Aligarh: The Aligarh Muslim University Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor was today present at the ‘Orientation Programme’ for the newly admitted B Tech and B Arch students organized by Zakir Hussain College of Engineering and Technology (ZHCET).
While welcoming the fresh batch of B Tech and B Arch students, the Vice Chancellor said that since AMU with its distinct culture is unique, the newly admitted students have an onus of carrying forward AMU founder Sir Syed Ahmad Khan’s legacy.
Prof Mansoor further said that ‘today is a landmark day’ and I am sure that with this day, the new students will start feeling the importance of being an Alig (AMU student).
Speaking on the occassion, Prof Mansoor said that the students, who will today start their academic journey with AMU should also interact with students and teachers of various departments and faculties of the University. “Students should make the best use of university facilities such as scholarships, sports, student clubs, library, training and placement; mentoring and counselling by teachers and seniors,” said the Vice Chancellor.
He added that the students will enjoy an excellent campus life with state-of-art Halls of residences, smart class rooms, sports infrastructure and academic exchange programmes.
Prof Mansoor pointed that AMU has produced a galaxy of role models of international repute and these alumni spread all over the country and the world will continue to inspire the current generation of students in academic excellence and nation building. He also said that every student on this occasion should pledge to payback to their alma mater after they pass out.
Prof Mohd Idrees (Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology) said that no academic journey is complete without discipline. He further said that it is mandatory for students to carry their Identity cards issued by Dean Students Welfare (DSW) and that strict academic calendar will be followed.
While giving a power point presentation, Prof Sufiyan Beg (Principal, Engineering College) pointed out that ZHCET is ranked as the 17th Best Engineering College in India where as the NIRF has also ranked ZHCET as one of the best in India which includes IITs, NIITs and CFI, among others.
Earlier in the welcome address, Prof M Sarosh Umar (Programme Coordinator and Chairperson of Department of Computer Engineering) said that the spirit and hard work must continue so that you (students) become skilled and competent engineers as well as responsible members of society and citizens of the country.