Dr. Vinay Hegde and Mr.U.T. Alva visits Sahyadri

The department of Civil Engineering and Bamboo Society of India jointly organized a workshop on “Development and Applications of Bamboo in Construction and Energy Sectors”. Dr. Vinay Hegde, Chancellor, Nitte University was the Chief Guest. In his address he advised the students to take initiative in implementing creative and innovative ideas during their college days, which encourages for new inventions and discoveries. At the same time, he also expressed his anxiety regarding the developments in education and system of education. China is heading comparatively more than India because of its policies and approach towards education. At present there is a dearth in R&D activities and appealed the students to go for higher studies and get involved in the research which is need of the hour at this juncture.

Mr.U.T. Alva, Chairman, Bamboo Society of India, in his key note address revealed with the facts and figures the importance of Bamboo in the present era. It is considered as the layman’s choice for better built and better construction. Infact, it not only helped the common people in saving money but also contributed to the growth of Indian economy.

Our Chairman Mr. Manjunath Bhandary gave the introductory speech and unfolded the steps that the institution has taken so far for the enhancement of quality education. Dr. D.L.Prabhakara, Director presided over the function.

Followed by the inaugural session, various technical sessions were held on various topics by the resource persons.