Prof. Vijay Kumar Minocha
Distinguished Faculty colleagues, Administrative & Technical Staff & my young friends “you”, it is a moment of great honour and privilege for me to extend a hearty welcome to all of you to this event at Ch. Brahm Prakash Government Engineering College (CBPGEC). There has been inordinate delay in organizing this event as it is generally clubbed with fresher’s function, which is scheduled for today afternoon. But nonetheless it is happening albeit too late and we need to correct the timing of this event in subsequent years. I hope by now you have great bonding amongst yourselves and you are enjoying the good environment in this college.
As you are aware that this college has been established by Govt. of N.C.T of Delhi in 2007 and it is heartening to note that over this period, we have been able to impart quality education despite serious limitations of faculty resource. The progress of an educational institution rests on committed faculty members and staff, supportive administration, quality infrastructure, large pool of learning resources and responsive students. Recently, some new faculty members selected by UPSC have joined this college and many more are to follow in future. However, there has been shortage of faculty but the gap has been almost fulfilled and about 20 guest faculty members have been engaged for various subjects. I hope that academic environment will improve substantially with this augmentation.
It is worthwhile to note that like highly rated institutions some students of your college after completing their B.Tech Programme in this college have landed up in best universities and colleges, like IIT’s NIT’s, IIM’s etc. within India and reputed universities of USA and Japan, and shaped their career.
You will be glad to note that even the university’s B.Tech topper from affiliated colleges for IT, which is a common branch with many other colleges, Sh Manish Bhardwaj is from your college this year who will be awarded Gold Medal on 18th march 2016 in convocation of GGSIPU. It is a matter of pride and satisfaction that some our students are the best in the university.
With this brief introduction, Team CBPGEC welcome you to this college, and assure you that we shall leave no stone unturned to equip you with best possible training and exposure so that you can shape up your career and growth for a challenging life. In this college we believe in building character, inspiring minds and about enriching experiences that lasts a lifetime. Further, in this college we attempt to inculcate values of personal excellence and concern for others.
Further, as one semester has already elapsed, you have acquainted now with the semester system and applicable rules regulations of GGSIPU. In a way semester system is a cycle of unlimited limitations where you are required to meet the tight timelines.
I recollect the time when I was sitting like you about 35 years back and alongwith the academic learning in the University I observed that a revolution is taking place. That revolution was related to use of computers in various fields and I recollect that even personal computers were not in vogue and ‘Window’ operating system was not there at that time. Further, it is worthwhile to note that at that time, the country did not have many computer engineers and still the revolution in computers and IT has taken place, within this country.
The revolution does not wait for anyone but the ones who participate in the revolution, experiment and work hard, may become the leaders and the others who have not joined, realize later that revolution was happening and they could not join and be part of it. Likewise, my dear friends a revolution is happening now also and again expertise is limited and the ones who join and be part of it will make their name for ever. This ‘Start-up revolution’ is happening and most of the early achievers globally are engineers despite not necessarily use of core engineering, as acquired during B.Tech Programme. I would be happy to see if the seed is germinated amongst you and some of you lead/participate in this ‘Start-up revolution’ and take the name of your college to higher level.
Such activities require extra attention besides academics and 24x7 passion/drive to excel and very high degree of commitment to succeed. At the end, if you work hard, some will be successful and some may not be so successful, but who will not be attempting will definitely not be successful.
This College is unique in a way as it has taken a new step and lead in recognising talent and awarding certificates and cash prizes for meritorious students, in addition to the existing set of scholarships. These awards are in the following categories:-
a. High Achievers Award based on semester result(s)
b. High Merit Award based on performance of previous academic year
c. Merit Award based on performance of previous academic year
I am sure this small step initiated in this college will encourage positive and healthy competition amongst you and will improve the quality of education and learning.
You may be aware that GGSIPU has now relaxed norms for earning minimum credits at various stages during eight semesters of B.Tech Programme and now the onus is on you to assume the responsibility. You should be aware of these norms from Academic Branch, GGSIPU website and may approach Dean (Academic), if needed.
Library of the college is well stocked having about 23,000 numbers of volumes of books, 45 numbers of printed journals (Indian & International) and several e-journals. There are Reference Section, General Issue and Return Section, Book Bank in the library. You can get issued about 10 Books each from the library.
Further, I would encourage you to frequently visit college website and acquaint yourself with various activities, special purpose committees, orders, circulars and notices, time-table etc. I would like some of you to get involve with continuous feed of information in the website and make the website more appealing and useful to all of you. Interested and willing persons may contact Asst. Programmers of this college.
In addition to vigorous academic activities, your college is also focusing on the overall personality development of the students. Adequate provisions for extracurricular activities including games and sports have been made and Team CBPGEC with your well conceived proposals in these areas is willing to take it to higher pedestal. You will be delighted to know that your fellow colleagues of this college Sh. Mr. Ritesh, student of this college was awarded Gold Medal in Chess in Inter College Competition organized by GGSIP University and Sh. Mr. Aman Girsa was awarded Silver Medal in power lifting in Inter College held at GGSIPU.
You will be glad to note that to meet for further need of expansion of this college, DTTE has allocated land, which will result in further improvements of infrastructure in this college in terms of class rooms, Labs, sports ground and residential area including hostels.
Further, as a student of this college, we would like you to assume responsibility and to understand the value and worth of self discipline, professional morality and work ethics. It is our responsibility to ensure that you understand your responsibility to work consciously for creation of India inhabited by peace loving people, capable people and cultured people. The Team CBPGEC shall always be proactively engaged to support you in your resolve to bring glory to this college, to your parents and to yourself.
By the time you complete your four year term in this college, you should be equipped with quality knowledge and an attitude akin to highly inspired, self motivated, having a positive mindset, devoted to the service of the society and inspired to continue to excel in engineering profession.
Last but not the least, you are advised to always work to protect and enhance the fair name of CBPGEC as it will be your identity for life. You would be able to do so by your good deeds and will fail to do so if you engage in misdeeds and misconduct. I advise you to be ultra-vigilant and protect your own and your Alma matter’s interest. It is my sincere hope that students of this College shall bring pride to the institute and be worthy citizens of our great country.
It will not be out of place to mention that the college has several challenges, and I need your cooperation to overcome these through our commitment. Wishing you very happy and academically highly rewarding years ahead and a memorable stay in this college.
Jai Hind !