It stands for Women in Science and Engineering that formally aims to strengthen the technological scenario, in which, women play an integral role. Being the foundation of every strong society, women need strength & a robust identity for which WISE was established. Numerous social programs like visits to hospitals, slum houses, and orphanage, etc. are organized at regular intervals under WISE. It also endeavours to increase the number of girls studying Science, Engineering and Technical subjects, developing their technical & entrepreneurial skills to help them progress in related careers. Training initiatives, projects, sojourn at various institutions & workshops are also organized to augment their knowledge so that they can grab the opportunities to excel in their fields.
It creates learning and assessment opportunities in which a tutor performs the combined role of a friend, a philosopher, and a guide for a group of students under his or her tutorship. The responsibilities of a tutor include helping, guiding, admonishing as well as caressing for students in academics, all whilst being a person to whom students can confide their problem of any type. He / She is a guide, a teacher, a mentor, a second parent, an authority and a friend. Here any student can share their problems related to study, other faculties and management to get them solved and also, they can share their non-academic and extra-curricular talents with others. This system plays a vital role for students who require academic help from others in order to excel.
OPEN BOOK TEST
OBT was launched in the year 2009 with a vision of promoting and fulfilling the technical and non-technical needs of students to manifest their innate potential. It is ideally suited to teaching program of Poornima University that especially aim to develop the skills of critical and creative thinking. Open book tests have a tremendous impact on promoting the right mental sets in both learning and teaching.The effect of OBTs, at Poornima, restores the true meaning of the word “education” for teachers as well as students.
It is considered one of the most tactical methods for teaching as it provides students with an opportunity to learn practically through interaction, working methods and employment practices. Industrial visits are considered a part of a college curriculum and thus various industrial visits, seminars, workshops, etc. are organized to give the students practical hands-on experience about the internal working environment of a company, its know-hows as well as an exposure to the pragmatic aspects of the educational course which cannot be visualized in lectures.
SELF HELP GROUPS
It focuses entirely on acquiring teaching strategies through education, practice, feedback, and coaching along with analysis, modelling, demonstration and discussion. Self-Help Groups give members an opportunity to discuss their experiences, share their thoughts & ideas to give support, hope, and to educate others. Its main objective is to involve higher performance students for improving question answering skills of weaker students and make it a group of high achievers. Asst. Dean of I year and HODs of Higher Classes are responsible for implementation of this procedure with tutor as facilitator of the group & coordinators of the group as help members so that the quality of tutorials, assignments, lab records, results & attendance keeps perfecting.
- Self–help groups are formed for each tutorial batch in a class. So, there are 6 self-help groups in a tutorial batch; each group gets a separate tutorial sheet comprising of 4/5 students.
- Teachers check copy of the coordinators and guide them as required so that he/she can help other students of the group.
- In lab classes, coordinator or its nominee checks the accuracy of calculations and lab records of the group members & aid them. If needed, he can consult the teacher or lab technician.
- If required, the group members can stay over on Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday after college hours up to 4:10 PM and mutually help.
- Tutor of the class shall be the facilitator of the groups formed for the batches and shall pass on the relevant information as desired by Asst. Dean/HOD to the groups.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT LAB
It’s a part of academics where all facilities are provided with updated technologies and equipment. The significance of R&D can be highlighted as:
- To promote research and development activities in the institution.
- To equip the student and the faculty members with latest advancements in the technological areas.
- To provide engineering consultancy and research in innovative areas.
- To enhance the engineering education with research orientation, fulfilling the technical needs of industries.
POORNIMA EMPLOYABILITY ENHANCEMENT MISSION
PEEM was introduced in Poornima on July 13 from academic session 2013-14. Its main aim is to prepare the budding engineers to face the challenges of cracking the job interviews. It was introduced for helping students to crack written exams of the companies, to instil confidence in them during interviews and to provide an opportunity to explore themselves beyond the academic curriculum. PEEM helps students to be effective in their placements. This year, about 1350 students were put through the online tests for the evaluation of their aptitude and skills and 800 of these students were found eligible on the grounds of various parameters to be subjected to GD/PI, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning and English (spoken and written) Classes.
ONLINE ELIGIBILITY TEST
Online eligibility test is a mandatory eligibility criterion for appearing in the Mid Term Examinations for all the students to help them with self-assessment of their academic preparation at any stage. It is for 1 hour duration and is conducted on weekly basis. They are provided with a login and password to appear for the exam and if for any reason they are unavailable to give the exam during the assigned internet lab then they can appear during any free time in the college schedule. The print out of the result will be provided to the students. Passing online exam is mandatory and two attempts are given for clearing one unit. It consists of 60 questions in total from all the topics of that particular unit, for e.g., the first test will consist of 60 questions in total from the unit I of all the subjects in that particular semester.
SPECIAL CLASSES FOR SKILL DEVELOPMENT
Special Training classes are organized for the final year students so that they can excel in the upcoming Placement drives. These classes are meant for:
- Guiding the students for augmenting their Placement likelihoods.
- Experience Sharing by Placed Students (Alumni and others).
