Prof M Umapathy, Dean Research and Consultancy welcomed the gathering. Mr.A.S. Ananthakrishnan, Chairman, CII Trichy Zone, Managing Director, CEEYES Engineering Industries PVT. Ltd delivered his address
and emphasised the importance of this meet. He is an Alumnus 1990 batch Production Engineering, NIT, Tiruchirappalli. He shared his experience on venturing his experience as an Entrepreneur immediately
after his graduation from this institute with the knowledge and support gained from Professors in production Engineering Department.
Prof.Mini Shaji Thomas, Director NIT, Tiruchirappalli presided the function. She spoke on strengthening the industry and institute interaction and to look for the feasibility in utilizing the R&D and testing facilities available at various Centres of Excellence and Departments at NIT, Tiruchirappalli. The institute will cater the
needs of small, medium and large industries which will enhance the research and consultancy activities on state of art technologies. She also said that industries can explore the possibilities of interacting
with well-experienced faculty members from our institute catering to industrial requirements by providing solutions for critical problems in a shorter span of time.
Mr.A.R. Syed Arif, Vice Chairman, CII Trichy Zone, Managing Partner, Five Star Industries along with him members from CII and various industries were present on the occasion. This meet is considered to be
the first step marching towards innovation and entrepreneurship. Nearly 60 -70 industrial delegates from leading industries of Trichy zone participated in this event. During the post-lunch session, Industrialist and members from CII visited centres of Excellence like Siemens manufacturing, Centre of Excellence in Corrosion and Surface Engineering (CECASE), Centre for Energy and Environment (CEESAT) and various departmental laboratories were arranged for the gathering.