Jun 13, 2024

NITC conducts DISHA-’24 for engineering aspirants

Over 300, including 170 students reached the campus to attend the programme

DISHA`24, an event aimed at steering engineering aspirants towards comprehensive development, garnered significant attention at the National Institute of Technology Calicut on Thursday. With over 170 students, including current 12th graders and those who have completed their 12th, the program offered comprehensive orientation on diverse engineering disciplines.

Parents and teachers also attended the sessions while many others participated remotely, interacting with NIT Calicut faculty members. Prof. Prasad Krishna, Director of NIT Calicut, inaugurated the event.

Organized by the Centre for Public Relations, Information, and Media Exchange (C-PRIME) with the support of various departments, the orientation was planned to assist aspiring engineers in selecting their career paths wisely. During the inaugural address, Prof. Prasad Krishna emphasised the importance of nurturing each child's uniqueness and discouraging harmful comparisons that could lead to depression or anxiety.

Furthermore, Prof. Prasad Krishna underscored the need for transparent communication between parents and children, especially mothers, to better understand their interests and emotions. He advocated for unbiased treatment of students by educators, irrespective of their academic performance.

Dr. A V Babu, Dean (Academic), engaged with students regarding academic programs and available facilities. Cdr. Dr. Shamasundara M S, Registrar; Dr. Sunitha M S, Chairperson, C-PRIME; Dr. Vrinda Varma and Dr. Chenna Vivek Kumar, Coordinators of the programme, also spoke.

Faculty members from various departments discussed the scope of each engineering stream,discussing potential job opportunities post-B.Tech, M.Tech, and Ph.D. Students could interact with experts from diverse fields, including Architecture, Bioscience and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Engineering Physics, Material Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Education.

Dr. Mohammed Firoz, Dr. Indumathi Sathisaran, Dr Aniruddha Sanyal, Dr Sudha Das Khan, Dr. Joe Cheri Ross, Dr. Amit Praseed, Dr. Ashique Muhammed, Dr. Ashutosh Mishra and Dr.Rakesh R T, Dr. Madhavan Unni, Dr Shijo Thomas, Prof. R Manu and Dr. Pinka Dey interacted with the students. 

Attendees accompanied by their parents or teachers were given tours of the engineering department labs in the afternoon, allowing them to acquaint themselves with the state-of-the-art facilities and equipment.

DISHA-'24 served as a crucial platform for aspiring engineers, equipping them with valuable insights to make informed decisions about their academic and professional futures.


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