Thiruvananthapuram: APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University (KTU) and Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM), the State government’s nodal agency for fostering technological innovation, will jointly conduct ‘Sankethapravesam – 2017’, an induction function for incoming engineering students here on Wednesday.
Governor Justice (Rtd.) P. Sathasivam will inaugurate the programme at Tagore Theatre here. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will also attend the function. Minister for Education Prof. C. Raveendranath will preside over the programme.
At the event, Dr. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), will speak on the importance of a vibrant startup culture to furthering technological development.
He will also participate in a panel discussion on the same topic with KSUM CEO Dr. Saji Gopinath, Startup Village Collective Chairman Sanjay Vijayakumar, KTU Pro VC Dr. M. Abdul Rahman, Trinity College of Engineering Principal Dr. Arun Surendran and Santhosh Kurup, CEO of ICT Academy Kerala.
‘Metro Man’ Dr. E. Sreedharan will deliver a lecture on “Professional ethics and values.”
KTU Dean (Academics) Dr J. Sreekumar will also speak at the programme. IT Secretary M. Sivasankar will propose the vote of thanks while KTU Vice-Chancellor Dr. Kuncheria P. Isaac will deliver the welcome address.