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In present sce­nario one needs to be ver­sa­tile and de­sign en­gi­neer­ing so­lu­tions, said Bhavesh Mistry, Sr. Group Man­ager, Na­tional In­stru­ments, Austin, USA, for Global Aca­demic Pro­gramme in Na­tional In­stru­ments, at a pro­gramme at VIT– AP here on Wed­nes­day. His team paid a visit to VIT-AP and ad­dressed stu­dents with a pre­sen­ta­tion on ‘In­sight into 21st Cen­tury Sys­tem De­sign Chal­lenges’ stated the man­age­ment in a press re­lease. In the pre­sen­ta­tion, Mistry took many in­stances of so­cial chal­lenges around the world and elu­ci­dated com­mon ap­proaches to solve them. He sug­gested to the stu­dents on how to in­te­grate en­gi­neer­ing clin­ics with tech­nol­ogy pro­vided by na­tional in­stru­ments to ad­dress the so­ci­etal is­sues. He ap­pre­ci­ated the multi- dis­ci­plinary group­ing ap­proach of en­gi­neer­ing clin­ics. Bhavesh and his team em­pha­sised the novel ap­pli­ca­tions of en­gi­neer­ing, de­signed at top class uni­ver­si­ties around the world and mo­ti­vated the stu­dents at VIT-AP to com­pete in tech­ni­cal com­pe­ti­tions in the coun­try.

Dr. G Viswanathan unan­i­mously elected In­dian Eco­nomic As­so­ci­a­tion Con­fer­ence Pres­i­dent

Founder Chan­cel­lor of Vel­lore In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy (VIT), Dr. G. Viswanathan has been unan­i­mously elected as Pres­i­dent of the Cen­te­nary Se­cond Year Con­fer­ence of the In­dian Eco­nomic As­so­ci­a­tion. The First Year of the Cen­te­nary Cel­e­bra­tions was held at Acharya Na­gar­juna Univer­sity in Gun­tur, Andhra Pradesh be­tween De­cem­ber 27 and 30, 2017. The se­lec­tion was made dur­ing the Gen­eral Body to be Pres­i­dent of Cen­te­nary Se­cond Year Con­fer­ence of IEA. Mr. Ram Nath Kovind, Pres­i­dent of In­dia, in­au­gu­rated the first year cen­te­nary cel­e­bra­tions at Acharya Na­gar­juna Univer­sity. E. S. L. Narasimhan, Gover­nor of Andhra Pradesh, Chan­drababu Naidu, Chief Min­is­ter, Muham­mad Yunus, No­bel Lau­re­ate for Peace and Founder of Grameen Bank, for­mer RBI Gover­nor C.Ran­gara­jan were among oth­ers present on the oc­ca­sion in the in­au­gu­ral func­tion. In his ad­dress, Mr. Kovind called upon emerg­ing economies, in­clud­ing In­dia, to speak up for an in­ter­con­nected world with a fair and grow­ing trade, in the wake of some coun­tries turn­ing pro­tec­tion­ist. He also said imag­i­na­tive pol­icy-mak­ing was re­quired to over­come the so­cial and eco­nomic in­equal­i­ties be­tween dif­fer­ent sec­tions and re­gions. Dur­ing the Con­fer­ence, Dr. G. Viswanathan presided over a spe­cial lec­ture by Prof Jomo Kwane Sun­daram, a lead­ing World Bank and United Na­tions econ­o­mist from Malaysia. Mr. Sun­daram spoke on the im­por­tance of trade for eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment. Dr. G. Viswanathan stated that good pol­i­tics should en­sure co­op­er­a­tion among numer­ous po­lit­i­cal par­ties of In­dia to have a com­mon de­vel­op­ment agenda and clean pol­i­tics free from cor­rup­tion. He in­vited the IEA to guide the na­tion with good ideas for op­ti­mum use of pub­lic ex­pen­di­ture and al­lied fis­cal poli­cies. The IEA was founded by Dr. Gil­bert Slater, First Pro­fes­sor of In­dian Eco­nom­ics, Univer­sity of Madras along with Prof. Percy An­stey and C.J Hamil­ton of Bom­bay and Cal­cutta Pres­i­dency Uni­ver­si­ties in 1917, along with Madras Eco­nomic As­so­ci­a­tion. For­mer Pres­i­dents of IEA in­clude for­mer Prime Min­is­ter Dr. Man­mo­han Singh, No­bel Lau­re­ate Dr. Amartya Sen, No­bel Lau­re­ate, Dr. G. Pa­tel, Di­rec­tor, Lon­don School of Eco­nom­ics and Po­lit­i­cal Sci­ence, Vice Chan­cel­lors Dr V.K.R.V Rao, Dr. Mal­colm S Adise­shiah and Dr. Ya­sodha Shan­mu­ga­sun­daram among oth­ers.

Dr. G. Viswanathan, Founder Chan­cel­lor, VIT Univer­sity

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