Dr. Christy Fernandez Inaugurates First- year B Tech Programme at TIST
Kochi: Dr. Christy Fernandez, former secretary to the President of India, has inaugurated the first-year B Tech programme at the Toc H Institute of Science and Technology (TIST), Arakkunnam. As many as 450 students have been inducted to various engineering courses at TIST this academic year.
Addressing the students on the occasion, Dr. Christy Fernandez said prime importance should be given to entrepreneurship. “Parents should see to it that the students are able to contribute to the demographic dividend of our country,” he added.
“More than 54 per cent of our population is youngsters. It is an asset to the country and, at the same time, it is a concern with respect to employment opportunities. Therefore, it is the joint responsibility of the teachers, parents and students to promote entrepreneurship,” Fernandez said.
Toc H Public School Society president C S Varghese presided over the inaugural ceremony. Toc H Public School Society Founder Director and Manager Dr. K Varghese presented a memento to the chief guest. Toc H Public School Society Secretary Prakash George Mathen, Directors Dr. P J Joseph and Dr. Alex Mathew, and TIST Principal Dr. D Vincent H Wilson were among the other dignitaries present on the occasion.