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THE JALPAIGURI GOVERNMENT ENGINEERING COLLEGE
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION,
JALPAIGURI

Reg.No:-S/1L/No-70053 of 2010-2011.

Address: Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College Campus, P.O. Denguajhar, Dist. Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, India

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6 February 2016: National Level Seminar at JGEC

6 Feb 2016, Jalpaiguri: Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College Alumni Association has organized a Seminar at college Campus on Technological Innovation and Green World.

Participating in the seminar, Aloke Kumar Basu, board member of Qatar based industry, Voltage Engineering Limited has emphasized on better world for all.

A non residential Indian industrialist, born and brought up at Jalpaiguri, Mr. Aloke Kumar Basu has never disassociated himself from his root. Away from limelight, he is serving the people of North Bengal silently. Founder of "Ashalata Basu Vidyalaya" and "Santosh Kumar Basu Educational Trust" at Jalpaiguri, Aloke Basu has long run vision for holistic development of North Bengal. His mission is to enlighten young minds with quality education. Mr. Basu is also respected alumnus of Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College.

Apart from Mr. Aloke Basu, Dr. Gangotri Chakraborty from North Bengal University has discussed on legal provisions to protect environment.

Training & Placement Officer of engineering college, Dr. Amitava Roy inaugurated the program and thanked Alumni Association for conducting such program which also work as industry-institution platform.

Alumni Association announced to build a state of the art convention centre, named Kanchenjunga, which will be a future knowledge centre for North Bengal.

Technical festival, Sristi, is also inaugurated during seminar whose major theme for this year is Green World.

National Level Seminar on 25 January 2014 with theme “North Bengal: Focus 2020”

Kinjal Sengupta (JGEC 2006) writes,

The Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College Alumni Association, Jalpaiguri, which executes its functions out of the JGEC campus at Jalpaiguri, has conducted, like every year, the National Level Seminar at the college campus on 25th January, 2014. The association, which is known as JGECAA, Jalpaiguri, boasts of bringing in some of the most brilliant minds from across the country hailing from both the academia and the industry.

The seminar was conducted at the state-of-the-art facility of Language Lab seminar hall, which is built as per standards adopted by a similar facility at IIT KGP, to provide effective acoustics, presentation equipments and comfortable audience to both the speakers and the students.

The seminar was inaugurated with warm welcome from the Principal Prof. JyotirmayJhampati who, being himself as alumni of the college, as well as an active member of the JGECAA, Jalpaiguri, acknowledged and praised all hard works being executed by the association with tireless efforts from the core team, with backbone support from a successful entrepreneur alumni of the college, Mr. GautamBhaduri.

The speeches of the seminar started off with Prof. S. Ranabir Singh, noted faculty at IIT Guwahati, on the topic of Mining Social Network. Prof. Singh started with a brief introduction to the context by explaining social networking, Web 2.0, and a comparison between social networks and search engines. Prof. Singh thereafter took the audience to deeper concepts of cybercrime, network dynamics, link predictions and collaboration issues. The most awe inspiring spell was cast by Prof. Singh when he started explaining graph theory, theory of six degrees of separation and power law of scale free networks. The curious lot of JGEC kept the prof busy with interesting questions about identifying fake profiles in the context of the scale free networks.

The seminar was continued with Prof. R. P. Saini, director of the National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkey, on the topic of Hydropower in North Bengal and Sikkim â€" Potential and Technology. Prof. Saini started with his special note of thanks to one of the noted alumni of JGEC Prof. AmarnathDalal for encouraging him to conduct the seminar. Interestingly, Prof. Dalal is also the secretary of the JGEC AA, Jalpaiguri, and the professor of Mechanical Engineering at IIT Guwahati. Prof. Saini kept the audience with rapped attention with his focus at huge potential of hydro power development in West Bengal and Sikkim, where only 98 MW out of possible 396 MW and only 52 MW out of possible 266 MWare currently tapped respectively. The Prof. thereafter took the audience through various concepts of water mills, micro, mini and small hydro power units that can be set up in the form of runoff river, dam toe or canal based set up. The Prof. briefly touched upon the Sikkim Renewable Energy Development Agency (SREDA) and the potential of collaboration between the state government, the private construction agency and a financial company, and encouraged students to take up entrepreneurial ventures.

