Interview by Yash Panchal
Dr. Bhaskar Pal is currently working as the Professor and Dean of School of Automobile & Manufacturing at Symbiosis University of Applied Sciences, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India. He holds Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) and Masters of Engineering (Production Engineering) from Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur. He holds a Ph. D degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.
Dr. Pal has earlier worked as the Assistant Manager in Wendt India Limited for 4 years, as Assistant Professor in ICFAI for 4 years, as Professor in Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering for 2 years, as Professor and Head of Department in Dayananda Sagar Academy of Technology and Management for 2 years and as Professor and Head of Department in Alliance University for 3 years.
Dr. Pal is Skilled in E-Learning, Lecturing, Curriculum Development, and Statistics. He has a strong education background with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree focused in Machining, Grinding.
Dr. Pal’s experience in the education industry
It is always refreshing as it’s always filled with fresh droplets from clouds. The real challenge is to nurture this droplet in such a way that it should not get adulterated. Through the process of education, these intelligent droplets get intellectual and start sparkling like a diamond with its every. It enriches the whole system due to its mutually beneficial relationships. It is attributed to a Nation Building activity.
Dr. Pal’s leadership philosophy
Moral leadership will bring positive changes. It focuses on ethics, virtues, alignment of individual goals in the organization. It is the direction to attain the vision and goals of the organization. Empowering others to make a decision is important for developing future organization leaders.
Dr. Pal’s leadership style
Push the sincere people ahead of me, strengthen the honesty behind me.
Significant challenges faced as the Professor of Symbiosis University of Applied Science
Understanding the philosophy of skill University; bringing the concepts of skill oriented pedagogy from conventional; focus on specific job oriented programs like Automobile, Manufacturing, Mechatronics; organizing the randomness of the characters, understanding the need of individuals.
Curriculum of SUAS
This University makes the curriculum didactic. In each curriculum, a link exists between theory and practice. Each module has its uniqueness to associate with practical components. The teaching pedagogy is believed to be of 30% theory components and 70% practical components. The students are exposed to each subject with different components throughout their semester like theory, skill, tutorial and practical. At the end of every semester, students are assessed by the Industry personal in every course for preparing them as skilled personnel.
Views on the growth of students through placement opportunities available at Symbiosis University of Applied Science
This University creates for the future. Adapting the evolutionary technology to revolutionary technology into the curriculum and imparting the same to the student’s soul. These students are getting enriched with industry visit by exposing them to the newest technology, acting as a trainer while conducting program wherein the outsiders are interested to enrich their knowledge, manufacturing quadcopter, hexapod, robots by using 3D printing technology and to make artificial intelligence. The students with their enhanced skill will help the company to be available in the campus to recruit these skilled personnel.
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Dr. Pal on his with students
I believe, myself as a teacher has a moral to create a nation inside the classroom. This philosophy makes students motivated to learn things from a teacher. Creating a pleasant learning environment inside the classrooms will encourage students to interact with me freely.
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Ideal school environment for Dr. Pal
The environment should be academically oriented with flair and cultural mix. Encourage the student to be a teacher, to be an orator, to be patriotic during Independence day/Republic day, to be a leader to lead the cultural festival. The students from different places in India are perusing their study at Symbiosis. So allowing to perform their intrinsic culture, fusion those to other culture which makes a sensation to overall unity.
Top qualities that an aspiring PGDM/Engineering/BBA/Law/Arts student must possess
Nowadays, most of the companies need skilled personnel from day one. Formal education must be transformed to enable new forms of learning that are needed to tackle complex global challenges of twenty-first-century skills. Lecture model is highly ineffective for teaching twenty-first-century competencies and skills. Learners need skills such as critical thinking, the ability to communicate effectively, innovate, and solve problems through negotiation and collaboration.
Goals in mind for SUAS for the next few years
The punch line of this university is “living together for mutual benefit”. The university is setting the academic culture in such a way that in the near future, it will be one of the adorable places for skill development. The curriculum, MOU with different leading companies, interaction with the leading university from abroad for a study abroad exchange program, internship programs will definitely place the mark on World demography.
Advice for aspiring students
The students should possess traits like honesty, disciplined, responsible, sincere and should work as a team.