To reduce the cost of education per student, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) had introduced the new scheme from the 2009-10 academic year, namely the “Integrated Campus”. This new scheme allows institutions to optimally utilize their infrastructure. Under this scheme, a society or trust running different types of institutions under AICTE’s purview on contiguous land sites can share a joint campus with common amenities like a common library, canteen, computer centre, auditorium or playground etc.,
Which saves money on land and infrastructure investments. This scheme has reduces the land requirements by 20 per cent. It’s a mini deemed university without going through the procedures required for deemed university status. In integrated campuses only infrastructure would be shared, and not the academics. The facility can be availed by existing educational groups of institutes as well as new one.
Integrated Campus is a joint campus with many institutes / colleges like
The scheme can produce multidisciplinary experts with ease like:
In engineering discipline there are many management based subjects. Normally the teachers of engineering background are teaching these courses. In integrated campus the management faculties can be involved and there expertise can be utilized to produce better engineers.
In isolated management institutes, for the specialized courses like M.B.A. (Information Technology), the teachers of management are involved. With the help of computer engineers these courses can be handled in a better way. Software Engineering experts and Project Management engineers along with management experts can give justice to this discipline.
EFFECTIVE TRAINING & PLACEMENT ACTIVITIES
The role of Training & Placement (T&P) Officer in Integrated Campus is more challenging than isolated campus. He has to cater the needs of student of various disciplines. To achieve this goal, the T&P officer needs to develop more contacts with industry as well as variety of reputed organizations, which results into very strong T&P department. In addition to this, at Integrated Campus, the better campus recruitment in one institute helps other institutes too. He can start one day to seven days certificate programs on various topics related to management, engineering,and personality development effectively
The Integrated Campus scheme gives far better environment for higher learning than isolated institutes. The significant features of this system are:
This model facilitates all these features without sacrificing anything