Tuesday, 29 December 2020

Inauguration of FDP under AICTE Teaching and Learning (ATAL) Academy by

Inauguration of FDP under  AICTE Teaching and Learning (ATAL) Academy  by
Prof. M. Chidambaram, Former Director, NITT

National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli has scheduled to organise two Faculty Development Programmes titled “Energy Engineering” and “Advances in Fuzzy Logic and Neural Networks  in Artificial Intelligence” from 28-12-2020 to 01-01-2021, sponsored  by the AICTE Teaching and Learning (ATAL) Academy, India.

The inaugural function of this programme was held on 28th, December  2020 through the online mode, in which Dr. M. Chidambaram, Former  Director, NITT, Former Professor, IIT Madras and presently Emeritus  Professor, Chemical Engineering, NIT Warangal was the chief guest. In  his inaugural address, he emphasized the need for such events in  creating awareness among young researchers about the nuances of Energy  Engineering and Artificial Intelligence along with challenging  research problems. Dr. Mini Shaji Thomas, Director, NITT presided over  the function and she said that these ATAL programmes are conducted  jointly  by the Departments of EEE and Mathematics, to train about 400  participants including faculty, research scholars and  post graduate  students and industry personnel  from all over India.

Dr. V.Sankaranarayanan, Prof. & Head, Department of EEE, NITT gave a  felicitation address, briefing on the research facilities available in NITT. Eminent experts from IITs, NITs and IIITs would deliver special  lectures, sharing their vast experience in various research topics.

Earlier, Dr. N. Kumaresan, Professor, EEE, NITT welcomed the participants and mentioned that the objective of the ATAL programme is  to constantly update the research group and academicians, on the 
advancements taking place in the emerging areas and to underscore the importance of fostering research, innovation and entrepreneurship.  Further, he also pointed out that the World Book of Record, London, UK has recognized the ATAL Academy, for having very successfully  organized more than 1000 FDP Programmes, thereby training about 1 lakh  faculty members, across premier institutions like IITs, NITs, and  IIITs in the year 2020-2021 and also added that the budget for this  year to conduct the online FDP programmes is Rs 10 crores. Dr. V.  Lakshmana Gomathi Nayagam, Associate Professor and Head, Department of  Mathematics, proposed the vote of thanks.

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