The seminar continued with Mr. SambhunathNandy, a senior researcher at Central Mechanical Research Institute (CMRI), on the topic of Underwater Robotics. Mr. Nandy focused at the control aspects and prospective applications of underwater robots that can be utilized for multiple activities such as military security and inspection of hydropower plant structures installed under water. Mr. Nandy raised excitement of the audience with vivid descriptions of various kinds of robots such as torpedoes, remotely operated vehicles, autonomous underwater vehicles, gliders and bio mimetic vehicles. The comparison between payload sensors and navigational sensors was a valuable insight. Students of JGEC were lucky to get educated on shallow, mid water and deep water vehicles, multi vehicular coordination, autonomous navigation and motion reference units.

The last but not the least session was conducted by Mr. Siddhartha Ghoshal, Managing Director of Areva Technologieswhere he enlightened the audience about renewable sources of energy. He explained briefly how India being an energy deficit country has got immense potential to ramp up on generation of electricity from forward looking sources of energy. In the field of wind energy alone a huge potential of 19 GW of capacity lies untapped. The solar mission of India that started in 2011 has created a capacity of greater than 2 GW capacity within a brief span of 2 years. On the Nuclear energy front, only 2.6% of the generation capacity are tapped till date. There are plans to add another 5000 MW in the next few years. North Bengal, in particular, has tremendous potential on mini hydro and roof top solar application micro grids.

The seminar was quickly followed by another very special event for the alumni association, which is the inauguration of a piece of land recently acquired by JGECAA, Jalpaiguri with a plan to build an Alumni House within the campus. The JGECAA, Jalpaiguri has an ambitious plan to generate fund from the huge alumni based from around the globe to construct this alumni house. Prof. AmareshDalal, the secretary of JGECAA, Jalpaiguri, has shared the high enthusiasm among the current members of the association to make this dream true within the next few years.

The JGECAA, Jalpaiguri concluded the day long series of events with the plan to conduct next series of similar event in campus within next few months.

Scholarship Award Program, 27th July 2013

Swarup Bag (JGEC, Mechanical, 2000) writes, Recent drive at JGEC Campus based AA activities scheduled on 27th July 2013 is no doubt very positive and encouraging to all of us. Campus AA activities have seen a rapid change in every manner. Selection of Dr Amaresh Dalal (ME 2000) as AA Secretary is a very bold drive. As part of student welfare, to encourage our present students, two Scholarship program have been introduced this year by our senior, Mr Bibhas Bhowmick (CE1985) and Premangshu Ghosh (EE 1979). The scholarship was sponsored for present fourth year students from civil and electrical engineering, named CPPS (CONFIDENT & PROFESSIONAL PERSONALITY SCHOLARSHIP for civil engineering students) and PES (POWER ENGINEER SCHOLARSHIP). There was lot of enthusiasm among students for CPPS and PES. Total Ten (10) applications per discipline were considered. Selection was based on the face to face interview in campus and two candidates for each discipline were selected. CPPS for Civil Engg offered @ ₹ 15,000 each and PES for Electrical offered @ ₹ 18,000 each. As part of students and Alumni Association activities, there are lot of positive sign and eagerness among our seniors to actively support our AA to the way best possible. It is just the beginning and it is expected that more seniors will come forward to shoulder and support the student’s community with a broader prospective for overall benefits and boosting morale of our students. There are lots of arena wherein we the ex student, can do a bit by within our capacity and upgrade our Institution Image and bring smiles , confidence to our budding students who may require such encouragement. The JGEC AA appealed to all ex-students to come forward and assist our existing present students the way you can, such as • Generous donation for needy students as Scholarship like CPPS/PES, • Donating Old Text books and Tech journals you may have in plenty, • Delivering motivational Talks and Tech seminars to suit undergraduate needs, • General guidance for Presentation and communication skills.

Scholarship Award Program, 27th July 2013

Swarup Bag (JGEC, Mechanical, 2000) writes,

Recent drive at JGEC Campus based AA activities scheduled on 27th July 2013 is no doubt very positive and encouraging to all of us. Campus AA activities have seen a rapid change in every manner. Selection of Dr Amaresh Dalal (ME 2000) as AA Secretary is a very bold drive.

As part of student welfare, to encourage our present students, two Scholarship program have been introduced this year by our senior, Mr Bibhas Bhowmick (CE1985) and Premangshu Ghosh (EE 1979). The scholarship was sponsored for present fourth year students from civil and electrical engineering, named CPPS (CONFIDENT & PROFESSIONAL PERSONALITY SCHOLARSHIP for civil engineering students) and PES (POWER ENGINEER SCHOLARSHIP). There was lot of enthusiasm among students for CPPS and PES. Total Ten (10) applications per discipline were considered. Selection was based on the face to face interview in campus and two candidates for each discipline were selected. CPPS for Civil Engg offered @ ₹ 15,000 each and PES for Electrical offered @ ₹ 18,000 each.

