Vibrant working environment a Priority: Prof. Lalit Awasthi

Plugging of communication gap was important for growth

Hamirpur, July 16, (QNN)

“A vibrant working environment could enhance productivity and standard quality of in any institution” , said Prof. Lalit Awasthi Director National Institute of Technology (NIT) Hamirpur here today. Significantly, Prof. Awasthi was given additional charge of NIT here after former Director Vinod Yadva went on leave after he was stripped of his administrative and financial powers as director of NIT here. He was facing serious allegations of ignoring merit in selection of faculty members.

Prof. Lalit Awasthi on his maiden visit to NIT here today said that to plug the gap between administration and execution would be his first priority. He said that no institute could flourish until all faculties do not work in harmony and for this communication plays major role. He said that it was serious issue that the ranking of the institute went down to 98th position.

Speaking on the indolent attitude prevailing in the NIT, Prof. Lalit Awasthi said that decentralization of authority was key to success and when participation of everyone was ensured in the process towards improvement, positive results were obvious. He said that once responsibility was shared, it made people accountable too.

Responding to queries on TEQUIP and international funding to the NIT, Prof Awasthi said that it was unfortunate that the institute that held repute to the level of IIT’s missed to present its projects to TEQUIP-III. He said that still there was scope for international funding from USA, UK and Swiss governments but we need to present our projects first.

Meanwhile, after assuming charge of the NIT here he declared the pending result of final year of B. Arch. And M. Tech Material Science & Engineering today. He also ordered to appoint Prof. Umesh Gupta as registrar of NIT replacing Dr. Sunil Kumar who would continue to serve in his teaching capacities.

A new wave of enthusiasm was evident in the NIT after Dr. Lalit Awasthi took over as Director of the institute.

A team of senior faculty members from NIT Jallandhar was also present including dean student welfare, dean academics and others.