Campus Life at HKBK College of Engineering: Experience it with Ashutosh Agarwal
Located in Bengaluru, Karnataka, HKBK College of Engineering offers B.Tech admissions to all eligible students who wish to pursue a future in engineering. With the college gaining momentum at current times, there are many students who wish to know the inside story of the institute. So what is the best way to know more about the college? To help the interested students, Careers360 presents a campus life interview of Ashutosh Agarwal who is currently studying at HKBK College of Engineering. Read on to know the various facilities available in the college along with details regarding the teacher-student relationship, placement information, hostel facilities and more.
Q. Tell us something about yourself. Where are you from? Which branch are you studying and in which year you are in?
Ashutosh: My name is Ashutosh Agarwal and I am a 2nd year Computer Science Engineering student.
Q. Were there any initial problems and hiccups that you faced during the initial months when everything at the institute was new? How was the support from the college and seniors? How has your journey been so far at the institute?
Ashutosh: When I first enrolled, college life seemed to be very difficult as it was the first time that I had moved out of my house. Everything was new to me. I was afraid of talking to the teachers, couldn’t find labs and all but thanks to the college staff, seniors and the mentor, I have adjusted. The seniors guided towards a path to survive, teachers made the environment friendly and the mentor helped me a lot to open and actively participate in events.
Q. Tell us about the facilities related to academics. How’s the library, laboratories and how supportive are teachers to students in case of queries and doubts related to academics.
Ashutosh: The academic environment is perfect. We have libraries with all kinds of books such as novels, research books, academics related or magazines. The laboratories are well equipped with latest versions of software, equipment of A grade and friendly lab instructors. The teachers are available at any point of time and are easily approachable through whatsapp and phone calls too.
Q. How do the academic activities go? Do exams and other academic events conducted on time?
Ashutosh: The exams and academic events like presentations, seminars are always conducted according to the calendar of events. The students are given proper prior notice and are made to prepare well for the same.
Q. Does the college promote extra-curricular and interdisciplinary studies? Are seminars and conferences organised by college?
Ashutosh: Yes, a lot of extra-curricular activities are conducted like sports , seminars, alumni meets, etc. Students are also also allowed to learn interdisciplinary subjects and prepare for the same.
Q. What all facilities do you have on the campus? What do you like here the most which you feel is unique and differentiating?
Ashutosh: We have a library with lots of interesting books , upgraded labs, seminar halls, CCD, Canteen with hygienic food, hostels for both boys and girls, basketball ground , badminton courts, indoor games, conference rooms, counsellors, research labs, students point with all required study materials , backyard with proper sitting place and many more. My favourite place on the campus which I feel is unique iis the project lab where I can spend hours for work. The friendly and supportive staff there is really awesome. They are ready to teach anything at any point of time.
Q. Tell us about the faculty-student ratio here and about the teacher-student relationship in your understanding.
Ashutosh: The faculty-student ratio in my college is 1:10. It may sound too less but the faculty of my college has the ability to handle it easily. The teachers are available all the time. Students who miss classes will always have the opportunity to clear doubts at any point of time.
Q. What activities are offered in the institute? Are there any clubs etc for the various extracurricular activities? Which ones have you taken up and are a part of?
Ashutosh: There are always a lot of activities in the institute . Our college has 9 clubs out of which few of them are Literature club , Humanitarian club ,CADET club, Sports club, Music club, CET club, and many more. We also have a special club i.e. Innovation club which conducts hackathons, Ideathons and many more. Such events motivate the students a lot and make them learn new things. I personally have taken part in activities like Ideathon, NGO visits, college competition, Seminars and many more.
Q. Describe a typical day at your institute – what do you do from the time you wake up till you go to sleep?
Ashutosh: My day starts at 7:00 AM. I wake up and directly move to the terrace for fresh air. I spend time there by doing yoga and talking to my family. At 8:20 AM I move to the canteen for breakfast and thereafter to the college. During the tea break , I usually go to the CCD and have a cup of coffee and come back. During the lunch break I directly go to the canteen for lunch and soon after then go to the library to issue the books required. If I still have some time left, I move to the respective faculty to clear any kind of doubts I have and thereafter join the classes. After the class hours, I take 30 mins of nap and then go to the basketball ground to play for an hour. After that around 6:00 PM, we go to the canteen for the tea break and soon back go to the hostel room and get back to assignments till the dinner time. At around 8:30 PM, we go for dinner and then have a walk around the campus. As soon as I come back, I sit at my table to start working on something out of syllabus to develop extra skills and then go to sleep.
Q. How comfortable are your hostels and how about the cleanliness factor over there?
Ashutosh: The hostel life is quite complex. For me, it’s the first time that I am living in a hostel. At the beginning, I faced a lot of issues as I was not able to communicate with friends and was
unable to overcome the homesickness. Then after a few weeks, one of the teachers observed me and then helped me a lot to overcome the issues and now I consider hostel as my second home where friends are ever ready for any support. Speaking about cleanliness and hygiene, the hostel has a super clean environment and we never face any issue regarding it. The hostel warden is friendly enough to help at any point of time even at midnight. The best part in hostel is the unity among the students.
