A two-day national conference on ‘Emerging Global Trends in Engineering and Technology’ (EGTET) started at Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU) Azara campus on Friday. An inter-disciplinary national conference representing 17 institutions, the conference will discuss latest developments in the various branches of engineering and technology.
Dr. Dharma Ranjan Das, Director, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India was the chief guest at the inaugural function of the two-day conference. Some 70 scholars, scientists and technocrats from across the country are participating in the conference.
The plenary speaker Prof. S.C. Mehrotra of Srinivasa Ramanujan Geospatial Chair Professor at Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, spoke about the coming crises in India in the areas of health care, clean water for all, giving Quality education, providing food for everybody, generating energy at low cost and making our cities and village liveable free from air pollution, water crises and violent crimes.
“Only technology can help and solve these problems,” said Prof. S. C. Mehrotra
The 7th conference in the EGTET series, offers sessions and presentations focused on initiatives that promote research and developmental activities in the disciplines of Computer Science Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Basic Sciences.
“Though Nobel prize will continue to be awarded to researchers of pure science, human life will be better served for the inter-disciplinary research,” said ADBU V.C Dr. Stephen Marvely opening the conference.
"EGTET 2016 is expected to be an ideal platform for industry professionals, researchers and engineers to exchange views and present their findings so that it triggers innovation in the field of engineering and technology," said Convener and HOD Dept of CSE & IT Prof. Yumnam. Jayanta Singh. End