Aligarh : Engineers and office staff of the Rural Engineering Department (RED), Aligarh Circle, Uttar Pradesh enhanced expertise around key technical skills and their strength and weaknesses in the recently concluded four-day training programme, ‘Technical and Office Skills for Engineers and Office Staff of the Rural Engineering Department’ of the Geotechnical Engineering Section, Department of Civil Engineering, Z H College of Engineering and Technology (ZHCET), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
In the valedictory function, the Chief Guest and AMU alumnus, Madhav Saxena (Retired Superintending Engineer, RED) remarked: “These training programmes introduce RED engineers and office staff members to new competencies providing them with a full-stack development in the technical and soft skills”.
“More such programmes will be held in future to hone skills of the rural engineers and office staff. We are glad that the participants completed the rigorous training with ease and excellence to acquire expertise that their organisations seek beyond educational qualifications”, said Prof Abdul Baqi (Chairman, Department of Civil Engineering).
Prof Malik Shoeb Ahmad (Course Coordinator) informed that the participants were trained in personality development, stress management, advocacy of Government cases, contract management and E- MARG Maintenance of roads, office work rules and regulations, full depth reclamation rechnique, cement concrete materials to be used, non destructive tests of plain and reinforced concrete, panel concreting, efficient highway drainages, highway materials and stability of slopes on rocks among other topics.
He has sent another proposal to conduct training programmes for all UP and Aligarh Circle engineers to be held in the February and March, 2023. These programmes will feature lectures on quality assurance and project management as suggested by Vice Chancellor, Prof Tariq Mansoor.
In the feedback; Aligarh, Hathras and Etah based executive engineers, Madan Pal Verma and Shamim Ahmad said that the class room teaching with laboratory practical on the topics such as Geotechnical Engineering, Highway Engineering, Concrete and Structural Engineering immensely helped them to attain necessary prowess required to perform their jobs.
The participants also attended four expert lectures by AMU faculty and senior Lucknow based RED engineers on the final day of their training.
Prof Malik Shoeb Ahmad extended the vote of thanks.