The average time a child can struggle at the surface before drowning is about 30 seconds. It is about 60 seconds for adults. That means, for a lifeguard or water rescuer, every second counts when it comes to rescuing a panicking victim, as they rush through the heavy waters to a drowning person they mentally urge to hang on. However, due to shortage of manpower, lack of training and professional equipment, body-recovery missions have become a difficult task. Located in Bangalore, M.S. Engineering College (MSEC) is an expert in developing Remotely Operated Vehicle that can travel underwater. In 2014, the institute developed one such device with the fund received from Govt. of Karnataka under VGST scheme. The vehicle was designed to assist Karnataka State Pollution Control Board for retrieving drowned human bodies. MSEC has also developed an Underwater Vehicle Based on 3D Image Processing for Lake Pollution Monitoring.
“We focus a lot on research and innovation. Interdisciplinary research in the areas of underwater sensors and communication, human-machine interface and smart systems are pursued under respective centers of excellence with grants from agencies like DST, AICTE, VGST and many more,” says Dr. K. S. Badarinarayan, Principal, M.S. Engineering College. VTU has recognized MSEC as the nodal center for VLSI and Embedded Systems Design for industry relevant training and placement. Lab-to-land success stories of VLSI stimulator, Interactive E – learning, Real Time Virtual Lab and Nanoelectronics simulator demonstrate the capabilities and expertise of Research and Development at MSEC. Dr. Badarinarayan adds, “Our state-of-the-art lab facilities and collaborations with leading industries and research organizations provide appropriate platform to students in having a life time experience in engineering education.”
Established in 2002, MSEC has now emerged as one of the leading institutions in India providing engineering education with emphasize on innovation, entrepreneurship, core technical skills and life skills that are of societal importance and industry relevance. The college has established M S Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (MS CIIE), which is envisioned to nurture young scholars to develop industry related knowledge by synergizing and leveraging strands of innovation, incubation and entrepreneurship by facilitating industrial interactions, accelerating creativity and commercialization of products in rural technologies, industrial sectors of agriculture and medical and social impact. The center supports MSEC students, staff members, alumni, faculty, R&D partners and regional innovators. “The innovations, incubation and entrepreneurs developed at MS CIIE will contribute to solving socio-economic development challenges and complement the central and state government’s effort of transforming the national economy through employment and wealth creation,” opines Dr. Badarinarayan. At present, the institute has incubated over 8 companies in the campus.
“We have close associations with NEN, Angele investors and other funding agencies, which is a great for students who would like to set up their own ventures after graduation. In fact, a few of our students are already running their ventures inside our incubation center already,” states Dr. Badarinarayan. Be it entrepreneurship, research or any other activities in the campus, MSEC faculty members are always available to support the students. The team consists of 170 professionals with Master degrees and PhDs in their relevant areas drawn from the best technology institutions in the country.
“With help of our faculty members, Training and Placement Cell, we identify the areas on which a student needs to be trained, and design suitable training modules which will be delivered effectively by the experts,” explains Dr. Badarinarayan. The well-trained students of MSEC are absorbed by reputed MNCs, Core Industries and other business houses for their human resource needs. The cell regularly conducts personality development and other grooming sections to make students ready for the industry. Last year, MSEC students were placed by grabbing packages ranging from Rs. 3 lakhs to Rs. 8 Lakhs per annum.
Today, with the help of its visionary President, Muniswamy Raju, and its young, dynamic Secretary, Sudarshan Raju, MSEC is striving to become one of the best engineering institutions in the country. “Our immediate plan is to prepare ourselves for the accreditation process. In the future, we want to become a university. That is our ultimate goal,” concludes Dr. Badarinarayan.
Dr. K. S. Badarinarayan, Principal
A PhD holder, Dr. Badarinarayan has over 30 years of teaching experience. Currently working as Principal of MS Engineering College, he has published many research papers in national and international conferences. His areas of research include Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Simulation and Quality Management.