About Us

A Transformative Next Generation Pedagogy

The Engineering Service Assisted Integrated Learning (E-SAIL) is a service-learning initiative of the Faculty of Engineering, Christ (Deemed to be University). It has distinguished itself by setting a firm foundation that would enable students to give back to the society from the knowledge acquired. Project E- SAIL is designed based on societal needs. The program helps undergraduate students learn by doing practical assignments wherein they design, build and deploy real systems that solve community problems which are in line with their academic curriculum.

The E-SAIL program embeds engineering design in a service-learning context. This interweaving of design and service-learning into an ambitious multidisciplinary, vertically integrated course structure with an emphasis on long-term community partnerships and long-term engineering projects, makes it unique to Christ University. Meta-cognitive activities are woven into each semester to allow students to understand the connections between their technical projects and the community issues they are attempting to address. E-SAIL students thus learn many valuable lessons in citizenship, including the role of community service in our society; the significant impact that their engineering skills can have on their community; and that assisting others leads to their substantial growth as individuals, engineers, and citizens.

This project provides students with a hands-on multi-disciplinary learning experience in liaison with the curriculum. While educators seek to provide learning environments that prepare students for life as engineering professionals, not-for-profit organizations-such as community service agencies, schools, museums, and local government offices-face a future in which they must rely to a great extent upon technology for the delivery, coordination, accounting, and improvement of the services they provide to the community. They often possess neither the expertise nor the budget to acquire or design a technological solution that is suited to their mission. They thus need the help of people with strong technical backgrounds. This would be accomplished through a team of professors who would put in their expertise and connect with several project partners to work in tandem with the communities.

  • Partnering with Non-profit Organization
  • Integrated teams
  • Sustained Student Participation
  • Choice Based Credit hours
  • Multidisciplinary teams
  • End-to- End Experience

  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Organization and Planning
  • Technical Skills
  • Real World Experience
  • Customer Awareness
  • Community Awareness

From PI's Desk

Dr. Iven Jose


Faculty of Engineering

The Engineering Service Assisted Integrated Learning (E-SAIL) is a Faculty of Engineering, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) initiative to expose the Engineering students of our campus to societal issues of relevance. It is felt that the responsibility of academic institutions is to mold the students to be socially responsible in addition to equipping them with engineering knowledge. Towards this objective, the E-SAIL program was commenced in 2017 to add another dimension to a student's academic life. In this program, students from the multidisciplinary background are vertically integrated as project teams and are tasked to offer an engineering solution to a societal problem. Innovation is the key distinguishing feature of E-SAIL. Presently, student identified projects are in various stages of progress in the four domains of Health care, Agriculture, Water Management and Disaster management. 

We feel our initiative, over a while, will make simple yet significant impacts on society. Also, our institution will be grooming socially sensitive citizens prepared to face challenges of life with compassion. - Dr. Iven Jose

Honorary Chair

The visionary of CHRIST (Deemed to be University) head this programme

Dr. Fr. Abraham V M

Vice Chancellor

CHRIST (Deemed to be University)

Dr. Fr. Benny Thomas


Faculty of Engineering

Fr. Antony Puthussery

Campus Coordinator

Faculty of Engineering

Faculty Team

Name Designation Department Expertise Profile
Dr Iven Jose Principal Investigator Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Optical Imaging in Medical Diagnostics
Col Sudhir M R Coordinator & Professor Civil Engineering
  • Design Management
  • Structures
  • Societal projects driven through life
    in defense and industry experience.
Dr. Pal Pandian P Associate Professor Mechanical and Automobile Engineering
  • High Speed Machining and Hard Machining
  • Industrial Automation and Material Handling
Dr. Shibu K Mani Associate Professor Civil Engineering
  • Disaster Management
Dr. Jyoti Thomas Associate Professor Computer Science and Engineering
  • Service Learning
  • Soft computing
  • Career guidance and leadership
  • Data mining
Prof Adarsh S V Assistant Professor Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering: Waste water, Solid waste management
  • Alternative systems
  • Building materials
Prof Mithun B N Assistant Professor Computer Science and Engineering
  • Big data analytics
  • Innovative and Societal projects
  • Career Guidance
Dr. Vivek R Assistant Professor Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Communication Systems
Prof Bijeesh T V Assistant Professor Computer science and Engineering
  • Internet of Things
  • Web programming
  • Image processing
Prof Venkataswamy R Assistant Professor Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Embedded systems
  • Smart applications
  • Open source software
  • Energy Conservation
Prof Darshan S M Assistant Professor Mechanical Engineering
  • Nanocomposites
  • Polymeric materials
  • Project management
Prof Chandra Mukharjee Assistant Professor Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Embedded systems
  • Bio-Engineering
Prof Chandra Mukharjee Assistant Professor Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Embedded systems
  • Bio-Engineering