With the aim to enhance the management & supervision of students’ project-reports, Department of Engineering organized an online workshop on “Effective Management of Students’ Project Reports”, on 25th June 2020.
The objective of Workshop: The impetus for the workshop came from Dr. Ali Rafeet, HoD (Engineering), himself. According to him, students’ projects form an integral part of the Engineering program. Managing students’ projects in a fast-changing world patented by the information explosion requires adequate training on prudent and savvy mentoring, for the project-supervisors.
Overview of Event: Keeping the aim of the workshop in view, the digital event started at 9:00 am with three sessions in which each session ended with an activity. Head of the team and the moderator for the event Dr. Teofilo Sabangan from the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Section, managed a sequential and carefully selected order of topics of discussions. He started the workshop with a short but powerful introduction.
Opening remarks was given by Dr. Mohammad Faizur Rahaman Khazi, HOS (Civil & Architectural Engineering).
Session#1: Guiding students on Abstract, Introduction, Literature Review and Methodology-writing: The first session commenced with Dr. Rakesh Namdeti from the Chemical Engineering Section, who emphasized on the importance and ways of guiding a perfectly synced and seamlessly written introduction and literature review.
Session #2: Supervision on Results & Discussion and Conclusions & Recommendations: This was taken up by Dr. Shabnam from the Diploma First Year Section. In her session, she brought to the fore, the important and relevant points related to effective supervision in dealing with the findings and handling the limitations therein.
Session #3: “Common Errors in Engineering Student Project Reports at SCT”: The third session took to floors by Dr. Mohammed Kashoob, from the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Section. Besides presenting the commonly observed errors in students’ project reports, he proposed the solutions to avoid and reduce those errors.
Closing Remarks & Feedback from Audience: Dr. Mohammad Faizur Rahaman Khazi, thanked the facilitators while adding how worthwhile the theme, content and delivery of the workshop was. Very informative, concise, clear, enriching, meaty, and all superlatives, were some of the feedback received from the staff who had attended. All the facilitators agreed that being symbiotic and synergized determined the success of the workshop. They also recognized the support extended by the ETC-technician Mr. Ariben Santiago in ensuring the flawless progress of the online workshop.
Overall, the workshop was a success, a well-received event with a win-win situation for facilitators and the audience alike, and hopefully in future for the students as well.