Mangaluru, Feb 12: Mechatics, a mechanical engineering students’ association at Bearys Institute of Technology (BIT) was inaugurated at International Seminar Hall on February 9.
Dr Prasad Krishna, professor, NITK Surathkal was the chief guest of the function. Principal Dr A J Antony presided over.
Dr Prasad Krishna addressed the gathering on a trending topic, “Relevance of Outcomes Based Engineering Education”. He started with a clear and loud note, ‘Time and Tide wait for none’ and asked the studentsto be passionate. He quoted Indian epics as examples for outcome based education. In Mahabharata, Arjun was declared as the finest archer of his time only after he was tested to hit the revolving fish eye looking from the reflection of oil pool. He explained that, ‘World wants engineers who can solve problems’. To achieve this he emphasized that, ‘people who adapt to new things and collect unknown information survive in an organization’. He said, “Attitude is important than Aptitude. Outcome based engineering education means inculcating attitude, skill and knowledge. The students must develop communication skills, technical skills, writing skills, managerial skills, professional skills and environmental skills.” He motivated the students to take upat least three internships during their engineering course. These internships must be done in industry, research organizations and foreign universities. He touched the personality development aspect of budding engineers by saying, “Life should be governed by feelings, not emotions.” He also extended his co-operation to the association in organizing expert lectures and research development. The forum was opened for question and answer session, wherein Dr Prasad Krishna answered to technical and personality building questions posed by staff and students.
The gathering was welcomed by Prof Vivekananda B Huddar. He briefed about the association and motivated the student fraternity to develop skills. He also expressed the intention of BIT to collaborate with NITK for technical expertise.
Mohammed Hassan and Ubaidullah of final year compered the ceremony. Invocation song was sung by Nihal and Farhan of second year.The programme concluded with vote of thanks by Hathim Sinan of final year.