Governor stressed on innovation in engineering

Bandaru Dattatreya conferred degrees to 162 students and 43 medals

Hamirpur March 10 (Qnn)

Bandaru Dattatraya Governor stressed on innovation and adoption of new technology and said that only those countries in the world were progressing that had prioritised emerging technologies.  

He was addressing third convocation of Himachal Pradesh Technical University, Hamirpur on Tuesday at NIT auditorium. Governor awarded degrees to 162 students and 43 medals to meritorious students including 22 Gold and 21 silver medals. 

Governor said that changes artificial intelligence, block chain technology, data analytics, machine learning, bio-technology and robotics were challenging traditional methods of engineering. He said that students had golden opportunity to take the country to a new level by adopting and make best use of these technologies. He said that demographic advantage could only be achieved when maximum youth were provided with best training, education, knowledge and skills. He said that universities should work on creative basis with modern technology. He encouraged students to work on innovation and move towards entrepreneurship.

Speaking on the occasion Vice-chancellor HP Technical University Prof. S.P. Bansal detailed various achievement of the university. He said that this was the first technical university in India that would provide bilingual study facility both in English and Hindi to the students from next session. He said that HPTU was working on shifting to multiple disciplinary with holistic approach.

Earlier, the Governor planted sapling of Rudraksh at HPTU campus at Daruhi. He also laid foundation of girls hostel building to be built at cost of Rs. 9.78 crore.

The governor released the Coffee Table Book on the eleven years journey of the technical university. The book reflected sequence of achievements of the HPTU.

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