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Industry leaders support INI status for BESU - Friday, October 20, 2006 at 09:29


Selected comments from industry leaders supporting INI status for BESU

Industrialists have come together in support of the recommendations of Anandkrishnan Committee, which has suggested an upgrade of Bengal Engineering and Science University (Besu) to Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST) status. 

“If farmers in Singur are being asked to give up their land in the name of development when can’t the state government give up BESU for upgradation?” -  Siddhartha Sengupta, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Mumbai at Students Convention, October 12, 2006.


“We need highly qualified and adequately trained manpower for the knowledge based industries. And for that we need institutes with adequate research and training facilities. Who better but BESU,  150-year-old institute, with acclaimed faculty that can provide the nation with the required manpower, provided it has the access to funds and resources?” -  Gautam Chatterjee, Chairman, Technical Education Sub-Committee, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) & Director, EXIDE at Students Convention, October 12, 2006


“Its time BESU is given IIT/INI status.” - Sudhangshu Shekhar Chakraborty, Managing Director, Consulting Engineering Services (India) Private Limited (CES), Delhi at Students Convention, October 12, 2006


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