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  • Advisor Ganai inaugurates workshop on 5G communication technology at IUST
  • Governor addresses Convocation of National Institute of Technology, Srinagar 

AWANTIPORA: Advisor to Governor Khurshid Ahmed Ganai today inaugurated a three-day workshop on 5G Communication Technology here at Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST). The workshop titled '5G: An Evolution to Revolution' that witnessed the participation of hundreds of students is being organized by Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, IUST. The workshop was sponsored by TEQIP-III and will witness the lectures from resource persons from various parts of the country.


While commending the development of IUST within the short span of time, Advisor Ganai said, "If the work for the development of IUST is carried out with added zeal, this university will be among the premium institutes of the country in the coming years. There is nothing that can stop IUST from excelling in academics as well as in infrastructure development."

Addressing the students as the Chief Guest, Advisor Ganai, stressed upon students to work hard to become successful and make their lives and society better. He urged students to strive for achieving academic excellence and bringing laurels to the state and society. He also shared few success stories which were the outcome of pursuing education with zest. "Education does not only transform an individual, but it leads to the betterment of society," he added.

He also urged the teachers to understand the nuance of teaching. "Unless we improve the quality of teaching, our students cannot improve the standards of learning," he said. The hard work of both the teachers and students will lead to the better outcome in Education, he added. Speaking on the theme of the workshop, Advisor stressed upon potential and the role of Information Technology and Internet in the effective governance and thereby changing lives of millions of lives around the world.


On the occasion, Advsior Ganai also launched free GATE coaching classes and released a courseware for the students of school of   Engineering and Technology under project TEQIP - III. TEQIP is Technical Education Quality Improvement programme and its third phase focuses on improving quality and equity in engineering institutions in focus states of North East and Himalayan states. Moreover, a short documentary was also displayed on the occasion portraying the impact of TEQIP among the Engineering Students at IUST.


Speaking at the occasion, Vice Chancellor, IUST, Professor Mushtaq Ahmed Siddiqui stressed upon the role of 5G technology in health, hygiene, medicine and more importantly in diminishing the inequalities in accessible and affordable health care. Later, Advisor Ganai also interacted with the school children participating in the school outreach programme "Science for entertainment" organized by Design Innovation Centre, IUST in which the students of class 7th and 8th of Lyceum International School participated.


The workshop was attended by Dean Academic Affairs, IUST, Prof A M Shah, Dean School of Engineering and Technology, Prof A H Moon, Registrar, IUST, Dr Farooq Ahmed Mir, resource persons from various parts of India, Deans of IUST, Heads of various Departments, Research Scholars, Students and other concerned.

  • Governor addresses Convocation of National Institute of Technology, Srinagar 

SRINAGAR: Governor Satya Pal Malik addressed the Convocation of the National Institute of Technology Srinagar held at the SKICC here today. Prof. Ved Prakash, former Chairman UGC, was the Guest of Honour. Governor presented 47 Gold Medals to M.Tech, MSc and B.Tech toppers for the year  2016, 2017 and 2018. 49 Ph. D; 2 M.Phil, 291 M.Tech., 9 MSc., 1,575 B.Tech degrees were awarded during the Convocation.


Governor, in his Address, wished a very bright future to all alumni who received degrees and medals at the Convocation. He complimented the Director and all his colleagues, staff and the students for the good work which is being done in the NIT and observed that in spite of facing varied challenges, the Institute stood by its commitment of academic excellence. 

Emphasising the crucial importance of education, Governor observed that progress of  any society depends on the value it attaches to strengthening  and safeguarding  its institutions of knowledge. He remarked that societies which progressed, have in most difficult times too, shown resolute commitment towards safeguarding their educational institutions. Calling for unwavering attention to studies, Governor noted that it is the most valuable tool for capacity building, achieving distinction and contributing towards society.

Describing educated youth as the most valuable asset of any country, Governor observed that the policy makers need to provide ample opportunities and platforms to youth so that their abilities can be gainfully  used in the best possible interests of  the nation and  for the progress of humanity.

Governor observed that the passing out students now have the responsibility to work for the growth and development of the society and they should discharge this obligation by setting examples in their professional work and personal lives. He advised the passing out  students to never compromise on  integrity while discharging their duties.

Earlier, Prof. Rakesh Sehgal, Director NIT, presented the  Director’s Address and highlighted the achievements of the NIT. Present on the occasion were  Sh. Khurshid Ahmed Ganai, Advisor to Governor; Vice Chancellors of various Universities; members of the Faculty; students; parents of the students and many distinguished guests.