|• WHAT IS IT' A college
offering undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in various
• WHO’S THE BOSS' Dr K.R. Keshavamurthy is the principal.
• HOW CHEAP IS IT' Fees is fixed as per VTU/government norms.
• WHAT ABOUT JOBS' The
institute has a placement cell to help students find jobs.
• WHERE TO STAY' There are hostel facilities for boys and girls.
• WHERE IS IT' DBIT, Kumbalagodu, Mysore Road,
Bangalore – 560074
Tel: 080 – 28437028/29/31.
Any student will vouch that the best part of studying in Bangalore’s Don Bosco Institute of Technology (DBIT) is its sprawling 36-acre campus, located on the Mysore highway. “The college campus offers a getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city,” says Arunima Basak, a former student.
DBIT boasts of lots of green space, spacious classrooms, cafeteria, a computer centre, laboratories and both indoor and outdoor sports facilities. “We aim at providing holistic education,” says Dr K.R. Keshavamurthy, principal, DBIT. The institute is run by the Wayanamac Education Trust. It is affiliated to the Visveswaraya Technical University (VTU).
Set up in 2000, DBIT offers engineering, management and other undergraduate and postgraduate courses. All admissions are through written tests, and as per VTU and Bangalore University rules.
Engineering courses are the institute’s focus area. It offers courses in electronics and communication, computer science, information science, mechanical engineering and electronics.
Courtesy the college’s location in India’s IT city, the computer science course is given great attention. “The computer science and the engineering departments have well equipped laboratories with IBM servers,” says Keshavamurthy. Each faculty member is assigned a group of 15 students. “The faculty members act as their friend, philosopher and guide,” says Keshavamurthy. He adds that students are motivated to form ‘Technology Groups’ to share knowledge of the latest technologies.
DBIT also offers courses in management studies, research and development, and HR. “We offer specialisation in the areas of finance, human resources, marketing, international business, finance and banking operations and systems,” says Keshavamurthy.
The principal adds that mentoring is available at DBIT. “Students’ Participative Management Skill Development Programme, etc, happen regularly to gear students for the corporate world,” informs Keshavamurthy.
“Counselling poor performers and building confidence for better performance is the speciality of the department,” says Keshavamurthy. DBIT has a department of basic sciences and humanities that caters to the first and second year BE students. “The department has 13 faculty members in physics, chemistry, maths and languages,” says Keshavamurthy. It regularly conducts competitions like paper presentation, quizzes and poster presentation, says Keshavamurthy.
Keshavamurthy claims that DBIT offers excellent infrastructure. The institute’s library and information centre is equipped with 16,000 books. “There is also an exhaustive collection of video tapes and compact discs,” says Keshavamurthy. The Internet lab is open 24 hours a day to benefit students. On the sports front, DBIT offers facilities for indoor games like table tennis and carom. There are basket ball and volley ball courts as well as a football and cricket field.
DBIT has a centre for arts and culture that organises activities like debate, theatre, creative writing and street plays. “The centre provides a platform for students to exhibit their talents outside studies,” says Keshavamurthy.
Vinod R., a final year engineering student, says debating at the arts and culture centre helped him shed his shyness. “It gave me the confidence to communicate better. I can now handle job interviews with ease,” claims Vinod.
DBIT also boasts of a good placement record. Keshavamurthy claims that companies like Infosys, Wipro, Polaris and Larsen & Toubro come for campus recruitment.
Arunima Basak, lecturer, R.K. Institute, Bangalore, remembers her DBIT days
I did my MSc in biotechnology from the Don Bosco Institute of Technology (DBIT). I took an instant liking to the campus the minute I visited it. It seemed to offer the ideal, sylvan settings to pursue a demanding course like biotechnology.
Besides the campus, DBIT has state-of-the-art infrastructure to support research. The laboratories are well equipped and we never had any problems in procuring instruments.
Our batch had 48 students. It was just the right number that enabled healthy peer interaction. This cosy setting also facilitated personalised attention from the faculty. The faculty members were our mentors. Poor performers were coaxed into putting in more effort. They were never left out of class participation or ignored.
As told to Varuna Verma