Gearing up for the real challenge
An ancient Chinese proverb states that there is a big difference between knowing the path and walking the path. The BSc (IT) course is one that perhaps best exemplifies the adage. The career opportunities that lie ahead for BSc (IT) graduates are immense because it is an industry-specific course. Companies know quite well that these aspirants will fit in and start contributing practically from day one so they too prefer to hire BSc (IT) graduates.
However, there is a major hurdle between visualising the potential and achieving it, namely the TY BSc (IT) examinations. Students tend to score as much as 80% marks in the first two years and the passing percentage is almost 100%. However, in the third year, when exam papers are set and
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With high cut off scores required to ace the recruitment process these students need to be focused on covering their syllabus in a systematic manner, especially when this one year decides their future for the next forty years. Therefore, to assist them in meeting the high standards set by the industry, several institutes have been stepping in to fill this knowledge gap.
Among the leading institutes in this segment is Vidyalankar, which has over 5 decades of experience and expertise in grooming Students. Vishwas Deshpande, Managing Director, Vidyalankar Group, points out that their ‘Student Success Services’ includes several student support programs that enhance the retention, graduation, and success of all students. Students participate in activities and programs that help them to develop, learn, and achieve. Student Success Services includes General Education advising, academic planning, counselling, cultural enrichment activities, learning assistance, and tutorial services. In a nutshell, Vidyalankar’s Student Success Services include Advising Services, the Educational Opportunity Program, the Learning Resource Center, the Intensive Learning Experience, and Testing Services, he explains.
“We share useful tips on study of subjects, counsel students over the choice of electives having great potential and brief the students on how to clear technical Interviews during recruitment. Students are taught theory and its implementation together, so that they are familiar with the use of concepts. This way their basic concepts are clear and practicals can be performed optimally right from day one. With IT qualified engineers as teaching faculty guiding students in putting their projects together, the students are industry enabled,” he explains.
Over sixty professors guide Vidyalankar students either full time or part time. The quality and high standard is maintained through regular assessment of teachers not only by the management but also by the students.
Test exams are conducted frequently. Model solutions are readily given immediately after the tests are over. Corrected test papers are distributed in the next lecture to make it easy for the student to assess their own answers as well. Vidyalankar has evolved the best of systems over a span of over 50 years. It ensures that the best of study material prepared by the best of teachers is made available to the students.
Testifying to the positive impact these initiatives have is Vidyalankar student Aparna, who scored 90/100 in C# says “I would give Vidyalankar’s teaching methodology a 10-on-10 rating. The concepts were so well taught that I still have them on my fingertips. Every question taken up and solved in the classroom by the faculty helped to a great extent. A strong B.Sc. (IT) coaching also paved the way for my selection at placement interviews, at par with I.T engineers.”
Niranjan Kulkarni, who scored 89/100 in Adv Java, declared, “Being a part of Vidyalankar Classes has changed my very attitude towards learning. The faculty made sure that every single concept was well understood by us.”
Nikita Parab scored 83/100 in WD and emphasised that “Of the many advantages that Vidyalankar offers, three factors that equipped me really well for the exams were –their well-designed study material, comprising the notes, EQ (Examination Questions), GQ (Graded Questions), their distinct teaching methodology and their teachers, who are very, very helpful. They made sure that every single doubt we had was cleared and every problem on our mind solved.”
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