NIT chairman visits campus

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, October 17

Subhash Chandra Ralhan, chairperson, board of governors, visited Dr BR Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar. He was accompanied by Ashwani Kumar, regional chairman (Northern Region) of the Federation of Indian Export Organisation and Gursharan Singh, president of the Jalandhar Manufacturing Association. Prof LK Awasthi, director, Dr SK Mishra, registrar, Prof RK Garg (dean faculty welfare), Prof BS Saini (dean planning and development), Prof SK Sinha (dean research and consultancy), Prof Anish Sachdeva (dean student welfare) and Prof A Mukhopadhyay (dean academic) welcomed him on his arrival at the institute.

This was his maiden visit to the institute since his recent appointment. Prof LK Awasthi presented the report related to recent developments of the institute in academic as well as research perspectives. He also shared the rich infrastructure existing as well as under construction with the visiting team. He also appraised them the problems faced by the students in terms of inadequate hostel accommodation due to increase in intake as a result of EWS quota as well as starting of new programmes at UG and PG levels in the recent past. Prof Awasthi also shared the vision plan of the institute with the team.

The chairperson shared his vision and focused on industry-academic-interaction in order to promote the research collaborative efforts so that faculty from academia can directly be in touch with the industry professionals. He also emphasised on need of skill development of the budding engineers by making them aware of the latest industrial practices. Ralhan promised to extend every possible help for the uplift of the institute. He expressed the need of longer duration of industrial training for the BTech students during their studies.

On the occasion, Aswani Kumar and Gursharan Singh promised to work in close collaboration with the institute. They expressed the need of regular meetings of the academia with the industry so that both of them were working for the common goals and country was benefitted as a whole.

During interaction, various deans presented the initiatives taken and achievement of the institute for the information of the chairperson. Various heads of departments also presented their achievements and capabilities on this occasion. Ralhan applauded the efforts of director, registrar, faculty, staff and students of the institute for their untiring efforts to take the institute among country’s top-rated institutions.

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