As part of students and Alumni Association activities, there are lot of positive sign and eagerness among our seniors to actively support our AA to the way best possible. It is just the beginning and it is expected that more seniors will come forward to shoulder and support the student’s community with a broader prospective for overall benefits and boosting morale of our students.

There are lots of arena wherein we the ex student, can do a bit by within our capacity and upgrade our Institution Image and bring smiles , confidence to our budding students who may require such encouragement. The JGEC AA appealed to all ex-students to come forward and assist our existing present students the way you can, such as

• Generous donation for needy students as Scholarship like CPPS/PES,

• Donating Old Text books and Tech journals you may have in plenty,

• Delivering motivational Talks and Tech seminars to suit undergraduate needs,

• General guidance for Presentation and communication skills.

ENGINEERING SEMINAR, 27 JULY 2013: BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN ENGINEERING CURRICULUM & INDUSTRY PRACTICES

Abhinandan Shit (JGEC, CSE 2015) writes,

The nonlinear nature of the flow of knowledge between fundamental research and engineering application is driving the modern technological market. Today, the highly interdisciplinary nature of new technologies demands new patterns in engineering educational system. Moreover, challenges such as the unstable economy and random socio-political influences are also raising serious questions about the competence of our current educational approach to engineering. It is high time when engineering students must be exposed to industrial practices, economic know-how and modern technological developments.

To commemorate this objective, The JGEC Alumni Association had organized an engineering seminar at JGEC campus on 27 July 2013. Theme of the seminar was Bridging the Gap between Engineering Curriculum & Industry Practices. JGEC seniors from various batches had delivered their speeches in this seminar.

Major speeches of the seminar were as follows:

  • Dr. AmareshDalal (Assistant Professor, Dept of Mechanical, IIT Guwahati and newly elected secretary of the JGEC Alumni Associationb) discussed on fundamentals of Computational Fluid Dynamics.
  • Mr. BibhasBhowmik (Senior Civil & Structural Engineer, ADCO,UAE) delivered lecture on Project Contracts Management.
  • Dr. Swarup Bag, (Assistant Professor, Dept of Mechanical, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati) delivered speech on recent advances in welding technology.
  • Mr. Premangshu Ghosh (Electrical Consultant, ADNOC, UAE) spoken on Importance of Engineering Codes and Standards. The program was coordinated by Nirjhar Chakravorti. The program ended with a success note. Outgoing secretary of Alumni Association, Mr. Gautam Bhaduri promised more alumni activities at campus. Mr. Asok Kumar Som, President of Alumni Association expressed his satisfaction about the students’ involvement in the program. The students present in the seminar emphasized on organizing similar program in future.

National Level Seminar, 16 March, 2013: Technological Advancement and Present Engineering Practices in India

