Somnath Awere

Project based training is a student centered methodology that involves working in a live project so that they acquire a deeper knowledge through active exploration of real-world challenges and problems. Also known as project based learning, it has proven very effective in actively involving students and providing them a practical outlook on what they have been learning. It is a huge shift from the traditional teacher based learning that fails to provide any hands on experience. Some lesser known advantages are :

It promotes interdisciplinary learning :

Students get an opportunity to understand how the various courses they studied are interlinked and how the softwares communicate or how they are interfaced. For example, they can work out the interaction between a software coded in any language and SQL for data retrieval.

It’s the first step in collaboration and team work :

Technology projects help students work in teams, share their ideas-brainstorm, learn efficient resource utilization etc. it makes them more socially and technically ready to work on real projects with their employers.

It encourages learning by asking questions :

Inquiry is the search for knowledge or truth by asking questions, examining facts, and synthesizing the information. Live projects offer the chance to investigate problems, realize your understanding of learnings and act upon it by raising questions to trainers.

It encourages self-learning and fosters responsibility :

Working on live projects, although encouraging questioning practice, also enables students to work on their own, handing problems and finding solution by doing their own research. Technology projects motivate students to take control of their learning. It also instils responsibility for the outcome of the project. They learn to take their tasks seriously and deliver on time by any means.

It is motivating and unbiased :

Students have the option to work on areas they like, hence acting as an incentive to learn new things about the field or technology. It is also unassuming and complements any learning style or programming language the student is interested in.