“Toward meaning-making over fact-collecting”

Students learn to work in real life situations, gain practical knowledge in various fields and are able to enlarge their network of contacts to companies and universities.

With Project-based Learning (PBL), students are able to apply their technical knowledge, acquire practical skills in programming and get involved into team processes. They improve their ability to analyze and solve complex computational problems through pedagogies that support them in developing these skills incrementally. The goal here for the learner is not to passively absorb and reiterate information; but rather to actively engage with the content, work through it with others, relate to it through an analysis with personal experience, and effectively solve problems with the corresponding knowledge gained. This develops critical-thinking abilities among students.https://mca.kletech.ac.in/wp-admin/post.php?post=744&action=edit#

The department specifically pursues a PBL approach that is applied individually in some of relevant courses across the curriculum. In many cases students are also allowed to choose their own projects. These projects can be projects for companies, or software projects students want to realize.

Across the MCA curriculum a student undergoes totally four Mini Projects and one Capstone Project (full-time project). With the rapid advances in Computer Science field, these projects essentially develop students to be good independent learners. This type of a pedagogy results in graduates who are able to educate themselves about new technologies and integrate them into their range of problem-solving tools.

The result is a necessary relaxing of the traditional classroom structure so that students can pursue ideas in a fashion that makes sense to them individually, rather than the specific prescribed approach that the instructor may have in mind.