About the BookStudying in an engineering college provides an opportunity for students to transition into adulthood through a continuous development of their beliefs, desires, aspirations, goals, values, morals and changing lifestyles. In this life-changing exploration, students should take a lead in the development of healthy relationships with other students, faculty and public at large.
Curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities provide enormous opportunities for students to grow personally, academically and professionally while they are pursuing their studies in engineering colleges.
While acquiring domain knowledge in the specific fields of engineering is necessary during the students’ stay in the engineering college or technology institute, they must also develop some other skills to open for themselves career opportunities as well as equip themselves to meet economic, social and technological challenges of the future.
The book will help the students in developing these skills. Included in these are communication skills, leadership skills, self-study and group study, managing time, having positive thoughts, academic integrity and ethics, problem-solving, creativity and innovations and job search, among others.
The book will be useful for the students of engineering during the studies and later throughout their professional career.About the Author/sDr. M. Adithan, was Professor and Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at NITTTR (National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training and Research) at Chandigarh. He was also a faculty in the Mechanical Engineering Department and in the Curriculum Development Centre at IIT, Madras. He has been a visiting Professor at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, U.S.A. and at University of Technology, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
Dr Adithan has obtained B.E. (Hons) and M.Sc. Engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy/University of Madras and Ph.D. from IIT, Madras. He has published many research papers in national and international journals and is author of several textbooks and other instructional materials.
At VIT University, Vellore, he has established Academic Staff College and organized many new and innovative teacher training/faculty development programmes for engineering faculty.
Dr Adithan has been awarded the UNESCO fellowship at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A. and was also a recipient of the Best Teacher Award at VIT University. Presently, he is Professor Emeritus, VIT University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu.