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Three day NBA visit concludes at NIT Srinagar

"Will leave no stone unturned to achieve creditable space in the society at national and international levels," Prof. Sehgal

SRINAGAR: Three-day visit of National Board of Accreditation (NBA) expert members concluded with the exit meeting on Monday at National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar.

The institute had applied NBA accreditation for five engineering programs and expert team for accreditation evaluated the status under the Chairmanship Prof. O.G Kakde from Indian Institute of Information Technology, Nagpur (IIITN).

The evaluation was done both virtually and physically at the campus. The five evaluators including Prof. S. V. Dinesh from Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur for Civil Engineering, and Prof. P. S. T. Sai's from IIT Madras was the evaluator for the Chemical Engineering program.

Prof. N. M. Singh from VJTI, Mumbai University was evaluator for Electrical Engineering, Prof Derick Engles from Regional Campus Guru Nanak Dev University for Electronics and Communication Engineering program and Prof. S. Mahdi A Rizwi from Aligarh Muslim University for Mechanical Engineering course.

Prof Manoj Kumar from Netaji Subhas University of Technology and Prof. Mainuddin from Jamai Milia Islamia were the two visiting experts at the NIT Srinagar.

The exit meeting was presided by Prof. O.G Kakde who was the Chairman of the expert committee said they evaluated all the programs as per NBA norms and also shared his feedback, suggestions for improvement with the administrative staff and faculty members of the Institute.

On the occasion, Director NIT Srinagar, Prof. (Dr.) Rakesh Sehgal presented a formal vote of thanks to Chairman NBA expert team led by Prof Kakde, two visiting experts, and the whole team of NIT Srinagar for making the visit successful.

"The suggestions and recommendations of NBA team for each program will be implemented religiously in NIT Srinagar. We will assure that the quality of the teaching-learning process will be definitely improved," he said.

Prof. Sehgal said NIT Srinagar is among the oldest institutions in the country. We are in a position to offer best of the quality engineering programs to our students and have the best alumni network across the globe.

"I would like to assure all the experts that NIT Srinagar will leave no stone unturned to achieve creditable space in the society at the national and international level," he said.

Registrar NIT Srinagar, Prof. Kaiser Bukhari said the Institute had applied for accreditation of five engineering programs. We are expecting good results this time so that in terms of quality education, our institution will be recognized among best institutes across the country, he said.

Earlier, Director NIT Srinagar, Prof Sehgal presented a presentation about NIT Srinagar to the expert team. It was followed by other programs including a presentation by HOD Civil Engineering Department, Prof. Dr. Manzoor Ahmad Ahanger, HOD Electronics & Communication Engineering, Prof. (Dr.) Ajaz Hussain Mir, HOD Mechanical Engineering, Prof. Nazir Ahmad Sheikh, HOD Electrical Engineering, Dr. Mohammad Abid Bazaz, and HOD Chemical Engineering, Dr. Mushtaq Ahmad Rather.

During the three days visit the team of experts conducted a video tour of the departments, presentation of HoD(s) of each program separately, Individual meetings with faculty, discussion, and study of admin-different committees and their working, reviewed laboratories equipment adequacy, conduct of lab sessions, study budget, Accounts, etc.

On the second day, the experts reviewed the functioning of the placement office, online visits to respective classes by the experts(s) of each program, visit and study of projects, towards the attainment of Pos, and it was followed by an exit meeting on a concluding day.

The Chairman of NBA expert team also hosted the alumni meeting in which many noted NIT Srinagar alumni's including Vikram Vij from Infosys, Aaqib Sultana Waheed from PDD, Masharib Gul Mufti from BSNL Kashmir, Mohammad Yousuf Baba from PDD Kashmir, SP Qaisar (Retd.), Mir Faheem Senior Research Fellow at the United Kingdom, Director Disaster Management JK Aamir Ali, Arshad Hussain from Power Grid Corporation, Ahtisham Pampori from ITT Kanpur and Rishabh Sharma from G-Renewable shared their feedback and suggestions.

Later NBA team expert chairman also hosted separate parents and employers of NIT Srinagar, in which dozens shared their experiences with him and assured that they will extend their every possible support to institute activities and programs.

'The main purpose of these meetings was to get the first-hand information from the important stakeholders about the NIT Srinagar system, scope, and improvement and they shared many points which are helpful for the expert team for the final report," Prof. O.G Kakde said.

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