- Discussion on Exam Patterns and Previous Year Placements.
Survey Camp is conducted successfully for students at regular intervals, as a compulsory part of the Curriculum. Such camps are aimed to groom the engineering students with essential knowledge and exposure to the real field work, thereby encouraging leadership and teamwork skills among them. This Survey Camp results in inspiring and supporting students to emerge as a leader in several areas in academic and non-academic fields. The Students are divided into groups of 10 -11 students each and are monitored and mentored by the faculty coordinator. These camps are organized in 2-3 phases to learn & monitor each aspect of surveying.
The idea of Udbhav was conceived with the aim to provide technically inclined youth with an innovative platform where their talent and expertise would be recognized and duly rewarded. This is a technical project-exhibition event of Poornima University where the best projects are showcased by students and the exuberant projects are rewarded with prizes by the senior dignitaries of Poornima. The technical festival “Udbhav” is formally inaugurated and it continues for one whole day for other students to view and learn from the projects. Every year, a booklet of “Udbhav” is released by the Chairman of Poornima Foundation which narrates the growth story of Udbhav and the important highlights of the event which are the memories to be cherished in the future.
PRAYOGAM-A PROJECT EXHIBITION
It’s a 3-day technical event of Poornima which creates awareness about contemporary technological scenario. Prayogam is organized in November every year at Poornima University wherein students of other institutions are invited along with their parents to interact directly with the makers of technical projects and models to know about their application. Each of the projects exhibited and presented in Prayogam reflects technical knowledge and skills acquired by the students in their respective course of engineering. Along with the display of 2500 selected technical and engineering projects and working models covering the fields of electronics, instrumentation, mechanical, civil, computer and electrical, several other on the spot competitions, quizzes, workshops and trials of various exhibited projects are also conducted.
It’s the Annual Sports & Cultural fest which is conducted every year as a platform for every Poornima’ite to showcase their exuberance and talent. The organising team is led by the Students’ Council. The events are divided into three categories namely club, sports, and cultural and numerous events are organized under these categories:
- Sport Events- Tennis, Chess, Carom, Basketball, Tug-of-War, Volleyball, Atheletics-100M, etc.
- Cultural Events-Group Dance (Folk/Western), Solo Classical, Mime.
- Club Events-Sur-Sangram, Roadies, Heena-creation, Act-it-out, Treasure-hunt, Extempore, etc.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT CELL
EDC was established with the objective of creating, fostering and promoting the spirit of entrepreneurship amongst the youth of the nation. The E- Cell organizes a plethora of events under its aegis. It allows participation not only from the students of PU but also from colleges all across the country. It is aimed at promoting an environment favourable for entrepreneurial thinking and action through the organization of a variety of entrepreneurship-oriented events such as games, ideas generations, business plan contests, case studies, business quizzes and so forth. The long term objectives are aimed at assisting students who aspire to start their own ventures. To achieve the objective, EDC has an association with NEN (A national level leader in Entrepreneurship Development).
COMPUTER LITERACY PROGRAM
A club named “Techno Freaks” has been established which provides IT classes to young minds with fundamental IT skills for their studies & research work. In the IT age, every field of study calls for various aspects of computer knowledge such as writing presentation, design, calculation, simulation, analysis and so on. Children from slum areas like Ramchandrapura and the children who work in college mess come to attend these classes every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday for an hour after college timings. It’s great to see those kids getting so indulged in the learning and enjoying.
Poornima Paathshala, the Social Welfare Community initiated by Poornima University, came into existence in the year 2013. Its founder and co-ordinator is Mr. Om Prakash Gurjar, Winner in 2006 of “International Child Peace Prize” instituted by Kids Rights, Netherlands, and it is being headed by Mrs. Renu Singhi as its Chief Mentor. It provides a forum for faculty and students of institutes under Poornima Group to participate in social activities and voluntarily contribute to bring a difference in the life of under-privileged children through non-formal education and effective learning environment. Poornima Paathshala is an effort to contribute in fulfilment of dreams of parents for their children, to bring smile on their faces and to help them with education in transforming into a potent social force, eager to step forward into the world of competition and aspire to be successful. It focuses on overall development of the child to make him / her self-reliant and a responsible member of the society. It begins with the acquisition of knowledge and working in synergy with ongoing formal education. Its vision is:
- To establish an educated society by providing quality education to the young ones regardless of their social and economic status.
- To ensure overall development of the child to make him self-reliant and a responsible member of the society.
- Hence, this movement has been initiated to educate the underprivileged children and bring the light of knowledge in their darkness of poverty.
