IIT BHU accomplished 100 years


India’s pioneer institute in imparting technical education in Engineering, IIT BHU. celebrates its 100th anniversary with a series of events.

Banaras Hindu University (BHU) founded by Freedom fighter Pt Madan Mohan Malviya has turned 100 years on 13th February 2016. This university was known as the important seat of higher education in 1916. At the time of its establishment it was the first university in India that was the result of a private individual’s efforts. After its formation, BHU had played an important role in the freedom movement of India. Their main aim was to build a bridge between India’s past and modernising world system in the areas of social sciences, humanities particularly in evolving non colonial history as a discipline. With 100 years of legacy of IIT BHU, they had organized the 16th annual general body meeting, followed by a panel discussion on “Building Leaders – a Future role of technical education in India”.

India’s technical education system

This system offers various opportunities in education and training in a range of trades and disciplines at different levels. The country has also over the years significantly bolstered the quality and availability of technical education, doubling the employment rate of graduates who are now better suited to the needs of Indian Industry. Though, there is lot more potential that are untapped.

Talking about same, Professor Rajeev Sangal, IIT BHU Director said, “There is a dire need of bolstering conventional study and teaching with new methodologies in technical education, including the use of ICT, MOOCs, and project-oriented learning.  We need to have a sound assessment of quality leading to greater effectiveness. Moreover, research needs to connect with the nation’s needs. Students also need to be inspired and led by example. In IIT(BHU), we are working on all these fronts together with a strong sense of Human Values”. The event was also attended by some eminent personalities and were recognised for their outstanding contribution in their respective fields by Association of IIT B.H.U. Alumni (AIBA)

The jury has put the award winners in the following four categories:

Life Time Achievement Award: AIBA has recognized people who have done extensive work on higher education, technology development in the field of management and entrepreneurship.

Distinguished Alumnus Award: The Association conferred the honour to one of the Alumni, for his significant contributions in the field of Management and Entrepreneurship.

Young Achiever Award: The Association awarded the Young Achiever Award for his substantial achievements in the field of Management and Entrepreneurship and Art, culture and social work.

Jury Choice Award: The award was given for the contribution in the field of higher education and research, management and entrepreneurship and public service and its impact. Click Here

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