Kalam to speak at IIT-H today

HYDERABAD: More than a month’s wait for the second chance to meet former president, Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam has students of Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad on tenterhooks. The fraction

Published: 21st March 2012 12:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:40 PM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: More than a month’s wait for the second chance to meet former president, Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam has students of Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad on tenterhooks. The fractional credit course offered by Dr. Kalam, ‘empowering 3 billion’ focuses on the millenium  development goals.

During the two hour lecture, the scientist will speak on energy independence in the country and development of Carbon neutral nations, as well as effective strategies for development of e-governance. “We are looking forward to being taught by Dr. Kalam as last time it was mostly student presentations which took up the time. The best part if that there is no exam for the course,” shared Gopinath Raja, a final year B. Tech student.

Close to 140 students were selected for the course out of the 700 who applied and the first class was taken by the statesman early this year on January 31.

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