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PROJECT:1

Project Title: Designing of Electrocoagulation Method for Wastewater Treatment

Principal Investigator: Dr. Jyotsna Cherukuri, Associate Professor, Departments of Humanities & Sciences, VNR VJIET.

Funding Agency: Department of Science and Technology under Women Scientist Scheme-A.

Sanction order: SR/WOS-A/ET-29/2005

Duration: 3yrs (2007-2010).

Sanctioned Amount: Rs. 18,24,000/- 

Status: Completed 

Brief Description:

A wide variety of physico-chemical technologies are available for the treatment of wastewater, of which electrocoagulation has gained relative importance in the recent times. Electrocoagulation is the process of passing electric current through a liquid, using a variety of anode and cathode geometrics, including, plates, fluidized bed spheres, wire mesh, rods and tubes. It is a surface reaction and drastically reduces the use of chemical reagents and generates less sludge compared to other technologies. The present project aims at treating wastes generated from electroplating and pharmaceutical industries and comparing this with chemical coagulation method. It also includes in suggesting a possible design of electrocoagulation unit for efficient and economical treatment of the industrial wastes.

 

PROJECT: 2 

Project Title:

Using Mobile Technology to Enable and Facilitate Distributed Learning for Enhancing English Language Communication Skills for better Employability of the Undergraduate students in Andhra Pradesh / Telangana.

Principal Investigator: Dr. BaishaliMitra, Departments of Humanities & Sciences VNR VJIET.

Funding Agency:  UGC; Under UGC Grant - Minor Project

Approval Letter No. – 5414/14 (SERO/UGC); August 2014

Date of Implementation:  19th September 2014

Duration: 2 years; Expected Date of completion: 18/10/2016

Allocated Amount: 225000/-

Amount sanctioned as first installment: 172500/-

Project Objective:

This research aims to address the scarcity of globally competent workforce by training undergraduate students in English language communication skills. In a short run, it will increase the command over English to several Indian students residing in Telangana (Andhra Pradesh.) In the long run, it will aim to build self-reliable youth with enhanced employability skills, informed by their experiences and insights, who will work for the betterment of their families, and society. To achieve this, the specific objectives of the project are as follows:-

  1. To harness mobile technology facilitating interactive learning inside and outside the classroom.
  2. To develop mobile solutions addressing LSRW Skills of English language communication programs to enable ubiquitous learning.
  3. To promote self-organized learning by creating an ecosystem of teacher-student-peer networks.
  4. To carry out basic research exploring various pedagogical approaches suiting the proposed ecosystem.

Summary of Findings:

a)      Mobile enabled language learning or mobility in learning is able to bring forth higher motivation level among the learners.

b)     The web/mobile portal and the course run through the portal prove that autonomy in learning has brought stronger sense of responsibility among the learners.

c)      It is a movement towards self-directed learning which is more effective than instructor-led teaching pedagogy.

d)     Mobile phone based learning portals are best language practice platforms for encouraging the introvert students.

e)      For the 21st century learning, mobile phones support peer interaction and peer learning more effectively.

f)       As of now, mobile enabled language learning cannot be a substitute classroom but definitely can augment and supplement classroom based language learning.

Further Scope of the project:

The available web/mobile portal can be used by instructors as/for:-

a)      Flip Classroom

b)      Classroom Companion

c)      Assignment submission

d)     Library space for additional resource

e)      Independent Course

f)      Teacher-student-peer network.

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