ASCE organizes Civil Engineering Orientation
Aligarh, September 3: The Aligarh Muslim University Vice Chancellor, Lt General Zameer Uddin Shah (retd) during his address at the Orientation Ceremony of the Department of Civil Engineering organized by the American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE) AMU International Student Chapter lamented that there is a crisis of polluted rivers and other water bodies knocking at our doors and the universityâ€™s Department of Civil Engineering is to take a lead in these projects.
While appreciating the work of Team AMU ASCE, General Shah drew the attention of students towards a green campus and river project.
He urged the students and faculty members to take Aligarh Muslim University to greater heights.
â€œWe need AMU to be number one in university rankings so that the best employers in India and abroad reach AMU to offer their jobs to our graduates and post graduates,â€ said General Shah.
He added that to reach the number one slot we need to focus on research. He said that without any doubt our researches have to become the best in the Country.
General Shah pointed out that in the recent selection committees; the focus was on research thesis.
Talking about cracking interviews, General Shah said that there is a presence of a cutthroat competition. â€œIn this scenario, our students will have to master the art of interviews and develop their personalities accordingly,â€ said General Shah adding that our students have maintained high standards in interviews and now they need to raise the bar by becoming the best.
During the address, General Shah also pointed out to the extension of Engineering Faculty. He said that the extension is a priority.
General Shah attended the event as the Guest of Honour with the Dean of Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Professor Mohibullah and the Principal of Z H College of Engineering and Technology, Prof M M Sufyan Beg. He was earlier received by the Dean, Principal, Chairperson of the Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty Advisor, and student members of the AMU ASCE.
While appreciating the work of Team AMU ASCE, Professor Mohammed Arif, Chairperson, Department of Civil Engineering urged students to join the Chapter.
â€œThe ASCE is considered as one of the most sought after professional bodies in civil engineering, which has immensely contributed towards the dissemination of civil engineering knowledge with their journals, conferences, seminars and workshops involved in setting trends, providing guidelines and recommending for efficient utilization of resources,â€ said Prof Arif.
Talking about the importance of joining AMU ASCE chapter, Faculty Advisor AMU ASCE, Professor Arshad Umar briefed the gathering of students, academics and scholars attending the event about several ASCE projects. He stated that the ASCE is a platform for the students to overhaul their complete personality and raise the standards of their CVs with the help of workshops, site visits, conferences and student projects.
Prof Anwar Khursheed enlightened the gathering by talking about solutions on the problem of water loss in our society. He added that it is necessary to go for solutions as about a billion people in the world are without clean water and approximately 2.3 billon (41% of the world population) are facing water shortage.
Meanwhile, Mohammad Bilal and Shahbaaz Ahmad on the behalf of Team AMU ASCE presented the work of the previous session and announced the forthcoming events of a Tech Fest, site visits, guest lectures, workshops and Conferences. They also informed the gathering about the how a Team AMU ASCE membership will benefit the students. AMU ASCE student chapter also released their NEWSLETTER on the occasion.
Abdul Ahad Alam hosted the Orientation Programme, which took place at the Conference Hall, Department of Civil Engineering while Dr M A Farooqi proposed the vote of thanks.