Mani remains confident of cracking the placement process when the time comes. But for now, she is making the most of her time on the blissful campus, which has become her home away from home. Ask her about her favorite hangout spot and she says, “It’s definitely the lush green parks on the campus. I come here with my friends and have a relaxed time talking about everything that happened in the classroom, and share our experiences. It is quite peaceful amidst all the hustle and bustle of college life, which I love too.”