IMPHAL, December 2: Works and Transport minister Dr Kh Ratankumar said the National Institute of Technology Manipur is one of the 10 new NITs in the country set up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development.
He was speaking at the international conference on ‘Emerging Trends in Science and Engineering Research’ for the enhancement of science and technology in the State organised by the NIT Manipur at its campus located at Langol today.
He asserted that the institution was established in the State to meet the desires of students from the north east and other States seeking admission in science and engineering in the NIT.
He said that NIT has been declared as an institution of national importance by the Government of India.
The NIT Manipur has also incorporated graduate engineering courses and PhD courses and Masters programme in Science & Engineering, he informed.
He lauded the staff and students of NIT Manipur for obtaining jobs in many reputed companies across the country and abroad.
He said that the conference has been proved fruitful mainly for the students as many delegates and scholars from other countries are attending it.
Education and CAF & PD minister Moirangthem Okendro who was also present at the conference said that most of the reputed scholars from abroad and within the country are reluctant to come to the State due to the remote location of the State and volatile law and order situation.
He assured that the government will provide full co-operation to international participants who come to participate in such conferences in the State.
The conference will help both the students and faculty members of NIT Manipur and provide experience to participants in the international level, he said.
The minister exuded confidence that NIT Manipur will continue to flourish and develop with the participation of international delegates in such purposeful conference.
He said that efforts will be put in to organize such conferences on relevant subjects both in national and international level in the near future.
He appealed to the faculty members and students of NIT Manipur to make best use of such initiative.
Besides the talented people of the State, Manipur is a good place to start any activity though it is lacking opportunity as compared to other States, the minister observed.
Director NIT Manipur, Prof Dr Sarungbam Birendra Singh said that Government of India is giving immense importance to all the 31 NIT institutions in the country to facilitate quality education.
He furher said that faculty members of NIT Manipur are working hard to make a model technical intuition of India with the coming of Act East Policy which will enhance road and air connectivity in the State.