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Conclave to boost fame of tech institute

Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Patna, would organise a two-day international conclave from Friday on innovations in engineering and management to promote the institute on the lines of its more famous counterpart in Mesra.

Around 850 students from 75 colleges and 25 universities across the country, including IIT-Kanpur, IIT-Kharagpur, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, are expected to take part in the event.

Apart from students, the event would witness a congregation of thinkers from various national and foreign institutions and experts of international repute from academia and industry.

Addressing a news conference, BIT Patna director S.L. Gupta said: This is the first time that BIT Patna would organise an event, where scholars from various countries will take part in technical and mana- gerial events.

He added that there would be lectures by eminent personalities from various parts of the country and abroad, including IIT Kharagpur director S.K. Som, P.K. Barhai, the vice-chancellor, BIT Mesra, Satyendra Singh from the University of Winnipeg, Canada.

Other events that would feature in programme are presentation of doctoral thesis, papers and articles by students, business plans, posters and case studies, seminar on grooming freshers for the corporate world and a conference on quality education in business schools.

The events would provide a platform to scholars for presenting their work in front of eminent jury members.

The doctoral thesis presentation explores knowledge in the field of study, embodies the results of original investigation and analysis. In the paper/article presentation, students will present papers on the advances made in various fields of technology and management.

The business plan presentation intends to nurture the budding entrepreneurs in students. Gupta said: With a large number of B-schools coming up in the country in the past decade, the seminar will throw light on the various aspects of quality education in management institutes.

The chief guest of the seminar would be Janak Pandey, the vice-chancellor of Central University of Bihar.

The technical session has been divided into three categories, which include CS-IT, ECE and management. The management session has been divided into marketing, finance and HR.

The BIT Patna director also talked about the plan of the institute to launch new courses in MBA, BCA and MTech.

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