Department of Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering


Innovative teaching methods

The biggest challenge for any teacher is capturing each student’s attention, and conveying ideas effectively enough to create a lasting impression.

To tackle this challenge effectively, innovative teaching learning ideas are implemented that make the classroom experience much more lovable for students.

Some of the innovative tools conducted by our faculty are as follows:


Audio & Video Tools (SEMINAR)

Audio-visual materials are used to supplement textbooks during sessions. These can be models, filmstrips, movies, pictures, info graphics or other mind mapping and brain mapping tools.

Such tools will help their imagination thrive and grow.

These methods not only develop their ability to listen, but  also help them understand the concepts better. Interesting videos are shown in classroom for subjects such as Speech Processing, Optical Communication Networks, Mobile Communication, Electronic Devices and Theory and few others. Some links of the videos shown are:


 Flipped Classroom

flipped classroom is an instructional strategy and a type of blended learning that reverses the traditional learning environment by delivering instructional content, often online, outside of the classroom. It moves activities, including those that may have traditionally been considered homework, into the classroom. Flipped learning is a pedagogical approach in which the conventional notion of classroom-based learning is inverted, so that students are introduced to the learning material before class, with classroom time then being used to deepen understanding through discussion with peers and problem-solving activities facilitated by teachers.

 Flipped classroom

A Flip Classroom session conducted in the subject of DSD (III Semester) by Mrs. Megha Kolhekar


 Online Games:

Many online games and quizzes help the student to invoke interest in the subject. Department teachers are using these interactive games for various subject. Some of them are:

Mentimeter/Kahoot/ Plickers

Mentimeter is an easy-to-use Classroom Response System without downloads or installations. Students have fun by seeing their answers appear on screen. Competitions can be added with Mentimeter quizzes and engagement of students can be increased. These Innovative presentations do stay at the top of students’ mind and therefore improve learning outcomes.


 online games

A Kahoot session conducted in the subject of PCE (IV Semester) by Mrs. Manita Rajput


Plickers is an assessment tool made by a teacher who was looking for a quick and simple way to check student understanding. This assessment tool allows teachers to collect on-the-spot formative assessment data without the need to have students use devices or paper and pencil.



A Plicker session conducted in the subject of PCE (IV Semester) by Mrs. Manita Rajput for below average students during Remedial lecture


Group Discussion

Group Discussion is a collection of individuals who have regular contact and frequent interaction and who work together to achieve a common set of goals. "Discussion" is the process whereby two or more people exchange information or ideas in a face-to-face situation to achieve a goal. The goal, or end product, maybe increased knowledge, agreement leading to action, disagreement leading to competition or resolution. Apart from the technical knowledge, the students also learn the following life skills:

  1.  When proposing an idea or argument, be very clear and structured in thinking and communication.
  2. Charm and personality takes you up to a certain point but after that it is simply your intelligence, thought process and command over the language which pulls you through. a group discussion refers to a communicative situation that allows its participants to share their views and opinions with other participants.


Alumni Talks:

Alumni having industrial exposure in the relevant subjects are invited for delivering talks. After talk there is an open discussion among the current students and the Alumni. This practice emphasizes the importance of the subject and explains the relevance of it.



An Alumni talk conducted in the subject of CCTN (VI Semester) by Mrs. Anita Jadhav


  Learning through software/Hardware projects:

It is rightly said that “What we hear,we forget but what we do, we remember.” Hence few teachers makes learning simple and lifelong by allotting software projects on related topics and then assessing their understanding level through these projects. It is a systematic exchange of information, views and opinions about a topic, problem, issue or situation among the members of a group who share some common objectives.


 Software assignment

Software project assessment for the subject of Signal and system ( IV Semester) done by Dr. Pranali C.


The given table gives a summary of innovative methods adopted during the course coverage of the previous three semesters.





Innovative method

No.of courses for which it is conducted.





Flip Classroom












Group discussion






Following is the summary of the Innovative Teaching-Learning Methodologies adapted by the Department teachers.

Detailed Activity Report 

Sr. No.

Teacher Name


Challenge-Brief Description

Innovative Method

Video Link


Dr. Milind Shah

Speech Processing

In the syllabus explaining the concept on "Ear physiology" is a challenge as conversion of air pressure into an electrical nerve signal is a highly complex process.

Many good videos are available which explain the process of "hearing" and working of "cochlea" with animation, thus helping students understand the concept.



Ms.Nilashree Wankhede

Internet and voice communication

Involvement of students in teaching- learning process on some interesting topics in the syllabus

Flipclassroom method : the procedure followed


Ms.Nilashree Wankhede and Smita Hande

Working with fiber optic transmission

Involvement of students learning through hands on during lab sessions.

Understanding basic circuits

while experimenting


Amruta Pabarekar

Optical communication networks

Involvement of students in teaching- learning process on some interesting topics in the syllabus


Many good videos are available which helps the students to understand the concepts of optical communication.

Also Students are taking seminars on some topic in a group which improves their communication skills









Manita Rajput

Mobile Communication

This subject includes key aspects of all technologies from 1G to 4G. Helping students to know about this vast domain and remember all the specifications is a challenge.

Conducting online quizzes after every module using Mentimeter keeps the class genuinely interested. Also , video lectures are shown which helps in core understanding of the subject.



Manita R.

