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Indian Institute of Technology celebrated its 10th foundation day in its campus

Bhubaneswar:13/2/18; Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bhubaneswar on Monday celebrated its 10th foundation day in its campus at Argul.

Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi applauded the endeavour that IIT officials have put in during last years in putting up world-class infrastructure and setting up benchmarks in teaching and learning.

Padhi said, “Present era is not the time of learning just from the books. Today one has to innovate something new and excel in that field. We have to cultivate digital data and adopt new technology for positioning India as a technology destination.”

Director IIT Prof. R.V. Raja Kumar presenting the activities of IIT said that the intake capacity of IIT, Bhubaneswar crossed 1600 during last 2 years and very soon it would reach 3000.

The placement of the pass-outs has crossed 95%.

IIT, Bhubaneswar has already set up a world-class Incubation Center and a State of art Startup Center. The institute has also started a Coastal Observatory at Lodigaon of Berhampur to study the sea behaviour of the Bay of Bengal.

On this occasion, Chief Secretary Padhi felicitated faculty, staff members and students with excellence awards in the various field of Teaching, Services, Sports, Athletics, Dance, Song, Art, Photography etc.

Prof V.R. Pedireddi presented the votes of thanks and Registrar IIT Sri Debraj Rout coordinated the celebration.

A science exhibition with more than 100 exhibits was organized in the campus. More than 1000 from various schools and colleges visited the exhibition and interacted with the faculties and students of IIT.

It was followed by Kathak Dance of the noted artist Sushmita Banerjee of SPIC MACAY and cultural programmes performed by students of IIT.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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