Cross Cutting Issues
Nandha Engineering College endeavors to inculcate ethics and values in students community in order to make them better citizens. Curriculum for all the programs is designed by including courses pertaining to Professional Ethics, Gender, Human Values and Environment and Sustainability. As a supplement of this endeavor, the Institution organizes various activities such as Seminars, Guest Lectures, Workshops, Awareness Programs etc, throughout the year as part of the curriculum that helps in integrating cross-cutting issues.
The curriculum encompasses courses that address Professional Ethics such as, Business Ethics, Professional Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance, Personality and Character Development, Principles of Management, Ethics and Cyber Security, Human Behaviors at Work, Professional Ethics and Human Values, Ethical Hacking, Organizational Behavior, etc., These courses instill a set of ethical norms and basic values necessary for the peaceful existence of the humanity. These courses also impart the standard for professional practice and recommends appropriate technologies and management patterns to make the professional and personal life to go hand in hand. Further, the students of NEC are shaped to adhere to the discipline and decorum by the professional code of conduct maintained within the campus. Ethical practices such as not indulging in any malpractice, maintaining ragging free environment, etc., are ensured inside the premises to uphold morality and ethics.
Inter Personal Values, Professional Ethics and Human Values, Personal Values, Personal and Professional Ethics, Engineering Ergonomics, Personality and Character Development, Constitution of India, Essence of Indian Traditional Knowledge for Engineers, etc., are the courses incorporated in the curriculum to teach the students human values. The Institution offers yoga classes for the overall wellbeing of the students and to provide mental calmness and sharpen concentration. The clubs YRC, NSS, Road Safety and Sports that are functioning under the Personality and Character Development course inculcate the significance of service to the society, team work and leadership. Blood Donation Camp is organized periodically to inculcate human values in students.
The Institution fosters gender equity by providing equal opportunities for both the genders in terms of admission, training programs, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. Organizational Behaviour, Executive Communication, Micro Finance are the courses that deal with gender equity. The Institution also ensures parity for the women students and faculty members by designating them in various positions like Secretary, Joint Secretary and member in Department associations, clubs and in other various forums and encourages them to participate in women empowerment events. The Institution has constituted Women Development Cell and Anti Sexual Harassment Cell with a motive of promoting social respect, safety, self-dignity, rights and comfort for women inside the premises.
Environment and Sustainability
The courses related to environmental studies such as Environmental Engineering, Energy conservation in buildings, Sustainable agriculture, Soil and Water Conservation Engineering, Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Human Engineering and Safety in Agriculture, Renewable Energy Technology, Industrial Safety Engineering, Industrial Wastes Treatment and Disposal, etc., make students aware of the problems that are posing threat to the Environment. Many of the students opt for open elective courses like Waste Management, Waste Water Treatment, Renewable Energy Technology, etc., which enable them to probe into the causes and remedial measures for varied pollutions, waste management methods and to keep track of the effects of human activities on environment.