Sir, Your Time Starts Now…

By Dr P R Prasad


Ajay Kumar Singh, Secretary, Higher and Technical Education, Govt of Jharkhand visits BIT Sindri campus on August 4, 2015 [Photographs courtesy: Sardar Harender Singh, Shadow Studio, Sindri]

Sri Ajay Kumar Singh, Secretary, Higher and Technical Education, Govt of Jharkhand reportedly visited BIT Sindri campus on August 4, 2015. This was first visit by any senior bureaucrat after Technical Education under Science and Technology Dept was shifted and merged with Higher Education Dept following Jharkhand cabinet decision. At this moment, it is not clear to me if this visit was at Govt’s own initiative or it was possible due to sustained and combined efforts of BIT Sindri Alumni Association and the BIT Sindri administration. In any case, it is a welcome development.

Sri Singh went round the campus and interacted with staff and students, and apprised himself about the prevailing conditions in BIT Sindri. He revealed the Govt’s plan of action to restore the past glory of BIT Sindri. As reported in the press and posted on facebook page of BITSAA, the proposed Govt’s action plan can be summarized in ten important points as given below:

1. CM is concerned about development and restoration of past glory of BIT Sindri
2. BIT Sindri will be fully transformed in three years time
3. BIT Sindri will be developed on the lines of IITs
4. IIT Kharagpur will be its mentor
5. There will be no dearth of fund
6. Govt ready to grant more financial autonomy
7. New buildings including hostels will be built at a cost of Rs 100 crore
8. All vacancies will be filled in six months time
9. Campus-wide wi-fi will be provided
10. Consultants will be engaged for student’s personality development

We are all very excited and eagerly look forward to sincere implementation of the Govt’s proposed plan of action. Mr Secretary Sir, it is probably for the first time that someone like you has come out with concrete plan. We BITians have very high hopes… Please do not disappoint us… Sir, Your Time Starts Now…

One thought on “Sir, Your Time Starts Now…

  1. I hope that these hopes announced by the Secretary, Mr. Ajay Kumar Singh of Technical education would be converted into real action. So far we have heard too many promises from the JHARKHAND GOVERNMENT without action. But we still think for the best.