‘Tech providing new employment but also taking away jobs’

ST Correspondent
Friday, 15 September 2017

Pune: The AISSMS College of Engineering inaugurated the science exhibition as part of the ‘AISSMS Engineering Today’ on Friday. 

Ashok Chug, Deputy General Manager, Bank of Baroda, was present as chief guest. BB Ahuja, Director, College of Engineering, Pune (CoEP), and Principal, AISSMS, DS Bormane were also present.

Pune: The AISSMS College of Engineering inaugurated the science exhibition as part of the ‘AISSMS Engineering Today’ on Friday. 

Ashok Chug, Deputy General Manager, Bank of Baroda, was present as chief guest. BB Ahuja, Director, College of Engineering, Pune (CoEP), and Principal, AISSMS, DS Bormane were also present.

“Today, the world of information technology (IT) is stuck in a strange maze. On one hand, technology is providing new employment opportunities. However, it is also taking away some jobs. The reason is that technology keeps changing every three years. Therefore, engineering students have to constantly update their knowledge and skill. Teachers also need to update their knowledge and learn new techniques. It is the new era’s mantra to keep updating and adapting to the new system,” said 
BB Ahuja.

“Today is the birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya. We celebrate this day as ‘Engineer’s Day’. He made a tremendous contribution to building a new India. He has been an inspiration for engineers all over the world,” said Ahuja.

“Today there is a universal discussion on industrial recession. I think the question is not unemployment, but being not employable. We need to go to the root of this question. In the future, there will be many changes and challenges in engineering education. Everyone must be prepared to face new challenges,” he added.

Chug cited examples of Sayaji Rao Gaikwad of Baroda, who had established Bank of Baroda 100 years ago and Rajarshi Shahu Maharaj, who had founded the organisation. 

“The vision of these two great rulers gave a new dimension to the country. This institute started the first military school in India in 1931 and contributed to nation-building. We are proud that Bank of Baroda is working together with this organisation,” 
said Chug.
 

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