Prof Babu T Jose, eminent teacher and former director of the School of Engineering, CUSAT and director of Albertian Institute of Engineering(AISAT), Kalamassery, has been felicitated on his 70th birthday.
Metropolitan Archbishop of Verapoly Francis Kallarackal, who inaugurated the meeting and released the book ‘On the Trail of an Institution Builder’ containing articles on the contributions of Babu T Jose written by 50 eminent personalities, by handing over the first copy to Padma Bhushan national research professor M V Pylee. Kallarackal also presented the papal blessings to Babu T Jose.
M V Pylee, former vice-chancellor of CUSAT, in his keynote address said that Babu T Jose played a major role in bringing national fame to CUSAT. He introduced BTech.course in Marine Engineering in CUSAT for the first time in the state. He also formulated the BTech programme in Information Technology and Fire Engineering for the first time in India, in 1995 and in 1996, respectively.
Having a teaching and administrative experience of over 40 years, Babu T Jose has been a consultant in geo-technical engineering since 1970.
He has successfully developed a new foundation technique adaptable to soils of Kerala, especially soft clays among the Western coast from Konkan to Kanyakumari.
P Rajeev MP, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore deputy director A Sridharan, AISAT manager Fr Clement Valluvassery, CUSAT syndicate member Lopus Mathew, Benny Mathews Abraham, CUSAT, AISAT dean George Sleeba, principal K E George, Anil Joseph Vadakumthala and Babu T Jose also spoke on the occasion. ENS