Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ laid the foundation stone for the buildings of the School of Engineering and the Atal Bihari Vajpayee School of Management and Entrepreneurship at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Monday through a virtual event.
Dignitaries and intellectuals present on the occasion included JNU Vice-Chancellor Professor M. Jagdish Kumar, Rector I, Professor Chintamani Mahapatra, Rector II, Professor Satish Chandra Garkoti, Rector III, Professor Rana Pratap Singh and the deans of the new schools Prof. Unnat Pandit and Prof. Satyavrat Patnaik, said a statement from the Ministry of Education.
Pokhriyal expressed his joy in naming the School of Management after the late Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who was not only a visionary Prime Minister of India, but also an inspiring author.
The Minister said that engineering and management education will complement each other and inspire young people to become self-sufficient entrepreneurs. He hoped that the proposed building with world-class facilities would be endowed with a pedagogy based on technology and student development.
Pokhriyal also congratulated Professor M. Jagadesh Kumar for taking the University to new heights of progress and initiating the realization of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
The vote of thanks was given by the University Registrar, Prof. Pramod Kumar.
The Union minister tweeted: “I am very happy to lay the foundation for the Academic Complex for the School of Engineering and the School of Management and Entrepreneurship ABV at JNU today.
“The schools are named after former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji, whose vision continues to inspire us. It was an honor for me to lay the foundation stones of the schools that bear his name, ”he said. “I congratulated JNU on the Schools of Management and Engineering and I believe they will play an important role in realizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji’s dream of an Aatma Nirbhar Bharat,” he added.