Directors' Conclave on "Technical Education in India-Challenges, Opportunities and Perspectives"

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One day "Directors' Conclave" on "Technical Education in India: Challenges, Opportunities and Perspectives" has been organized at RSMT (UP College Campus) on 30/06/2018.
Program was inaugurated with garlanding on the bust of Shri Udai Pratap Singh Judav along with lightning of the lamp by the chief guest of Prof. T. N. Singh,Vice- Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth, Varanasi.
Addressing the welcome speech, Prof. S.K.Kak, Former Vice- Chancellor, Mahamaya Technical University, said that a national model is required to improve the level of technical and management education. Technical and management education needs to have new path which requires new input and consequent output. He stressed that theories should be utilized to create knowledge, needs, use, and dialogue.
Prof. N.K.Singh, member, Udai Pratap Education Society in his key note address, said that technical and management education is changing at rapid speed. It is directly linked with economic growth of the country. He stressed to ensure appropriate inputs for education system. He said that universities and colleges are suffering from the problems of shortage of faculties. Major problem of technical and management education is employability of students. He opined that content, culture, ethos, technology, etc. should be enriched in order to enhance employability. He said that cloud computing, robotics, etc. will change everything in technical and management education. Latest technology must be integrated to handle the opportunity and threat. Prof. Singh has stressed on adoption of "basic tenants of Buddhism" in modern management education. He stressed on urgent needs of innovation in the country to regain the glory of "Vishwa Guru".
Chief guest of the program, Prof. T. N. Singh,Vice- Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth, Varanasi, said that some part of the education system has been developed and others are underdeveloped. It is sign of a sick education system of India. We have been able to produce more and more scholars but have not been able to supply competent talent. He opined that education should not be followed like fashion. It must be felt like passion. He quoted the example of "Moutain Man Manjhi" who has cleared a mountain to make a road. Our technical and management education is in greater crisis. India requires introspection to strengthen the entire technical and management system. He stressed on simple, problem oriented, and skills oriented education system. He also mentioned the combination of culture and technology. Quoting the example of Switzerland, he said cow and computer both can be used for the development of the country.
Address of chief guest was followed by a presentation of Mementos to the dignitaries. Prof. T.N.Singh , Prof. S.K.Kak, Prof. N.K.Singh, and Mr. K. P. Singh were felicitated by Prof. D.B.Singh.
Vote of Thanks in inauguration session was delivered by Dr. D.B.Singh. He thanked chief guest, invited directors from different institutions, students, teachers, media persons for participating in the event.
A panel discussion was organized to discuss the sub topics of the conclave. Head of different technical and management institutions from Varanasi and nearby districts have participated in the panel discussion.
Program was coordinated by Mrs. Neetu Ranjan Agrawal.
Dr. Priti Singh, Dr. Sanjay Kumar Singh, Mr. Mahesh Pratap Singh, Mr. Ashutosh Srivastava, Ms. Sneha Singh, Mr. Anurag Singh, Ms. Priti Nayar, Ms. Rameshwari Sonkar were present on this occasion.