After successfully transgressing the agricultural, industrial and knowledge revolutions, we are at the human and technology intersection. Simple innovation of attaching a camera to the phone or vice versa has changed the social behavior of how we share, interact and consume information. Internet of Things – IoT will irrevocably change the future world. While these changes are taking place, the age old problems like clean energy, water, food have reached epic proportions. These are very complex issues which require complex solutions. Technology needs to play a key role in addressing these issues. Most of the solutions lie in inter disciplinary domain.
The change is not only dramatic but fast. In tune with these changes NIE also has been transforming itself to adopt and provide the best possible learning experience to prepare young minds to solve the complex problems of the world. Immense opportunities exist while you are in the institution to learn, experiment and innovate both within and outside the strict boundaries of the college and the curriculum.
The most important asset of any institution of higher learning is its faculty of teachers and researchers. NIE has been fortunate ever since its inception to have attracted some of the best teachers and researchers into its fold. Their immense dedication and involvement has helped the institution to conceptualize and create inter-disciplinary programmes as well as establish various Centers of Excellence. The institution runs 7 undergraduate, 11 post-graduate programmes apart from 5 post-graduate diploma courses and 13 Centres of Excellence.
NIE also is continuously evolving in its own journey towards the excellence. There are very ambitious programs in progress in the areas of infrastructure, research & lab facilities, curriculum upgrade and building exchange programs with different universities across the world. With India becoming a permanent member of the Washington Accord, our responsibility has increased multifold in meeting the high standards of technical education.
Over the last six and half decades, we have also created a legacy of high achievers through the Alumni. Alumni, Management, faculty and the students share the common vision of excellence through quality Education & Research.
On behalf of the Management as well as other stake holders, I welcome each of you to this great institution. I am confident that when you walk out of the portals, you will be fully equipped change the world for better.
My best wishes will always be with you.