Make engg edn suit requirements of 21st century: VTU VC

The students of NMAM Institute of Engineering, Nitte receiving the best college award from Visvesvaraya Technological University Vice Chancellor Prof H P Khincha and Coastal Development Authority Chairman Nagaraj Shetty at NITK.

He was addressing the valedictory of a seminar-cum-exhibition under 32nd series of student project programme organised by Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST), Bangalore, at National Institute of Technology-Karnataka (NITK), Surathkal on Saturday.

“Engineering profession is pointing at a new destination. At this juncture, there is a high necessity of formulating a new road map for the 21st century,” Prof Khincha observed.
“Engineering is getting multi-disciplinary. Science and Technology, Information Communication Technology, Bio Technology and Energy Technology being the four corners of modern life, a series of new disciplines of engineering will be opening up in the days to come,” he noted.

He advised the future engineers to give more importance to the ethical component in their career, apart from stressing on learning and creativity.
In his address, Coastal Development Authority of Karnataka Chairman B Nagaraj Shetty said in the time of survival of the fittest resulted out of elements like economic recession, the young technocrats need to be more knowledgeable, skillful ad competent.
“The younger generation can do miracles if they are provided with proper platform and guidance. The abundant human resource available in India should be used for constructive purposes,” he observed.

KSCST Secretary Prof M S Mohan Kumar said they had received a total of 1,100 entries from the engineering students from across the State for the seminar-cum-exhibition out of which 272 were selected by an expert committee.
A total of 70 institutes have taken part in the programme, where about 75 innovative projects have been exhibited, he informed.

NMAM Institute of Engineering, Nitte, bagged “the best college” award for its performance both in seminar and exhibition.
Under the seminar projects, NMAM Institute of Engineering, Nitte, BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore and Malnad College of Engineering, Hassan, secured the first three awards.
Under the exhibition projects, Dr Ambedkar Institute of Technology, Bangalore, Shirdi Sai Engineering College, Bangalore and NMAM Institute of Engineering, Nitte secured the first three places.
NITK Director Prof Sandeep Sancheti presided. KSCST Executive Secretary A R Shivakumar and Joint Secretary S S Kamath were present.

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