Treading Where Pure Education Rules The Roost
Being involved in the field of education is truly a rewarding experience. Such surely are the sentiments of the Managing Committee of Surajmal Memorial Education Society (SMES) which spear-leads the educational institutes at C-4, Janakpuri, New Delhi since 1999 and has its campus spread over eight acres of land with serene and eco-friendly environs of Janakpuri in New Delhi The Society is also involved in running Maharani Kishori Devi Girls School (2200 girls) in Bikaner (Rajasthan) and Maharaja Surajmal Public School (700 girls and boys) in Shamli (U.P.) since 2005; and is also into setting up of an only girls school in Jhajjar (Bahadurgarh, Haryana) for which construction is in full swing. Maharaja Surajmal Institute of Technology (MSIT), an organ of SMES, offers 4 years’ regular courses in B.Tech. (Computer Science & Engineering – 180 seats), B.Tech. (Information Technology – 120 seats), B.Tech. (Electronics & Communication Engineering – 180 seats) and B.Tech. (Electrical & Electronics Engineering – 60 seats) has apprx. 2200 students studying presently. This college was established in 2001 after getting the green signal from AICTE and is affiliated to the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University in Delhi. Maharaja Surajmal Institute (MSI), another organ of SMES, is running professional courses with 2160 students is another feather in their cap. MSI offers Bachelor of Business Administration course (Gen) (1st Shift) (180 seats); Bachelor of Business Administration (Gen) (2nd Shift) (120 seats); Bachelor of Business Administration (B&I) (1st Shift) (60 seats); Bachelor of Business Administration ( B&I) (2nd shift) (60 seats); Bachelor of Computer Application (1st Shift) (120 seats), Bachelor of Computer Application (2nd Shift) (60 seats), Bachelor of Education (single shift) (100 seats), Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) (single shift) (60 seats). The colleges’ fee structure is fixed by the State Fee Regulatory Committee of the Delhi Government and admissions are on the basis of Common Entrance Tests conducted by GGSIP University. The entire infrastructure in the institutes is as per norms and requirement of AICTE/ UGC and GGSIPU. Even the salary of teachers is affixed as per the same standard of regulations. About 300 staff members exist on the permanent roster in both the colleges. Says Mr. Ajit Singh Choudhary, Secretary, proudly, “Most colleges
run due to commercial motives, but not ours. We actually wish to give the best of facilities and education to the students.” Other head honchos responsible for running the educational institutions include Mr. S.P. Singh (President) who is an M.A. and L.L.B. from Delhi University. He retired from the Income Tax Department in 2001. Mr. Kaptan Singh, Senior Vice President, is an Engineer from Roorki University and a retired Chief Engineer from Irrigation Department, Lucknow. Chortle out this educationist trio that they wish to “set up our own University and open centers of excellence, not shops for education.” MSI ranks number 5 at all India level in the privately managed institutions category as per The Times of India’s Survey for BBA Programme. The Department of Computer Science Engineering, and Information Technology of MSIT’s educational edifice is equipped with a programming lab, database management lab, software engineering lab, data structure lab, artificial intelligence lab, algorithm analysis and design lab, object oriented programming lab, web engineering lab, computer network lab, computer organization and architecture lab, internet and project lab, and a multimedia lab. The Department of Electronic and Communication Engineering has the Analog Electronics Lab, Communication System Lab, Telecommunication Network Lab, Microprocessor Lab, Digital Circuits and System Lab, Mobile Communication Lab, Consumer Electronics Lab, Control System Lab, Optical Communication Lab, VLSI Lab, Digital Signal Processing Lab, Microwave Lab and an Embedded System Lab. The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering has the Power System Lab, Electrical Science/Circuits & System Lab, Measurement & Instrumentation Lab, Electrical Drive Lab, Electrical Machine Lab, Soft Computing Lab, Advanced Control System Lab, Power Electronics Lab and Utilization of Electrical Energy Lab. The Department of Applied Sciences too has a number of laboratories and workshops. In addition, the Institutes offer a cent percent placement for its courses. Some of the companies which come for placement here include Amazon, Wipro, HCL, Infosys, Accenture, TCS, IBM India, Genpact, MetLife, Aon Hewitt, Aricent, Yamaha Motors, Libsys, Adobe, British Telecom, Tommy Hilfiger, SAP Lab, Deliotte, Musigma, Newzen, Vivo, Pinkerton, Luminious and others. Reportedly, even Microsoft comes here during its placement drive. Extra-curricular activities like sports, tech-fests, cultural evenings and annual day are celebrated with a lot of pomp and liveliness. The primetime USPs of the colleges are “it has the best of faculty and infrastructure along with maintenance of strict discipline and a strong support from the management.” The Society (SMES) also provides scholarships to students with rural background on the basis of merit-cummeans and has offered scholarship worth Rupees Twenty Lakh this year for the students studying various professional courses. Till date the Society has distributed cheque worth Rs. One Crore Forty Five Lakh as scholarship to the needy students to fulfill their dreams of pursuing higher studies. The same is the tradition being followed by both the Institutes running under it. In 201617, MSIT provided scholarship worth around four lakh rupees whereas MSI provided the scholarship worth around Rupees three lakh rupees to the meritorious students. The Management of the Society has been awarded the Diamond Eye Award for Total Quality Commitment in Excellence in Education from OMAC, a very highly reputed Paris-
based international organization in 2011. MSIT has also been awarded the Outstanding Technical Institution Award for 2014-15 by the National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research ( NITTTR) under the aegis of the Ministry of Human Resources Development of the Government of India. In addition, SMES has been given three awards by the Indian Education Council for contribution to excellence in education in 2015 (SMES President was given the ‘Glory of India’ award; the Director- Placement was given the ‘Bharat Samman Achievement Award’. The placement cell was given the ‘Best Placement Cell in a Group of Institutions’ award). The society runs with a vision of ‘developing new paradigms in higher holistic education in information technology, management, e-business, cultural and national values leading to student empowerment with an inclination for creative, aesthetic and cohesive group functioning in the global scenario.’ Also, the mission statement is ‘to work together to release the inherent intellectual, social and emotional capacities of all students who pass through the gates of this institution.’ This society was established in 1972 and is registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860. The primetime motto around here is to ‘disseminate quality education in the technical and professional areas, especially those beneficial to the students from rural and hitherto educationally-deprived section of the society.’ It is certainly a highly gratifying kind of an attitude when the main aim behind running a successful education society is disbursement of education for the sake of educating classes and masses. This seems the underlying ethos of the entire environment at this place; which is a trailblazing and a hallmark achievement, no less. In addition, when it is quality and not quantity of students which rules the roost, it adds a certain amount of fine fiber in effective operations to the whole vibe of the institute. This too, is a sureshot feature of the basic structuring of this organization. In essence, Surajmal Memorial Educational Society is a very trustworthy kind of a rock-solid Society in its chosen arena of operations. And its success story is one which is creditworthy and speaks volumes of sheer hard work and dedication.
Ajit Singh Chaudhary, Secretary
S. P. Singh, President
Er. Kaptan Singh, Senior Vice President
Maharaja Surajmal Group of Institutions Building