Being the Vice Principal of an ‘Institution of State Importance ‘is a matter of pride as well as a burden of responsibility. I realize that it is a great opportunity for me to lay a roadmap that would take this institution to even greater heights.
GRD Polytechnic has been successfully fulfilling its mandate of developing competent professionals to serve not only this state but also outside the Uttarakhand. More than thousand alumni of GRD Polytechnic proudly consider this institution to fulfill their dreams. Many of them have occupied important positions across the country and have made meaningful contributions to their professions and to advancing the quality of life through their innovative ideas. I applaud their contributions.
We live at a time when our country is striving to occupy its deserving place among the developed countries of the world. This can happen only if technology leads the way. Today we hardly have any technology that we can rightfully claim as having originated in this country. That makes it imperative that we develop an ecosystem, both at the macro level and micro level, that would facilitate the creation of new technologies. I strongly believe that as an institution of technology, our primary goal has to develop such an ecosystem where students are encouraged to go beyond merely acquiring knowledge to applying knowledge for practical purposes. Having come from a research background and having seen what meaningful research output can do for the growth and prestige of the country, I am convinced that research has to be a thrust area for our institutions of higher learning. If we succeed in enthusing our faculty, staff, and students towards this end, our institute would become a cradle of creative and innovative ideas that can help develop new technologies, which, in turn, would transform our country.
Mr. Amit Goriyan
GRD-Polytechnic, Dehradun (Uttarakhand)