Q. What about the medical facilities? Can you avail requisite medical attention if needed in an emergency?
Ashutosh: My health condition in the hostel is often not good due to improper food habits. I suffered from dengue past semester and the best medical facility was given to me. I was taken to the hospital at midnight with proper arrangements and the complete bill was paid by the college . I have seen my college taking care of the hostel students' health very seriously. Even while playing, if someone gets hurt, medical attention is just a call away.
Q. How do you balance your studies, projects, exams and other activities?
Ashutosh: That’s very easy. I have a clear mind that I should focus on the long term goals. The short term objectives are part of it. I never give time separately to the studies and I focus 100 percent and make sure the concept is clear to me . As soon as I return from classes, I just solve the assignment questions as these questions are ultimately the clear picture of the concept. As soon as this is done, my next objective is to develop some project to practically implement my knowledge. This procedure makes me save a lot of time and hence I manage to get time for all the rest of my activities and even to work on my interest.
Q. Tell us about the clubs and societies at the campus and how significant are they from your point of view or students point of view?
Ashutosh: We have many clubs running in and around the campus. The different clubs have different areas of work and have many exciting activities. From my point of view, these activities and events are very helpful for opening up. Such opportunities are very rare and hence taking part in them makes us learn a lot. I personally have developed a lot by actively involving in these things. If I see from a student point of view it might excite students to take up new things and also might help to find their field of work . The students really require a break from the continuous academic schedule and this club is doing it.
Q. Is there any in-house magazine or journal for the latest events or happenings at the institute?
Ashutosh: Yes, my college does have a magazine which has all the events being captured beautifully. The magazine has all information about the college, the courses offered, the events and fests held and everything regarding the campus.This yearly magazine connects every student of the campus with a beautiful memory. The biggest college fest termed as “CALYPSO” is also wonderfully captured by the magazine. The placements, the alumini’s, the companies recruitments, the highest package, and many more are also given through this magazine.
Q. What are the popular hangouts at the institute? What, according to you, are the most-visited places nearby?
Ashutosh: The popular hangouts on the campus are CCD, brews and bites, backyard of the college, basketball ground, college canteen and many more. The most favourite place of the students is the backyard of the college where we can experience nice weather and beautiful trees. We also have Manyata tech park around us where we have awesome street foods which are the life of the students of my college and students often visit here .
Q. How do you spend your leisure time at the campus?
Ashutosh: I often visit the library with my friends when we get free hours. We sit together and clear out each other's doubts. When we get tired we move to the field and play with our seniors. We sometimes even go to the research lab and try to learn something new and helpful. Some other students use this time to complete their assignments or even work with the clubs.
Q. What type of companies come for campus recruitment and what percentage of students get placed every year? How is the recruitment process here?
Ashutosh: The recruitment in the campus is overall good. We have the collaboration with “Google” for the placement activities. Companies like , “Wipro”, “TCS”, “DELL”, “Nokia”, “Amazon” are some of the top recruiters. The CS and IS branch has a placement of 100% and 85% respectively . The students are well prepared with aptitude tests and given a lot of demo beforehand. The placement cell is really handling it all in an awesome way.
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Questions related to HKBK College of Engineering, Bangalore
what about placement in HKBK college of engineering Bangalore
According to your question and taking into consideration that you want to know about the placements of hkbk college of engineering.
To be honest with you,college placements are not something great as highest package offered last year was 14.5 L by Amazon and the average package is not something to look upon. It is around 4L.
how is the hostel in hkbk College of engineering?
Thanks for approaching us
Hkbk has 3 hostels separate for boys and girls with hygienic and tasty food. All the rooms at these hostels are spacious and well furnished. Also, these hostels have a separate mess which is managed by students and wardens. Moreover, a multi-cuisine canteen serves food to these hostels. All the hostels have a dining hall where hygienic and good quality food is served.
Overall the hostel facility is good here.
Hope this helps you
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All the best for your future
my rank is 59000 and i am in category 1 and from hyd/kar can i get cs on hkbk College of engineering
Based on your rank and category, you have a difficult chance of getting admission into HKBK College of Engineering, Bengaluru for B.Tech in CSE, because seats are not reserved for Hyderabad-Karnataka region students at this college. So you may not be able to get admission there. However, you may get admission at colleges like Presidency University, Bangalore and Khaja Banda Nawaz, Gulbarga for CSE.
If you want to find out other colleges where you can get admission, based on your KCET rank, category and HK reservation, check out KCET College Predictor 2020 in the link below:
my rank is 59000 in kcet and i am in cat1 can i get seat in hkbk College of engineering
see cutoff score changes year to year and depends on various factors like number of applicants questions difficulty level, seat matrix, students category etc. you did not mention which stream you want to pursue. however stream wise closing rank is as follows,
Computers Science And Engineering
Electronics and Communication Engineering
Information Science and Engineering
You may use Careers360 college predictor tool to know your predictable colleges
hkbk College of engeneering has good placements for cse
After undergoing the reviews of students, HKBK has emerged out as a good college but you cannot expect a lot.
The campus is small ,in view of academic content you will not be dissatisfied,the faculties are good and ready to help.Placememt is not so good ,it totally depends on you and your performance.Ya some good companies do visit but the average package is about 2 lakh.
For CSE department it has been working well and 75% students get placed in CSE branch.So all in all it is good in terms of cse .
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