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Students told to acquire Knowledge beyond Textbooks
Commissioner of Technical Education Kumar Jayant has urged engineering students to acquire knowledge beyond the textbooks in order to equip themselves to meet the job requirements of the different companies, which would be employing them.
Inaugurating the Kingston Engineering College (KEC) 3rd Batch-2010 on the college campus at Christianpet near here on Thursday, Mr. Jayant said that while at school, the students would have confined themselves to textbooks, when they join an engineering college, they cannot complain that out-of-syllabus questions figured in the examinations.
The Commissioner of Technical Education suggested that the students browse the website www.youtube.com and link to NPTEL, a channel which provides recorded technical lectures by professors from all the seven Indian Institutes of Technology Lectures by professors from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S. are also available on the Internet, he said.
D.M. Kathir Anand, KEC Chairman, who presided, said that the college conducted daily tests on the lessons taught the previous day so that the students kept abreast of the subjects taught in the classrooms and did not have any arrears.
G. Baskar, Principal, KEC, who welcomed the gathering. Shirley Christina, lecturer of the English Department and Poornasree Mathangi, lecturer of the Physics Department said that the college proposed to conduct a mega job fair in 2011.
The KEC would soon be launching King Satellite, designed indigenously by the students and faculty. This satellite would be used for research in remote sensing, and meteorological and communication engineering. M. Ravichandran, Adviser to KEC and former Director of the All India Council for Technical Education and proposed a vote of thanks.