The Alumni of the National Institute of Technology, Srinagar, formerly known as the Regional Engineering College are planning to meet in the Institute Campus on 15th of September, 2014. The Director of the Institute Dr. Rajat Gupta has offered to host the meet. Former students of the Institute from within the country and abroad are expected to attend the meet.
The Institute was started in 1960 as a Regional Engineering College in the most famous garden of Chinars in the whole valley called Naseem Bagh on the shores of the famous Dal Lake. The garden is said to have been set up by the Mughal King Akbar in 1586 and Shah-i-Jahan is reported to have planted 1200 Chinars there. The Institute has produced some brilliant engineers who not only made a name within the State and the Country but also took important assignments abroad. Some of the trainees from the Institute rose in various administrative assignments to the top level.
From the state side, most of the Chief Engineers in various engineering departments have been students of the Institute. C. Phonsog, former Chief Secretary, J & K is a graduate of the NIT. Dr. Rajkumar Abrol from the first batch retired as the Director of the CEDT, GOI. Mohammad Ashraf also from the first batch retired as the Director General Tourism, J & K. Mr. Farooq Shah, the present Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar; Aamir Ali, the head of the Disaster Management Organisation and Imtiaz Parray, SP South are also engineering graduates from the Institute.
In other states, Vimal Wakhlu, Chairman and MD Telecommunications Consulting India Limited; Harish Kumar Sharma, Vice-President Tech Mahindra; Sanjay Purohit, CEO, Infosys subsidiary, India; Ramesh Kaul, MD & Global CEO, Mahindra Gears; Anil Kumar Bhat, HOD Management School at BITS Pilani; S S Bajaj, Chairman Atomic Energy Regulatory Board; Malay Chaterjee, ex-Chairman Hindustan Steel, India have been graduates of the Institute.
Among the foreign assignees, Dawood Danesh Jafri, Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Iran ; Irshad Ahmad Bhat, Consulting Technical Director, Oracle, USA; Vijay Kumar, Chief Regulatory Engineer, New York State, USA were once students of this prestigious Institute which ranks quite high among different such institutions.
All the former students of the Institute are eagerly looking forward to the meet. The organisers have requested all the local graduates of the Institute to get registered with Mahesh Gupta 9419126230 or Aamir Ali Mir 9419007285 by August 28 to enable proper reception and other arrangements.