VISAKHAPATNAM: Though India is competing well with the other nations in the service sector, we are still lagging behind in production and hence none of the technical institutes in the country has figured in the list of top 200 colleges in the world, said Ramji, head of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Avanthi Engineering.
Speaking at a function organised on the occasion of the 47th Engineers Day to mark the birth anniversary of noted engineer Mokshagundam Visweswarayya in the city Monday, he advised the students to give up corporate mugging methods and to adopt classroom interactions, questioning and thinking in a divergent manner. He threw light on the life and works of Vishweswarayya and narrated the success story of India through ISRO and surface missiles.
Special guest and Visakhapatnam Steel Plant deputy general manager (IT) Tyagaraju reflected on the life and contributions of Visweswarayya and asked the students to inculcate sincerity, time management and dedication. He narrated his experiences in the field of technology through his participation in the Vizag Steel Plant.
The guests, along with college principal C Mohan Rao and the college staff, paid floral tributes to the portrait of Visweswarayya.
Participating in the celebrations at the Anil Neerukonda Institute of Technology and Sciences (ANITS), Vijay Nirman Company managing director S Vijay Kumar stressed the need for students to get adequate exposure to the industry to gain real-time knowledge and skills. He said that a programme on industrial training to students would be taken up adopting each student in the second year of their engineering course.
He inaugurated the celebrations and garlanded the portrait of Viswesvarayya. College principal VSRK Prasad called upon the students to emulate Viswesvarayya to become successful engineers.