Bangalore Local Network of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) – one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community felicitated Shri Bharath Lal Meena, IAS- Additional Chief Secretary to Government Education Department (Higher Education) – Government of Karnataka, at the IET Dr Abdul Kalam Memorial Oration today. Shri Bharath Lal Meena was awarded with Unnatha Shikshana Pravarthaka in recognition of his exemplary contributions towards Higher Education in Karnataka.
In his most recent role at the helm of Karnataka Higher Education, he is leading a team of education officals on an 86-point plan to bring in digitisation in higher education institutions. Focused on automation and student centric initiatives, the department is planning to introduce online application and admission process for undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
The IET Dr Abdul Kalam memorial oration was held on the birthday of Late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam and is 1st in the annual series in memory of the engineering genius. Prof H P Kincha, Chairman, Karnataka State Innovation Council and Mr Kapil Khanna, Chairman of the IET Bangalore LN were the Guests of Honor at the function.