Sciences & Humanities Department
The department of Sciences & Humanities also known as First Year Engineering Department plays a principal role in equipping first year B. Tech. students to take up their core program education. The Department is committed to its basic principles of imparting knowledge and preparing the students towards achieving academic excellence through attainment of core competence in basic sciences, basic engineering courses and humanities. The Department offers the courses: Engineering Mathematics, Engineering Physics, Engineering Chemistry, Communication Skills, Environmental Science, Foreign Languages (German and Japanese) and basic engineering courses. The English Language Laboratory assists students in improving their linguistic skills. Activities like individual and group presentations, situational conversations and software based assistance to enhance soft skills. The department has state-of-the-art Chemistry Laboratory and Physics Laboratory. Special care is taken for first year students by providing faculty mentors to help them to adapt to engineering subjects.
Mathematics is the basis for all branches of Science, Engineering and Technology. Mathematical competence opens doors to productive futures. Principles and Standards call for a common foundation of mathematics to be learned by all students. In order to have a strong mathematical foundation at both the U.G. and P. G. levels mathematical courses offers support to under graduate and post-graduate engineering courses of the college. The mathematics contributes the goals of the institute of achieving excellence in teaching and research. The mathematics faculty takes the responsibility of preparing students for the advanced mathematical competencies required in engineering and technology. The department faculty has been taking a leading role in developing curricula and syllabi for engineering mathematics, statistics, assisting U.G. and P.G. projects where applications in new areas of mathematics are called for.
Apart from stressing on consistent and good academic performance, the students are motivated to exhibit their talent in the field of mathematics. They are motivated to handle seminars, group activities and power point presentations, poster presentations etc. in tutorial sessions. This enables better learning of fundamental discipline.
There is symbiotic relation between Physics & Engineering. Broadly speaking, Engineering is mainly Applied Physics. The present day technological developments have been the result of joint efforts of physicists & engineers. A proper study of Physics is therefore indispensable for engineering students to excel in their fields. The physicist discovers scientific principles and invents devices to describe & explain them. The technician applies and magnifies these devices for human convenience and comfort.
The department of Sciences and Humanities offers Engineering Physics Theory and Lab course for F. Y. B. Tech students. The theory course deals with the advanced areas in Physics like Optics, Oscillations, LASER, Quantum Physics, and Semiconductors etc.; whereas lab course is designed in order to understand the actual fundamentals, students learn during theory, in practice.
Chemistry is the branch of science that deals with the study of composition and properties of matter. So chemistry is relevant to every walk of life. Chemistry is needed everywhere in life. Without a chemical reaction there is no single moment in life.
Chemistry plays an important role in engineering. Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry are the basic sciences learnt by a student in school and intermediate level. Engineering students must have basic understanding of these subjects.
Syllabus of Chemistry in engineering stream extends the knowledge acquired at intermediate level. The subject is offered as ‘Engineering Chemistry’; theory and lab course for the students in their first year of engineering and it is common for all the branches of engineering. Here Engineering chemistry forms a bridge between basic sciences and engineering subjects. Engineering Programmes like Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Computer Science Engineering and Information Technology Engineering, Automobile Engineering need the basics of chemistry directly or indirectly.
Technical competence is at the core of success in engineering but it is equally crucial to consider ability to communicate concepts effectively. In order to prepare an engineering graduate to satisfy the above needs, an efficient and effective curriculum of English Proficiency has been developed with effective planning of its delivery. This interactive course reviews the fundamental principles behind effective communication of all types, providing guidance on communication and presentation strategies. It gives practical advice on the different modes of communication, including formal writings skills like emails, letters, notices, and reports; telephone, face-to-face interactions, and examines how to design and deliver an effective presentation.
In recent years, the department has widened its scope by offering choice based courses of Professional Skills Development under Soft Skills Program for higher classes. The faculty of English navigates the mission of imparting these skills for B. Tech and M. Tech programs.
Gnosis Plus are pioneers in delivering well designed and outcome based skill programs to institutions that empower students to excel in career. Rajarambapu Institute of Technology (RIT) along with Gnosis Plus has facilitated English Language Training for First Year B. Tech students. The training modules are targeted to empower students with English language skills that will help them to develop Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing (LSRW) skills. The skills will help them to achieve their goals in academics and career. It is ensured that all students participate in the program with enthusiasm.
To cater the need of students for jobs in MNCs the department has designed foreign language courses under choice based curriculum. Here students get an opportunity to learn German and Japanese language to meet global needs.
It provides an integrated, quantitative and interdisciplinary approach to the study of environmental systems. The students of Engineering undergoing this course would develop a better understanding of human relationships, perceptions and policies towards the environment and focus on design and technology for improving environmental quality. Their exposure to subjects like understanding of earth processes, evaluating alternative energy systems, pollution control and mitigation, natural resources management and the effects of global climate change will help the students to bring a systems approach to the analysis of environmental problems.