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Federal Institute of Science and Technology

Federal Institute of Science & Technology
(FISAT)
Motto"Focus on Excellence"
TypePrivate Engineering college and business school
Established2002
FounderLate P. V Mathew
AffiliationA P J Abdul Kalam technological University
PrincipalDr. George Issac
UndergraduatesB.Tech
PostgraduatesM.Tech, MBA, MCA
Location, ,
CampusHormis Nagar, Mookkannoor, Angamaly
Websitewww.fisat.ac.in

Federal Institute of Science And Technology (FISAT) is a private, self-financing engineering college, established and run by the Federal Bank Officers' Association Educational Society (FBOAES). It is one of the top private engineering colleges in Kerala. It is an initiative of the Federal Bank Officers' Association (FBOA), the sole representative body of the entire officers of the Federal Bank.

FISAT is set up at Mookannoor, near Angamaly in Ernakulam District, Kerala, the birthplace of the founder of The Federal Bank Ltd, Late K.P Hormis.

FISAT is affiliated to Kerala Technological University (KTU), Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala and approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi. FISAT conducts six B.Tech. courses in engineering, MBA programme (with specialization in Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Information System, Production & Operations Management and International Business), MCA programme (3 years & 2 yr Lateral Entry) and six M.Tech. courses. FISAT is accredited by NAAC with 'A' Grade [1].

Academics

The Federal Institute of Science And Technology (FISAT)[2] is an engineering college approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and sanctioned by the government of Kerala under ISO 9001:2015 standards. The institution is affiliated to APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University for the following courses:

B.Tech. undergraduate streams:[3]

Postgraduate streams:[4]

  • M. Tech in Computer Science and Information Systems
  • M. Tech in Electronics Communication Engineering
  • M. Tech in Power Electronics and Power Systems
  • M. Tech in Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • M. Tech in Structural Engineering and Construction Management
  • M. Tech in VLSI & Embedded Systems
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Computer Applications (MCA 3-year course)
  • Master of Computer Applications (MCA 2-year lateral entry course)

Governance

FISAT is administered by the Federal Bank Officers' Association Educational Society, an initiative of the Federal Bank Officers' Association.[5]

Research centres

  • FabLab In association with Kerala Start up mission and Fab Foundation Boston USA (First FabLab among the self-financing sector of Engineering colleges in Kerala).
  • Science & technology Park And Research Centre (SPARC)
  • Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC),
  • Instrumentation Research and Consultancy Centre (IRACC),
  • Centre for Research and Innovations in Signal Processing (CRISP).
  • Centre for Earthquake Engineering Studies (CEES)
  • Centre for Automotive Research (CAR)
  • Centre for Advanced Research in Power Converters (CARPC)
  • Centre for Cyber Innovation (CCI)

Under the Research Promotion Scheme, AICTE has sanctioned research centres in ECE, EEE and CSE departments.

IIT Bombay has approved FISAT as one of its remote centres for implementing their project ‘Ekalavya’.

Library

An automated Library & Information Centre (LIC) is available for students, faculty, and researchers.

A programme for the development of the collection of hard copy, audio/video, CD-ROM, and other electronic forms of documents is being followed.

The college has a central library and separate reference libraries for MBA and MCA. The central library operates in a three storeyed building where separate reference and stack rooms are provided. The libraries are fully automated with more than 62000 volumes of textbooks and reference books in over 15350 titles. 213 technical journals, 45 IEEE publications and 57 magazines are subscribed to. Digital collections include more than 3000 DVDs and CD-ROMs. The Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) is a part of FISAT INTRANET, which enables the members to search for, reserve or check the status of any book in the library from anywhere in the world through the FISAT website. E-journal subscriptions include IEL Online, ASME, McGraw Hill-Access Engineering, Springer Link, J-Gate (JET & JSMS), ASTM Digital Library, Proquest and Elsevier-Science Direct.

Smart cards are used for library transactions. DSpace digital library help the library users to access the digital archive. A Book Bank Scheme in which the members are issued one standard book in each subject for use in an entire semester operates.

Campus automation

The Campus Online Software Package includes modules for academics, library, administration, accounts, and store, which are integrated to a single database. A web-based service acts as an interactive tool for parents, teacher, students and the campus administration centres for information exchange and thus links up the various departments and management functions of the college.

Arrangements for online fee payment through FedNet in collaboration with Federal Bank has been made.

Hostel facilities

Hostels for gentlemen and ladies have been provided inside the college campus. The gents' hostel can accommodate over 450 students. The ladies' hostel can accommodate 500 students. Waste disposal uses bio-gas and waste-water treatment.

Placement and training

All students go through soft skill enhancement training programs during their course for nearly 200 hours. There are multiple training programs spread across the whole course and focus on Life Skills, Communication, Aptitude, GD and Interview Skills. The cell has been successful in placing almost all the eligible students.

Admissions

Eligibility for admission to the B.Tech. programme, admission policy and procedure shall be decided from time to time by following the guidelines issued by the Government of Kerala and other statutory body such as KTU, AICTE etc.

50% seats of the sanctioned intake of students in B Tech courses are set apart for centralized allotment by the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations. Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala, or Examinations recognized as equivalent thereto, with 50% marks in Mathematics separately, and 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM), put together are eligible for Govt. quota admission.

15% seats of the sanctioned intake are provided for NRI / NRK category and allotted to children and dependants of NRIs and NRKs on the basis of marks obtained for PCM in qualifying examination. Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala, or Examinations recognized as equivalent thereto, with 45% marks in Mathematics separately and 45% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM), put together are eligible for NRI/ NRK quota admission. These students are admitted by the Management based on their academic eligibility as per APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University norms and exempted from qualifying in Kerala Engineering Entrance Examination.

35% of the total intake are Management seats and are allotted on merit by ranking applicants on the basis of marks obtained in qualifying examination and for Kerala Engineering Entrance Examination. Candidates who have passed Higher Secondary Examination, Kerala, or Examinations recognized as equivalent thereto, with 45% marks in Mathematics separately and 45% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) put together are eligible for Management seats admission. These students are admitted by the Management based on their academic eligibility as per APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University norms.

Accreditation

The college has been accredited by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council, (NAAC) with ‘A’ Grade (CGPA 3.06).

The NAAC Peer team consisting of Prof. Tankeshwar Kumar, (vice-chancellor, Guru Jambeshwar University of Science and Technology, Haryana), Prof. B. P. Singh (former dean, Faculty of Commerce, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, Delhi), Dr. Vinayak N. Shet, (principal, Goa Government Engineering College, Goa) and Dr. G. Pundarika (principal, Government Engineering College, Ramangara, Bangalore) visited the college during 29 September – 1 October 2016 for the inspection and interacted with various stakeholders. Based on the recommendation of the Peer Team, the NAAC Executive Committee met on 5 November 2016, awarded ‘A’ Grade.

Notable alumni

References

  1. ^ "NAAC Report".
  2. ^ "FISAT - Federal Institute of Science & Technology".
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  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 30 March 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-07.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 March 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-07.