My visit to NIT Hamirpur

I visited NIT Hamirpur last week and made a presentation on the opportunities for higher education in the field engineering and science at IIT Bombay. I gave a broad perspective of the higher education and its need in a country like India. Some of the issue related to the amounts of scholarships were also discussed.

New innovative schemes have been started by IIT Bombay to attract quality students in the engineering and Science fields
and details are available on ““. The fellowship gives an informal chance to the aspiring students to work in IIT Bombay and if they are found suitable, they are recommended to be selected as regular students for various programs.

Then, I apprised the students about the various challenges involved in the research projects, where they could probably contribute much more and make a niche for themselves. In response, around one dozens students have applied to IIT Bombay for this fellowship and I wish them all the best and hope that they get a chance to work at IIT Bombay and hope that this will set a precedent for the future generation of students.

Besides this lecture, I also visited Govt Senior Secondary School Ghumarwin and wanted to visit the degree college at Ghumarwin and Bilaspur. However, I could not succeed in meeting the students because of the ongoing yearly examinations. I hope that next time I shall be able to interact with the students in these places.

I also met the SDM Ghumarwin (Sh. Pradeep Thakur) and apprised him about the activities of the My Himachal and various initiatives taken by My Himachal under the leadership of Dr. Bhugol Chandel. He has also promised to help in the implementation of any the proposed and/or sponsored programs by My Himachal. With this I summarize my recent visit to HP (from 15-17 March, 2007) as a small initiative towards bringing more awareness in the student community.

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  1. says: Vivek Sharma

    Thanks Sudarshan ji,

    Apart from trying for various IIT admissions, the NIT students should become aware of the higher education options available outside the country.

    I guess I will post a piece about that soon.

  2. Dear VIvek Sharma,

    It would be a nice contribution. If you can generalize this document, then I can request Shri Anoop sethi to look into the possibility of publishing this article in himachal mitra as well.

    Looking forward to your contribution.


  3. says: Vivek Vyas

    I came across this page by chance and i must congratulate all the team behind it.
    Really a great work.
    i did my B.Tech from NIT and also interacted with various people @ IIT Mumbai
    Sudarshan ji I met some of the Phd. students there who are from Himachal and are willing to be involved in such activities.
    Keep the Good work going.

  4. says: Vivek Sharma

    Dear sir,
    It is good to go out of himachal for heigher studies, but would not we think of opening such pioneer institutes in Hiamchal Pardesh. We are having himachalis persons of all intelligence at all the levels outside Himachal , and which due to lack of opurtunities and concern of govt. to develop himachal , prefer to stay and remain there for ever and never wants to come to home land.

    It is really matter of great concern, and needs a creative look to develop Himachal for the benefit of the state and for all. And also along with awareness of students for heigher studies , awareness about entrepreneur skill is also required.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Vivek Sharma

  5. says: Naresh Kumar

    Respected sir,
    I am a student studying in NIT Hamirpur.
    I have a query regarding to your scholarship program.
    Can engineering students apply for any type of scholarship in My Himachal.
    If yes,please tell me what are the conditions and the procedure or send me an e- mail regarding that.
    Thank you.

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