Hon'ble Shiksha Mantri Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank inaugurated the
Golden Jubilee Building by unveiling the inaugural plague
The formal inauguration ceremony of the Golden Jubilee
Building of the Department of Chemical Engineering was held on 20th
October 2020. The building was inaugurated virtually by the Hon’ble
Minister of Education, Shri.Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ in the presence
of Shri. Bhaskar Bhat, Chairperson Board of Governors (BoG),NIT
Tiruchirappalli, Dr. (Mrs.) Mini Shaji Thomas, Director, NIT
Tiruchirappalli and Dr. (Mrs.) K.M. Meera Sheriffa Begum, Head of the
Department, Chemical Engg., NIT Tiruchirappalli.
The Department of Chemical Engineering, NIT Tiruchirappalli is one of
the premier centers for Chemical Engineering in India.The Department
was started in 1967 and Dr S.H.Ibrahim as the Founder- Head, strived
to make it one of the premier Institutes offering UG, PG and Ph. D
Programs. The department has so far produced over 80 Doctorates, 5 in
M.S., Over 1200 post graduates and more than 2500 under graduates.
The new golden jubilee building constructed at a cost of around 7.65
crores houses furnished seminar hall, modelling and simulation
laboratory, 13 research laboratories with networking facility, two
analytical labs to accommodate 10 sophisticated analytical equipment
with power back up and furnished faculty rooms.
The function started with the lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries
on the dais.Dr.Mini Shaji Thomas welcomed the gathering and introduced
the Hon’ble minister. Director welcomed minister,BoG,Registrar,Dean P
and D, Deans, Alumni staff and students for the inaugural function of
golden jubilee bulding of chemical engineering. She has mentioned the
achievements of NITT as PMRF, NIRF Rank of 9th in engineering etc.
NITT trained 20 students for JEE. out of 20, 2 got admission in
NITT.She also mentioned that NIT-T has much more potential which is to
be realised and she is sure that NIT-T will achieve the set goals and
targets with the help of the ministry.
The presidential address was delivered by the Chairperson, BoG of NIT
Tiruchirappalli, Shri. Bhaskar Bhat. Shri Bhat in his address
expressed his pleasure and said it is an honour to be a part of this
juncture of the institute to inaugurate an infrastructural modern
building of Chemical Engineering. He also mentioned that the Hon’ble
Minister of Education has a special liking for NIT-T particularly when
the Hon’ble Minister of Education as well as the union government in
gearing up for an internationally relevant National Education Policy
in India. NEP recently unveiled is highly inspiring messaging India
centred education.This will enable NIT-T to achieve greater heights
enabling its Mission and Vision. The education policy, he added that
is vibrant and sustainable, creating a knowledge society impart high
quality education to all and will create a multidisciplinary forum for
He also appreciated the efforts of Director, Head of the Department,
Dean (P&D) for the commendable work. He expressed that the building
will help achieve the mission and vision of the Department.
A virtual tour of the building as well as facilities were shown.
Chief Guest Shri.Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ inaugurated the Golden
Jubilee Building by unveiling the inaugural plague and congratulated
the faculty, students,BoG and alumni of the institute and in
particular the Chemical Engineering Department.He mentioned that it is
a happy occasion for the Country as well. Shri Pokhriyal expressed
that NIT-T always has a special place among all NITs. He congratulated
NIT-T for the rankings and recent achievements and hope that it
retains its place.
Speaking on the occasion Shri Pokhriyal mentioned that every
institute’s pride is their outgoing students who takes the message and
responsibility to the society and country as well. Mentioning about
the vibrant alumnis of NIT-T, Shri Pokhriyal said that he is proud of
the way the students had taken their employment as well as their
commitment to the society post education. Shri Pokhriyal commented
that the Golden Jubilee Building of Chemical Engineering will be the
foundation stone of the Swarniya Bharat project.
He also felt happy that the patent filing and awarded have gone up in
the recent years which indicates that the institute is moving in the
direction of innovation and startups so that the youngsters in future
will become entrepreneurs rather than job hunters. He wanted NIT-T to
be a part of Atma nirbhar bharat, unnat bharat, sudesh bharat and
swarniya bharat projects. Shri Pokriyal also congratulated NIT-T for
adopting the villages under Unnat Bharat Abhiyan project and mentioned
the efforts taken towards training the rural students who cracked JEE
and secured admission in NIT-T.He wished that if every student adopts
one rural student and provide them education then our country will
progress farther in the years to come.
The measures taken by NIT-T during the pandemic such as online
classes, secured campus, contribution to society etc during the
pandemic was also appreciated by the Hon’ble minister.
Finally he expressed his great desire to visit the adopted villages
and NIT-T when he visits Tiruchirappalli.