ITM University, Gurgaon launched the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) – Student Chapter on 20th February, 2015. The inauguration function was attended by Prof. Prem Vrat (Pro-Chancellor & Chief Mentor of ITM University), Mr. Arif Siddiqui (Secretary, ASCE – India Section, Northern region), Dr. Amit Srivastava (Treasurer, ASCE – India Section, Northern region and Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, ITM University), Prof. S. Ghoshal (Professor and Head of Department, Civil & Environmental Engineering, ITM University,).On the occasion, Prof. Prem Vrat delivered a lecture on “Efficient and Effective Project Management for Infrastructure Development: a pre-requisite to realize vision of Developed India”.
ASCE – student chapter has a potential to provide a unique opportunity to students learning more about the civil engineering profession through participation, as members of Student Chapters. Working in a team and providing professional autonomy will help students to mature more rapidly. The Student chapter will give a unique opportunity for collaborating with other professional societies and chapters active in other institutions and organization for achieving excellence and expanding knowledge. It will also help to fill the gap between industry and academia.