Pune: The prize distribution function of the three-day fest ‘AISSMS Engineering Today 2017’ was held at AISSMS College of Engineering on Thursday. The three-day fest started on Wednesday.
“In this global age of information and technology, the traditional roles of teachers, students and educational institutions are changing, and accepting this new change is inevitable. The role of the teachers will be ‘to educate’ instead of ‘teach’ students,” said Head of Tata Motors’s project, Jyotin Kutty.
“The role of a new age teacher is to be a friend, guide, philosopher, trainer and guru. It’s a multi-dimensional task. Teachers can work to give a positive direction to the students’ thinking. A growing expansion of technology has put an end to all the prevailing thinking. If technology continues to be the same, within another hundred years, maybe four-walled interior sections of schools and colleges will be closed,” said Kutty.
Kutty, citing Dr APJ Abdul Kalam’s ‘Ignited Minds’, added that Indian students require definite guidance that will shape them to become stalwarts like Mark Zuckerberg and others. He added that students have tremendous potential, persistence and are hard working. Quality education is all that is required. It is also necessary to recognise the steps of changing times.
Dr SM Ali, Director of Institution of Engineers, was present as chief guest at the event. He emphasised on the need to enhance mutual relations and cooperation between educational institutions and industry groups.
Ali said, “Now is the time for both groups to come together to create a capable platform for the sake of the country. On this common platform, the students’ future will be positively created. For the same, a professional organisation like the Institution of Engineers can help.”
The principal of AISSMS College of Engineering, DS Bormane congratulated the winners and gave details of projects. Bormane added that AISSMS Engineering Today is creating a new benchmark in the State and in India.