The twentieth convocation of Visvesvaraya Technological College (VTU) was held in Belagavi on Saturday. The technological college gave away levels and diplomas to over 70,000 college students.
V.Okay. Atre, scientist and former scientific advisor to Defence Minister, urged younger graduates to work for the welfare of society. Engineering and associated fields will bear many adjustments within the coming decade. There may be ample scope for engineering graduates in varied fields. They need to utilise their data in bettering their chosen subject, together with improvement and welfare, he stated. Engineers have a duty to see that disasters such because the Bhopal fuel leak don’t recur, he stated.
“Know-how must be used for all-round improvement of society. This occurs after we use expertise correctly, with human concerns,’’ he stated. Know-how is usually a double-edged sword. It may be helpful and harmful. However we are able to use it for the welfare of everybody and for the all-round improvement of the nation, if we use it rightly,” he stated.
“For hundreds of years, we’ve been dwelling in concord with nature. However with the expansion of science and expertise, we’re transferring away from nature. This has led us to take advantage of expertise in a non-sustainable method, leading to air pollution, local weather change and deforestation. Man-centric improvement has led to depletion of pure assets and ingesting water shortage and different issues. He stated that the longer term challenges can be decreasing carbon footprint, growing inexperienced vitality utilization, possible use of different sources of vitality, combating local weather change, defending knowledge in opposition to cyber assaults, offering to a rising inhabitants, utilizing bio-technology and new farming methods,” he stated.
“We now have to deal with sustainable expertise, low-cost options to issues and well being and diet,” he stated. “Certainly, expertise has introduced in unprecedented change within the final 200 years. Know-how has offered options to most of our issues and it’ll proceed to take action,” he added.
Vice-Chancellor Karisiddappa stated that VTU would start implementing provisions of the New Schooling Coverage in 2022-23. “We are going to attempt to evolve and develop right into a multi-disciplinary college and assist our college students develop into researchers and entrepreneurs. Analysis grants might be given to those that work on revolutionary applied sciences. We now have already began a obligatory course in mental property rights and we’ll quickly begin a centre of excellence in sensible metropolis planning,” he stated.
Ashutosh Sharma, secretary, Division of Science Know-how, was introduced with a honorary physician of science, honoris causa. Registrar Anand Deshpande, Dean N.V.R. Naidu, registrar analysis B.E. Rangaswamy and others have been current.