Dr. Sunil Kr Pandey is the Director of (IT & UG Campus) of Institute of Technology & Science, Mohan Nagar. With over 22 years of experience in the academic field, he has worked in the domain of Planning, Development, Execution and Maintenance. In his interview he expresses his gratitude towards the education sector and remarkably mentions it to be the best field to work in. He goes on to share that participation of each and every member makes decision making easy and how the institute ensures that every parents’ dream comes true. He thereon highlights that everyone should be aware of their strengths and weaknesses in this globalized world. He then talks about how the institute has been extremely sensitive towards social responsibilities and they ensure proper hygiene is maintained in the campus area. In the later segment he advises students to develop a habit of continuous learning and that failure is a stepping stone towards success.
The freedom to explore, experiment, and learn makes the education domain to be the best
The Freedom to explore, experiment, and learn makes the Education Sector to be the best to work in. Also, it is the only sector that offers an opportunity to mentor and contribute towards students' lives to make it meaningful and help them in their professional career and personal life. In fact, happiness and satisfaction is incomparable.
The able leadership and Management plays a very crucial role in it. On this front, we are really blessed to have an inspiring Top Leadership, mentored by Dr. R.P. Chadha our beloved Honourable Chairman, I.T.S – The Education Group and the front leadership of Shri Arpit Chadha, Vice Chairman, I.T.S – The Education Group, under whose leadership we have been able to make our strong presence and among priority list of parents & students for quality professional education.
Participation of each and every member ensures thought clarity and easy decision making
Academic Leadership is entirely different from other verticals. We, at I.T.S Ghaziabad, believe in philosophy that every faculty & staff members at I.T.S Family understands its role & responsibilities and contributes towards the same. This has helped us immensely as freedom makes you more accountable and participation of each of them in decision-making gives them a sense of ownership and more clarity of thoughts and works. We believe that unless we have respect, trust and confidence among team members for each other, it is difficult to achieve what you want, as it is the team that works on ground. As a Leader, my role is to explain our requirements with clarity and a clearly devised plan of action prepared with their inputs, to handhold them, address their concerns and guide them as when required. This has made sure that we are always on time and Quality is never compromised at I.T.S.
Apart from the Academics, I am also responsible for Identifying, planning, designing and implementation of ICT Infrastructure at my Institute. It makes me contended that we own one of the best ICT Infrastructure in the vicinity, when it comes to academic Institutions like us. We have entire campus connected through Wired & wireless network with seamless 24*7 secure Internet connectivity. We have designed our systems such that our facilities to all the stakeholders round the clock with 100% up-time and we have been able to achieve this. Our ICT Infrastructure employs an end-to-end security system in place with UTM System deployed. We have mixed setup with some parts in in-premise mode and some we have kept on Clouds. This combination gives us more freedom, flexibility and cost effective solution. Our entire set-up is maintained completely in-house with a team of Maintenance Cell with experts.
We ensure to meet the expectations of parents to see their wards graduate with flying colors
A student who takes admission at I.T.S has high hope and expectations for his professional career. This is what the most challenging task is for us as we have a variety of students with Raw Skills. Their parents invest in them to see the dream of their ward comes true. Our biggest challenge is to meet their expectations. To achieve this continuous and regular interaction with Industry is of utmost importance for us. These regular interactions help us understand the current Industry needs, future requirements of skills and then involving Industry experts and Top Industry Leaders in the entire process of learning. Based on the Inputs from the Industry interaction, we plan the specialized training programs on latest technologies, Cyber Security and other behavioural aspects to make sure that our students are well equipped with the required skill sets and soft skills when it comes to perform and deliver.
We have devised a system where every student is asked to select Technology from a bucket of options and then rigorous Project Based Training & Workshops are conducted on these technologies in association with Industry Experts. This not only helps students in learning new Technologies but also imbibes confidence in them that they know something uncommon.
