The latest edition of APAI Pre-Counselling for e-admission, the largest education exhibit in West Bengal, was inaugurated by Shri Partha Chatterjee, Honorable Minister in Charge, School Education & Higher Education, Science-Technology & Biotechnology & Parliamentary Affairs Government of West Bengal at Netaji Indoor Stadium today.
The occasion also witnessed the presence of Shri Sovandeb Chattopadhyay, Honorable Minister in Charge, Department of Power & Non-Conventional Energy Sources, Government of West Bengal, Shri Bratya Basu, Honorable Minister in Charge of Information & Technology & Electronic Department, Government of West Bengal, Shri Purnendu Basu, Honorable Minister in Charge, Department of Technical Education & Training & Skill Development, Government of West Bengal along with Professor Saikat Maitra, Vice Chancellor of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), West Bengal, Shri Malayendu Saha, Honorable Chairman of West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board, Professor Ajoy Kumar Ray, Ex – Honorable Director, IIEST, Shibpur, Shri Taranjit Singh, President of Association of Professional Academic Institutions, West Bengal and Shri Satyam Roy Chowdhury, Secretary of Association of Professional Academic Institutions, West Bengal.
The annual pre-counseling event and seminar organized by APAI, WB is supported by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal (formerly WBUT) and Joint Entrance Examination Board and Department of Higher Education (Technical), Government of West Bengal. The event, now in its 14th year, showcased a variety of options presented in West Bengal in the fields of Engineering, Management and Technical Education.
Speaking on this occasion, Shri Taranjit Singh, President of Association of Professional Academic Institutions, West Bengal said, “The right guidance towards choosing a career field based on one’s interest and aptitude is extremely vital. Through this fair, APAI wants to counsel and direct students on how they can stay in a familiar environment and still pursue quality higher education in both conventional and non-conventional subjects.”
APAI Fair is a platform which provides a plethora of opportunities for WBJEE rank holders. It also offers pre-counseling sessions and interactive symposiums for students and guardians. The fair is a platform for the self-financed Engineering Colleges to introduce them with their offerings of Technical Education in the State. The association is also working towards creating a “Knowledge Forum” by developing a link between academia and industry. The fair commenced today and will go on till 7th June, 2018 at Netaji Indoor Stadium, from 11am to 7pm.
> Pratyusha Mukherjee, Calcutta, India