Bishal Jha (JGEC, Civil 2013) writes, Since the inception of Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College, it has been a prominent Centre for nurturing technical and cultural excellence in this part of the country. Till date this institute has produced a lot of industry leaders and premier academicians who are leading in their respective fields today. This institute is experiencing now lot of new innovative things happening around the campus in order to ignite the sparks of young engineering minds and arranging National seminars with present industry trends is chosen as one of the tools by The Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College Alumni Association to materialise it. The national seminar (where Dr. C.V.R.Murthy and Dr. D.K.Paul had delivered speech) that was organised on 24th and 25th December 2011 on earthquakes marked the beginning of a new era which was followed up by seminar by Dr. SubirSarkar and Dr. SuchandraDutta, on 13th August 2012 and after that it continued with national seminars on 16th March 2013 on the theme technological advancement and present Engineering practices. These types of seminars are opening the minds of students of our college in different directions and bridging the gap between the campus walls and outer world in 21st century. They are getting a first hand experience of industry situation that is helping them to develop their skills and knowledge at the same time. On 16th of March 2013, we had national seminar (on Technological Advancement and Present Engineering Practices in India) where renowned persons from IITs and other reputed institutions delivered speech. They gave presentations and at the same time satisfied the queries of many inquisitive minds of our college. Before the start of seminars we had the inauguration and speech by our Principal, Dr. (Prof.) Jyotirmoy Jhampati in which he underlined the importance of conducting such national seminars and their positive impacts on students. He also emphasised the need of such seminars in future in collaborat ion with the alumni association. The first seminar was on FUEL CELLS by Dr. AmareshDalal, Assistant Professor IIT Guwahati, who also himself is an alumnus of Mechanical Department of JGEC. He presented his ideas on fuel cells and their importance for future and the scope in this field. Apart from the presentation, he also shared his experiences with the students who were overwhelmed by his experiences and various important advices given by him. That speech was followed up by the discussion on Geotechnical Engineering by Dr. Priyanka Ghosh, Associate Professor of IIT Kanpur. Dr. Ghosh is also an alumnus of Civil Department of JGEC. He gave presentation on the application of Geo-synthetics and its application in Civil Engineering. The presentation lasted for 1 hour with the language lab full of students and teachers. This seminar was succeeded by the seminar on Evolution of computers by Dr. Ranjit Samanta, Professor of Computer Science Department of North Bengal University. He gave presentation on the ev olution of computers and also shared his experiences on the various generations of computers that he has seen literally from the size of one room to today’s palmtop computers. The future scope of the computers and industry scenario were discussed during his presentation. After this seminar, break was given to the students for having some refreshments provided by the alumni association where the students got a chance to interact with the speakers and other alumnus closely and there was exchange of ideas, queries etc on various issues related to career and other things. After the break, finally a workshop on Civil Engineering software was conducted by Rajiv Sharma of CSI, INDIA. He gave brief overview of important software used in Civil Engineering design such as SAPand E-tabs. The students were mesmerised by his presentation skills and everyone took deep interest in his learnings. His presentations were backed by animations which made it more interesting to all. He was very interacting and was also li stening to the queries of the students and in between his presentation he was preventing the workshop from getting monotonous by his brilliant sense of humour. All the students seemed very happy and satisfied during the workshop. After the workshop was over, which lasted for 2 hours, he was still happy to satisfy the queries of students and he personally gave tips on various career options and other important things. He was also pleased with the arrangements done by the alumni association and praised them a lot. He also expressed his desire to come to our college once again if he gets another opportunity. He also provided advance civil design software to JGEC, in presence of Professor U.K. Mondal. The national seminars are helping the students in a big way and the alumni association is trying their level best to organize such things at regular intervals. It is a matter of pride and privilege for our college that such esteemed persons are coming to our campus for presentations and it should continue so as to give our student the maximum exposure to various new technological developments occurring in the world today. JGEC has different alumni chapters across the globe. On the golden jubilee year, a progression had been started to unite all the chapters to develop a strong and effective JGEC. The alumni association at nucleus (i.e. at the heart of JGEC campus) has the provision where all the alumni chapters can put representative and form a strong alumni executive committee. To have a strong alumni association at campus (like other reputed institution across the globe), alumni association has appealed all JGECan to come forward. The national seminar is one such platform where ex-students show their integrity and solidarity towards their beloved campus. This year 1983 pass out batch has sponsored the seminar in the name of their batch mates, Srijit Dutta, Dhruba Paul, Sunil Mallick and Sushanta Bannerjee and that the seminar was inaugurated by Prof. Jhampati after having a condolence on the above named e x-students and Professor Naresh Chandra Mazumder, who have passed away very recently. Also, Mr. Premagshu Ghosh (1979 pass out batch) was one of the major contributors for this year’s program. The reunion and annual socio-cultural event, JECLAT were followed by National Level Seminar, in collaboration with t2 page of The Telegraph. The Telegraph has covered the entire event of seminar and JECLAT on regular basis during third week of March. It is a new beginning in the history of this iconic institution which will help to build the most prestigious educational brand called JGEC.

Foundation Day Celebration &Inauguration of Alumni Website, 7th August 2012

Dipra Chakraborty (JGEC, Information Technology 2012) writes,

8th August, 2012: It is always an auspicious and red letter day in the history of Jalpaiguri when the foundation stone of Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College was laid. Each and every year the students of Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College celebrate the day and this trend of celebrating the foundation day happened this year also in the same fashion. As like an august day it was cloudy. The Student’s Union and The Alumni Association of Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College took the joint initiative to celebrate the foundation day program along with the students and staffs. Huge number of Alumni presence gave the program a special significance. The Principal and Alumni Dr. J Jhampati hoisted the flag at about 10 am in the presence of Ex-students, Students, Professors and Staffs of Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College at the ground (opposite of the main building). Principal gave a short speech and announced that Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College got the Autonomy Status from West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT). Then the president of Alumni Association Asok Kr. Som gave a short speech where he memorized his time and he also motivated the present students. Number of seniors from Kolkata based alumni association also attended the program. After all this a short rally was conducted upto Santipara Bus Stand (Jalpaiguri). The most interesting part was the inauguration of alumni association website (www.jgecalum.org). It was about 12:30 pm when Principal Dr. J Jhampati, Secretary of Alumni Association Mr. Goutam Bhaduri, President of Alumni Association Mr. Asok Kr. Som inaugurated the website in the Language Lab of Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College. They discussed about the significance of the alumni website, the procedure of registration and also showed the rare snaps of the College. The alumni association arranged a national level seminar on December, 2011 and on that time few alumni were unable to present, so a memento and a magazine was handed over to those who were absent. After that Mr. Asok Kr. Som gave a brief speech about the planning and program of Alumni Association.

Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College is not only an engineering college but also a center of innovation in North Bengal which consider the remote place regarding communication and economical progress. This institute plays a vital role to uplift the standard of education by taking so many initiations and also acting as a source of inspiration for the resident of this area. Spreading awareness about education is a key milestone which the college has achieved becoming consistent towards its objective since last 52 years and it is obvious that next generation students will continue the run. The Foundation day is the time to take this oath.

A Tribute to Prof. N. C. Bose, First Principal of JGEC & Reunion of 7th March 2012

Arnab Sarkar (JGEC, Information Technology 2012) writes,

8 March 2012: JECLAT 2012 was the final celebrations of the Golden Jubilee of Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College. The celebrations were of 10 days involving various cultural and social welfare activities. 7th March, 2012 was one of the remarkable days within the celebrations. It included seminars, Golden evening dedicated to Prof. N.C. Bose (first principal, JGEC) and few other programs. It was jointly organised by the JECLAT 2012 committee and JGEC Alumni Association, Jalpaiguri. The event was commemorated with the grand opening of the statue of Pro. N.C. Bose at the college campus. The Morning session of the day had various lectures on "Advancement in modern technologies & its implementation in betterment of human lives "by professional and few distinguish college alumni. It started with Mr. Swapnil Saha from Cognizant Technology Solution delivering a lecture on Cloud computing. It was followed by a Speech on career development By Mr. Siddharth Ghosal , then Director of G.E. (JGEC 1992). After this we had a session on Development of North Bengal & Role of JGEC, by Mr. Tomojit Chakraborty, WBECS officer (JGEC 2006). Finally we had speech on Bamboo and Bamboo Composite Based Housing System for Disaster Prone Areas, by Mr. Amitava Sil, Scientist, IPIRTI (JGEC 2000). At evening the grand opening of the statue of Prof. Naresh Chakdra Bose, founder principal JGEC was done by his son Mr. Shankar Bose , Corporate director , CES and Mr. Hirak Sarkar, first batch JGEC. Dr. J. Jhampati , principal and Chairman of Alumni Association, JGEC, other distinguish alumni and students were present to celebrate this grand occasion. The guests and alumni shared their experience with Prof. Bose who played a pivotal role in the establishment of our college. Mr. Shankar Bose disclosed during his speech that Prof. Bose loved JGEC the most and wanted to make it the best institute in this region. He also announced an annual prize of rupees one .lakh in the name of Prof. N. C. Bose for the best student in JGEC. It was followed by a beautiful classical presentation by the students displaying a wonderful combination of poetry and songs. Prize distribution ceremony was the next programme for the 6 days long cultural program. Finally the day ended with various club presentations and the official launch of Sristi 2012.

Thus, the day was an eventful one with media coverage and strong participation of alumni along with the students. Joint ventures as such are really fruitful ones; efforts will be made that this continues in future too.

Biography of Prof. Naresh Chandra Bose:

Naresh Chandra Bose was born in Tangail district (now in Bangladesh) on June 6, 1906.

He passed Matriculate and Intermediate examinations from Guwahati Cotton Collegiate School and College respectively. He joined Civil Engineering department of BE College, Shibpur (under Calcutta University) in the year 1925.

He completed his graduation in Civil Engineering in the year 1929 as first class first. He was awarded gold medal from Calcutta University. His record total marks in the BE examination remained unbroken for the next 36 years.

Apart from his academic accomplishments, he was a great sportsman and was regular university representative at different sports like Cricket, Football, Hockey and Tennis. He achieved a rare distinction of being Calcutta University â€Å"Blue” in all those sports.

He worked in the Indian Railways for few years. After that, he joined the Department of Civil Engineering, BE College in 1941 as a faculty to teach both Structural Engineering and Applied Mechanics. He was a very dedicated teacher who was admired by his colleagues and loved by his students.

He served BE College, Shibpur from 1941 to 1961. In between Government of West Bengal sent him on deputation to the College of Military Engineering Kirkee, Pune from 1952 to 1957 to teach Applied Mechanics and Structural Engineering to the Army, Navy and Air force engineers.

He was appointed to Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College (JGEC) as its Founding Principal to develop the institute. He retired from JGEC in 1969. He had a vision to establish JGEC as a prestigious engineering college.

