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Great Indian Institutes Season 3 | Education Beyond Classroom

The first episode of Great Indian Institutes Season 3 talks about universities that believe in providing skill based education that goes beyond classrooms.

Great Indian Institutes, an initiative by Great Places to Study, is a series deciphering the best educational institutes across the length and breadth of India. It celebrates the most dynamic, innovative and inspiring institutes of the country. 

Season 3 of Great Indian Institutes kickstarts with the story of two of the most skill-driven institutes of India - Rabindranath Tagore University of Bhopal and Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology in Patiala.  

About Rabindranath Tagore University 

The leading flagship university of the All India Society for Electronics and Computer Technology (AISECT), Rabindranath Tagore University is a center of world class education that believes in building a new India with new skills, education and research. It's a university that not only believes in imparting education but also transforming individuals into responsible professionals. RNTU is the first skill-based university of India.  

The Rabindranath Tagore University aims to provide the students with skill integration along with higher education. The courses are mostly based on vocational development with special focus on practical for a hands-on experience of the industry.  The curriculum incorporates a special skill training, a unique one for every semester, enabling the students to be more prepared for the life outside the campus.  

"The parent body of the university is the All India Society for Electronics and Computer Technology (AISECT) that is a 30-year-old educational network. It has a great legacy and it focuses on skill integration with the higher education. A lot of new age skills are imparted to the students to make them employable in and out of the country" - Santosh Kumar Choubey, Chancellor, Rabindranath Tagore University. 

The 52-acre, state of the art infrastructure laden campus includes engineering workshops, skill development centers, an energy park and the Centre of excellence for renewable energy. RNTU has 32 courses that consist of technical and non - technical subjects.  

Education beyond Classroom 

Rabindranath Tagore University has one of the best student outreach programs in India. The university is a hub of numerous co- curricular activities that help with the academics and helps in personality enrichment of the students.  It also provides holistic counselling and brilliant placement assistance to the students. The core idea of Rabindranath Tagore University is to provide education that goes way beyond the classroom and enables a student to be industry-ready. 

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The second segment of the episode of Great Indian Institutes traces the journey of one of India’s best private engineering institutes. 

About Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology 

TIET has been an epitome of integrity, diversity and transparency. It is one of the most eminent learning institutions of the country. Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology believes in creating independent and confident individuals. 

Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology considers its students to be seedlings that are nurtured to lead and contribute to human kind. The alumni of TIET have been involved in projects as huge as the one with Bhakra Nangal Dam.  

The institute provides courses that are categorized into three units i.e. schools, centers and departments. The programs start from the +12 level to PhD level.  

"They study fantastically well, they do get placed very well, they also get an opportunity to excel in their fields of interest, which is what holistic growth is all about." - Dr. Maneek Kumar, Dean of Student Affairs, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology 

The LMT School of Management is an outgrowth of TIET that only focuses on management courses and grooms the students to be world leaders by broadening their horizons and imparting them with a sustainable and social entrepreneurship mindset. 

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Education beyond Classroom 

Education at the Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology purely focuses on the holistic growth of the students. The students are divided into clubs and teams of their interests and are given the opportunity to showcase their projects at a global level. Initiatives like the project semester, exchange programs and teacher training workshops not only enable students to gain industry experience but also provides them and the faculty with international exposure. TIET ties up with major international universities.  

There are almost 40-50 clubs at the Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology which include the Science and Technology Entrepreneur's Park, Pratigya Abhiyan, NOX Dance Crew, Fine arts and photography.  

The Industrial liaison and placement cell provide the students with expert advice on careers.  

Watch to know more about institutes that don’t educate student but groom future leaders. 

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