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January 21, 2021

Magha 1, 1942


“Research, Innovation and providing solutions are the prominent things expected from any youth who passes an engineering degree today. It’s high time that our youth change their attitude towards employment. Placements have become difficult and time is crucial. Hence, youngsters must target self employment. Be an entrepreneur and employ the unemployed. Be responsible. Find solutions to a problem rather than lamenting about it,” said Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant while speaking at the inauguration of the newly constructed Annex building of the Department of Computer Engineering at Goa College of Engineering (GEC), Farmagudi today. The Chief Minister also laid the foundation stone for the upcoming Career Guidance, Training and Placement Office funded under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA).

Minister for Art & Culture Shri. Govind Gaude, Minister for PWD Shri. Deepak Prabhu Pauskar, Director, Technical Education Dr. Vivek Kamat & Principal, GEC Dr. Kripashankar M.S. were present among others.

The Annexe building of the Computer Engineering Department houses three classrooms of 90 seats, a tutorial room on the second floor; and a computer lab, meeting room, and faculty cabins on the first floor. It also has a seminar hall with a capacity of 90 seats, three classrooms for Master of  Engineering students and a girls’ common room on the ground floor.

Speaking further Dr. Sawant added, “GEC has provided the State with brilliant engineers. I congratulate its staff and students on this occasion. Today’s students would be the future engineer and he/she must focus on providing sustainable infrastructure. There are numerous opportunities waiting outside. The Career Guidance and Placement office will be the suitable place to introspect and channelize your skills. Make good use of this facility in order to build a stronger future.”

“Making a student ready for a brighter future is not merely a teacher’s responsibility, students too must work hard. Choosing a right career path is a challenge today, and a Career Counselling Centre will definitely prove fruitful in providing an individual with good career opportunities,” opined, Minister Shri. Gaude.

          Minister for PWD Shri. Pauskar said that the Government has always been on its forefront while completing educational infrastructure. “The PWD has always prioritized educational infrastructures. As the annexe building is all set to host classes, the necessary furniture shall also be provided soon so that the students can enjoy the learning process.”

          Earlier, Dr. Kripashankar M.S. welcomed the gathering. Dr. Vivek Kamat also spoke on the occasion. The Chief Minister felicitated three students namely Shri. Salil Naik, Shri. Krishna Biradar and Shri. Amokar who helped the institute in making a website for the online admission process during the COVID-19 crises. Ms. Purti Savordekar compered the function while Shri. Neeraj Rane proposed the vote of thanks.

          The function was well attended by faculty members and students of the Goa Engineering College.