He died on October 6, 1983 leaving behind a daughter and a son.Prof. N. C. Bose was a real teacher, true academician, a genuine sportsman and amiable person. He was a real hero and a true leader, whose values are respected forever.

National Level Seminar, 24-25 Dec, 2011:Developmental Activities of North Bengal and Contribution of JGEC

Nirjhar Chakravorti (JGEC, Mechanical, 2000) writes, 26 Dec, 2012: …when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom….it was Dr. Nehru’s “tryst with destiny” speech…on the occasion of India’s freedom. Dr. Nehru’s call was for “build the nation”. To build the nation, India heavily relied on engineering, especially on civil engineering, during earlier ages of freedom. As the time passeed, other engineering fields like electrical, mechanical, metallurgical, chemical got importance. During 80s and 90s focus was on computer science and electronics. But again after 65 years of freedom, again focus is on core engineering. Nation needs to be re-build for future journey. So core engineers are in demand. It is a social demand. It is not a mere job for engineers. It is a career, along with social responsibilities, as a human being. It was extract from speech of Dr. C.V.R. Murthy (Professor, IIT-Chennai), during a seminar on “Developmental Activities of North Bengal and Contribution of Jalpaiguri Govt. Engg. College”, organized by Alumni Association, JGEC campus and college authority. North Bengal is prone to natural calamities. Recent earth quake has shown the lack of infrastructure to forecast and counter such massive disaster. Government has not infrastructure to counter the real root cause. Political slogans or donations after disaster are not real solution. To counter disaster like earthquake and regular flood, we need a real socio-political and technological contribution. North Bengal has India’s one of the oldest engineering college, Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College (JGEC), which can be used to develop a counter measure centre against disasters like earth quake and flood. Ex-students of this engineering college are placed all over the world, and all the ex-students of the JGEC felt shocked after the disaster of earthquake. Also, every year Jalpaiguri and whole North Bengal face tremendous flood, which government cannot control, because lack of proper infrastructure. Ex-students of JGEC felt that all these disasters can be dealt from JGEC campus, by providing proper technical support to government. The JGEC has already set up for engineering activities and a cluster of renowned professors. Only some infrastructural development of the college can make this a centre for earthquake research and natural calamities counter measure centre. To highlight these issues ex-students (Alumnii Association, JGEC Campus) had organized the national level seminar at Jalpaiguri on 24-25 December, 2011, where national level professors and technocrats from IITs and other national colleges had delivered lecture on “Developmental Activities of North Bengal and Contribution of Jalpaiguri Govt. Engg. College (JGEC).” The purpose of the seminar is to highlight real problem of North Bengal regarding natural calamities and possible counter measure. Ex-students of JGEC want to propose government to take sincere proactive and preventive approach to the problem, instead of doing corrective measures and rescue work for affected people. The Telegraph had covered the news of the seminar and bigger purpose of the seminar on 27th Dec edition. Present and ex-students along with Principal, Dr. Jyotirmoy Jhampati and other respected professors had made a unique platform where the concept of building the nation was predominant. National level professor and Head of Earth Quake Engineering, Roorkey, Dr. D.K.Pal had discussed about design consideration of building at earth quake prone zone. He discussed about technicalities behind the finer engineering which can provide a sustainable and safe life to the people of hill areas of North Bengal, i.e. Darjeeling district and also to the state of Sikkim. Another national level professor Dr. Amlan Das of N.I.T. Durgapur and also an ex-student of JGEC had discussed about the finer concept of civil engineering, which can provide better technology to the people of North Bengal. Dr. Das was overwhelmed with the warmth of his beloved college. It was a great lecture where civil engineering students got varied informations about the civil design, espcecially for the earth quake prone areas. Dr. Milindo Chakraborty (Dean of Economics, Sarda University, New Delhi) had discussed about forest and economics of North Bengal. Many ex-students were present at various phases of the seminar. Around 25 ex-students were had shared their opinion on various alumni related issues. JGEC has different alumni chapters across the globe. On the golden jubilee year, a process has been started to unify all the chapters to develop a strong and prosperous JGEC. The alumni association at nucleus (i.e. at the heart of JGEC campus) has the provision where all the alumni chapters can put representative and form a strong alumni governing committee. The alumni association from campus will work together along with present students. It will perform various activities for present students and college. Also, a fund will be created for accidental distress condition of any alumni members. Also, the alumni will provide necessary help