The environment and culture of any academic institute is extremely essential to empower its students to realize their potential and emerge as confident, well-groomed and knowledgeable individuals. I take pride in introducing Greater Noida Institute of Technology (GNIOT) as an institution with a relentless focus on management teaching for a larger purpose, thereby opening opportunities for professional success and fulfillment.
Life at GNIOT
College Life is a much awaited phase in every student’s life. It gives the returns to the efforts put in by them, to get admission in the institute of high repute. The students join college with intent to achieve dreams of their lives. Many questions arise in their mind about the environment and culture of the institution they wish to join. In this blog, I want to answer all the questions for the students who aspire to join Greater Noida Institute of Technology (GNIOT) thereby sharing the culture and environment of the institute. I will try to cover all important aspects pertaining to Life at GNIOT.
GNIOT is not just an educational institution where the students only study, give exams and get a degree. It is a platform where students come as raw material and pass out as a finished product who has acquired the skill set to face the industry challenges.
GNIOT campus is lush green campus spread over 13 acres, having separate buildings for all the courses offered. The class rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with advanced multi-media and audio-visual equipment. It has spacious seminar halls and auditoriums with varied capacities and hi-tech laboratories with latest equipment. The entire campus is Wi-Fi enabled. The facilities provided in the computer labs include the latest configuration computers, modern software and high-speed internet facility. There is a Convention Center for hosting cultural as well professional events. There is a well-managed separate library of every department with a wide variety of books and journals.
GNIOT strives for serene academic ambience that focuses on development and all-round growth of the students. The Institute has a balanced strength of faculty resources having rich experience in academia & the industry. The faculty members possess expertise in not only teaching, but also in research & development. It is appreciable to see highly skilled people come together under one roof to impart prime quality training to the students. The Faculty at the Institute functions to bring about a right mix of theory, application along with proportionate practice which caters to the ongoing industry needs.
The faculty fraternity is continually providing the support to students in running clubs, organizing national and international activities, inter and intra-college competitions, annual technical and cultural festivals, live projects, group projects in addition to various activities for social cause. The students of the college have consistently won accolades and awards at both national and international levels. Experiential Learning is undertaken for every course. This is backed up by assignments, internships, live project opportunities to provide students real-time learning and assessment of their work.
At GNIOT, we strive to bridge the gap between classroom teaching and the real world. We incorporate a mentorship program for the students at individual level to transform them into aspiring leaders. Mentoring aims to focus on student career planning and development, employability development, academic advice and support, career transitions and work life ethics.
Personality Development Program
The program deals with the dynamics of personality development and grooming of the students so that they become aware of their personality shortcomings. Activities are organized to enhance their leadership and communication skills. Students undergo team building activities and classroom sessions to boost their level of general awareness about social evils like impact of smoking/drinking, relevance of a balanced diet, etc. We invite social eminent personalities who motivate the students with their inspirational speech. GNIOT has tie ups with several NGOs who come and discuss with the students regarding the social evils.
Professional education is incomplete without strong industry exposure for the students. At GNIOT, we organize corporate events to facilitate students with wide exposure. Industry experts are invited to the campus to address the students and to initiate them into the emergent mantras of the technical and management world. The sessions have been christened as “Conclaves”, and are scheduled twice a year. Eminent professionals from big corporates like TCS, Amul , VIVO, etc. are invited to share their thoughts and experiences with the students. It is an interface with the reality that helps students to cope with and stay ahead of change. Every year, conclaves are held in the disciplines of Engineering, Marketing, Finance, Human Resource Management, Family Business, and Information Technology. Seminars, conferences, technical fests and workshops are also organized on the regular basis to orient the students with emerging trends in the industry.
GNIOT has a legacy not just in education but in sports as well. Sports contribute very significantly in college life. The institute will provide you with ample choices of sports to choose from. It has sports facilities like cricket, badminton, Basketball, tennis, etc. . Students can be seen playing badminton right in the morning, Frisbee under the blazing sun, and basketball all through the evening. The students organize and participate in sports competitions. Every year GNIOT organizes ‘PRAYUDH’, the biggest sports fest in Greater Noida, where top teams from different colleges battle it out. The enthusiasm of students more than makes up for it.
Information Technology is unarguably the defining force of this millennium, and GNIOT is poised to break new ground as the most e-enabled institution in India. The initial focus of being system friendly has now resulted in a virtual flood of e-initiatives. Beginning with the upgradation of infrastructure like marching towards Wi-Fi campus, supplemented by the introduction of new courses, workshops, seminars, live projects and setting up a Centre for e-Business that aims to facilitate industry-academia interface. Thus enabling the creation of a whole new batch of tech-savvy managers with the skills to integrate technology solutions to the workplace environment has begun. The computing resources at GNIOT include latest servers and workstations, a state-of-the-art campus network and WAN connectivity.
GNIOT has its own cultural and literary four days fest called ‘AAGHAAZ’. It sees a lot of participation of students from other colleges as well. It is the biggest annual function hosted by students. Students from all the programs come together to organize competitions at a national scale. The fest is a three days event and goes on all day long and students just keep frantically moving from one competition to another, trying to take part in as many of them as they can. The icing on the cake would be the evenings which are even better when after an entire hectic day consisting of soulful tracks by singers, battle of bands, etc.
Clubs at Institute
GNIOT provides students with the opportunity to join clubs of his preference amongst HR club, Marketing Club, Finance club, Cultural club, Entrepreneurial club, Music club, Dance club, Literary club, etc. These clubs aim to provide opportunities to the students to have an overall development in their personalities and enhance their abilities to prepare themselves to face the dynamic industrial challenges. These clubs also organize several events like business quizzes, business plan competitions, and seminars on contemporary issues, among others.
As per UGC (University Grants Commission) regulation, ragging is strictly prohibited in any academic institute. GNIOT adheres to this regulation strictly. To ensure the security of students, an Anti Ragging Committee is constituted in the institute. It consists of all Head of the departments (HODs) and is constituted for the purpose of ensuring a ragging free campus. The committee is empowered to take immediate action against any untoward action and also to counsel the fresher. Students seeking admission shall have to furnish undertaking in this regard.
Separate accommodation for boys and girls with spacious and well-furnished hostel rooms. Both hostels are located in the college campus itself with at-par ultra-modern living environs. The hostels are designed to provide a proper mix of privacy & a unique social experience with 24x7 Local Area Network connectivity & Internet connectivity. The hostel also has sports and other recreational facilities for the students. For indoor activities there is a table tennis room, in addition to a well-equipped modern gymnasium. There is a common TV area where the students can enjoy cricket matches and other programs in large groups. The mess and cafeteria of the college campus provide hygienic and healthy food with an extensive menu to select from.
Strong industry interface and planned academic rigor have consistently resulted in a significant increase in the competency levels of the students. The students have proved their mettle through the quality performance during their summer internship and at various other technical and non- technical competitions. The college is taking strong initiatives to provide students with best placement opportunities. On a regular basis, job fairs, placement drives are organized for the students in all the courses.
In 2019, the participating companies made a total of 192 offers ,spanning across functions such as Finance, General Management, HR, Operations, Sales and Marketing, Strategy & Consulting and 360 offers in software, civil, electrical, electronics & communication and IT sectors. Top recruiters include Wipro, TCS, Amazon, HCL, Cognizant, Oppo, Asian Paints, ICICI Prudential, etc.
By Prof. Ruchi Rayat
Department of Management(GNIOT)