Thursday, 25 July 2019

XV Convocation 2019 NIT Tiruchirappalli



National Institute of Technology – Tiruchirappalli proclaims its XV  convocation on 27th July 2019 at Golden Jubilee Convention Hall. The  convocation is a ceremonial rite of passage marking a new and  
significant transition in students' career. Professor Subra Suresh,  the President of Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU)  has graciously accepted to be the chief guest of this grand event.    
Among the top-100 material scientists in the world, Padma Shri Subra  Suresh was earlier the President of Carnegie Mellon University,  Professor and Dean at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and  
the Director of the National Science Foundation of the United States.

In this XV convocation, Dr. Mini Shaji Thomas, the Director of NIT,  Tiruchirappalli will be conferring degrees to 1721 graduands  comprising 51 B.Arch., 812 B.Tech., 18 M.Arch.,468 M.Tech., 77 MSc, 89 
MCA, 85 MBA, 23 M.S. (by research) students and 98 doctorates. This is  the highest number attained by NIT-Trichy so for. The prestigious  President’s Medal for overall highest CGPA would be received by Rupesh  
Gupta of B. Tech, Electronics and Communication Engineering. Institute  medals would be received by 9 B.Tech., 1 B.Arch., 21 M.Tech., 1  M.Arch., 4 MSc., 1 MCA and1 MBA graduands. The first batch of M Tech  
Data Analytics will be graduating this year.

It is indeed a proud moment to every NIT-Tian, to receive their  degrees from NIT Trichy, which has retained the first position among  other NITs and has accomplished 10th position with regard to  Engineering, 7th best in Architecture and 17th best for Management in  the country. Also, NIT-Trichy has escalated in the overall rankings  from the 31st to 24th position.  Further, NIT-Trichy is ranked 211 in  Asia, 126 among BRICS nations and 29 in India by 2019 QS World  University Rankings. The Times Higher Education World University  
Rankings ranked the institute in 601-800 band in Engineering and  Technology, Physical Sciences and Computer Sciences stream in its 2019  ranking. Adding feather to the cap, the students of NIT-T have 
accomplished notable fellowships say, 4 Cargill Fellowships, 12 DAAD,  6 MITACS and SN Bose, 34 Deity Scholars and 55 MITACS.

The robust research culture in NIT-T sustains its supremacy with  871(3.5 per faculty) publications and 12594 citations in Scopus and  569 (2.24 per faculty) publications and 9192 citations in Web of  Science respectively in 2018.  It has also filed 46 patents, published  30 and has been granted one patent in the last year. NIT-T is proud  that it has been sanctioned maximum number of projects under SPARC to  the tune of Rs. 7 crores. The total project value received from  various agencies stands at Rs. 19 crores, a substantial improvement  
from Rs. 12.31 crores in 2017-18. NIT-T have also received Rs. 1.16  crores in the way of consultancy.

A five-year strategic plan has been prepared to build our strength and  find an improved place in global rankings and has been released by the  Honourable Human Resource Minister, Prakash Javadekar. To augment  
interdisciplinarity, NIT Trichy established 190 Crore Centre of  Dynamic Excellence in Manufacturing in partnership with Siemens  Industry Software. To further deepen its relationship with corporate  
houses, NIT-T has in recent times signed MoUs with various industries.  The chief among them include Tata Steel Ltd., Siemens, Tata Motors,  BHEL, Tech Mahindra, and Airports Authority of India. NIT Trichy has  
been chosen to organize Leadership for Academicians Program (LEAP), a  unique initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development in  collaboration with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and  
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Chittoor.With an aim to build brand NIT, a Public Relations and Media cell has  been formed and they publish regular news releases and remains an  interface for journalists and media. Furthermore, to make an impact in  the digital space and keeping pace with the latest trends in  technology, a 3D video about NIT Trichy is prepared to inform various  facilities and programs of the institute. NIT Trichy has recently  established a fully functional Office of Alumni-Institute Interaction  Cell including appointing new Dean (Alumni Relations).

Taking cues from the world class institutions, NIT-T is striving to  provide adequate opportunity to broaden the perspectives of the  students. Accordingly, certain measures are taken by the institute.  These include introduction of Minors and Honors degree, internship or  pursuing a course in another institution, semester exchange, and long  summer vacation to undergo satisfactory internship. NIT Trichy has  signed an agreement with the Central Depository Services Limited for  maintaining a digital database of academic awards given to the  
students, directly in their online National Academic Depository (NAD)  Account. All these initiatives commensurate with the mission and  strategic aspirations of NIT-Trichy.

To report some notable achievements, NIT-Trichy is chosen as the  coordinating Institute for CSAB (Central Seat Allocation Board) 2019.  NIT-Trichy is once again selected as the nodal center for conducting  the Smart India Hackathon 2019 Hardware Edition. NIT Trichy is ranked  third among Centrally funded Technical Institutions in Swachh Campus  Ranking. 10kWp solar roof top system, biogas plant, food court,  greenhouse, super market among others are introduced and established  in the campus. NIT-T in collaboration with IIFPT has developed a 2TR  prototype solar assisted cold storage which can store vegetables  without electricity. NIT-Trichy has extended support to the victims of  GAJA and Kerala floods and has successfully conducted Daan Utsav.  
NIT-T’s social responsibility club, IGNITTE, trains the students of  government schools for competitive examinations. As a part of its  outreach initiative, NIT Trichy is offering Summer internship for the  students of other institutions and it is also a part of AICTE  initiative, Margdarshan which is designed to improve the quality of  adopted technical institutions.

This academic year the Institute is starting an MSc program in  Mathematics.  Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering is  introducing a unique course, “Business for Engineers and Entrepreneurs  (BEE)” which is designed and delivered by our alumni who are  entrepreneurs. NIT Trichy signed an MoU with ISRO and established  Space Technology Incubation Centre (S-TIC) by way of opening a special  window to innovation, research and development relevant to Indian  Space programme and will cater to 6 south Indian states.

Regarding the placement statistics, 95% of our undergraduates and  Postgraduates are placed in reputed companies. 243 companies have  participated in the placement process which is one of the highest in  
the country.  More than 10 companies have offered CTC of more than 25  lakhs per annum. The highest domestic salary has been Rs 39 lakhs.   The average CTC across all streams has been about Rs 10 lakhs.

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