Mr. V Gopalakrishnan elucidated the gathering about the global scenario of Civil Engineering field. The Indian Construction Sector is growing at an annual rate of 10.5 per and is ranked 6th in the global list of 10 fastest growing construction market. The first technological evolution in the world is agriculture which is followed by the Industrial Evolution in the early 19th century. Information Technology brought about the third revolution. In recent years, Public sector as well as infrastructure activities are being opened to the private sector for investment which will lead to growth in employment in R & D. The NBA (National Board of Accreditation) has introduced a new process that involves alumni and industry representatives to give Outcome Based Education (OBE) to the future generation. Also Professional Bodies like Indian Concrete Institute (ICI), ACCE (I), BAI etc., is offering training to both students and faculty to give them industry exposure and upgrade their practice skills, so that they would OBE in their respective institutions. He also mentioned that a technical paper presentation for final year students is to be conducted in National Seminar and Workshop on January and February of 2018. He further mentioned that the ACCE is sponsoring an amount of Rs. 20,000 to ACE to conduct the above-mentioned events. And at last the session was winded up with the vote of thanks, delivered by Ms. K R Rasikha, the Treasurer of ACE.
The Technical on Training on "Arrival of Rates" was conducted by Er. N.NANDAKUMAR, Special Grade Draughting Officer, PWD, WRD, Coimbatore on 31/8/2016 during 3.30 to 4.45pm. Dr. M.I.Abdul Aleem, Professor in Civil Engineering, PSG iTech welcomed the gathering and introduced Mr. N. Nandakumar to the Students.
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The software training programme on "Open source GIS and mapping" was conducted during 10.08.16 to 20.08.16. About 30 students were registered and undergone training for 20 hours. Mr.S.Arunachalam, Asst Professor and GIS Analyst, Higher College of Technology, Oman has given the training to the students. The areas of training include Geotechnical mapping, Environmental mapping, Survey analysis, GPS operation and basic Remote sensing and GIS.
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