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Cambridge Institute of Technology provides various opportunities to students to get an exposure to industry and community. There is a strong focus to develop critical professional skills by providing opportunities to apply classroom learning in practical setting.

One such programme, aptly named ‘Lokahita’, is a yearlong programme in which students work on various social impact projects with social organizations working to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. This programme is run under the umbrella of Community for Social Impact (CSI), a larger initiative for community service across Cambridge Group of Institutions.

The programme is offered in partnership with LetsTagOn, a platform which provides social impact experiences to youth through sensitization, social immersions, internships and volunteering.

The programme is mapped to MBA programme outcomes and course outcomes of key courses such as managerial communication, marketing management & organizational behaviour. The program is aligned to development of critical management skills such as empathy, critical thinking, team work, problem solving, leadership & communication skills.

Lokahita programme engages students on all Saturdays during the 1st and 2nd semester in accordance with the academic calendar.

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Cambridge Institute of Technology | CIT
Cambridge Institute of Technology | CIT
Cambridge Institute of Technology | CIT

How is CSI programme beneficial for your MBA?

Cambridge Institute of technology, itself a great example of a Zero-Waste campus. Every student on campus takes small steps towards saving the earth from global climate change with other concern as well. Not only does the “Lokahita” concentrate on developing socially responsible personal skills, but also on building good analytical and administrative skills. For MBA students, the ‘Lokahita’ brings

major advantages for learning the skill of management. Here are some primary lessons for MBA students which are mainly focusing on enhancing the skills through the ‘Lokahita’ program, Although “Lokahita” is primarily structured to concentrate on the improvement of the skills of MBA students, CSI is the bigger approach that our Cambridge Community encompasses.

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How did our "Lokahitha" curriculum motivate our students

These projects made a major impact on students’ lives. Through our services, we collected data. More than 76% of students rate the program greater than 4 out of 5. More than 85% of students would explore volunteering opportunities beyond this program. Here are some data:

  • More than 85% of students would explore volunteering opportunities beyond this program
  • Close to 85% of the students recommend this program for the upcoming batch

How has Coronavirus Epidemic and Lockdown been influenced by CSI projects?

We believe social work should not have any time limit or and boundaries. Even lockdown didn’t stop us. With the help of the virtual platforms, we continued our social work. It was impossible to conduct any field project due to the coronavirus outbreak. However, we took advantage of the virtual medium and pursued our social projects through virtual connections.

  • Social entrepreneurship sessions focused on social entrepreneurial tales, the lean canvas module on cost and income models, the ID Foods concept review and all the lean canvas modules through listening to Mr Mustafa’s voice.
  • Students worked on preparing worksheets for the 7th std Government schools kids. 
  • Students participated in an awareness drive on the outbreak of the coronavirus. They came up with awareness videos which were posted on social media to raise awareness on Covid 19
  • Students took up this task of interacting with the senior members of Dignity Foundation, an NGO working for the welfare of the elderly and created a memory book for them

Feedback on CSI

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“Communication skills, Confidence level, Team work, Understanding strangers, Time skills, Social skills I think I liked it all… There is no such I liked the most, because each and every thing is very different in each part so”

“I used to think social service is all about giving something to poor, but CSI taught me that without financial aid also, I can serve them with potentiality”

“This program changed my personality in many ways. Money is not only the thing which people expect they expect only the happiness, time which we spend with them”

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Dr. G. Indumathi

Principal, Cambridge Institute of Technology

  • Ph.D. completed during 2012, Dr. M.G.R University Chennai
  • M.Tech Industrial Electronics from SJCE Mysore under VTU in the year 2003
  • B.E. Electronics and Communication , SJCE Mysore , Mysore University in the year 1987

“Technical education is not learning of the facts, but the training of the Mind to think”

                                                                                                                      — Albert Einstein

Cambridge Institute of Technology focuses on imparting quality education to all. We provide an opportunity to all our students to develop the qualities of global professionals. An academic platform through standardized teaching learning processes assist the students towards achieving academic excellence. At Cambridge  Institute of Technology, the students are trained on emerging technologies through Industry collaborative programmes, Real time projects and Internship opportunities through Industry sponsored labs, participate in research activities in advanced research labs. A start up ecosystem is established at the Institute for students and faculty with mentoring, training and infrastructure support to inculcate the start up culture among the young minds. Students have ample opportunities to participate in sports and extra curricular activities. Technical competencies through various clubs at the Departments. Our goal is to develop our students as technocrats who can contribute  to the society and build a sustainable eco system.