KIIT School of Electrical Engineering conducted a symposium on “Recent Trends & Future Aspects of Solar Energy” at KIIT, on 20th January, 2018. The objective of the symposium was to create awareness among students and faculty members regarding Career and R&D prospects in the said field.
In fact, the symposium was a part of the KIIT’s “Green Energy Academy” initiative in tandem with the MNRE, Government of India’s flagship dream project of “Skill India” to create trained manpower in the area of Renewable Energy.
Gracing the occasion as Chief Guest, Mr. J. N. Swain, Joint Secretary, MNRE, Government of India said, “price of renewable energy is going down year by year and power capacity is increasing day by day and will continue doing so. Hence, more man-power is needed to overcome the challenges faced by solar industry. This is indeed a great initiative by the institution.”
He further said, “in India we get the lion’s share of power from fossil fuels, i.e. mainly from Coal and Petroleum. In this context, solar energy has been perceived as a big boon for the country which is available everywhere. The level of development is basically directly proportional to the magnitude of the power consumption. We can create lakhs of Engineers to harness Solar Power.”
Gracing the occasion, Mr. J. S. Bhatia, Founder, JS Renewable said, “we should be serious about Solar Energy as the Indian Government has set huge target for utilizing Solar Power Plants.”
Addressing the students, Mr. Ankit Kumar, Founder, Re-Rise Incubation said, “you can’t survive without having expertise in any one subject. If you dream for a big target, then start from today without wasting too much of time. The symposium has brought an opportunity for all of you to get an idea by and large.”
Dr. Chinmoy Kumar Panigrahi, Dean, KIIT School of Electrical Engineering focused on the course curriculum and job perspectives of students in the field of Solar Energy.
At the commencement, welcoming the Guests, Dr. Saranjit Singh, Director, IEC, KIIT said, “this is an initiative to get proper industrial flavor into the academics and is a milestone in solar industry in India.”
While another distinguished guest, Mr. Prashant Patra, GM, Soft Bank observed Solar Energy as the new upcoming technology, Mr. Shakti Das from T&P Cell, KIIT proposed Vote of Thanks.