Make engineers employable: Dr. Joram Begi
ITANAGAR, Nov 9: Two-day national conference on “Recent Trends in Engineering Science, Technology and Management (NCRTESTM 2017)” was held under AICTE-NEQIP scheme of the Union Ministry of Human Resources Development at Rajiv Gandhi Govt. Polytechnic here on Nov 8 and 9.
Speaking on the inaugural function, State Chief Information Commissioner, Dr. Joram Begi, while citing the World Bank report on education, said that approximately 40% of the engineering graduates are not employable. Such conferences should make an effort to address these issues of education, he added.
Referring the increasing number of population, he said increased population is no longer treated as a burden, but considered as an advantage in terms of demographic dividend.
“India having 65% of the population below the age of 35 years, involvement of students in such conference activities is very much necessary, he added.
Speaking on the conference themes, Dr. Begi threw light upon the importance of Artificial Intelligence that has re-revolutionized the industries enhancing the productivity leading to economic growth.
Recalling the difficulties faced in the olden days in communicating between people of two places, he opined that advancements in mobile technology have played a vital role in lifting the standard of common man.
Stressing upon solid waste management as another area of great impact on the health and economic sector, he highlighted certain steps taken by the Central Govt. on cleanliness. Mentioning that proper dustbin management with segregated waste collection could be a viable solution for solid waste management, he felt that any scientific and technological development should ease and uplift the living standard of human beings.
As India witnessing revolutionary economic paradigm shift with demonetization taking place and stress on cashless economy, he felt that cyber security is of utmost importance and related issues must be addressed in real sense.
Prof. Purusottam Datt Kashyap, Head, Electrical Engineering, NIT, Arunachal Pradesh, who is also the Chairman (BoG), AICTE-NEQIP, RGGP, Itanagar delivered the key note address on the occasion.
Earlier, in his speech RGGP Principal, Dr. Ashok Kumar Tripathy, who is also the patron of the NCRTESTM 2017 said that the RGGP is always working for the welfare of students.
Dr. Tripathy while stressing on teaching with practical examples than mere engaging the classes, he recalled the innovative example given by his guru and mentor Krishna Iyer and appealed the teaching fraternity to follow such innovative and real examples to make teaching more interesting and learning oriented. Briefing on the flip-learning concept, he opined that the faculty members have to play the role of a facilitator than mere a teacher.
Sh. D. Devarasiddappa, HoD in-charge cum the organizing secretary NCRTESTM 2017 in his address urged the authors to maintain highest standard of ethics in publishing strictly adhering to the plagiarism norms. The conference has received good response from different institutions like Mizoram Polytechnic, NIT Yupia, NERIST, ADP College, Nagaon, DNGC, Itanagar etc. Five technical sessions covering 18 oral presentations and demonstrative sessions are held in the two-day national workshop.
Technical sessions of the Day1 comprised of presentations on solid waste management, green approach for energy consumption in waste water treatment, voltage sab mitigation, seismic ground analysis etc. In the second day, technical sessions on application of soft computing techniques, automotive sensors, health tourism, issues related to impact of ILP, cloud computing, e-resource management etc.
Former PHE secretary, Er. Tomi Ete while chairing a technical session opined that un-segregated collection of solid waste and its further processing is the main bottleneck in the state. He also felt the citizen of the state must also feel a sense of responsibility towards waste disposal in addition to concrete efforts needed to be taken by municipals for proper management of the solid waste.
Make engineers employable: Dr. Joram Begi