Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science (HITS) is conducting a two-day International Conference on Integration and Transformation!

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Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science (HITS) is conducting a two-day International Conference on Integration and Transformation with Sustainable Development Goals (ICITS 2024)

Chennai, 13.04.2024:
Hindustan Institute of Technology & Science (HITS), a renowned university in Chennai, is proud to announce a two-day International Conference on Integration and Transformation with Sustainable Development Goals (ICITS 2024). Scheduled for April 15th and 16th, 2024, the conference will take place at HITS’ Bay Range campus in Chennai. Distinguished speakers from prestigious organizations and institutions worldwide will convene to share insights and perspectives on this important topic.
Mr. C Y Shivaji, Head of EDRC (HRC SBG) at Larsen & Toubro Ltd, Chennai, will grace the event as the chief guest on the 15th while Mr. K.L. Rao, Chief Policy Officer of UNICEF will join us on the 16th as the chief guest. Additionally, Dr. Gnanamoorthy, Chair Professor of the Ace Micromatic Institute and Head of the ARCHMATDES at IIT-Madras, along with Mr. N.K. Patel, President of the Institute of Town Planners India, will be the Guestof Honouron the first day of the conference. Dr. Benny Kuriakose, Architectural Designer and conservational consultant and Dr. Sujatha R, SDG consultant for the Government of Tamil Nadu will enrich the occasion with their insights on SDG as Guests of Honour on the 16th of April 2024. The conference will also be attended by esteemed officials and management members from HITS including Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese, Chancellor and Dr. Ashok Verghese, Pro Chancellor.
In addition to these esteemed guests, the conference will host a total of 30 resource persons and welcome more than 500 participants from leading industries and institutions to engage in discussions on sustainability. The conference will jointly design strategies, harness new solutions and create collaborations to enable the unstoppable movement essential for sustainable development.
As an integral component of the conference, an Exhibition showcasing a diverse array of innovative posters, models, and prototype designs created by students will contribute to the interactive experience of ICITS 2024. The exhibit will be inaugurated by Dr. Natalie Vanicek, Professor, Clinical Biomechanics and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, University of Hull, UK and Dr. Joshua McMullan, Global Strategy Manager-Asia Pacific.
By opening the exhibition to all school students, we ensure a broader reach, fostering a deeper understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within the student community. This inclusivity is vital in nurturing a collective sense of responsibility towards achieving the SDGs by 2030. Additionally, such exhibitions act as powerful educational instruments, enlightening both students and visitors. They provide tangible illustrations of the interconnectedness of each goal and underscore the significance of sustainable development in tackling global challenges.
Dr. AjayanVinu, Director- Global Innovative Centre for Advanced Materials from the University of Newcastle, Australia will be delivering the keynote speech for the conference.
Dr. Anand Jacob Verghese, Chancellor of HITS, insisted on the critical importance of sustainability in this fast-pacedworld. He said “It is essential to educate and empower young people to adopt sustainable practices.Hosting ICITS 2024 is a benchmark for HITS and we are privileged to welcome esteemed speakers to discuss on sustainable development and complex societal issues and look forward to productive discussions and impactful outcomes from this gathering.”
Dr. Ashok George Verghese, Pro Chancellor of HITS said “I am pleased to see our institution leading initiatives that contribute to global sustainability efforts. We aim to catalyze innovative solutions and inspire actionable strategies for a sustainable future believing that by collective expertise and resources, we can accelerate progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals”
About HITS
Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science – a private deemed-to-be-university is a premier institution in Chennai and is known for its excellence in academics, research andinnovation. Founded in 1985, by the visionary founder Late Dr. KCG Verghese, whose motto was “TO MAKE EVERY MAN A SUCCESS AND NO MAN A FAILURE”, HITS has grown to become one of the leading institutions in Southern India. With a wide variety of Multidisciplinary programs offered, students have the opportunity to pursue their passion while receiving a top-quality education.
HITS, a NAAC A+ accredited university, is ranked 33rd among private universities in India in the QS Asia rankings 2023 and ranked 1 among private universities in India. The institution offers over 100 programmes across several academic disciplines including engineering, science, technology, arts, health sciences and humanities. We offer top-notch and varied engineering programs accredited by the NBA as well as the globally reputed IET, UK.
HITS is equipped with experienced faculty, state-of-the-art infrastructure, industry-centric curriculum, sport facilities, student societies and more, to elevate the career and life of students. HITS has signed over 150 MoUs with top-class universities, institutions and industries across 42 countries including the UK, USA, Australia, and European countries, to enhance research and education quality on an international scale.
HITS offers a comprehensive range of facilities including cutting-edge laboratories, research centers, incubation centers, hangars, a satellite center, the Royal Enfield experiential center, workshops, a well-stocked library, tech-enabled classrooms, student societies, and a 15-acre playground. These amenities empower students to develop into visionary leaders who aspire to create a positive impact on a global scale.
The diverse and vibrant global learning community of Hindustan and our top-ranking schools take great pride in honing the entrepreneurial mindset, leadership flair and collaborative skills of its students to fast-track their future.
Around 90% of the students secure placements each year and our university is ranked number 4th in Best placement among universities in Chennai.The institution remains at the forefront of delivering world-class quality education and lucrative opportunities to its students.
The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023, the only global performance tables that assesses universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has ranked our university 101-200 in SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitization), 401-600 in SDG7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), 201-300 in SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production) and 1000+ in SD17 (Partnership for the Goals) from among 1591 universities across 112 countries.
HITS is dedicated towards sustainable development and has aligned its mission, curriculum, faculty expertise, research activities, student engagement efforts, and partnerships with the SDGs, to advance development goals and prepare future leaders who are committed to creating a more just, equitable, and sustainable world.
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