Srinagar, June 2 (UNI) The National Institute of Technology (NIT) here has so far produced 8000 engineering graduates who have brought laurels to Jammu and Kashmir.
Giving resume of the functioning of the NIT, the Director professor R K Wanchoo said the institution had produced more then 8000 graduates so far, who were well placed in industry, government departments and institutes both in India and abroad.
He said the institute was converted from REC to NIT in 2003 with the deemed University status.
Speaking as a chief guest at the annual day function of the NIT in the spacious convocation hall of Kashmir University here today, Vice Chancellor, Kashmir University, Dr Reyaz Punjabi called upon the students undergoing training in different institutes of technology to keep themselves abreast with the technological advancements at the global level in the back drop of tremendous shift towards technology and e-governance in every field of life.
''It should be our mission to train young men and women into thinking engineers, technologists and scientists who are motivated by a passion for professional excellence, driven by human values and pro-actively engaged in the betterment of society.'' Expressing satisfaction over the upgradation of Regional Engineering College as a full fledged NIT, Dr Punjabi said, ''This institute is rendering pioneering service to the society by producing best engineers, scientists and technologists who by virtue of their capabilities and hard work bring laurels to the state.'' He said there was no dearth of jobs for those having brilliant academic career, urging the students to work hard to excel not only at national but at the international level as well.
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