Acquire skills, not merely degree, to get the job: Vice Chancellor, J.C. Bose University

PNN/ Faridabad: Vice Chancellor of J.C. Bose University of Science and Technology, YMCA, Faridabad, has urged the students to acquire real time engineering skills rather merely attaining an engineering degree as a degree can just earn the job, but it cannot help to grow further without the skill.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Dinesh Kumar was addressing the inaugural session of week-long TEQIP Twinning Workshop on GIS and Surveying in Civil Engineering organized by the Department of Civil Engineering of J.C. Bose University of Science and Technology, YMCA, Faridabad, in collaboration with REC Ambedkar Nagar (UP). Prof. B.R. Chauhan, Senior Advisor, Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC) was the Chief Guest of the inaugural session. Mr. Praveen Tiwari, General Manager at CIDC was also present on this occasion.
Vice Chancellor said that Civil, Mechanical and Electronics are the branches of engineering in real sense rather Computer Engineering. But, due to job marking, every other student is behind Computer Engineering. He also shared the examples set by Mechanical and Tool Engineering students of erstwhile YMCA Engineering Institute. He asked the students to acquire particular set of skills, technical knowledge and abilities required for a job. He said that surveying is an important activity of Civil Engineering; therefore, students must learn GIS and Surveying techniques.
Vice Chancellor stressed on the need to arrange educational tours of students to historical monuments, buildings and major construction projects sites in every semester so that they can get the real knowledge of ancient and modern engineering.
Addressing the programme, Prof. B.R. Chauhan stressed on the need of filling the gap between industry and academia. Prof. Chauhan shared that it is usually seen that students get good placements after studies, but due to lack of skills and knowledge, they get fired. He supported the Vice Chancellor’s views that without skills, degree is of no use. He appreciated the initiative taken by the University for organizing the workshop to provide an opportunity to students to improve their technical skills.
Earlier, Chairperson of Civil Engineering Department, Prof. M.L. Aggarwal welcomed dignitaries and the participants. He briefed about the workshop and departmental activities. As many as 115 participants from University and other institutions are participating in the workshop.

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