Narasaraopeta Engineering College was established in 1998, the first technical education institution in the district has been excelling in research and entrepreneurship ever since its inception. NEC has given hundreds of engineers and leaders to the nation in the last two decades. NEC has a permanent affiliation to JNTU, Kakinada. The institution is approved by the AICTE, New Delhi, with NBA and NAAC accreditations and sponsored by the Gayatri Educational Development Society (GEDS). In NEC, they are not teaching technology but also teaching students to lead the destiny of the world and address it a better place. An exclusive interview with Careers360, Arjun Reddy, a B.Tech computer science student of NEC from Vishakhapatnam shared his campus life experience of NEC.
Careers360: Tell us something about yourself. Where are you from? Which branch are you studying and in which year you are in?
Arjun Reddy: Hi, this is Arjun Reddy. I am from Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. I am a 3rd-year B.tech Computer Science Student at Narasaraopeta Engineering College.
Careers360: 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?
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Arjun Reddy: Being a hostler, I did felt homesick in my initial days in the college. However, my seniors came to my rescue, they took me outings in Narasaraopet and taught me the local know-how. In my 3 years of life in Narasaraopeta Engineering College, I have learnt a hell lot of things from standard education to practical implication of knowledge. I can proudly say that I have been turned into a wiser and a reasonable person.
Careers360: 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.
Arjun Reddy: NEC has one of the biggest libraries in Andhra Pradesh with more than 10000 books. So there was never an issue of sharing a book with another student! Labs are equipped with latest instruments and are well maintained. For addressing queries of the students, assistant professors are available anytime.
Careers360: How do academic activities go? Do exams and other academic events conducted on time.
Arjun Reddy: Academic activities take place as per the academic circular given at the start of the semester. Exams, pop tests, and lab tests are conducted as per the schedule with strict implications
Careers360: Do college promote extracurricular and interdisciplinary studies? Are seminars and conferences organised by the college?
Arjun Reddy: Yes. Other than educational aptitude students are tested in other fields. Like- sports, debating, coding, science etc. Now and then, professors, professionals are called upon to conduct workshops and seminars.
Careers360: What all facilities do you have in the campus? What do you like here the most which you feel is unique and differentiating?
Arjun Reddy: My college has all basic facilities like Hostels, canteens, medical centre, indoor stadiums, separate playgrounds for football, cricket and athletics etc. along with technical workshops, computer labs etc.
The possibility to explore your talents and interests is what I found librating in my college. The emphasis on soft skills is something I found very unique and useful.
Careers360: Tell us about the faculty-student ratio here and about the teacher-student relationship in your understanding.
Arjun Reddy: We have a student-teacher ratio of 10:1. In my experience I found teachers to be very strict and serious about academics. However, teachers are approachable in times of doubts and before exams.
Careers360: 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?
Arjun Reddy: There are music, dance, sports-outdoor/indoor, drama, debate, film, photography, robotics, English, and literature clubs at present in the college. I am an active member of the dance club in the college.
Careers360: Describe a typical day at your institute – what do you do from the time you wake up till you go to sleep?
Arjun Reddy: I wake up at 6 am, get ready for college by 7 30 am as the classes start from 8 am. After every period we get a break of 5 minutes following 4 such lectures which is followed by an hour of lunch break. And then 3-4 more lectures depending on the day.
After college, I go back to my hostel and take a small nap of 30-1 hr. After that, I hit the grounds for some sports, which followed by random discussions on what is happening in the college and the world around with friends. I take my dinner by 8 30 PM and then read up till I go to bed at 11 pm.
Careers360: How comfortable are your hostels and how about the cleanliness factor over there?
Arjun Reddy: Hostel life here has been smooth so far. The food is proper and served at the right time. Cleaning of toilets is done on a daily basis while we can call up the sweepers to clean the room at any day.
Careers360: What about the medical facilities? Can you avail requisite medical attention if needed in an emergency?
Arjun Reddy: There is a dedicated medical centre available for students and faculty members inside the campus itself. An emergency vehicle is also present.
Careers360: How do you balance your studies, projects, exams and other activities?
Arjun Reddy: My personal strategy for dealing with academics has been my strong adherence to my weekly schedules. I study 3 hours daily for topics covered in the class, which makes my preparation for exams easy. For projects, we get assigned groups so it becomes easier to share the work.
Careers360: 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?
Arjun Reddy: As I mentioned above, college clubs and societies help students to gain insight into the practical world and make our lives more meaningful.
Careers360: Is there any in-house magazine or journal for the latest events or happenings at the institute?
Arjun Reddy: No. When it comes to sharing of events we have our own college radio station, which is very cool and informative.
Careers360: What are the popular hangouts at the institute? What, according to you, are the most-visited places nearby?
Arjun Reddy: Our college is surrounded by small hill-tops, that is the best hangout spot after college hours. Mostly, colleges canteens are the spot for most students. ISKCON temple Narasaraopet is most visited place near our college just 5 km away. Also, Kotappakonda and Spinning mills are places that you should visit.
Careers360: How do you spend your leisure time at the campus?
Arjun Reddy: If I am not hanging out my with friends, I visit the robot club whenever I get some free time.
Careers360: Does college have a Facebook page where students can express their views or ideas or any blog where they write about their experience of life at the campus?
Arjun Reddy: Yes. we have very active Facebook and Instagram pages. We also have independent class pages where we discuss our problems. And most importantly share notes.
Careers360: What type of companies comes for campus recruitment and what percentage of students get placed every year? How is the recruitment process here?
Arjun Reddy: From Core companies for mechanical, civil, electrical to IT companies for Computer science, all type of come for their placements. However, In the last few years, the volume of IT companies has increased. As per reports, 80 % in a batch gets placed every year. The recruitment process follows the standard procedure with aptitude tests, followed by technical and HR rounds.
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Narasaraopeta Engineering College, Guntur for CSE has more and better placements than in IT in Bapatla Engineering College.
Placements in the college are very good this year. About 65% of the students are placed. The highest package offered is 8 LPA, the average package is 3.36 LPA and the lowest package offered is 2 LPA. Companies like Pole To Win, Snovasys, Glenwood, Indium Software, etc., visited our campus. Roles like tester and analysts are offered. Only 10% of the students got internships from college with a stipend of Rs. 5,000 per month. They have a placement cell in the college which provides training and placement details to the students.
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Dear student, as you have chosen upgradation option in the counselling process, the allotment of seats of other colleges will depend on the vacancy of seats and the cutoff for the same. You have not specified your rank in the entrance exam. So please specify it in the comment section to know whether you will get MIT or Bhagalpur in 5th round.
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