Webinar on Technical Education held

Webinar on Technical Education held

Varanasi: A webinar on the ‘Role of Technical Education in Self Reliant India’ was organized under joint aegis of Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi and Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas, New Delhi on Tuesday.

The convener of this webinar was Prof. PK Mishra from IIT(BHU) Varanasi. The Chairperson and keynote speaker of the event was Prof. Anupam Shukla, Director, IIIT, Pune. Other speakers were Mr. Nikhar Jain, Director, Bridgedots Techservices, Mr Gaurav Kedia, Director, Indian Biogas Association, Mr. Siddharth Dubey, Founder, Kognitivus Training and Consulting and Mr. Vaibhav Saxena, Founder, www.ipsator.com. Prof. P.K.Mishra welcomed all the speakers and introduced them with the participants of the Webinar.

Prof. Anupam Shukla, Director, IIIT Pune stated that Atmanirbhar Bharat is important to improve the economy (given the present conditions). He insisted on his stance of trying to stop looking for jobs and start creating them. He also pointed out that Make in India is a big advantage to the entrepreneurs and budding start-ups. “We need to shift the mind-set of students and Inter Departmental research needs to be encouraged among college students to increase potential which leads to innovation. Also, nurturing ideas of youngsters will eventually boost the confidence of young entrepreneurs”, he added.

Webinar on Technical Education held

Mr. Vaibhav Saxena emphasised on what engineers can do to contribute to accomplish Atmanirbhar Bharat. We need to look out for problems in the government policies and find challenges. “We need to solve our problems and thereby generate employment”, he added.

Mr Gaurav Kedia spoke about the 5 pillars of Atmanirbhar Bharat – economy, infrastructure, system, vibrant demography and demand. It’s Atmanirbhar Bharat not Atmacentric Bharat. He also talked about the symbiotic relationship for social engineering, biogas production and solid waste management system. He mentioned about 3 tests – the reality test, competitive test & the value test, which needs to be considered before starting out a startup.

Mr. Nikhaar Jain said that knowledge, skills and experience should be imported instead of import resources. He said we need to identify elements due to which we lack in producing the products. “We need to invest in soft skills – communication, negotiation and marketing,” he said.

Webinar on Technical Education held

Mr. Siddhartha Dubey said that we need to connect startups and companies with a broader purpose. He said that the environment plays an important role in unleashing potentials to make education liberating and creating a mindset of “Action within Constraints”. “We also need to embrace failures and we need to change the perspective of learning and creating infrastructure, processes and policies,” he added.

Question and Answer session took place after the speakers finished their sessions. At the end of the program Prof. P.K.Mishra gave vote of thanks to the distinguished guests and participants.

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