“Accept the change and be the winner,” said R. Murugesan, Vice-Chancellor, Anna University of Technology, Madurai, who is also the newly elected president of Indian Society of Technical Education (ISTE).
Addressing a felicitation function organised at the Adhyamaan College of Engineering, Hosur, on Friday, Mr. Murugesan said that changes were constant in the world. “If you accept it, you will become a winner,” he added.
He said that his foremost aim was to organise innovative project exhibitions at all levels of ISTE from national as well as local chapters. As the year 2012 was declared as the National Mathematical Year by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the ISTE would conduct competitions in mathematics for faculty members and students at different levels. The event would be sponsored by the Atomic Energy Commission of India. In this connection, the ISTE planned to release a book on Ramanujan, he added.
Mr. Murugesan announced that he was planning to appoint regional heads to double the achievements of ISTE. He appealed to the members of the Students' Chapters and council members to give their suggestions for the development of ISTE.
It may be noted that after a gap of 25 years, a Tamil Nadu-based academician has been elected to the top post of the professional body.
G. Ranganath, principal, Adhiyamaan College of Engineering, said that the college would play a vital role in supporting all future endeavours of ISTE.
About 500 ISTE faculty members and student members including 25 National Executive Council Members of the forum from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka participated.