Outbound Experiential Learning (OEL)
Outbound experiential learning(OEL) is an action and activity based behavioral training intervention based on experiential learning methodology of “learning by doing”, “hands-on experience” and includes outdoor as well as adventures team building activities that engage participants. Outbound Training programs involve outdoor, adventure and challenging Team Activities where participants go through obstacles and have to work together as a team to overcome challenges and learn from their experience, feelings and reflection. The basic model of experiential learning cycle is based on four stages “concrete experience, reflective observation, abstract conceptualisation and active experimentation”- Kolb’s Experiential Learning Theory (David Kolb, 1984). Each Outbound activity has a structured approach to bring out specific learning’s, Invite behavioral change and connect them back to the real life work areas.
The main focus with the Outbound Training approach is to impart learning on organizational needs such as Leadership, Strategic Thinking, Conflict Management, Team Building, Effective Communication, Quality Improvement, Mentoring and Skill Development.
MACFAST Innovation and Corporate Synergy (MICS)
MACFAST innovation and corporate synergy is a brainchild of MACFAST, which helps the future aspirants in unleashing their talents and bridging the gap between corporate and campus. MACFAST innovation and corporate synergy assist the students in meeting up the corporate expectation and reaching their career goals. MACFAST innovation and corporate synergy facilitates the career progression in four major roles. They are:
• Mentorship programme – Alumni Interaction
• Industry Interaction – Industry experts /Visiting faculty Interaction
• Industrial Visits
• Campus to corporate connect
The main objective of DoC is to tap on the interest of the students in communication: to refresh, restart and develop further oral and written academic proficiency in English by inculcating knowledge, in order to sustain learning and professional training and to enhance their social integration in the local and global world. The department would enable the students to acquire proficiency, both in spoken (oral) and written language. It is expected that at the end of the module, the student will be able to develop comprehension skills, improve vocabulary, use proper grammar, acquire writing skills, correspond with others and enhance skills in spoken English.
Radio MACFAST Survey
With a commitment to free and open inquiry, our scholars take an interdisciplinary approach to research that spans arts to engineering, medicine to education. Their work transforms the way we understand the world, advancing and creating fields of study.
MACFAST has its own IT Technical wing which constantly admits and encourages not only our students but also interested outside candidates to provide internship during the semester breaks. MACFAST also has its own Technology Incubation Center (TBI) which handles IT projects which involves cutting-edge technologies and modern architecture.
The following training programs for the students are conducted regularly:
3. ASP .NET Technologies
4. Android technologies
1. Personal grooming
2. Personality development
3. English communication
4. Aptitude training
Foreign Language Training
At MACFAST, students also are given the opportunity to master foreign languages. Currently foreign language courses are being offered for German language by Rev. Fr. Thomaskutty Pathinettil.
MACFAST has become the first self-financing college in India and the nineth in Kerala to be the member of United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI). UNAI focuses on spreading human right awareness, imparting higher education, poverty eradication, and many other programmes. As part of it, students will get an opportunity to undergo global-level Research and Training programmes abroad. Mr. Saji Charuvil Thomas, UN Representative from New York, handed over the UNAI membership certificate to His Grace Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Koorilos, Archbishop of Tiruvalla Archdiocese, during the inaugural session of UNAI ASPIRE Chapter at MACFAST. Mr. Saji also conducted a seminar on Initiatives by Academic Institutions thereafter. Former Principal, Rev. Fr. PradeepVazhatharamalayil and Dr.M.S.Samuel, Director, Dept. of Computer Applications, also spoke on the occasion. Beginning from 2008, MACFAST has pioneered several programmes such as Radio MACFAST 90.4, War Against Drugs, Traffic Awareness, Hridhayaspandanam a free heart surgery programme, to name a few. The closeness in adhering to UNAI principles has resulted in MACFAST being granted the UNAI Membership.
Computer Society of India is the first and largest body of Computer Professionals in India. The Computer Society has targeted the IT professionals and also User Community at large. Hence the membership of the Society is open to all professionals involved in the field of information technology. MACFAST has been a member of CSI since many years. A bunch of seminars and workshops have been organized under CSI.Effective Communication is significant for professionals in the organizations so as to perform the basic functions of management, i.e., Planning, Organizing, Leading and Controlling. A professional may be highly qualified and skilled but if he does not possess good communication skills, all his ability becomes irrelevant. A professional must communicate his directions effectively to the subordinates to get the work done from them properly. With this understanding MACFAST constituted the Department of Communication in the academic year 2018-19, specifically to engage with activities that enable a student to cater his future needs of communication. Moreover, institutions like MACFAST look into the prosperity of its students in terms of placing him in a better company where communication skills play a major role.
The activities of the Department of Communication spread into three departments at MACFAST, MBA, MCA and MSc. Each department is having its own working style in achieving deliverables in accordance with their stream. The various activities are proposed and carried out based on the needs of each department.