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28th Senate meeting: NIT Srinagar to start new masters program in Thermal Engineering

Committed to make NIT Srinagar among the best institutes in India: Director NIT, Prof. Sehgal

SRINAGAR: The 28th Senate meeting of National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar was held on Monday, in which Senate approved that new post-graduate program (M.tech) in Thermal Engineering, while various other issues pertaining to academics, students, and other schemes were discussed.

The Senate was presided over by Director NIT Srinagar, Prof. (Dr.) Rakesh Sehgal. On invitation of Registrar NIT Srinagar, Prof. Kaiser Bukhari, following his busy schedule, the agenda of Senate was presented by Dean Academic Affairs Prof. Najeeb Ud-Din.

While the agenda of the senate was presented by Dean Academic Affairs Prof. Najeeb Ud-Din.

The Senate approved that the Department of Mechanical Engineering will start a new master's program in (M.Tech) Thermal Engineering. It also approved that Post Doctorate Fellowship (PDF) will be started in all departments of the Institute for different categories of the students or applicants and its rules and regulations were framed in it.

Apart from these major issues, all the existing schemes were reviewed to make them up to date and discussed in the senate.

On the occasion, Director NIT Srinagar, Prof. (Dr.) Rakesh Sehgal said apart from routine matters, some major decisions were also taken in the senate. We have approved the Post Doctorate Fellowship for all departments, which was pending demand for several months.

"We also got the approval for a new master's program in (M.Tech) Thermal Engineering from the senate. It has a good scope and will beneficial for the student community. In coming years, it will be full-fledged post-graduation from NIT Srinagar along with all facilities,' he said.

Prof. Sehgal said the administration is committed to make NIT Srinagar among the best engineering colleges of India and we are working on it.

Registrar NIT Srinagar, Prof. Kaiser Bukhari said pending issues related to academics, legal affairs, student issues, schemes, and programs were discussed during the senate meeting. "It was a fruitful session and various pending cases were approved," he said.

Regarding starting of new programs, Prof. Bukhari said it is a welcome step that NIT Srinagar is mulling to start its new PG program in Thermal Engineering and in future NIT Srinagar will be launching more programs to explore the opportunities to students at doorsteps.

Apart from Senate members of NIT Srinagar, the hybrid Senate meeting was also attended by external members including Prof. Nahida Tabasum, Head, Department of Pharmaceutical Science and Dean, School of Applied Science and Technology, University of Kashmir, Prof. Pirzada M. Amin from the Deptt. of Sociology, University of Kashmir.

While Prof. N.N Sharma Prof- President, Manipal University, Jaipur, NIT alumni, and Dy. General Manager, BSNL Srinagar Er. Mufti Musharib Gul and Mr. Baldev Singh MD & CEO of Peaks Auto Limited, Jammu, and Kashmir also attended the meeting.

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