The Rajiv Gandhi Technological University is organising a two-day national seminar on `Transforming the State Technological Universities and Engineering Institutions into Knowledge Enterprises', beginning from February 12 at Bhopal. Bhai Mahavir, Governor, Madhya Pradesh, will inaugurate the seminar on February 12 at the RGPV conference hall. Dr CS Jha, Former Director, IIT, Kharagpur, and Advisor, Technical Education, Government of India, will deliver the inaugural key note address.
Dr AN Saxena, Vice Chairperson, World Academy of Productivity Sciences, Dr JD Agarwal Director, Indian Institute of Finance, Dr NGR Iyengar, IIT, Kanpur; Dr MS Ananth, IIT, Chennai; Dr AK Jain, Emeritus Scientist and Director, Institute of Informatics and Information Science, New Delhi, are among the distinguished experts who will either attend the seminar or address the gathering.
Kiran Wadhwana, Chairperson, Confederation of Indian Industries, Madhya Pradesh; Dr PC Jain, Principal, Technical Teachers Training Institute (TTTI), Bhopal; Dr KS Sayann, Principal, Maulana Azad College of Technology (MACT), Bhopal; and Dr PC Bargale of AICTE will also present their views during the seminar.
Highlighting the significance of the seminar, Professor PB Sharma, VC, RGPV, said the seminar will focus on shaping technological education, a valid method of assuring national prosperity. Institutions today are largely functioning as teaching institutions. As such, their contribution to national prosperity is limited to human resource development. A knowledge enterprise, on the other hand, ensures that knowledge is transformed into national prosperity, thereby ensuring that the institutions impart knowledge, cultivate and refine knowledge, translate knowledge into innovative products and processes, and thus trade and transact knowledge to industries.
The presentations during the seminar shall focus on various issues relating to rapid track transformation of technological institutions into knowledge enterprises.