Dr. Arindam Basu, eminent textile-scientist is Director General of Northern India Textile Research Association (NITRA), Ghaziabad since March 2014. He is also the overall in-charge of NITRA’s academic wing ‘NITRA Technical Campus (NTC).Dr. Basu flashed the sparkle of genius in academics and secured first class in both B.Sc.Tech. (Text. Tech.), and M.Text. from prestigious Universities of Calcutta and Bombay respectively. He completed Ph.D. in Textile Engineering from the University of Leeds - the globally iconic university based in U.K in 1991. He has also done PGDBIM and is a Fellow of The Institution of Engineers (India).Through the illustrious career spanning over 30 years now, Dr. Basu has co- authored more than 20 technical books, published more than 150 technical articles in world’s most renowned referred journals, and presented about 60 papers in premier techno- conferences and seminars. He had applied and granted many patents regarding machinery and instrument development.
Helping the future leaders in bringing India to its highest echelon gives us satisfaction
I have been working in an R&D and educational institute for more than 27 years and worked in Industry for 6 years. The industry experience has allowed me to understand the expectations from the budding technocrats, and R&D experience has taught me the importance of upgrading knowledge throughout life. The experience in an educational institute is allowing me to directly work with the future technocrats of India who will take our country to a new high. Helping the future leaders in bringing India to its highest echelon gives us satisfaction, which we cannot get in any other job.
Leadership is a quality that takes care of everyone without any bias
Leaders lead from the front, and in my opinion, leadership is a quality that takes care of everyone without any bias. We try to teach all students human values, sportsmanship, and technical subjects. Our students come out as a good human being with the highest professional knowledge.
Besides the curriculum, we teach students as per the requirements of the industry and provide hands-on training
NITRA technical campus is affiliated to Abdul Kalam Technical University (erstwhile U.P. Technical University) and accredited by AICTE. Hence, it has to follow the syllabus of the University.Our faculty members are a part of the Syllabus review committee of the University, and they suggest changes in the syllabus as per the requirement of the industry. The parent organization of NITRA Technical Campus i.e. NITRA, engages with the industry regularly through R&D, consultancy, and industrial training programs. Besides the University curriculum, we teach students as per the requirement of industry and provide hands-on training on our state of art laboratories consisting of the best machinery and instruments available in the world.
The students, faculty members and staff are the members of a family where the institute is the home
The Director of an institute is like the head of the family. The students, faculty members, and other staff are the members of that family. As the head of the family, I look after all of them. Students have access to me if they feel the assigned faculty member is not giving proper attention or not solving the grievances of them. Besides that, any student can lodge complaints if he or she is not satisfied with the action taken by concerned faculty members.
Maximum of our students get placed because our teaching is oriented towards the need of present industry
The present generation is not comfortable about their future as various reports suggest that many engineers are not employable. The latest AICTE report suggests that engineering graduates are most employable in India. In NITRA technical campus more than 95% get jobs before leaving the institute as our teaching is fully oriented towards the needs of the present industry. My advice to the aspiring students would be that they should join the institutes after seeing their infrastructure, faculty strength, and placement records.
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Our institute is supported by big textile and apparel houses and they are members of this research institute
Ours institute is a new institute as only four batches of students have graduated. Many people do not know that it is supported by a 45 years old research institute, linked to the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. Most of the big textile and apparel houses in North India are members of this research institute and they are the members of the Governing Council of NITRA Technical Campus. This is the main reason for having more than 95% placement record throughout. Groups like Vardhman group, RSWM, Aditya Birla Group, Reliance and many others are the partners of this institute.
Without a robust manufacturing base a Nation cannot stand strong
I wish to advise them that there is always a demand in production. Without a manufacturing base a Nation cannot be strong. The aspiring students should opt for manufacturing as in the long run that gives huge success. Also they should stick to a company minimum 2-5 years.