“Orchids of Civil Engineering @ Vidya”: A webinar

The CE Dept of Vidya organised   a webinar on 28 August 2021 for students who have shown interest in joining the B Tech in Civil Engineering programme in Vidya. The alumni of the Dept who are in various positions in well known organizations were the resource persons for the event.

The session started in the formal way and Dr Justine Jose C (Prof and Head, CE Dept) welcomed the alumni and the participants. The program was organized by a team comprising Ms Ponsy Paul, Ms Chithra M, Ms Roshini Vijay, Ms Ardra P, Ms Ambili P, Ms Athulya Pradeep  and other faculty members of the Department. The program was anchored by Aiswarya Shankar (S4 B Tech CE A). The key speakers of the event were:

  • Ms Anita Chandrasekharan, PhD Scholar, IIT Bombay
  • Mr Sreedev M S, Lecturer in Civil Engineering MTI, Thrissur
  • Mr Deepak K V, Project Lead for Factory Upgrades, ASML
  • Ms Athira K, Management Trainee, TCS
  • Mr Kailas D, Technical Consultant and Entrepreneur at Kannur

The resource persons explained the opportunities available in the Civil Engineering field  and they emphasized on the preparations to be done during four years of B Tech  to make a bright career. The first speaker focused the discussion on research possibilities of the discipline whereas the second speaker highlighted the possible government service jobs as a civil engineer. The third speaker motivated students about the opportunities abroad in career and research while the fourth speaker opened the discussion on managerial careers associated with the discipline. Final speaker Kailas discussed the onsite experience as a Civil Engineer and the entrepreneurial possibilities. They also emphasized on the importance of extracurricular activities, add on courses, and additional software knowledge to be developed. Each resource person emphasized the role of Vidya in moulding his/her career. As many as 65 students participated in the program.