Hyderabad, 28th July: KLH Hyderabad Campus of KL Deemed to be a University, referred to as one in every of India’s main universities, takes a big stride in its dedication to group service and progressive training by its ‘Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS)’ program. The EPICS program, in collaboration with Purdue University, a prestigious establishment from the United States, was formally inaugurated final yr, following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the 2 reputed training hubs.
Dr. William C. Oaks, Director of the EPICS Program and Professor of Engineering Education at Purdue University, just lately visited the campus to interact in additional productive discussions. The go to was presided over by Dr. A. Ramakrishna, Principal of KL University, Dr. M. Kishore Babu, Director of International Relations, and Dr. M. Saidireddy, EPICS Coordinator, and attended by all esteemed college members. The assembly centered round enhancing the partnership between the 2 establishments, exploring avenues for joint analysis tasks, scholar exchanges, and college collaborations in various fields of engineering.
On the event, Er. Koneru Satyanarayana, Chancellor of KL Deemed to be University, stated, “We imagine in fostering a tradition of innovation and social accountability amongst our college students to convey a constructive change in society. This group service program helps college students develop a deep connection with the local people of close by villages and handle the urgent challenges confronted by the group by progressive engineering options. A couple of of the scholars have taken strides and created options; they’re presently engaged on the prototypes stage to deal with issues for the group.”
EPICS, a patented initiative of Purdue University, is an distinctive program that brings collectively groups of undergraduate college students to design, construct, and deploy actual programs, aiming to supply engineering-based options for native group service and academic organizations.
As a part of the EPICS program, KLH Hyderabad launched the credit score course titled “Social Immersive Learning” for all second-year engineering college students, enabling them to actively take part in the group service initiative. In the earlier tutorial yr, college students engaged with close by villages carried out surveys and recognized 32 distinct downside statements prevalent in society. Through their relentless efforts, they efficiently engineered resolution prototypes for just a few challenges, demonstrating their dedication to creating a tangible influence on the group.
Building upon the success of the EPICS program, KLH Hyderabad is now providing the identical course in Phase-II for all second-year college students this yr. Dr. William Oaks’ go to served as an affirmation of the program’s effectiveness and its potential to create socially accountable engineers outfitted with the abilities to deal with real-world points.
As a part of the EPICS program, the University organized a complete One Week Orientation Workshop from 18th July 2023 to twenty fifth July 2023. The workshop aimed to equip new college students with a radical understanding of EPICS, encompassing subject surveys, downside identification, and the event of working prototypes for the recognized challenges. This yr, over 340 college students enthusiastically participated in the workshop, reflecting the rising enthusiasm for group service and engineering-based options among the many scholar group.
As the EPICS tasks close to their completion, the scholars will hand over their prototypes to the involved communities, societies, or authorities authorities, thereby offering useful options to deal with urgent challenges. The ‘Social Internship’ facet of this system will reward every scholar with two credit upon the profitable completion of their tasks. Notably, all bills incurred in creating the prototypes shall be borne by the University, reaffirming its dedication to supporting group service initiatives.