- Director’s Desk
A LICET engineer is formed under the foundations of Jesuit pedagogy and are pillared by four areas namely Academics, Industry exposure, Holistic formation and International exposure. Therefore, it is expected that LICET engineer grows to be unique at the end of the four years of his or her life in LICET. He or she is not one among many but the unique one among the many. These pillars draw the source from the Jesuit higher education pedagogy which is ‘forming men and women for others’. A LICET engineer not only thinks of his or her life but also looks around and while he or she admiring the grandeur of God’s creation, tries to co-create and engineer a world where every human person gets a space and chance to contribute for a better life.
Academics are not merely for passing or getting marks though passing with minimum marks is a basic requirement for the Indian educational system. But academic would also mould a person into an expert in a particular discipline. A sound knowledge in subject would be a requirement for a graduate to become eligible to be employed in the industry. LICET follows the syllabus prescribed by the university. Besides, it also looks into the skill part of the students providing them with extra coaching classes and modules. Students are encouraged to take up these modules so that they have add on abilities at the end of their formation to face the challenges with confidence. The LICETIAN would always aim for magis - higher, wider, deeper and farther.
ICAM is an engineering “grande ecole” with more than 5,000 engineering students. The institution was founded in 1898 in France by industrialists and the Jesuit Society. The initial center (named Institut Catholique d'Arts et Métiers) developed on towards engineering education as well as engineering services provided to the industry. The institution is strongly rooted in its Ignatian Pedagogy and its industrial background. Since the beginning of the 21st century, ICAM is on the way to becoming an international and multicultural group of engineering schools.ICAM is now distributed across 11 campuses, 6 in France, 3 in Africa, 1 in India and 1 in Brazil.
Since 2008, ICAM is then part of Loyola ICAM College of Engineering and Technology project, bringing to the institution his knowledge in engineering pedagogy, in professionalization and international exposure. Icam also contributed to the financing of the construction of Loyola ICAM College and the equipment of its laboratories. Some industrial partners of ICAM allocate grants for the indian first learner generation each year.
The complexity of running multiple campuses in different geographical areas has lead ICAM to develop a very robust governance system. ICAM aims at pursuing its development abroad by welcoming new members to the ICAM Group, establishing new campuses within existing Jesuit Universities.