SILCHAR, Jan 30 - In a bid to boost research works, the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Silchar is tapping potential at the undergraduate level now.
Already, the premier institute has over 400 students for PhD under various disciplines of engineering.
Expressing satisfaction with the output of the institute, Prof Sibaji Bandopadhayay, Director NIT, Silchar, said, �We want the students at the BTech level to acclimatise with research culture. We had signed an MoU with Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad in Romania to enhance academic exchange and one of our B Tech students Hladini Agnivesh will represent the country in the consortium.�
He hoped that this global outreach will inspire the student representative and motivate others to get used to the finite areas of academic research in the future.
Sharing her views on being selected for representing India in the conglomeration, Hladini Agnivesh, 6th semester student of Electrical Engineering told The Assam Tribune, �It is a great opportunity for me to be selected to study in the Romanian University. Research is a vital part of academic discourse and we are in the era of international exposure. I am excited and humbly looking forward for the trip which would open new vistas for me in the field of electrical engineering. I would be leaving for Romania in February.� She informed that she would be doing a course on Applications of Neuro-Fuzzy system along with other subjects in her curriculum.
Daughter of Col. Utpal Kumar Sharma, a retired officer in the Indian Army and Purba Kalita, an entrepreneur from Guwahati, Agnivesh said that her parents have been biggest source of inspiration and motivated her to opt for the opportunity despite her apprehensions.
�My parents are happy and want me to experience the varied cultures at the global level. I want to study anything that adds value to my knowledge and I wish to give back to the society,� Agnivesh added.
Meanwhile, congratulating Agnivesh for her selection, Dr Rajeeb Dey, Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering informed that along with NIT, Silchar from India, another institute from Taiwan is taking part in the consortium.