Come up as job providers, not as job seekers: Naeem to students

Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar alongwith Health Minister Bali Bhagat & others releasing proceedings of NCEEITET-16 in Jammu on Friday.
Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar alongwith Health Minister Bali Bhagat & others releasing proceedings of NCEEITET-16 in Jammu on Friday.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Nov 11: Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar today said the cherished dream of ‘Make in India’, ‘Start up India’ and ‘Digital India’ can be accomplished if the students imbibe in themselves the attitude to emerge as the job providers rather than job seekers.
He said this in his inaugural address at the 2-day National Conference and Exhibition on “Emerging and Innovative Trends in Engineering Technology” (NCEEITET-16) organized by GCET in collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur at GCET Campus, Chak Bhalwal, Jammu on Friday.
Akhtar stressed upon the engineering institutions to correlate their academic programmes for harnessing the practical skills of the engineering students to emerge as “job providers rather than job seekers” to accomplish the most cherished dreams of ‘Make in India, Start Up India and Digital India’.
Laying stress on the role of engineers as the “creators and innovators” for the overall well being of the society in the prevailing era of globalization, the Minister said the need of the hour is to make technological developments accessible to the needy and down-trodden regions of the country.
The Education Minister also spoke upon the science-society dynamics in the communication of science and technology and stressed upon the need for the participatory approach between the industry and the student community for spreading the scientific temper in the development of the global economy.
He emphasized upon the young students to come forward with creative thinking to strengthen the pace of technological development.
Minister for Health and Medical Education, Bali Bhagat and Minister of State for Information, Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks, Priya Sethi also graced the occasion as the guests of honour.
Commissioner/Secretary Higher Education Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon was also present as patron of the event while Dr Renu Goswami, Director Colleges attended the function as a special guest.
The Health Minister stressed upon the engineering fraternity to make innovative inventions for the betterment of the society. He said focused attention is being paid to upgrade the infrastructure in the college. He hoped that the students would strive hard and bring laurels in the field of science and technology. He said the repair work of college road has been taken up and would be completed shortly.
Minister of State for Education, Priya Sethi, urged the young engineers to contribute in the process of employment generation by emerging as entrepreneurs in the nation-building process.
Commissioner Secretary Higher Education, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon urged upon the engineering institutions to forge collaborative alliances with the R&D institutions of the industry to harness the growth, creativity and the skills of young aspiring engineers.
Manish Tewari, AGM, Power Grid delivered the keynote address on renewable energy resources. He emphasized the need for innovative, efficient, pollution free and robust energy resources with minimum losses in view of the depleting conventional energy resources viz, fuel, coal etc.
In the second keynote address Kaustuv Roy stressed upon the engineers to work in the direction of driving the change and creating the new opportunities for low cost environment friendly, sustainable innovations in terms of technology to make the human lives easy and comfortable.
Earlier in her welcome address, Principal GCET, Dr Sameru Sharma highlighted that the purpose of organizing such events is to forge collaborative alliances amongst the amalgam of Academicians, Technocrats, Researchers, Students and Industry Professionals in addition to the exchange of knowledge about the latest developments in the field of Science & Technology.
She expressed her gratitude to IIT, Kharagpur, especially to Dr S S Pathak and his team for their collaboration and cooperation in organizing this event.
On this occasion, the proceedings of the conference were also released by the dignitaries.
Later, the Ministers inaugurated the newly constructed Library Block of the College. The construction work of Library Block was completed at a cost of Rs 1.98 crore.

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