Field Based Learning - Botany and Biotechnology students are taken to centers like Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), SreeChitraThirunal Institute for Medical Sciences And Technology, Trivandrum, Golden Bee farm, Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI) and other Research Institutions to gain experience on specific areas. These provide them a valuable experience in theirarea of study. Simulations are used to teach concepts of Algorithms.Field trips are organized to prestigious institutions with a view to demonstrate use of instruments likeElectron Microscope, High Performance Liquid Chromatography, Cryopreserver, Gas Chromatographythat complemented the concepts taught. MBA students gain hands-on experience on various conceptslearnt in class by taking up live projects in marketing for Colgate Palmolive and SBI life. Students aretaken on Industrial Visits to DP World, Carboradum Universal, Kitex Garments, Anna Aluminium, NittaGelatin, SEBI, Frasco and Modern Bread to provide them an understanding on the working of different types of organizations and its functional units. Students take up internships which serve as a preparatory phase towards their corporate entry. Recently our students were recognized as best performers for their online internships from Soying Bean and E4.
Collaborative and participative learning
In collaboration with district / local administration and other Organizations students participate in various surveys and research programs. Some of such collaborative projects are -“NummaOonu” for Govt of Kerala, Kudumbashree, UnnatBharathAbhiyan, Route Assessment Survey for Kochi Metro Rail,“Whistle App” for Vigilance Department and flood reliefactivities. Students also participate in socially relevant projects as a part of National Service SchemeActivities fromtime to time. ” Parivarthana“is one such socially relevant program, where the students, in teams, go to schools and create awareness on diverse social issues. Collaborative or Group learning is also emphasized in classrooms through - role-plays, games, quiz, simulations, mind mapping, group presentations, think–pair-share. Brainstorming sessions, discussions and debates are conducted to encourage group participation and to improve their communicative skills. Biotechnology students had set up a bee hive as part of apiculture and a medicinal plant garden to complement group learning. IMLP and AMLP programme are in house programmesthat focuses on collaborative learning. Interaction with the eminent personalities from the corporate world helps the students to get a feel of the industry and learn fromthese knowledge and experience sharing sessions.
Problem solving methods
Problem solving methods in the form of case studies, situation analysis, logic development for programming are used for providing better learning experience. Participation in fests/conferences/ seminar– Students are encouraged to participate in various national management and cultural fests like Daksh , JeMeCe , Yamistha , X'lenciaMahasangram’ and Startup Idea Pitch Competition to mention a few. Students presented paper at “Kathan” conducted by IIM Udaipur. They also participated as panelists at Annual Budget discussions by various TV channels.