Apr 28, 2024

NITC Alumnus Scales Mount Everest

An alumnus of the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Calicut has scaled the 18,200 ft height of Mount Everest. Dr. Asha Joseph, a graduate of the 1993-97 batch of NIT Calicut, when the institute was functioning as Regional Engineering College (REC) Calicut, has made the institute proud by conquering the towering peak of Mount Everest. 

Her remarkable journey to the 18200 ft high pinnacle of the world's highest peak stands as a testament to her determination. She has already completed many challenging treks including Grand Canyon, Yellowstone National Park, and various trails in Arkansas.

“My REC/NIT days helped me achieve this success as the best lesson I learnt from the institute is to pursue my dreams until my heart says enough,” said Dr. Asha Joseph. An engineer and researcher, Dr. Asha is currently working as a professor and IQAC Director at Amal Jyothi College of Engineering. 

The entire NIT Calicut community is excited as her achievement serves as a beacon of hope and motivation for future generations, igniting the spirit of adventure and exploration, said Prof. Prasad Krishna, Director of NIT Calicut

Dr. Asha Joseph, an alumnus of the Computer Science and Engineering Department, overcame the challenges by travelling on tricky terrains and extreme weather conditions to scale Mount Everest. Ms. Asha held high a RECCAL 97 banner when she reached the peak, reinstating her commitment to her alma mater.

It is a pleasure to know that our alumni are following their passion apart from achieving heights in their profession, said Prof. Ravi Varma, Dean (International, Alumni, and Corporate Relations).

For Asha Joseph her trek to Everest Base Camp wasn't about conquering the mountain itself, but rather about pushing past her own perceived limitations.




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