National Institute of Technology Trichy launched ‘Business and Entrepreneurship for Engineers (BEE)’- an experiential and flipped classroom course – designed and delivered by NIT-T alumni. The new course, for final year undergraduate students, is fully formulated and conceptualized by a team of 1984 batch Regional Engineering College (REC)-Trichy (now NIT-Trichy) alumni.
“This course is highly relevant in today’s business context as the 21st-century economy is shaped by startup community,” said Ravi Vishwanathan, chief Marketing officer, TCS (alumnus 1981). Students will be exposed to the different concepts of management – finance, legal, operations, marketing, economics and human resource management. Classroom session is to be followed by Out of Building (OoB) experiential learning, followed by project evaluation by industry experts and venture capitalists.
“Although the course was mainly designed by alumni of 1984 batch, the course content is being offered by alumni across batches,” said Mini Shaji Thomas, director, NIT-T. She further added that alumni are delighted to be back at campus for the reason of giving the benefit of their experiences in a structured way to their younger counterparts.
The alumni team includes Baskar Subramanian, executive advisor Tetherfi and Shyam Ramamurthy, independent consultant and founder at Catalynk Business Solutions. As a first step, the first set of alumni interactions with the NIT students took place on August 7th – 8th, where P C Narayan, faculty of finance and accounting, IIM Bengaluru handled the classes.