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  Prof. Dr. P. K. Garg

Vice Chancellor
Uttarakhand Technical University

 

My dear students and esteemed colleagues,

At the very onset, I am prompted to use a John Dewey’s quote:

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself”.

My hearty welcome to you to join Women Institute of Technology (WIT) Dehradun, a splendid Temple of Learning which is a constituent college of Uttarakhand Technical University (UTU). Choosing an Institution has been one of the most important decisions of your life. You are entering into the arena of higher education where the future is full of opportunities. I would like to congratulate you on choosing WIT, Dehradun as an Institution in developing your career and realising dreams.

Education is about much more than employability. It includes evolving with a different view, developing different perspectives and opening your mind to the enormous possibilities, and ultimately emerging as world class human resource. The University and WIT offer you an intellectually challenging and rewarding atmosphere. It gives you the ability, self-confidence and the desire to go on learning for the rest of your life and to cope with new emerging and challenging situations. We at the University and WIT are firmly committed to excel in technical education and research, and are fully aware of the challenges of the future. Apart from strengthening the teaching-learning process, research and extension programmes, special focus on extra-curricular, sports and other similar activities to foster global competencies among the students is our priority.

The University and WIT aim at facilitating and promoting studies, research, technology incubation, product innovation and extension work in Science and Technology for achieving excellence in higher technical education. We provide a congenial environment for the holistic growth and all round development of the students through suitably designed teaching learning processes.

Society is changing rapidly in many ways which will have a profound impact on the roles of Universities. In this changing world, knowledge will remain a key resource around the globe. The dynamics of the fast-changing world urges the academicians to give the right impetus for making life-long learners out of students. The horizons of professional activities are expanding, and hence today there is a greater scope for the students to present their talents and achievements. Since technical education in our country has become quite dynamic and competitive, we have to be ready and equipped with the required abilities and capacities to acquire the latest knowledge through newer technology.

I welcome all the students who chose to be a part of this premier Institute (WIT), I am sure that you will feel proud on being associated with us and make us equally proud with your academic excellence and accomplishments.

With best wishes,
Prof P K GARG
Vice Chancellor
UTU, Dehradun

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Prof. Dr. P. K. Garg
Prof. Dr. P. K. Garg

Vice Chancellor,
Uttarakhand Technical University

Prof. P.K. Garg, is currently serving as Vice Chancellor, Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehradun. He completed B.Tech (Civil Engg.) in 1980 and M.Tech (Civil Engg) in 1982 both from the University of Roorkee (now IIT Roorkee). He is a recipient of Gold Medal at IIT Roorkee to stand first during M.Tech programme, Commonwealth Scholarship Award for doing Ph.D. from University of Bristol (UK), and Commonwealth Fellowship Award to carry out post-doctoral research work at University of Reading (UK). He joined the Department of Civil Engg at IIT Roorkee in 1982, and gradually advancing his career rose to the position of Head of the Department in 2015. Dr Garg has shown extra-ordinary capabilities academically and administratively at various positions at IIT Roorkee.

Prof. Garg has published more than 290 technical papers in national and international conferences and journals. He has undertaken 23 research projects and provided technical services to 83 consultancy projects on various aspects of Civil Engineering, generating funds for the Institute. He has authored a text book on Remote Sensing, and produced two technical films on Story of Mapping. He has developed several new courses and practical exercises in Geomatics Engineering. Besides, supervising a large number of undergraduate projects, he has guided about 70 M.Tech and 17 Ph.D. Thesis. He is instrumental in prestigious MHRD funded projects on e-learning; Development of Virtual Labs, Pedagogy and courses under NPTEL. He has served as experts on various national committees, including Ministry of Environment & Forest, EAEC Committee, NBA (AICTE) and Project Evaluation Committee, DST, New Delhi.

Prof. Garg has reviewed a large number of papers for national and international journals. Considering the need to train the human resource in the country, he has successfully organized 40 programmes in advanced areas of Surveying, Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, GIS and GPS. He has successfully organized 10 conferences and workshops. He is a life member of 24 professional societies, out of which he is a Fellow member of 8 societies. For academic work, Prof. Garg has travelled widely, nationally and internationally.

He vision is to transform Uttarakhand Technical University to be a front runner, playing its key role in promoting Teaching, Research, Innovation and Technology Transfer for overall development of the Society and Nation.

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