AWANTIPORA – Extending its focus on community outreach, Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) Thursday organised a special lecture jointly with the Srinagar Smart City Limited (SSCL) about its developmental projects. On this occasion, General Manager – Planning and Urban Development at Srinagar Smart City Limited, Anuj Malhotra was the distinguished speaker and the session was conducted by the office of the Dean, School of Engineering and Technology and School of Architecture and Planning IUST.
Mr. Malhotra, threw light on various projects being executed by Srinagar Smart City Limited and approach of the organization to resolving issues of the city and placemaking methods being incorporated in their exercises. He also emphasised the role of civil society in participatory development of Srinagar.
Vice Chancellor, Prof. Shakil A. Romshoo, presided over this session, appreciated the role of Srinagar Smart City Limited and the efforts being made by the distinguished guest and his team in the development of the city. He also encouraged the students to take up their academic projects in lieu with the issues and projects identified by Srinagar Smart City Limited so that they would become partners in the community development work.
Also present during the session were Dean Outreach, Prof. Shabbir Ahmad Bhat, Director CIED, Dr. Parvaiz Ahmad Mir, Associate Dean School of Engineering and Technology, Dr. Rumaan Bashir, faculty members and students of department of architecture, civil engineering and government polytechnic college, Pulwama.
This lecture session was followed by a highly interactive session with the students and scholars.