Orientation and Pedagogy (UG)
a. Method of Instruction
The Institute employs a very effective and interactive teaching-learning process using most recent teaching aids including multimedia. The curriculum has been developed considering the present and future needs of industry and higher education. Teachers prepare detailed presentations, lab manuals and course files to ensure the effectiveness of teaching-learning process. A salient feature of the curriculum is a six-month project semester, totally devoted to carrying out projects in the industry. Students of all under graduate programmes spend six months in the industry, other organizations, renowned institutions and universities, both in India and abroad, as part of their curriculum. They are encouraged to undertake projects in various areas of the industry to augment their theoretical learning. The emphasis during the 'Project Semester' is to expose the students to real life problems in their chosen field of work and find their solutions, using a systematic and logical approach employing latest tools, techniques and technologies.
All students of SIT can opt for and qualify a special Diploma in Business Management from the Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune a premiere Institute of Management in the country. This arrangement gives the students an insight into basic functions of management like marketing, finance, human resource and operations, in addition to polishing their communication and interpersonal skills. The students are exposed to these aspects at an early age as compared to the students of other management programmes. This helps a great deal in making the theoretical concepts and techniques of management become a part of their students' personality and their normal way of life.
b. Learning Beyond Classrooms
The students of SIT are able to interact with and share the experiences of eminent personalities who keep on visiting the Institute from time to time. Many such celebrities who have visited the Institute are Padma Bhushan Distinguished Missile Scientist of the country, Former Scientific Advisor to RakshaMantri, Dr. V. K.Saraswat, former Director DRDO and Chief Scientific Advisor to the Defense Minister, Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, a renowned actor, Mr. HarshaBhogle, well known cricket commentator, Dr. S.G. Dhande, Former Director IIT Kanpur, Mr. ChetanBhagat, a famous writer, Mr. GajananNabar, CEO Praj Industries, Mr. Uddhav Thackeray, Executive President (Shiv Sena) and many others.
c. Industry Interface
It is necessary to give students an insight into the practical aspects of theory taught in the Institute. The Institute, right from its inception, has ensured industrial participation in curriculum development, guest lectures, student trainings and internships. In addition to these,several industrial visits are also arranged for students in order to give them a clear picture of the industrial environment. Visits were made to some renowned companies like ARAI, Bharat Forge, Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope, KraftPowercon, Persistent, Precision Camshafts Ltd., Tata Motors, Xpanxion International Pvt. Ltd etc.
d. Research and Development
SIU started Ph.D. programme in Engineering from the academic year 2010-2011. Presently 79 research scholars are pursuing their research from Faculty of Engineering. Recently research equipment and facilities have been established at SIT to carry out high quality basic and applied research. Faculty members have sent proposal to funding agencies for sponsored R&D projects in emerging areas of research. They also have a large number of publications in refreed journals and are actively engaged in publications. Many papers were presented by the faculty and students in conferences held in India and abroad. Faculty and students have published 89 papers in refereed journals and at 16 conferences in the year 2015. Sixty Five journal papers out the above are in SCOPUS indexed journals. The undergraduate and graduate students also get an opportunity to work on some sub-areas of larger research problems as their major or minor projects. The Institute is in the process of augmenting necessary equipment and facilities in the identified research areas.