Electronics and Devices

Involvement of students in teaching- learning process and keeping them genuinely interested and inquisitive in this subject is a challenge.

Conducting online quizzes after every module using Mentimeter keeps the class genuinely interested

Also , video lectures are shown which helps in core understanding of the subject.




Anita J.

Data Compression and Encryption

Involvement of students in teaching- learning process on some interesting topics in the syllabus






Pranali Choudhari

Signals and Systems

The subject includes introduction to types of signals and systems, Transform domain analysis of continuous time and discrete time signals as well as state space analysis. Explaining the practical relevance of the concepts with such a vast syllabus is a challenge.

1. Challenging Questions based on the syllabus

2.  Software assignment to write small codes in the Matlab /Octave have been given to students wherein they implement the  concepts learnt in SS and a few of the challenging questions in 1.



Ms.Sreedevi Nair

Microwave and Radar Engineering

Involvement of students learning through group discussions .

Group discussions are conducted along with charts prepared relevant to topic. Students are encouraged to ask doubts in HIndi and Marathi language too so as to make the subject easy to understand.



Smita Chopde

Electronic circuits and Communication fundamentals

Involving students in teaching learning process on the topics focused in syllabus by asking the question and giving them on spot activity like writing question to the answer discussed at the end of the lecture on the topic discussed in the lecture . Asking the students to prepare the chart based on the various stages of the internal circuitry of the integrated circuits

Conducted a guest lecture by Prof Jatin Desai on use of MultiSim for desigining the circuit using the this software dated 17/07/2018


Case based topics will be given to students at end of the syllabus and will asked to discuss the about the various aspects by discussing the issues in the classroom session and submit the report based on the content of the case .

Live video is captured in classroom for the guest lecture on Introduction to Multisim .


Mr.Yogesh C

Discrete Time Signal Processing and

 Microcontrollers and  Applications  and  Projects

Involvement of students learning through seminar/video class/MCQ based quiz

Seminar groups were formed, topics were distributed and presented. Some video class were taken based on syllabus topics and octave simulators and for general animated videos (Gate Control Theory of Pain-Application)were played to understand the concept and to develop interest.


Savitha Upadhya

Speech Processing

Challenging accept is to explain the anatomy of human ear, auditory transduction and how exactly the hearing process takes place in the human ear.

To explain the Application of speech recognition in various fields

The topic of hearing, auditory transduction and other basic concepts related to hearing and applications of speech recognition are explained through videos and animations for better understanding.



Megha Kolhekar

Digital System Design and Lab (AY 2017-18)

1. Identifying weak students in the beginning of semester

A quiz was conducted after first six lectures. Statistics showed that around 20% students have not grasped the very basics. They were tutored on one to one basis.

Quiz statistics available in course file




2. Inductive teaching did not help in making students understand the topic

Handouts for the "Quine McClusckey" method were given to each student. A "Flipped Classroom" was conducted to solve problems. Majority of the students developed the confidence in the method. .

Snapshots availabl.

Feedback is available in course filee




3. Laboratory experiments are not enough to generate confidence of circuit making among students. They are streamlined to cover the syllabus, but do not give flexibility to students who want to do something more.

Course projects were allotted in groups of three to four students. Difficulty level of topics was kept according to the readiness and grasp of the students. 




Data Compression & Encryption

(AY 2018-19)

1. In network security, it is difficult for the students to give a picture of network vulnerabilities in practice.

Alumni student Mr. Vijayendra Kolhekar  presented a talk on this topic and gave a demonstration of packet sniffing using Wireshark. (August 1st, 2018)

Snapshot available.


Ashish Harsola

Analog Communication

1. Based on students feedback additional sessions were conducted for problem solving.

2. For revision the complete syllabus was divided into modules and group of students were asked to prepare a presentation and revise that topic in the class.



Feedback and Evaluation available for record


Sneha Revankar

VLSI Design

To have the feel of fabrication process and the clean room, video lectures were shown and correlated with theory.

Alumini Student

Ms. Sharon Joseph delivered a talk on "Overview of Basic VLSI Design" and how to crack CDAC Course in VLSI field on 19th February 2018



Sneha Revankar

CMOS Analog And Mixed Signal VLSI

To understand the basics of MOS through video lectures, 2.Case studies and Mini project once they have sound knowledge of basics 

Will be having an Industrial visit at CEN lab IIT Bombay on Sept 1st 2018


Smita Hande

Image and Video processing

Involvement of students in teaching- learning process on some interesting topics in the syllabus

Flipclassroom method was conducted for previous batch

Feedback for record





In view of application oriented topic a Guest lecture was arranged on ‘Machine learning’

Alumni student Mr. Saurav Panda presented a talk on this topic.

Arranged for current year batch



Smita Hande

Image and Video processing Lab

Lab experiments can cover very few topics from the syllabus to generate confidence and try to gather material and design exp on more topics

Course projects are allotted in groups of three to four students for current year batch



Pushpa U S

Electro magnetic engg

Involvement of students in teaching- learning process on some application oriented topics of the syllabus


Involvement of students in learning through Poster presentation in a group of 4-5 students




Sadhana Pai

Digital Communication

Interactive teaching / learning and involvement of students in teaching / learning

Flip Class Room Method: A topic and introduction is first discussed by the teacher. Subtopics that the students will explore and then explain to fellow students are given beforehand.  A short online test is taken at the end to know the effectiveness of the procedure.








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