SR Engineering College (SREC) strategically located in city of Warangal which is included in AMRUT and Smart City Projects provides students to succeed in the global, competitive, information technology driven world with the entrepreneurial skills needed that are firmly grounded in technical knowledge.
One may wonder how the SREC is different from other engineering colleges where all colleges are accredited by the same standards from AICTE. In fact, UGC provided autonomy for select colleges to create their own courses. To exploit this opportunity, SREC created a panel of industry experts and global academic leaders to revise the curriculum. The panel started with a clean sheet, surveyed industry and higher education institutions, and identified the skills needed for the next generation engineers. The programmes were designed to equip SREC students with the entrepreneurial skills so that they become the next generation leaders in the industry. Also, an array of extra-curricular learning opportunities focused on forming the next generation engineering thought leaders were conceived.
Our Core Values:
Innovative, Creative and Entrepreneurial mindset is thinking differently, pushing boundaries, visioning new future, and pioneering new ideas for the benefit of the individual, corporation, nation, and society. In fact, these are the skills that made Jamshadji Tata to Narayamoorthy highly successful. SREC institutional culture is designed to foster the development of such mindset through multiple design courses and projects in individual courses. Students start with the Introduction to Engineering Design course in the first year where they learn and practice these skills while working in teams. SREC partnered with Purdue University to offer EPICS (Engineering Projects in Community Service) program as a part of the engineering curriculum. In this unique program students design, build, and deploy real systems to solve engineering-based problems for local community service and education organizations.
Further, SREC partnered with Saint Louis University to create Weekly Innovation Challenge to students. The goal of the competitions is for students to exercise their minds and creativity, just as they would their bodies. Challenges nurture their curiosity, ability to articulate and pitch their ideas, and design-build-test their ideas. Additional student competitions and activities that are open to all students help them to network with students from other disciplines and seniors. In this ecosystem, students become thought leaders who have the ability to conceive creative ideas, realize the innovative solutions, and create marketable products.
Industry Relevant Curriculum – Over time engineering education became highly theoretical and lost its practical relevance. The courses taught in colleges are “outdated” and became irrelevant in industry. To address this problem, SREC new curriculum places great emphasis in developing industry ready engineers. To this end, SREC created Industry-Institute Partnership Cell to foster strong ties with the industry. SREC design projects guided and assessed by industry mentors and evaluators, and students exposed to the current industry trends through constant interaction with the local industry. Through constant exposure to industry, the students have the business acumen to work and make a difference in their chosen industry.
Interdisciplinary Learning –The global engineering is based on teams from different disciplines working together. For success, these interdisciplinary teams must understand different cultures associated with the disciplines and learn to see connections between different disciplines as well as course concepts. SREC ecosystem is designed to promote these constant collisions between ideas, thoughts, disciplines, and people by creating a large common core curriculum as well as extra-curricular opportunities that lead to rich learning experience. The common core requires students of different disciplines to take classes together and lasting professional network. In view of the importance of developing the interdisciplinary learning, the institute has established a Cognitive Science Center. An open elective course, ‘Cognitive Engineering’, is presently offered. An interdisciplinary group of faculty have successfully completed a Major Research Project funded by DST (2012-2015) under Cognitive Science Research Initiative titled ‘Understanding Design Fixation in Indian Engineering Students’.
Information Technology – Information technology is revolutionizing our way of life from cellphone to Internet of things. SREC programmes are trained to leverage the ever-changing computer tools to create new products and services in their own areas of specialization.The new curriculum for all engineering majors provides a set of rigorous computer competency courses ranging from regular computer programming to new skills of app development, Internet of Things, and mechatronic systems. They learn to apply the computational tools in their discipline-specific projects and courses.