IEI holds industry-institute interaction at ATTC Bardang

Summit Report

GANGTOK, 01 Mar:

The Institution of Engineers India [IEI], Sikkim state chapter in association with Advanced Technical Training Centre [ATTC], Bardang held a day-long industry-institute interaction for academic collaboration on Monday at ATTC campus, Bardang.

Upper Tadong MLA, GT Dhungel was present as the chief guest, who also inaugurated the new Smart Learning Resources Utilization Centre [LRUC] sponsored by TITAN Company Limited under the aegis of their Corporate Social Responsibility in ATTC campus, informs an ATTC press release.

The programme was hosted by Honorary Secretary IEI [Sikkim] & Vice Principal, Lochan Adhikari, who highlighted the importance of industry-institute collaboration as the need of the hour. The welcome speech was presented by Principal ATTC, Sonam Palden Barfungpa, while Chairman IEI [Sikkim], GP Sharma put forward the importance of the membership drive of all engineers in Sikkim to the Institution of Engineers India to work towards a better future.

The release adds that ATTC felicitated Plant Head Rahul Kulkarni and HR, Junee Chettri of TITAN Company Limited for setting upa new smart LRUC and thanked TITAN Company Ltd for being an invaluable partner to ATTC when it comes to training.

Rahul Kulkarni emphasized the need for industries in Sikkim to come forward and collaborate with the local educational institutions to work for the betterment of students of Sikkim. He expressed that the partnership of both can result in fruitful activities such as guest lectures, industrial visits and training, curriculum revision and feedback, signing of MOUs for training and placement activities and others. He floated potential examples such as each industry adopting one classroom to inculcate ownership concept for furthering teaching-learning process as well as integrating the role of industries in academic curriculum.

The programme was attended by Advisor to Labour Department Manoj Pradhan, Additional Chief Engineer, Buildings & Housing Department Satish Pradhan, Joint Secretary Department of Technical Education Bibhuti Pradhan, Director & Principal SIST, South Sikkim BB Pradhan, Professor CAEPHT, Ranipool Dr NS Chauhan, Dr Kushal Pokhrel and team from SMIT, Majhitar along with faculty members and students from ATTC, Bardang.