In the globalized world, one has to be precise to understand their strengths and weaknesses
In this globalized world, one has to be very precise to understand his/ her strengths & weaknesses, continuously work upon sharpening the skills and keep working on the weaknesses to strengthen it. The need of the hour is to have a fair idea of global business work environment, cultural understanding and work in heterogeneous from different backgrounds, culture and value systems. I.T.S, Ghaziabad has emphasized on this front from its inception. The Foreign Education tours for cultural exchange, understanding others globally, visiting Multinational Companies in India and other countries through foreign tie-ups & collaborations, opportunities to listen, interact and spend time with foreign experts helps students and faculty to understand their perspective and prepare for future challenges. Every student at I.T.S Ghaziabad has to mandatorily attend the activities like CEO Meets, CXO Meets, Entrepreneurship Summits, Business Summits, Digital Summits on relevant themes, Regular Guest Talks etc. organized by I.T.S where they get opportunities to meet and interact with Top CXOs of leading companies and the future directions about Technology and businesses. In addition, the Project based study, regular visits to Industry, Media Shows and participation in leading events of ASSOCHAM, FICCI, CSI and other professional apex bodies provides students unique opportunities to learn and grow.
I ensure that the institute is an ideal place for learning and provide all the support to cater the requirements of the students
My Role at the Institute is to ensure that my Institute is an ideal place for learning and make sure that all facilities, support and required infrastructure is available to create an ideal learning environment to help students by facilitating in the learning process through constructive engagements. This helps We continuously look for avenues where our students get the best of the facilities, faculty, exposure and experience of the real environment, so that they understand, experience and visualize the challenges they may encounter and accordingly they are prepared when it comes to delivery.
The time our institution opened its doors, we are extremely sensitive towards the social responsibilities for our nation
The Philosophy of our Founder & Honourable Chairman of I.T.S – The Education Group, Dr. R.P. Chadha Sir, since its inception in 1995, that if you want to build a Strong Nation we need to keep Education & Health on priority. Since our inception, I.T.S has been very sensitive about its Social Responsibilities and such issues to make sure that education reaches all who want. I.T.S provides a good number of scholarships to meritorious students, dependents of Defence personals, economically weaker students and many more in addition to Government Scholarships available. I just wish to share that the Children of our 4th Class Employees are getting Free Education at different campuses in different programs.
Apart from this, our Group also runs the Chadha Public School, which provides entirely free education, stay and food to the Girl Students of poor and deprived sections of Society and about 300+ such girls are getting world class education from this school.
We take extra care to make sure that our college maintains a clean hygiene
A Healthy Mind resides in a healthy Body. We believe firmly in the proverb and follow the same. We have been very particular at I.T.S about a healthy and hygienic environment in the campus. Our campus follows everything that makes our environment clean, green, cleanliness across the campus to maintain hygiene in the entire campus including our separate In-campus Boys and Girls Hostels, Sports Complex, Academic Blocks etc.
To cater the needs of the immediate health facility, the Institute has a well-equipped Medical Clinic with all facilities including well qualified Doctors (MBBS, MD, MDS tec.) Physician, Cardiac Expert, Dentists with Dental Chairs and other well trained Supporting Staff. This also serves the needy and poor people in the vicinity.
We have taken extra care to make sure the College Canteen and Mess maintain cleanliness and good hygiene in food preparation & cooking and in & around premises. This helps us in keeping I.T.S a safe place for overall mental, physical and spiritual development of our students.
Students should develop a habit of continuous learning and keeping a close watch on the developments around them
There is no shortcut for success and long-term survival. In such a situation of cut-throat competition, the only way to survive is to develop a habit of continuous learning, keeping close watch on Industry developments and keep reskilling as per changing requirements so that they remain relevant with changing time and requirements. This requires passion, commitment, continuous & consistent efforts, aligning individual goals with organizations & contributes self-discipline, focused efforts, sincerity about what you are doing and above all maintain a balance between Professional and Personal Life. We always strive to inculcate these attributes among our students through various Workshops, Group Discussions, Yoga activities, Motivational Session, Spiritual Talks, and Session on meditation to make students realize their potential, increase focus and mental strength to counter the future challenges.
Failure is a stepping stone towards success
Failure is a stepping stone towards success. The term can be perceived in a positive way. When we take an attempt towards what we want to achieve, we sometimes miss out on some factor. Despite our best efforts, we fail to achieve what we intend to. There can be numerous factors which come into play, such as lose focus, losing out on something, getting distracted, personal or organizational factors also play a pivotal role. This unsuccessful attempt which created hiatus is known as failure. This should, in-turn, give motivation to strive for success and attempt again and again till the goal is achieved.
Therefore, I advise my students that success does not come easily as you are competing with thousands of equal mind people, and so you need to make yourself more useful, resourceful and more worthy than others. This will require some extra stretching and some more commitment. In most of the cases, I have found students realizing and accepting it and getting great success.