About the Department
The Department of Science and Humanities plays a crucial role in the undergraduate experience. It forms an integral part of the institution, since its inception, with a mission of imparting teaching and promoting implementation of practical aspects of Physical Science and Humanities to build a solid foundation as part of the engineering education and plays a unique and distinctive role where the ethos of science and technology prevails. The Department offers Ist yr. courses for all the department students. Functioning under Prof. C. Nirmala, as Head of the Department, the concerns of this department can be said to be somewhat different from the concerns of the core disciplines of the Institute and it strives to bring a humane touch to technology and assist the engineers to develop themselves within the social context. English, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry are the four main streams of this department and its main intention is to lay strong foundation in the first year of any course, so that engineering streams become easily accessible to the students.
Program Outcomes (POs)
- PO 1 : Engineering knowledge : Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.
- PO 2 : Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
- PO3 : Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations
- PO 4 : Conduct investigations of complex problems : Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
- PO 5 : Modern tool usage : Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.
- PO 6 : The Engineer and Society : Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
- PO 7 : Environment and Sustainability : Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.
- PO 8 : Ethics : Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
- PO 9 : Individual and Team work : Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.
- PO 10 : Communication : Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
- PO 11 : Project management and Finance : Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
- PO 12 : Life-long learning : Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.