National conference Pratibimb-2016 inaugurated

 The aim of the two-day conference organised at NIE is to provide a platform where students can equip themselves with additional skills

 “Industry expects graduates coming out of engineering institutes to possess a lot of eminence in addition to knowledge in engineering,” said General Manager, Quality, AT and S Santosh Gundapi here on Friday.

He was speaking after inaugurating a two-day National Conference “PRATIBIMB – 2016” sponsored by TEQIP II organised by the Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, NIE, at its premises.

Addressing the students he insisted that the industry expects the graduates coming out of engineering institutes to possess a lot of qualities in addition to expertise in the subject.

Engineering students may have a strong hold in the area of their study, but once they enter the job market they are expected to possess a host of other skills be it technical skills and a strong personality etc.

In such a scenario, events such as PRATIBIMB will definitely help students to gain additional qualities needed for a budding engineer.
PRATIBIMB which means ‘Reflection of Emerging technologies’ was started in 2012. Since then it has been providing a platform for students to showcase their technical skills. The objective of PRATIBIMB is to unravel technical talent among students, encourage them to march in the right direction.
Honourary Secretary, NIE Board of Management, S K Lakshminarayana, HoD of I and P Engineering Department, Dr M S Sham Prasad, Co Coordinator Dr K M Subbaiah and Mohammed Ismail were present.
 Some of the major events at PRATIBIMB-2016 are techBESTOW – a technical paper presentation competition, Quizzard – a tech quiz and Innosparks – a technical exhibit of innovative projects from various colleges.

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