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December - 2016 - Special issue > Best College to Hire From

Ballari Institute of Technology and Management

SI Edu Team
Thursday, January 12, 2017
SI Edu Team
Defining the Purpose of Education

Outcome-based education has been the most important trend in the recent past. However, there is a significant difference between outcome-based education and simply producing outcomes for an existing curriculum. Technically, outcome-based education is an approach to education in which decisions about the curriculum are driven by the exit learning outcomes that the students should display at the end of the course. Established in 1997, Ballari Institute of Technology and Management (BITM) is an advocate of outcome-based education process. Hence, compared to other institutes, BITS stands for quality and strong Process.

"We provide Blended Learning Methods with a strong emphasis on applications and we believe that continuous and rigorous hands on is the only way forward to improve students ability," says Prof. Prithviraj Y. J, Trustee and Deputy Director, BITM. The institute has been continually in investing in setting up Centre of Excellence and has set up corporate relations cell in Bangalore with an objective to understand the industry requirements. They have collaborated with several industries such as Wipro, Texas Instruments, National Instruments, and Infosys and on the verge of signing with IBM for Specialty Labs and Centre of Excellence to provide real time projects and certification courses in line with industry expectations. "Employability is a larger term and we work with students to improve their skills and hence achieve employability. Majority of the companies have recognized us as a partner in their success and due to high retention and strong performance of our students in the market, recruiters have a strong liking to visit our college for campus placements," claims Prof. Prithviraj.

BITM has strong bond among faculty and recruiters due to its facility and more importantly, the growth they have seen. Since 2005, BITM has played key role in placements of the students and have consistently placed 72 percent of the students in various companies. At BITM, on campus placement drives for IT companies happen in the month of September and October and core companies visit the campus in the month of Feb and March. Average about 15 to 20 companies visit in an academic year for the placements at BITM, which starts preparing the students from their second year with orientation and expectations of the industry. While, the institute conducts regular aptitude and soft skill developments programs with continuous assessment and benchmarking of the students, the highest package received by BITM students has gone up to Rs. 6.10 lakhs and average is about Rs. 4.5 lakhs per year.

"Quality, care and development are the three important things we assure prospective students. We intend to become an autonomous institution at the earliest and collaborate with industry for curriculum development so that the expectations of the industry are met," concludes Prof. Prithviraj.

Prof. Prithviraj Y.J., Trustee and Deputy Director
He has completed his BE in Computer Science & Engineering from MIT, Manipal & Masters in CSE from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. He has worked in Infosys Ltd as a Software Architect and an Engineer for a period of 3 years. In a short span of 3 years, he has worked in the Retail domain, Supply Chain & Logistics. He has also Undergone certification in Project Management from Boston University.

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