Govt to provide land for NIT expansion: Malik

Time Has Come For Institutional Restructuring: Wajahat

Srinagar, Nov 16: Minister for Higher Education Abdul Gani Malik Friday said the State Government would help provide land to the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar for its expansion.
 Releasing a booklet ‘Inspire’ at the Convocation-2012 of the NIT Srinagar at SKICC here, Malik said the government would give its best in providing land for the Institute’s expansion. “Although there is not much scope for expanding the campus at present location either horizontally or vertically, the government will definitely help the Institute in its expansion,” he said.
 Chairman National Commission for Minorities (NCM) Wajahat Habibullah said the time has come for restructuring the functioning of institutions. “The key concepts are therefore transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority,” he said. “The youth are the future of our country. We have over the years moved towards an information revolution. It is the right of every citizen to request access for information and duty of government to meet the requirement,” Wajahat said.
 “Although there will be dissatisfied elements in any society, there will even be incendiaries and extremists who would love to undermine the country but this is what democracy is designed to overcome,” he added.
 Speaking on the occasion, Director NIT Srinagar Rajat Gupta said “a center of excellence computer system design and reconfigurable would be established at NIT very soon.” “The expansion of the Institute would create more facilities for students and increase intake capacity for various courses,” he said.
 The chief guest of the Convocation, Dr Srikumar Banerjee, India’s nuclear scientist said science and technology are the core things in nation building. “The strength of the field brings about growth and prosperity in a nation. From this day every graduate student must believe that you have a universal responsibility. You have to create a scientific temperament in people,” he told the students. He said people have to be made aware about the loss of natural resources and the environmental disasters occurring due to the nuclear energy.
 Ph D, M Phil and B Tech pass outs were given degree certificate. Toppers were felicitated with gold medals.
 Renowned engineers, academics and a large gathering of students and scholars attended the Convocation.

Lastupdate on : Fri, 16 Nov 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 16 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 17 Nov 2012 00:00:00 IST

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