About First Year Engineering Department
Applied Sciences are the base of Engineering. The Department of First Year Engineering Department aims to help students develop strong fundamentals in all basic courses. With sound fundamentals, learning advanced and specialized courses become easier for students. Applied Physics, Applied Chemistry, Applied Mathematics, Communication Skills and Principles of Economics and Management are the subjects taught at different stages of the four year course. The Department has a team of committed faculty members with proven skills in their respective fields and state-of-the-art infrastructure for learning these subjects.
Applied Physics and Applied Chemistry are taught at first year level. The laboratories are well equipped to carry various analysis and conduct advanced practicals in the field of Solid State Physics and Optics. Applied Mathematics, the core subject of Engineering, is taught up to pre-final year level. The subject helps students learn methods in Mathematical Modeling such as Classical, Numerical and Optimization techniques. The students are trained to incorporate mathematical models in Engineering situations and find plausible solutions for the same. Workbooks are designed to make learning lucid.
Communication Skills are being taught from first to pre-final year stage. The subject helps engineering students in improving skills at all levels of administration. The subjects are taught with suitable learning aids. The principles of technical and business communication are discussed with the students to enable them to use it intelligently and effectively in their professional lives. Proficiency in English Language is sharpened to help them become good professional communicators. The Department has a computerized language laboratory.
Department of First Year Engineering is also actively involved in pursuing research activities. The Department has the distinction of publishing and presenting maximum number of technical papers in peer reviewed national, international journals and conferences. The Department has also received research grants worth 1 lakh to pursue advance studies in Fluid Mechanics from the University of Mumbai.
Science depends heavily on the repeatability of experiments, and on their giving consistent (e.g. almost identical) results. This repeatability hinges on objective comparison of observations of different researchers studying the phenomenon. Objectivity indicates the desire to observe things as they are, without manipulating the observational results to accord with some preconceived world view. All observation is potentially contaminated, whether by our theories or our worldview or our past experiences. Scientists, like anyone else, may be swayed by some preconceptions to look for certain experimental results rather than others. Scientists are people and suffer the flaws of humanity too, and it cannot truthfully be said that every scientific theory has arisen from a perfectly executed process of ‘scientific method’.