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KU selected to participate in PM's flagship Mission Amrit Sarovar

15 civil engineering students to help rejuvenate old spring, its channel system in Pari Mahal

Post by on Monday, July 4, 2022

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Srinagar, July 3: The Department of Civil Engineering at the Kashmir University's Institute of Technology (IoT) has been selected to participate in the Prime Minister's flagship Mission AmritSarovar, a flagship initiative that aims to aid water conservation in future.
On April 24 this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Mission, which aims at developing and rejuvenating 75 water bodies in each district of the country as part of the celebration of 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav'.
The Mission is being undertaken by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Government of India.
Vice-Chancellor Prof Nilofer Khan and Registrar Dr Nisar Ahmad Mir congratulated the students and wished them the best for the project. They hoped that the project work will offer the participating students new insights and practical experience in the field training.
More than 150 Institutes across the country are participating in the programme, under which 15 students from the Civil Engineering Department at IoT are currently working on therestoration of an old spring and its channel system at the famous tourist place Pari Mahal in Srinagar.
Each student will receive an honorarium of Rs 10,000during the internship programme, from 1st July 2022 to 5th August 2022, following which they will present their work in the form of posters to competein the all-India competition for the said project scheduled from 12th to 15thAugust 2022.
Adil Mudasir, Coordinator Department of Civil EngineeringInstitute of Technology Zakura Campus said that the project will prove highly beneficial for the engineering students. 
"It will not only make thestudents to apply their knowledge in the field but will also test their understandingof the classroom concepts," he said, adding that the Department is applying for many internship programmes to inculcate professional and technical skills amongthe engineering students.
Prof Gowhar Bashir, Director Institute of Technology congratulated the students on the internship programme and said theseMissions can go a long way in providing true practical exposure to our engineering graduates.

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