Center for Technical Education (CTE) is a department headed by Prof Bharat Deshpande, HOD, CS/IS ( http://www.bits-pilani.ac.in/goa/bmd/profile ), for the purpose of imparting knowledge on application oriented courses/topics.
To serve as a platform for research activities on campus. We are looking to collaborate with companies in the form of undertaking their projects (simpler to start off with) along with a mentor, to further provide a real industry exposure to students early on and for the companies to eventually build a talent pool on our campus.
What's in for the students taking the courses? :
The students who successfully complete the course,get an certificate on the institute's letterhead signed by Prof. Bharat Deshpande. These certificates are something they can brag about ,be it placements,M.S. applications, and especially internships applications.
Last semester we were able to successfully complete the first run with 5 courses,
Next semester we have the following confirmed courses by now :Generally we have a higher version of courses in the subsequent semester, for e.g. Advanced Robotics ,but since new admissions are coming in next semester,we decided to repeat the courses.