Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), Government of India has launched a new program ‘Global Initiative for Academic Networks” (GIAN) with an aim at taping the talent pool of scientist and entrepreneur internationally and to encourage their engagement with the institutes of higher education in India.
In this initiative, the Department of Environmental Engineering, Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, is offering a GIAN training course on “Solid Waste Management – Feasibility of Technology Transfer”.
The international speaker for this course is Dr Sunil Herat, Faculty in Environmental Engineering (Waste Management), Griffith University, Nathan Campus, Queensland, and Australia.
The programme was inaugurated by Dr C G Betsurmath, Executive Secretary, JSS Mahavidya Peetha, who gave a presentation on solid waste management in Mysore city, while explaining how the concept of ‘4R’ to the existing 3’R’ concept, helped the city corporation in solid waste management, as a result of which Mysore City secured “the cleanest city award” for two consecutive years and he hoped that city will get the award for the 3rd consecutive year.
International expert Dr Sunil Heart, in his guest speech, appreciated the work of Mysore City Corporation and he said that any person with knowledge and passion can be an achiever, giving an example of the CC. Dr B G Sangameshwara, Vice-Chancellor, and Dr K S Lokesh, Registrar, Dr T N Naghabhushan, Principal, Dr B Manoj Kumar, Professor and Course Coordinator and Dr M Mahadevaswamy, Professor, from JSS Science and Technology University, addressed the gathering.
In this programme, GIAN Local coordinator Dr Srinath, faculties from different institutes, research scholars, industrial personnel who are involved in solid waste management, environmental officers of municipalities and the students from different parts of the country are benefiting.