NIT Srinagar’s CE Dept gets DST-FIST grant of Rs 1.06 crores
Srinagar: The Civil Engineering Department of the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar has been selected for financial support of Rs 1.06 Crores.
The proposal was recommended in the Level B Category by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) based on the recommendations of the FIST Advisory Board (FISTAB).
Under the project, the Department of Civil Engineering will get Rs 106 lakhs for Level B under the FIST program to strengthen the research facilities in the department. The duration of the grant is for a period of 5 years.
The Project Implementation Group (PIG) was constituted of faculty members who will be responsible and accountable for the smooth implementation of the DST FIST Project at the Department.
The PIG compromises of senior faculty members including Professor M A Ahanger (Chairman 1), and Professor Syed Kaiser Bukhari (Chairman 2), while Dr Majid Hussain and Dr Khalid Muzamil Gani will be Coordinators.
Director NIT Srinagar, Prof. (Dr.) Sehgal said it is a proud movement for the institute that the Civil Engineering Department has been selected for the prestigious grant of DST.
“The funds are aimed at acquiring state-of-the-art equipment and setting up of laboratories, and high-end testing facilities for conducting internationally recognized research,” he said.