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'UVCE should chalk out roadmap for 21st century'

Last updated: 01 January, 2011
Bangalore, Jan 1, DHNS :

College profile should be tweaked to match that of global institutions, says alumnus

The University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering (UVCE) should measure up to the rapid and enormous developments in science and engineering, said M R Srinivasan, former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission of India.

Old times sake: Holding lit candles, former students of the Visvesvaraya University College of Engineering take oath on the opening day of three-day Mega Reunion of Alumni and students of UVCE in Bangalore on Saturday. dh photoM R Srinivasan, who graduated from the college in 1950, was speaking on the first day of the three-day Mega Reunion of alumini of 93-year-old University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering on Saturday.

He said, “A new profile of the College should be created so that it can match up to global institutes such as MIT, Stanford, Harvard, etc.”

The UVCE, no doubt, boasts of a cherished history but it has to do a lot more to keep pace with the rapid changes. “A properly thought-out long-term plan for the college should be drafted which should reinvigorate it,” he pointed out.

Observing that colleges in India do not have ‘linkages’ with centres of research, Srinivasan recalled how a simple experiment like finding adulteration in mustard oil could not be carried out because of the absence of well-equipped labs.

“The need is to increase the research and development capability of the college. Also, interaction with the industry should be augmented,” he added.

Vasudev Kalkunte Aatre, former head of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) who studied in UVCE in 1960s, said the college should chalk out a roadmap for the entire 21st century.

“UVCE should not just think about what it strives to achieve by 2017, when it turns 100. Rather, it should deliberate its strategy for the entire century,” he said.
Aatre said: “Today’s engineers should tackle multi-disciplinary problems.

They have to become entrepreneurs. All this has to be achieved in just four years.

But the syllabus being taught are absolutely insufficient.” Describing UVCE as a ‘great institute’ with a potential to grow and set trends, the noted defence scientist said it shouldn’t just continue the business ‘as usual’.


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