19-Feb-2016: The AMU Indian Concrete Institute Student Chapter was recently inaugurated in the Department of Civil Engineering, Aligarh Muslim University.
While attending the programme, former AMU Vice Chancellor, Professor Shamim Ahmad lauded the efforts of the Department of Civil Engineering and the ICI Western UP Centre for the establishment of Student Chapter.
He urged the faculty members and the students to take full advantage of the patronage of the industry experts in sharpening their technical and professional skills.
Sharing his views on the changing technological scenario, Prof Mumtaz Ahmad Khan, Dean Faculty of Engineering and Technology advised the future technologists to be ready to face the challenges that lie ahead.
Dr Rajeev Goel, Principal Scientist, Bridges and Structures Division, Central Road Research Institute, New Delhi and Vice President (North), Indian Concrete Institute, in his address appreciated the efforts of the department and urged the students and faculty members to actively participate in various activities of the Indian Concrete Institute and various Student Chapters spread across the region.
Er P C Sharma, former Head Materials Division, Structural Engineering Research Centre, Ghaziabad and founder President, ICI Western UP Centre Ghaziabad highlighted the role of professional bodies in the training of future engineers. He further briefed about the contributions of the ICI in the Concrete Construction Practices and Technologies.
Er A K Sharma, former Director General, Central Public Works Department, New Delhi and President, ICI Western UP Centre, Ghaziabad stressed upon enhanced industry institute interaction and the role of Indian Concrete Institute in bridging this gap. He assured of best possible support from the centre to the AMU Student Chapter.
While welcoming the guests, Prof Mohammed Arif, Chairman, Department of Civil Engineering said that the Indian Concrete Institute is nationally acclaimed professional organization in the field of concrete construction technology and practice. He outlined the importance of the ICI Student Chapter and also presented a brief profile of the Department of Civil Engineering.
Dr Mohd Shariq, Cordinator, AMU ICI Student Chapter proposed the vote of thanks. Mr Mohammed Bilal and Mr Shahbaz Ahmad conducted the programme.