Illuminate, a joint initiative by L&T Technology Services (LTTS) and The National Institute of Engineering (NIE), is scheduled for Saturday, February 11, 2023, at the Karnataka State Open University Convocation Hall from 10.30 AM onwards. The event, a first-of-its-kind initiative by the leading global ER&D major and the premier engineering institute in Mysuru, will focus on nurturing engineering excellence among young students, engineering professionals and the wider audience.
Dr. Mylswamy Annadurai, Padma Shri awardee popularly known as the ‘Moon Man of India,’ and Shri Sudhanshu Mani, the innovator of the Vande Bharat Express, are scheduled to be the lead speakers at the inaugural edition. Illuminate will focus on shedding new light on exciting engineering scenarios, and is visualized as a shared platform for gathering, highlighting, and showcasing technical insights from some of the leading practitioners who are reshaping the global engineering landscape.
The National Institute of Engineering is ranked amongst the top engineering colleges in India. It has established 14 Centres of Excellence (CoE) in collaboration with the industry and alumni to enrich research and consultancy activities to make the course curriculum more meaningful with contemporary teaching methods. In its inaugural edition, Illuminate will be a collaboration between LTTS, a bellwether in engineering services and NIE to foster the spirit of excellence that seeks to bring forth modern engineering advancements and provide a perspective from the industry and academia. This is a joint platform for sharing technical know-how, and expertise from some of the leading practitioners who are reshaping the global engineering landscape.
Abhishek Sinha, Chief Operating Officer and Board Member, L&T Technology Services said, “India has been redefining the global landscape with big-ticket infrastructure and development initiatives for the welfare of its citizens. Engineering is a key enabler for these transformative initiatives. Through our Illuminate series, we aim to draw home inspiring stories of grit and brilliance from the best engineering minds in India”.
Dr. Ganesh Prasad, Vice Principal, NIE commented, “Aspiring engineers need to gain exposure in form of such knowledge series from industry stalwarts. The Illuminate series, in association with LTTS, helps establish direct industry-academia connect and ensures knowledge transfer in an informal setting. It is an honor to host Dr. Mylswamy Annadurai and Sudhanshu Mani, and we look forward to more of similar opportunities in future.”
Dr. Mylswamy Annadurai is engaged with Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology (TNSCST) as Vice President. He is credited with driving Chandrayaan-1 and Mangalyaan, India’s venture to the Moon and Mars, respectively. He is an internationally acclaimed scientist with a career spanning over 36 years.
Sudhanshu Mani, the designing brain behind the recently rolled out Vande Bharat Express, was instrumental in ensuring delivery within a short duration of about 18 months. He has had an illustrious career of 38 years with Indian Railways.
Illuminate will be attended in person by a large section of people including scientists, engineers, industry leaders, government officials, academia, students, and journalists.