Convocation Day is the highlight of a student’s life as it marks the culmination of their academic life. Poornima University had successfully organized its 1 st Convocation in the University campus on Saturday, August 16, 2014. Padma-Shri, Dr Pritam Singh, Director General of the prestigious International Management Institute (IMI), New-Delhi graced the occasion as the Chief Guest of the ceremony along with many distinguished personalities. Poornima University had distributed 61 degrees to its successful first batch of MBA students. Along with this, the university also conferred an Honorary Doctorate degree (honoris causa) to Shri. Vinod K. Ladia, Chairman, Shree Rajasthan Syntex Ltd. (SRSL) and Dr Ladia, who is a prominent industrialist of Rajasthan is a B.Tech. degree holder in Textile Engineering and a post Graduate (MBA) in Finance & Management (1967) from the coveted Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad. Poornima University had distributed 61 degrees to its successful first batch of MBA students. Along with this, the university also conferred an Honorary Doctorate degree (honoris causa) to Shri. Vinod K. Ladia, Chairman, Shree Rajasthan Syntex Ltd. (SRSL). Dr. Ladia, who is a prominent industrialist of Rajasthan is a B.Tech. degree holder in Textile Engineering and a post Graduate (MBA) in Finance & Management (1967) from the coveted Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad.
- Report of 5th Convocation held on Saturday, January 5, 2019
- Report of 4th Convocation held on Monday, November 13, 2017
- Report of 3rd Convocation Ceremony 2016 on Saturday, September 24, 2016
- Report of 2nd Convocation held on Saturday, September 05, 2015
- Report of 1st Convocation held on Saturday, August 16, 2014
POORNIMA ALUMINI ASSOCIATION
Poornima Alumni Association was established in the year 2006 with the objective to bring together all alumni of Poornima as a family. While we started with just 140 students and now have about 10000 students wandering in our premises each year, reputation continues to be the clear reason students enrol, candidates get recruited and scholars attend our research & development programs. Every alumnus today represents Poornima’s past and is the foundation of our future. Poornima’s core values and its purpose as an organization of excellence are most clearly defined by the achievements and contributions of alumnus to their organizations and societies. The world has changed. And once again, Poornima has responded by listening to the industries that hire the talent that Poornima nurtures, and delivers the change they need. We strongly believe in our core philosophy of fulfilling your dreams. Alumnus can help most by talking about Poornima, mentoring students, accepting opportunities to attend classes, recruiting Poornima’s students, participating in alumni events and sharing their views and expertise. Alumnus has always played a major role in enlightening and strengthening Poornima by their victories. They have been our supporters and have served the alma mater being benevolent to it. Alumni are the real ambassadors who have tied juniors with their support and guidance. It is through them that we are known in the world around. The Alumni Association has always manifested in joining the weak bonds together and creating them afresh and new through the means of alumni section. Association has also maintained a regular contact between the alumni and the alma mater which has resulted in a well-developed, versatile engineering graduates and alumni which outshine the rest in their fields. We are building Poornima’s future on a history characterized by vision, passion and courage but more importantly – on a hope that we can make a difference.
FACULTY FELICITATION PROGRAM
It has been a tradition of Poornima Foundation to appreciate the utmost efforts of its hard working faculty members and technical staff members for giving the supreme results. A faculty facilitation program, therefore, is conducted either on Independence Day or Republic Day and the faculty as well as staff members are awarded under various criteria. The scheme was introduced to appreciate efforts made by the department and individuals for the betterment of academic performance and to encourage them to contribute in a positive and competitive environment. The reputed faculty members of PF, Jaipur leave profound influence by their expertise at the major national & international conferences, seminars and refresher courses and help shaping the future trends in technical education. The mission of the Faculty at PF is to create highly competent engineers and to provide quality professionals and community services. The faculty has a deep sense of belonging to the institution and is devoted to maximizing the opportunities available to the students across and beyond the campus.
TEACHER’S DAY CELEBRATION
Poornima Foundation celebrates Teacher’s Day every year to pay a tribute to the contribution made by the teachers towards the students, the institution and the society. Marking respect & admiration, the students organize surprise games & small activities for the teachers to make them feel special. The bubbly decorations and spontaneous creations enlighten the mood of the event. Few activities organized last year were:
- An acquaintance with Teacher’s Day Celebration
- Awareness about GATE and relevant competitive exams
- Importance of Soft Skills/Communicative English
- Scope of Teaching – as a profession, etc.
“Uniformity of clothing is believed to lead to uniform behaviour & uniform behaviour is supposed to lead to conformity of thought”. In a college there are students from different regions of India but are united in a same place, for same purpose – Education. So, dressing in uniform shows ethics & keeps students far away from comparison. As we all are in a professional course during our graduation, our uniform gives a sensation of professional behaviour, respect & it also develops identity of a group. The final excuse for having a uniform is that it gives students a sense of pride in their institute & we know it well that clothing is a powerful form of non-verbal communication, conveying socio- economic status , occupational role & even the authority & power vested in that role.
PARENTS TEACHER INTERACTION
It was organized for the 1st time in February 2015 and Poornima plans to continue to conduct such meetings every year. The purpose of this meet was to inform the parents about the activities being run by the Dept. and Institution to ensure good quality education and overall improvement of their ward. Also parents were informed about the performance of their ward and about the activities being run to ensure ‘Placement’ of the students.
SEMINARS & CONFERENCES
Poornima University desires to motivate, support and encourage students and faculty members to grow dynamic in profession along with a social commitment with the help of International & National seminars, workshops and conferences. Poornima University organizes various seminars, workshops, National & International Conferences related to technical, social and communication fields.