Following the AICTE mandate, the Basic Science & Humanities Department of Techno International Newtown organised an Induction Program spanning three weeks from 10th July to 27th July, 2018. This Induction Program was aimed to provide the newly admitted students a comprehensive orientation to the social, cultural and economic structures of the society we live in.
Eminent personalities from fields as diverse as Physics, Cryptology, Entrepreneurship, Film criticism and Communication, delivered informative and inspiring lectures to the students. Dr. Bimal Kumar Roy, the Head of R C Bose Centre for Cryptology and Security, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, and Dr. Subhrangshu Sanyal, the CEO of IIM Calcutta, Innovation Park, motivated the students with their exceptional talks on Statistical Computing and Start-up Entrepreneurship.
Mr. Ranjan Bandopadhyay, Vice-President and Global Head of Human Resources for Strategic Initiatives and BPO at Tata Consultancy Services, addressed the students on the growing importance of Soft Skills in respect of modern corporate workforce.
Dr. Samir Kumar Pal, Professor, Department of Chemical, Biological & Macromolecular Sciences, S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, focussed on the necessity of an Inter-disciplinary Approach to solve modern-day scientific problems; while Swami Divyabibhanandaji spoke on the importance of Effective Communication in both social and corporate life.
National Award-winning film-maker and director, Mr. Atanu Ghosh, enlightened the students on the aspect of blending technology with culture, making the future technocrats aware of the impact of Digital Technology on Cinema.
The critically acclaimed and National Award winning film, Pushpak, was screed for the student, and it was followed by an interactive and intriguing Panel Discussion on the relevance of films, theatres and culture in the life of a budding engineer. The panellists included luminaries from the world of media and Bengali films: Mr. Abhijit Dasgupta, Dean of Electronic and Digital Media at the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute and former Station Director at Doordarshan, Kolkata; Dr. Sudipto Chatterjee, performer, director, scholar, playwright and Professor of Performance and Media at the Heritage Academy, Kolkata; and Mr. Rabiranjan Maitra, experienced film editor and actor.
The students participated in a guided yoga session which was organised in co-operation with the Institute of Healthcare and Research, and which was preceded by a lecture given by Mr. Prasanta Sardar on the importance of practising Yoga and a Yoga Show by Raja Pal and Rony Das.
As part of the program, the students of TINT visited two NGOs: an educational centre for underprivileged children in a slum in Topsia and a Madrassa under Momin High School in Rajabazar. The shared small tokens of gifts for the children, who greeted them with great joy and happiness.
In order to inspire creativity and emphasise on the need to recycle waste materials, a junkyard activity was organised, where the students came up with innovative projects made from discarded elements, thus showcasing their designing abilities.
The closing of the 3-weeks’ Induction Programme was marked by a cultural event organised by the alumni and senior students of TINT. This represented the various talents that this Institute nurtures and encourages.