to the existing communication cell which is run by the present students. Ex-students who were present at the seminar had supported that initiative. Sanjoy Chakraborty (1992-‘96 batch), who is presently residing at Australia and Somnath De, who had came from USA (1997-2001 batch) had told that, this initiative is unique and much required for development of JGEC. Jnanada Sankar Mondal (1983 passout batch) had given immense importance on concept of central alumni association. Present treasurer of the alumni association, Mr. Bhaskar Dasgupta along with secretary, Mr. Gautam Bhaduri had long run planning for alumni activities, amongst them priorities are creating a fund for distress condition and various programs for students. Captain Subrata Ganguly, Vice President of Alumni Association had emphasised on importance of such programs at campus. Ex-student cum present professor Soupayan Mitra along with other professors like Prof. S. Bhattacharya, Prof. N. Mukhopadhyaya, Prof. Gautam Panda and many others were present throughout the seminar. Mitul Chakraborty (1992-96 batch) spent long time at college hostels along with his batchmates, to refresh the old memories. Samir Maity (1983-87 batch), who is a known face at JGEC campus for continuous support to the bigger cause added that, this session at JGEC campus was an opportunity to learn new things. Ex-student of the institution and NRI industrialist, Mr. Alok Basu, who was one of the major sponsors of the program, was present at the seminar. Mr. Basu had emphasized on the necessity of such program. Mr. Alok Basu, who has sponsored various social activities at North Bengal, has spent considerable amount of time at campus and was interested in various future alumni activities at campus. Mr. Anupam Bose (1978-82 batch) and Mr. Biswajit Ghosh (1979-83 batch) were other major contributors for the seminar. Mr. Koushik Mondal (1993-97 batch) and many other ex-students and alumni chapters (like UAE chapter), who were not able to present in the program, contributed lot for success of the seminar. NASA Scientist Santanu Das (1992-96 batch) delivered a special lecture on his journey from JGEC to NASA. It was an inspiring speech for present students. Other JGECans who were present at the seminar had stressed on unified approach by the ex-students, for bigger cause. All the leading electronic media like Mahua Bangla, Times News,etc, including Doordarshan had covered the news of national level seminar at JGEC campus. News papers like Anandabazar Patrika and others had publishes the news on a positive note. Vice chancellor of North Bengal University, Prof. Arunabha Basu Mazumder praised the purpose of the seminar. Mayor of Siliguri, Gangotry Dutta and MLA Debi Prasad Roy also praised the institution’s initiative to work for bigger society. Alumni association has started an initiative for mutual growth of JGEC and Bengal. Eminent personalities like Dr. Murthy and Dr. Amlan Das have assured their guidance in this initiative. Long way to go and the road are tough ahead, with full of challenges. Alumni association has ensured that they are ready for the challenges, which is the spirit of Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College. News link for Natioal Level Seminar at JGEC: Anandabazar Patrika: http://www.anandabazar.com/archive/1111225/25uttar4.html; The Telegraph: http://www.epaper.telegraphindia.com/1111227/jsp/siliguri/story_14930466.jsp. [A portion of report at The Telegraph, having link: http://www.epaper.telegraphindia.com/1111227/jsp/siliguri/story_14930466.jsp: {Jalpaiguri, Dec. 26: An IIT Madras team of experts has said a series of lapses in different quarters multiplied the extent of damage to buildings, roads and monasteries in Sikkim during the September earthquake. The experts laid stress on immediate rectification of such faults in case there are fresh tremors in future. C.V.R. Murthy, a faculty at IIT Madras and a member of the seismic code committee of the country, said several shortcomings had aggravated the damage to roads, buildings, monasteries and the communication system in the state. “On the basis of our observations, we have come up with a report which had been sent to the government of Sikkim and to the Centre. It is important that a systematic earthquake-safety assessment is done and corrective steps are taken to mitigate the loss in case an earthquake occurs in the region in future,” said Murthy. He was here yesterday to attend a seminar on earthquakes at the Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College. The Sikkim government had appealed to various quarters, including IIT Madras, for expert opinion on the quake-triggered damage suffered by the state and means to mitigate the loss. The report said studies and research on mountains, slopes, soil and other geological factors had not been conducted in recent years by any government agency, and traditional housings were abandoned and replaced with concrete structures and high-rises in defiance of building norms. “There was no quality control and the techno-legal regime is absent in the state. Further, the post-earthquake damage assessment was not understood by local engineers and most importantly, the state lacks adequate number of engineers and architects with requisite knowledge on earthquake resistant technology,” the report said.} To know more on the report of the Telegraph, dated 27.12.2011, please see the link above]

