The National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar has secured 25th rank in “India Today’s Best Colleges Survey” across Government engineering colleges across India, the results of which were released earlier.
“The ranking of engineering colleges were released in 25th edition of India Today’s Best Colleges Survey in which they have partnered with the reputed Delhi-based market research agency Marketing and Development Research Associates (MDRA) to rank colleges across 14 streams including engineering,” NIT said.
In his message, Director NIT Srinagar, Prof. Rakesh Sehgal congratulated the institute’s faculty, students and non-teaching staff for making the institute’s administration proud by achieving good rank. He said there is a lot more to do and such results are encouraging.
“Despite Covid-19 pandemic, NIT Srinagar has got a good rank as compared to the previous year. It is a proud movement for us. In future, we will try to get space among the top ten engineering colleges in India and we are working to improve all parameters,” he said.
Dr Sehgal said NIT Srinagar has performed well in all parameters including Intake Quality and Governance, Academic Excellence, Infrastructure and Living Experience, Personality and Leadership Development and Career Progression & Placement.
He also praised the contribution and role of Dr Obbu Chandra Sekhar, Associate Professor at Electrical Engineering Department who is Nodal Officer for India Today Ranking for his exemplary work during the survey. Despite the Covid19 pandemic, Dr Sekhar played a key role in the overall rankings, he said.
Register NIT Srinagar, Prof. Kaiser Bukhari also congratulated all faculty members, non-teaching staff and students for making them proud by achieving good ranks among the best government engineering colleges across India.
“NIT Srinagar is committed to quality and skilful education. We will not compromise on it. In coming years, people will see our institution’s name among the top ten engineering colleges across the country,” he said.
63 new COVID-19 cases in J&K, one death in Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir Friday reported 63 new COVID-19 cases while one death was also reported in Kashmir division in the last 24 hours.
Of the fresh cases, 30 were reported in Kashmir and 33 in Jammu as per data thus taking the overall infection tally to 3,20,403 while the death toll has reached 4,374.
A total of 3,14, 620 have already recovered from the disease including the 166 recoveries in the last 24 hours alone.
Presently, there are a total of 1,409 active virus cases in J&K- 845 in Kashmir and 564 in Jammu.
Three dead in scooty-car collision
Three persons were killed on Friday after the two—wheeler they were riding was hit by a car at Panzinara area on Srinagar outskirts.
Report said that the trio travelling on a scooty was hit by the car bearing registration number JK05E—1226, resulting into their on spot death.
The deceased were identified as Sameer Ahmad Dar, son of Sonaullah Dar, Mushtaq Ahmad Malik, son of Ghulam Muhammad Malik and Shahid Fayaz, son of Fayaz Ahmad Dar—all residents of Panzinara.
An official said a police team from Parimpora Police Station has rushed to the spot.
Two LeT terrorists killed in Sopore encounter
Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists were eliminated in an encounter at Warpora village in Sopore, Baramulla on Friday.
Two terrorists have been killed in the encounter so far. Police have seized incriminating materials including arms and ammunition, the Kashmir Zone Police said.
“Both the terrorists who were killed in the encounter belonged to the Lashkar-e-Taiba outfit,” Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir, Vijay Kumar told ANI.
He said that one of them identified as Fayaz War was involved in several attacks and killings of civilians and security personnel.
He was the last perpetrator of violence in north Kashmir, added IGP Kashmir.
According to police, a top terrorist commander along with an associate was trapped in a house in Warpora village where the police and security forces were engaged in the encounter.
The operation was launched on Thursday evening on specific police input at Warpora in Sopore.
The search operation is underway, police said.
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