Distinguished Dean of Academics, 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 Ch. Brahm Prakash Government Engineering College (CBPGEC).
This college, as you are aware has been established by Govt. of N.C.T of Delhi in 2007, with two B.Tech programs in Civil Engineering and Information Technology. In 2008, another B.Tech program in Environment Engineering was also added. 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. On a retrospective analysis of the development of multifarious activities in this college since its inception, it is heartening to note that over a period of last six years, we have been able to impart quality education despite serious limitations of adequate faculty resource. I am glad to share that there is likely to be a phenomenal improvement, as most of the regular faculty recruited by UPSC will be in place in next 2 years and I hope that the college will move to next orbit thereafter.
Team CBPGEC welcomes you to this college and assure you that we shall leave no stone unturned to promote your career and shall equip you with best possible training and exposure. In the process of evolving this institute, I have a strong commitment towards creation and upgradation of academic infrastructure; an unrelenting endeavour to provide an environment that promotes creativity and out of the box thinking.
In this college we believe in enabling one to explore new realms of wisdom and for us an educational institute is not just about bricks, mortar and concrete, but about building character, inspiring minds and about enriching experiences that lasts a lifetime. We will strive for providing an enabling culture, to the students to learn and grow fearlessly and aim for perfection. Further, in this college we attempt to inculcate values of personal excellence and concern for others. In addition to vigorous academic activities, your college is also focusing on the overall personality development of the students.
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. From this academic year, we have introduced course on “Human values & professional ethics.” and it is my request to you all that it is not about passing the exam for this course but imbibing the values which are necessary to attain your personal and professional goals.
This College is unique in a way as it has taken a new step of 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. Further, this will also result in better performance in competitive examinations leading to better placement. As in case of all such good endeavours, there are certain conditions generally written in small font, but nonetheless they are no less important. In this case the award is given only to those students, who have passed all the papers (having no back paper) given in the scheme and syllabus of the GGSIP University in all preceding semesters based on the results declared by GGSIPU.
May I also take this opportunity to inform general guidelines of GGSIPU where you are required to have a minimum of 75% of attendance in all classes i.e. theory, tutorial and practical classes. Further University has fixed norms for earning credits during Eight semesters B.Tech Programme, Attendance requirement and detention rules and requirement of Internal assessment for Theory and Practicals. You should be aware of these norms from Academic Branch, GGSIPU website and I would request Dean (Academic) to explain the same briefly so that you understand the system of assessment and award of marks and credits earned.
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. Library of the college is well stocked having 20,000 numbers of volumes of books, 50 number of printed journals (Indian & International) and several e-journals. There are Reference Section, General Issue and Return Section, Book Bank in the library. Despite non availability of your enrolment numbers from university, I take this opportunity to inform you that as an interim arrangement, all of you can get issued at least Four Books each from the library. Once your enrolment number is available and your I. Cards are prepared by the college, you will be getting much more facilities of library.
This institute is evolving with time by experimenting new ideas and promoting innovation and excellence. We shall endeavour to convert this college into a centre of excellence by providing relevant technical education and nurturing innovative ideas of young vibrant minds. Let you and your mentors together march on the path of enlightenment, acquire both knowledge as well as capabilities to greet the challenges of the new knowledge Age.
We at CBPGEC believe that education is not about merely imparting knowledge but more about opening students’ mind and self expression. I would like to tell you that this is highly competitive world and in this world one can easily survive who excel in these specific areas. Always aim at excellence. Further, in the Information Age, ‘Meeting deadlines’ are not good enough, ‘Beating deadlines’ is what is required.
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. 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. I would like to convey some mantras for all of you present here
- Knowledge is the necessary condition to succeed but knowledge alone is not enough.
- Success is not just a matter of luck, If you work with determination and with perfection’ success will follow.
- Challenge negative forces. Do not accept defeat. The past will give in. You will certainly succeed. Never give up.
- ‘Chose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.’ This quote I noticed from the office of Padamshree Lila Poonawala who is one of the several committed engineers who inspired me with her dedication, commitment and approach in dealing with various aspects of 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. We assure you that we shall leave no stone unturned to promote your career and shall equip you with best possible training and exposure.
I thank all the faculty members, staff members and students without whose cooperation such a function would not have been possible.
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.
Today we have with us some passed out students of 2013 batch whom I request you to give true picture of this college and guide you for your ensuing journey of 4 years in this institute.
Wishing you very happy and academically highly rewarding years ahead and a memorable stay in this college.
Jai Hind !