By CS Kanwar ,Kurukshetra, February 16 : The 10th Convocation of National Institute of Technology(NIT) Kurukshetra is slated to be held on April 9, 2013. Shri Pranab Mukherji, President of India, has kindly consented to be the Chief Guest for the Golden Jubilee Convocation. Shri Jaganath Pahadia, Governor of Haryana, will also grace the occasion. Shri Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Chief Minister of Haryana, has been requested to preside over the function. The preparations for the Convocation are in full swing by he Organizing Committee. This was disclosed by Professor Anand Mohan , Director of the NIT Kurukshetra here today while addressing the mediapersons in a specially convened press conference.
Prof Mohan said that the year-long Golden Jubilee Celebrations commenced with the inauguration of the Golden Jubilee Administrative Building, release of the Golden Jubilee Souvenir and planting of saplings by Dr. A Sivathanu Pillai, Chairman, Board of Governors, NIT Kurukshetra & CEO and MD, BrahMos Aerospace, on September 15, 2012, in the presence of a large gathering of faculty, staff and students of the institute.
As a part of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations, it is the endeavor of the institute to provide enriching experiences through a series of events comprising expert lectures, technical festivals, training programs, workshops and conferences. These events are expected to bring large number educationists, industrialists, researchers and students from various institutions to NIT Kurukshetra.Spread over one year from September 2012 to September 2013, National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra is celebrating its Golden Jubilee. In five decades of its existence, the institute has earned a reputation for offering high quality technical education, research and consultancy. It has nurtured competent professionals and successful entrepreneurs who have made a mark for themselves not only at the national level, but also at the global level. Its faculty and students have also contributed to the advancement of technical knowledge and skills. The Alumni of the institute have excelled in industry, in entrepreneurship, in academic and scientific organizations and in administration. The institute is committed to achieving greater heights of excellence by enhancing emphasis on knowledge acquisition and knowledge utilization that is in tune with national and global demands. The Golden Jubilee Year is being seen as an occasion to look back and celebrate the achievements; and to look forward and set challenging goals for the future.
He said the Annual Technical Festival of the institute, LITERATI was renamed TECH-SPARDHA for the Golden Jubilee Year and thereafter, so that there is a technical flavour to the name. The change was not just in the name, but in the contents as well. Focused efforts were made to create an enabling environment that would attract and put to competition innovative ideas and technological solutions. As a result, compared to the previous years, the festival witnessed a marked improvement in the number and quality of participation. Apart from the large number of technical students that came from across the country, the festival had a number of industrial organizations that were associated with various events, and national level research laboratories that displayed their technological products, devices and systems in the exhibition. Worthy of mention are IBM, Texas Instruments, Advanced Technology, NIYO Engineers, BrahMos Aerospace, Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CEERI), Pilani; Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE), Pune; Terminal Ballistic Research Lab (TBRL), Chandigarh and the Centre for Fire Explosive and Environment Safety CFEES), New Delhi. As an outreach initiative, the festival organizers invited schools from in and around Kurukshetra so that the children could engage in various competitions that were exclusively devised for them, as well as enjoy and be educated by the technical exhibition.