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Kerala CM’s dream initiative 'Professional students conclave' to be held at CUSAT

KOCHI: Pegged because the dream initiative of the Kerala Chief Minister (CM) Pinarayi Vijayan, a first of its type `Professional Students conclave’ shall be held at Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) on Sunday, to utilise their concepts to Rebuild Kerala. CM may also lay the basis stone on Sunday at 6 pm for a full-fledged six-storey `Academic Block’ for frontline analysis in CUSAT campus.

Over 2500 scholar representatives from 12 branches together with engineering, era, legislation, agriculture, medication, pharmacy and control are expected to take part in the conclave. Innovative concepts elicited from students and faculty on the conclave shall be utilised in the venture to Rebuild Kerala. It might be in reconstruction, water high quality tracking, managing sediments and wetlands, CUSAT vice-chancellor R Sasidharan told TOI.

“A primary of its type Professional students conclave, it is the brainchild of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and his dream initiative that evolved as an offshoot of the assembly he had with CUSAT execs abroad in the wake of Kerala floods,” he stated. CM may also lay the basis stone for a full-fledged Academic block in the campus on Sunday.

“Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB) has confident Rs 240 crore investment for the Academic Block project together with Rs 100 crore for the development and ultimate for apparatus. Building work will start with the CM laying the basis stone for the project on Sunday,” CUSAT registrar Prof. KN Madhusudanan stated. The educational block shall be a six-floor centralised facility with computing centre, lecture rooms, conference halls, labs with all newest analysis apparatus to set world requirements in frontline analysis. It will help in joint and interdisciplinary analysis throughout departments, he stated.

Post floods, CUSAT campus had six camps accommodating 11000 affected folks have been served meals with the strengthen of Indian Navy, students and faculty of the campus. Now an extension centre in Marine sciences is deliberate to be arrange to ensure direct connect to the affected folks and to offer answers in livelihood component of rebuilding Kerala, CUSAT vice-chancellor stated.

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