In order to generate awareness of technology and nurture scientific temperament among the students and youths, Surendra Institute of Engineering and Management (SIEM), Siliguri, a premiere B. Tech. college of North Bengal has been enthusiastically organising science fest every year. The Annual SIEM Science fest ‘Techprayog 2K16’ was held on Saturday, 3rd September 2016 at SIEM campus, which was attended by eminent science and technology personalities of North Bengal along with students, teachers, and parents.
The science fest was organized mainly for the school students of this region wherein they participated in the Science Quiz and Science Model Competitions. The winners and runners up teams were felicitated with trophies and certificates. Prof. Gudimetta Tirumala Rao, Former ISRO Scientist, Dr. Sankar Chakraborty, Ex- HoD, Civil Engineering Department, Jadavpur University and Dr. Sujit Ghosal, Professor - Mechanical Engineering Department ignited the minds of budding engineers by delivering ‘Surendra Agarwal Memorial Science Lecture 2016’ on various significant areas of technology. Mr. Vinayak Bandopadhyay, Zonal head - Eastern Zone, Tata Consulting Services, addressed the parents and students and updated about the current shifts that are going to take place in IT service industries. He even mentioned that the placement opportunities for computer science engineers may increase in the upcoming days in this booming field.