Hyderabad, Dec 24 : Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Vice-Chancellor Prof D Narasimha Reddy on Friday called upon the graduating officers to meet the technological challenges and channelize the technical knowhow to perceive, organize and supervise the provisioning of engineering support to the wide range of army equipment.
Addressing the convocation ceremony of the 14th Technical entry scheme course, being conducted by the Military College of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering at Secunderabad, he asked the officers to have a thorough knowledge on new technologies as they would be applied widely in the changed environment.
He advised the officers to harness these technologies for the army and face the new challenges with courage and determination.
“We are giving more and more importance to human life. There is global need to reduce manpower in the defense sector. This calls for large scale automation and deployment of more sophisticated systems and weapons,” he pointed out.
He said the officers’ plays very important role in combat by applying systems and equipment to provide the highest quality of engineering support to the army. Optimum engineering support has three main facets—it must be provided in the least possible time, at the least possible cost and able to operate in any environment, he stated.
A total of 26 officers graduated with the 14th technical entry scheme course and were awarded B Tech degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
The VC conferred on the Director General of DGEME Gold medal for Lieutenant Prabal Tandon, Commandant’s silver medal (Mechanical engineering stream) on Lt Vikas Singh, Commandant’s Silver Medal (Electronics Engineering stream) Lt Arun Kumar Yadav and GOC-in-C ARTRAC Trophy (Best Allround student officer of the TES-14 course) to Lt Prabal Tandon.
Maj gen P K Jaggia, commandant, MCEME spoke.