IIT Bhilai welcomes its new batch of Postgraduate (MTech and PhD)
Indian Institute of Technology Bhilai organised an orientation program for its new batch of PG students (MTech and PhD) on July 26, 2020. It is a tradition of the institute to welcome the new students with a week-long orientation program. However, as various face-to-face educational activities have come to a halt due to the pandemic, it becomes practically impossible to conduct such sessions at this moment. Yet, despite these trying times it is gratifying to see that a new journey is about to start for fresh minds. Keeping in mind the COVID-19 advisories, IIT Bhilai organised an online orientation program to welcome students from across the country.
The orientation program was graced by Prof. Rajat Moona, Director of IIT Bhilai as the chief guest. Dr. Kuldeep Kumar Kataria, Faculty in-charge Students Mentorship Program started the session by his opening remarks. The students were welcomed by Dr. Dhriti S. Ghosh, Faculty in-charge, Student Affairs (DoSA) and Dr. Jose Immanuel R. Faculty in-charge Academic Affairs (DoAA).
In his inaugural address Prof. Moona said highlighted that IIT Bhilai is one of the first institutes to start its academic programme on time despite COVID19. During the first session, Dr. Dhriti S. Ghosh and Dr. Jose Immanuel R. briefed students about life at IIT Bhilai. Updates about the development of the permanent campus were shared by Mr. Srinivas Manem, Assistant Executive Engineer.
During the orientation the students also had the chance to interact with their mentor students and faculty members via Webex, an online app designed for video conferencing. They were introduced to the various academic departments, Council of Students’ Affairs and health care facilities at IIT Bhilai. The event concluded on a high note with all the new faces aspiring for a successful association with the institute.