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October 21, 2020 Wednesday 11:20:33 AM IST

Minister virtually inaugurates golden jubilee building at NIT Tiruchirappalli

National Edu News

Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ inaugurated virtually the Golden Jubilee Building of the Department of Chemical Engineering of NIT Tiruchirappalli yesterday. Speaking on the occasion the Minister congratulated the institution for the rankings and recent achievements. He said that every institute’s pride is their outgoing students who takes the message and responsibility to the society and country as well. Mentioning about the vibrant alumnis of NIT-T, Shri Pokhriyal said that he is proud of the way the students had taken their employment as well as their commitment to society post-education.

The Minister expressed his happiness that the patent filing and awarded have gone up in the recent years which indicates that the institute is moving in the direction of innovation and startups so that the youngsters in future will become entrepreneurs rather than job hunters. He wanted NIT-T to be a part of Atma nirbhar bharat, unnat bharat, etc programmes of the Government. Shri Pokhriyal also congratulated NIT-T for adopting the villages under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan project and mentioned the efforts taken towards training the rural students who cracked JEE and secured admission in NITT.  He wished that if every student adopts one rural student and provide them education then our country will progress farther in the years to come. The measures taken by NIT-T during the pandemic such as online classes, secured campus, contribution to society etc during the pandemic was also appreciated by the Minister.

Pokhriyal said that the Golden Jubilee Building of Chemical Engineering will be the foundation stone of the Swarnim Bharat project.He informed that The new golden jubilee building constructed at a cost of around 7.65 crores houses furnished seminar hall, modelling and simulation laboratory, 13 research laboratories with networking facility, two analytical labs to accommodate 10 sophisticated analytical equipment with power back up and furnished faculty rooms. The Department of Chemical Engineering, NIT Tiruchirappalli is one of the premier centers for Chemical Engineering in India. The Department was started in 1967 and Dr S. H. Ibrahim as the Founder- Head, strived to make it one of the premier Institutes offering UG, PG and Ph. D Programs. The department has so far produced over 80 Doctorates, 5 in M.S., Over 1200 post graduates and more than 2500 undergraduates.