Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning

Classroom Teaching

Qualified faculty members assigned with various theory subjects prepare course plans using the standard format provided by the institute with emphasis on 'learning' of the students. The instructional or lecture delivery of the faculty will be through a set of Educational Technology / Tools opted by the faculty. The classroom sessions will be interactive and will encourage the students to think independently and inspire their creativity. The faculty will ensure that the students in the class have assimilated the content projected.

The lectures lay emphasis on the following:
Knowledge content (topics in the curriculum)
Utility value - application in real life

Laboratory classes

Laboratory sessions are given utmost importance at CPCL Polytechnic College. All the students are expected to be regular and learn the practical aspects of the subject and develop the necessary skills to become professionals.

In order to facilitate interaction among the students and develop team spirit, the students are expected to carry out experiments in groups. The students should come prepared for each laboratory class.

The students are expected to:

  • Read and understand the theory behind the experiment in advance
  • Come to the lab in time with prescribed Dress Code for the lab
  • Bring the observation note book
  • Complete the record as per the completion of experiments

Guest Lecturers

In today's environment, hoarding knowledge ultimately erodes your power. If you know something very important, the way to get power is by actually sharing it. A Lecture is an occasion when you numb one end to benefit the other.

At CPCL Polytechnic College, emphasis is given on not only making you academically brilliant, but true leaders and team players, thus preparing you for the real life corporate world. This is done by inviting people from industries and top institutions to provide valuable information to our students.

We Invite Eminent personalities form various Industries and Institutions to lend valuable Information from their Experiences to our students. Guest Lecture is a way of enriching our students with the latest updates of the Industries and Technicalities. The Students are bestowed with knowledge about Industry needs, latest technical updates, Avenues for Higher studies etc.


CPCL Polytechnic College conducts Seminars and Workshops on different topics regularly. It has the function of bringing together small groups for recurring meetings, focusing each time on some particular subject, in which everyone present is requested to actively participate. This is often accomplished through the Management and Faculty Members who organize these seminars and workshops in an effective and efficient manner.

The idea behind the seminar system is to familiarize students more extensively with the methodology of their chosen subject and also to allow them to interact with examples of the practical problems that always occur during their studies and work. At CPCL Polytechnic College, Seminars are essentially a place where assigned readings are discussed, questions can be raised and debates can be conducted. It is relatively informal, at least compared to the lecture system of academic instruction.


CPCL Polytechnic College offers training workshops, aiming to introduce current issues and facts about the technology and environment to the students and faculties to have practical training sessions, and to invite other Polytechnic Colleges to indicate their requirements in the context of their institutions.

The workshops are designed as a forum for diploma students and faculty with an interest in problems and solutions in the field of engineering. Faculty, students, and a limited number of outside speakers will discuss on a specific topic in progress. Student participants will be encouraged to develop and present their ideas in the workshop.

Industrial Visits

CPCL Polytechnic College offers opportunities for all the students to interact on a consistent basis with Industries by way of visits to many renowned companies.

An index of some companies which our students have visited as part of Institution-Industry-Interface:

  • Chennai Petrolium Corporation Limited (CPCL)
  • Ashok Leyland
  • Ennore Thermal Power Station
  • Madras Fertilizers Limited (MFL)
  • Cetex Petro chemicals
  • Integral Coach Factory
  • Nippo Batteries
  • Madras Atomic Power Station
  • Regional Metrological Centre, Chennai.
  • Pantech Solutions
  • BSNL Training Centre
  • All India Radio
  • Doordharshan etc.,

In-plant Training

To enrich the practical knowledge of the students, the CPCL Polytechnic College insists the students to offer the in-plant training. In this training, students will have to study a problem in industrial perspective and submit the reports to the university. The training period will be 4 to 6 weeks. Generally the students will go for their in-plant training during their semester vacations.

Such in-plant training will provide an industrial exposure to the students as well as to develop their career in the high tech industrial requirements. Reputed companies are providing in-plant training to our students.