Golden Jubilee celebration: Alumni Meet 2011

Nirjhar Chakravorti (JGEC, Mechanical, 2000) writes

13 March, 2011: On 12th March, 2011, around 250 ex-students of Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College (JGEC) had visited the college premises. The occasion was Annual Re-union program. 2011 was very special for JGEC, because the college had celebrated golden jubilee in 2011. The re-union program was in the evening. The program was inaugurated by Principal Professor Jyotirmay Jhampati. Professor Jhampati is also ex-student of the college and member of Alumni Association. In the morning, lots of ex-students were present in the college seminar hall to attend the alumni meet. The program was anchored by Mr. Gautam Bhaduri (1983 batch). Mr. Bhaduri is the secretary of the alumni. Dr. Jhampati also was present in that morning meeting. Dr. Jhampati had explained the future plan for college, and also had stressed on the college-alumnus relationship. Mr. Tapas Saha, who is one of the head of current Durgapur-Asansol Alumni chapter, had also delivered his lecture. He had told about the importance of centralized alumni having head quarter at college premises. All the members of the meeting had emphasized on the strong alumni association from heart of the campus. Some near future activities of alumni will be as follows:

  • Alumni will generate a web page, where ex-students can directly enroll their names as a member. 1992 batch ex-students had started this discussion, which all the members also had supported.
  • Alumni will organize campus re-union programs in future.
  • Alumni will guide final year students for job related issues.
  • Alumni will invite all existing chapters of alumni, which are situated at different parts of the globe.
  • All ex-students can directly contact alumni for any college related issues.

Many ex-students had suggested alumni to think over the possibility of economic help to just pass out students for a given short period.

Ex-students from different batches had delivered lectures and had opined on various issues. All were fascinated with the attendance of this reunion program. 1985 batch ex-students had a huge presence in this whole show.

Also, many ex-students had explained the role of alumni to spread the name of college to the out side world. Many newly formed colleges, despite of their lower educational quality, are able to advertise themselves. But it is true that, 50 years old JGEC, which is the only government technical graduation school of vast area of North Bengal, is not able to advertise itself in accordance to its status.

At evening, all the ex-students were present on football ground; just beside the ladies hostel. They had gathered in the ground to attend a football match between alumni members and present students. Many ex-students had refreshed their old skills on the field. It was a great fun. The ex-students, who were tired with their present tough schedule, had enjoyed the fun with the memory of their golden past.

After the great football match, the reunion committee under the leadership of present final year student had invited the ex-students at Oval ground for a great facilitation program. The program was started with a show by the students of night school which is run by present JGEC students. Present JGEC students run a night school where under privileged boys and girls get free education. From first batch (1966 pass out) to last batch (2000 pass out) students ware present in this facilitation program. All were amazed to see the first batch students. Many ex-students also had come from abroad to join this program.After the facilitation program, there was dinner party at 4th year hostel canteen. It reminded all the taste of ID (ideal dish), after a long time. Old college staff, popularly known as Punditji, had come to the canteen to meet old geniuses.Adda at common room, masti in front of dining room, thek at hostel rooms…suddenly all became reality once againAll the ex-students were extremely no stalgic. Everybody had left these good old lanes, but these lanes will never die in their memory…because JGEC is present in their sole, forever……. forever.

The Beginning

Gautam Bhaduri (JGEC, Civil 1983) writes

12 March, 2011: The Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College Alumni Association got registration on 22nd day of April 2010 from Registrar of Societies West Bengal Act XXVI of 1961 vide No:-S/L/70053 of 2010-11. The Alumni Association functions from College Administrative Building.

Members of the first governing body were as follows:

Dr. Jyotirmoy Jhampati (Chairman, ex-officio), Mr. Dipak Sarkar (President), Captain Subrata Ganguly (Vice President), Mr. Gautam Bhaduri (Secretary), Mr. Ashim Mahapatra (Joint Secretary), Mr. Suman Konar (Treasurer), Mr. Pranab Roy (Internal Auditor), Mr. Ashoke Som (Executive Member), Mr. Dilip Roy (Executive Member) and Mr. Sandip Khan (Executive Member). The objective of the alumni association is to sponsor and foster a dynamic relationship for the alumni within the JGEC community, as well as with the outer world. To achieve the objective, Alumni Association planned to have a broad based Executive committee. The members of the initial executive committee are as follows:

Mr. Niladri Naha (1979 passout), Mr. Attandra Chatterjee (1979 passout), Mr. Sujit Roy (1992 passout), Mr. Biswajit Bhattacharjee (1982 passout), Dr. Amaresh Dalal (2000 passout), Mr. Saikat Bagchi (2000 passout), Mr. Subhasish Roy, Nirjhar Chakravorti (2000 passout).

The members of the executive committee shall recommend, advice, suggest, forward its observations and programmes as are felt assessed helpful in attainment of objectives of the Association