Bhubaneswar, Jan 14: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhubaneswar celebrated its 13th Foundation Day at its Campus. Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy, Chairman, Deference Research Development Organization (DRDO), Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister, Secretary, Department of Defence Research and Development and Director General, Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) graced the occasion as Chief Guest by online and delivered the Foundation Day lecture. The event was presided over by Prof. R.V. Raja Kumar, Director.
Prof. R. V Raja Kumar, Director, IIT Bhubaneswar, on this auspicious occasion, welcomed the Chief Guest, the other luminaries and the fraternity including those who joined online, to the event. He also added that IIT Bhubaneswar has been prominent and top two in terms of student strength among the second generation IITs.
He said, “I am happy to say that during last 12 years of existence the institute could remarkably rise the standards of the institute to offer the best of education, grow to build the best of the campuses of the IIT’s, co-host Inter IIT Sports Meet and organize it in high standards and initiate creating very ambitious centers of excellence in very relevant research areas, wherein some of them like the atmospheric sciences group acquiring the ability to predict the course of movement of cyclone with great degree of accuracy well in advance 5-6 days prior to its landfall. The institute consciously made its vision very ambitions to be globally well respected to produce outstanding graduates and research output and took several developmental steps in that direction. Some initial results of efforts are already visible and it is very encouraging including figuring prominently in rankings across international and national frameworks.
Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy, Chief Guest expressed his happiness for being a part of the 13th Foundation Day celebrations. He expressed the contributions IIT Bhubaneswar is making to DRDO and lauded the outstanding contributions and healthy association of Prof Raja Kumar with DRDO in their projects of the past. He credited the director for his visionary approach, leadership, tireless efforts and sheer determination which led the Institute to scale new heights.
Prof. R.V. Raja Kumar in presence of Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy, Chief Guest felicitated the students, faculty and staff members of the Institute with teaching excellence awards given on the basis of student feedback, and Director’s Commendations for outstanding research contributions, services, and meritorious services in their respective fields on this historic occasion