- Feb 04
News update for February, 2017 & Highlights Dec., 2016 and Jan., 2017
News Update for February, 2017
New Faculty joins
Dr. (Mrs.) Madhu Roy Bright joined BIAS Faculty (contractual) on 01 Feb., 2017. She has done B.Sc. (Bio), M.A. (English Literature), M. Phil., B. Ed., and Ph.D. (English Literature). She has 8 years of teaching experience in different schools and colleges in India and abroad. Dr. Madhu is also a poet. She will be taking classes in English Communication and shall be upgrading English Language Lab. at BIAS.
Students participate in developing Volleyball Courts
Three more playgrounds for volleyball are being developed at the Institute. These are in addition to two already in use. Students participated (Shramdan) in clearing construction debris and stones from the site.
National Flag Green Platform Developed
Green platform has been developed at the Institute for National Flag. It is in front of Academic Block – B. Size is 20m x 12 m x 0.75 m. Staff of the Institute participated in beautification.
Work in Progress – Construction of the Side Wing of Academic Block – B
Foundation digging work has been nearly completed for construction of the Extension of Side Wing of Academic Block – B.
Common Reading Hall for Girls
There had been a demand from girl students that a Common Hall with adequate facilities may be created as reading room. Hence, the basement of Girls’ Hostel Dining Hall has been developed into a Common Reading Hall for girl students. The work is near completion. It has been designed for; (1) Common Reading Place, (2) Indoor Games namely Carom and Chess, and (3) Tea/ Coffee making place during late hours. This facilities has been designed to be fully managed by hostel inmates.
Chemistry Lab. is getting Refurbished
Work has been near completion in the direction of refurbishment of Analytical Chemistry Lab. at the Institute. With new instruments and facilities, the Lab. is expected to be ready for R&D work also besides serving the requirements of different courses.
Annual Fest SPECTRUM-2017 dates decided
Multi activity competitive annual Fest SPECTRUM – 2017 will be held on 16, 17 and 18 April, 2017 (Sunday, Monday and Tuesday) at BIAS Bhimtal. We expect students from about 30 colleges to participate. At Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehradun, mega Cultural Fest is likely to be held on 21, 22 and 23 April, 2017. Prof. Nitin Chhimwal (Mo. no. 9410169995), Faculty I/C for Spectrum-2017 could be contacted for more details and registration). BIAS has invited all the alumni on this occasion.
Highlights of Activities in January, 2017
New Semester starts on 25 Jan., 2017
The second semester of the Academic Year started on 25 January, 2017. Semester vacations were from 10 January to 24 January, 2017.
Republic Day celebrated
The 68th Republic Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm on 26 January, 2017. The National Flag was hoisted by the Director from a newly developed platform and garden in front of Academic Block – B. Chief Guest on this occasion was Dr. A. K. Pant, Former Director, BIAS and Former Professor and Dean, IIT Roorkee. The programme was participated by faculty members, staff and students of BIAS.
Construction work starts for Academic Block-C
Construction work for the Side Wing of Academic Block – B (that will be Academic Block – C) has started on 09 January, 2017. It has approval of the lake Development Authority, Nainital; Birla Institute of Scientific Research, Kolkata, and Board of Governors of BIAS. Sol testing was done by the Department of Civil Engineering, G. B. Pant University, Pantnagar. Ar. Kapil Mudgal & Associates, Haldwani have designed the building. M/S Dreamliner Constructions, Haldwani through open competitive tenders have been awarded the construction work. The Nainital Bank, Bhimtal branch are the financers for this project.
Director invited as Chief Guest in Science Exhibition
The Director, BIAS was invited as Chief Guest in the intercollegiate Science Exhibition and award ceremony at the H.N. Inter College, Haldwani on 30 January, 2017.
Highlights of Activities in December, 2016
Parvatiya Vichar Manch Lecture
In the lecture series of “Parvatiya Vichar Manch”, a lecture was delivered by Dr. Ajay Singh Rawat, Former Professor, Kumaun University, Nainital and a social activist at BIAS Bhimtal on 5 December, 2016. Title of the talk was “Shades of Himalayan Eco-System”. Shri Ajay Rawat, District Magistrate, Nainital was the Guest of Honour. This programme was attended by large number of scholars, social workers, students and others. On this occasion a book written by Dr. Ajay Singh Rawat entitled “Uttarakhand ka Samagra Rajnaitic Itihas” published by Ankit Prakashan, Haldwani was released by Dr. B. S. Bisht, Director, BIAS who also presided over the function. A book exhibition on hill culture, history, traditions, literature etc. was also organized.
Director delivers lecture in Seminar organized by Industries Association of Uttarakahand
Dr. B. S. Bisht, Director, BIAS delivered a lecture on “Infrastructure and Industrial Development” at Doon University, Dehradun in a Seminar organized by the Industries Association of Uttarakahand. The Seminar was held on 10 December, 2016. Chief Guest on this occasion was Hon’ble Governor of Uttarakhand.
Uttarakand State Yogasan Competition organized at BIAS
BIAS hosted the 16th Uttarakhand State Yogasan Competition on 16, 17 and 18 December, 2016. It was organized by the State Directorate of Secondary Education. Competitors were from different districts namely: Nainital, Almora, Haridwar, Dehradun, Pauri, Tehri etc. The Nainital district won overall championship. Dr. B. S. Bisht, Director, BIAS was also the Chief Guest.
Semester Final Examinations
Semester final examinations at BIAS conducted by Uttarakand Technical University started on 10 December, 2016. These will continue up to 03 January, 2017. All the practical and theory (written) examinations were held without any problem on account of strict and proper organization by BIAS Faculty.
Director invited as National Jury by Mahindra for Awards
Dr. B. S. Bisht, Director, BIAS was invited by Mahindra Group as National Jury Member for selection of award winners. The jury had day long meeting at New Delhi on 20 December, 2016. Winners for North, South, East, West, overall (India) in several categories were selected among about 60,000 applicants. The Award Ceremony will be held on 02 Feb., 2017 at Hotel Ashok, New Delhi.
Director invited as Chairman, Career Advancement Interviews by ARIES
Director, BIAS Dr. Bisht was invited by the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), Department of Space, GoI at Naintal as Chairman for Career Advancement of engineers at ARIES. The review interviews were conducted by the Committee in his Chairmanship on 27 December, 2016.