The National Institute of Technology - NIT Goa held its annual convocation on Saturday, 28th September. The convocation bid farewell to the graduating students from the institute. A total of 69 B.Tech, 39 M.Tech and 2 PhD degrees were awarded to the students who passed the respective streams from the institute.
The chief guest in the convocation was the Chief Minister of Goa, Mr Pramod Sawant who addressed the students and presented some key points in the job and academic prospects of the future engineers.
Importance of Value-Based Education for Engineers
The Chief Minister of Goa put emphasis on the importance of value-based education for the engineers. The CM asked the students at NIT to work for the betterment of India and address the issues of overpopulation, poverty, sanitation, waste management etc. He says that the engineer has the duty to take a closer look at the problems of the masses and provide cost-effective solutions. Sawant said that a smart, safe, secure, productive, healthy and sustainable living standards for the populace can be earned through engineering.
Hailing the importance of technical education of the current times, Mr Sawant said that only this can take our nation step towards in technology, science and development.
He motivated the students by saying that the nation needs motivated, tech-savvy and advanced engineers like the students who will not only acquire knowledge but will also make its full use when it comes to applying that knowledge for a practical purpose. He said that having a moral value is also important for the engineers of the future. The government is working hard to eradicate the social evils like child marriage, illiteracy, farmers suicide, child labours, communalism etc which cannot be achieved by the government alone if engineers do not support it.
He expressed that value-based education is important where the student also develops ethics along with technical knowledge and added that the nation can only progress if the youth cultivate values and ethos alongside technical knowledge.
More Technical Institutes in Goa Soon
The Chief Minister of Goa, Mr Pramod Sawant said that Goa will soon become an educational hub as many technical and higher education institutes are coming to the state for establishing their campus. The IIT Goa was granted land a few days back and now following the trend, many institutes have expressed their will to set up campuses in Goa very soon. He sounded hopeful that Goa will emerge as the technical education hub of India.
Mr Gopal Mugeraya, the Director of NIT Goa urged the Goa CM to invite AIIMS to set up a campus in Goa as well. Thus, the healthcare infrastructure will be developed in the tiny western state of India. The Director offered the CM to utilise the technical advancements of NIT Goa to manage the solid waste management issue in Goa. Mungeraya said that the institute will be very happy to develop the infrastructure of this world-famous tourist destination which will be able to attract more tourists.