Chennai, Apr 11 UNI | 4 months ago

Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah today called for focused approach towards research, specialised technologies and innovation to carry the nation forward.

Addressing a gathering after releasing a book titled "College Of Engineering, Guindy:'A Journey Through Time" at Anna University here commemorating 220-year-old history of CEG, Dr Rosaiah said, 'The future of our nation lies in the hands of brilliant youngsters like you.

'Focused approach is needed in research, specialized technologies and innovation to carry the nation forward.

'I appeal to the students of CEG to carry on the rich tradition of their seniors and to shoulder the responsibility of making India a superpower,' he said.

'This is a historic and momentous occasion in the annals of the College of Engineering, Guindy. This book glorifies the history of this great and oldest technical institution of India,' he said.

Stating India was known for its innovations in Engineering right from ancient days, he recalled sophisticated irrigation and water storage systems were implemented during the Indus Valley Civilization.

Calibration techniques and measurement devices were developed during this period. During the fourth century BC, in the Mauryan Empire, there have been multiple constructions of dams and bridges.

During the Middle Ages, Madhava of Sangamgrama developed and founded mathematical analysis. Expansions for theorems of trigonometric functions that are being studied today were developed during that time. This was developed two centuries before the Europeans invented the calculus; he was a pioneer in the field of science and technology in the olden ages, he said and congratulated the students of the CEG, Guindy for compiling the 220-year-old history of CEG and bringing it as a wonderful book.

(Posted on 11-04-2014)