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Anil Singh (1964 Met) Visits BIT Sindri, and Meets Alumni Members at Delhi, Bokaro, Ranchi and Rourkela
By Dr Anil K Singh, 1964 Metallurgy
Treasurer, BIT Sindri Alumni Association of North America
Anil K Singh (1964 alumnus of BIT Sindri & Treasurer, BITSAA of North America) and his wife, Radha Singh, were in India (February 12 – March 6) on vacation. They took time off from their vacation, and visited BIT Sindri to talk with the administration, faculty members and students on February 25. In addition they met BIT Sindri alumni members in Delhi, Bokaro, Ranchi and Rourkela (Odisha) respectively on February 12, 25, 26 and 28. Shri Rajendra Choudhary 77 Mech, President of BIT Sindri Ranchi Chapter was with them for their meetings at BIT, Bokaro, Ranchi and Rourkela. Shri Navin Parmar, 77 Civil, Retired Chief Engineer, PHED, Jharkhand attended the meetings at Sindri, Bokaro and Ranchi. Narain Lal, 64 Mechanical was present in Sindri and Bokaro meetings.
Part I - General comments on BIT Sindri Campus Visits
Part II - Meetings with BIT Sindri Faculty and Students
Part III - Meetings with BIT Sindri Alumni
Part IV - Inspection of Toilets at Bariarpur Girls Middle School
General comments on BIT Sindri Campus Visits
BIT Sindri Goshala Gate, 2016
Jharkhand Govt. has agreed to most of BIT Sindri Alumni Association wishes e.g. autonomy, infrastructure improvements, construction of more student hostels, campus wide WiFi connectivity etc. The government has provided a funding of Rs. 156 crores. It is all due to tireless and dogged efforts by our President, Dr. Neil Pundit.
But, there are many small projects that we should now be concentrating that will improve the day to day lives of students, and also boost the morale of students and staff which presently is pretty low. It is also important for us to build a cooperative relation with the BIT administration and the faculty. Then only we will be successful.
Also, I believe that we have done enough criticizing the BIT administration, mostly rightly so. But, I think we should also appreciate that they are running the institution under very difficult conditions: less than 33% academic staff, inadequate or no funding for maintenance of laboratories and infrastructure, internal dissentions and politics, to date not much support by the state government, etc. In spite of all that, BIT Sindri still has a reasonable standing and better than 75% of graduating students get hired by on-campus interviews. I would recommend that we should not be overly critical. Instead, we should provide our helping hand and appreciation to the administration.
There is good news. I find in Rajendra Choudhary, a very dedicated, practical and well-connected alum who can get things done be at Sindri or Ranchi. I consider him a God’s send to help us in to coordinate our efforts/work at the local level. He has so many good ideas how to improve the living conditions of students. He along with his friend Shri Navin Parmar has agreed to put together a list of such doable projects. He will submit the project lists along with the estimated cost for our consideration. He has verbally told me about some projects, but, I requested him to send us them in writing.
Posted on: April 9, 2016