A bridge course for newly admitted students is conducted every year before the commencement of the first semester classes. The main objective of the course is to bridge the gap between subjects studied at Pre-university level and subjects they would be studying in engineering. The syllabus for the course is framed in such a way that equal importance is given to both Engineering discipline and personality development which includes soft skills, sports and cultural Activities. The duration of this course is 18 days with 100 hrs. The students are trained in subjects such as Mathematics, Computer Science and English apart from other co-curricular activities.
Syllabus for Mathematics includes concepts learnt at the PU level and also additional concepts which are essential prerequisites for engineering course. Orientation to Computers is aimed at familiarizing the fundamentals of programming languages and thereby enabling them to write small programmes in C language which is a part of I year curriculum for all branches. The module on English is aimed at making the students better articulate in English thereby increasing their comprehension level and self confidence. The sessions in the afternoon will be on soft skills, Sports and cultural activities.
Bridge Course will help the students to have a smooth transition to the Engineering course. The sound grasp of the fundamentals of the engineering subjects lays the strong foundation for the entire four year programme. Our experience has shown that students who underwent the bridge course have fared extremely well in VTU Examinations. Also the students who have attended the bridge course in the previous years have appreciated the initiative of conducting the bridge course. Industry personnel like Hrs, CEO’s who visit our Institute regularly have acclaimed it as an eye opener and boosts confidence significantly.
Personality DevelopmentPersonality and character play vital role in one's success in life. It not only makes a person a better accepted individual but also a role model. Sahyadri believes in the overall development of the students. It strives to make the students well rounded individuals by training them in various aspects such as confidence building, social etiquette, values, decision making, time management and team building. Hence a module on personality development is included in the bridge course.
Methodology:Fun filled group activities, pair work, simulation etc.
Mr. T. V. N. Murthy hails from Tumkur. He is an Automobile Engineering graduate from Mysore University. Also has done Postgraduate Diploma in Ecology & Environment from Indian Institute of Ecology and Environment, Diploma in Ornithology from Bombay Natural History Society.
He joined Junior Chamber(Jaycees) in 1990 and went on to become the National President in 2005, the highest ladder of its administrative position. He has traveled across the world.
A qualified National Trainer and Certified National Trainer by Junior Chamber International located at Florida, USA.He Was instrumental in starting first Nature Club in entire Tumkur District by name Wildlife Aware Nature Club(WANC) in 1989. He has been involved himself in creating awareness on Nature and conservation at school levels.
He has caught more than 1000 snakes, both poisonous and non poisonous and has released them to the natural habitat. He has also been assisting the Nature camps organised by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). He has worked for Indian Institute of Science under Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan and is helping Karnataka Forest Department in many people participatory programmes. He has involved in many wildlife census and bird watching and has brought to the public notice through media the nesting place of Painted Storks at Kaggaladu near Tumkur. He is instrumental in converting entire villagers in to conservation group. He has written a few books on conservation. He has traveled widely throughout country for wildlife photography and has a collection of about 20,000 colour transparency on wildlife. He has given programmes on environment at AIR. Introduced the concept of banning Plastic in Tumkur. Under Plastic free Tumkur banner. He runs a rehabilitation center for injured wildlife. Rehabilitated many endangered animals and birds. He has been serving as a member of Tree committee, Tumkur District Environmental Protection Authority. Karnataka State Government has honoured him as a Honarary Wildlife Warden of Tumkur District.