MMANTC successfully hosted their 1st National Conference on Technology on 23rd & 24th February in the interiors of Maharashtra at Malegaon. The conference was attended by researchers, scientists, industry experts, academicians and policymakers to promote STEM, and especially promote and encourage women’s participation in STEM.
The Conference opened with the Welcome Note by Dr. Munnazza Afreen Conference Convener and recitation of Holy Quran by student T.Y MECH Momin Abdullah.
Dr. Munnazza Afreen, Chief Convener & Head, Faculty Training & Development, said in the opening remark, “Females participation in Technology and entrepreneurship is very low and through the conference, we want to promote the same to our students, attendees, and well-wishers.” She stressed on the importance of promoting STEM in interiors of Maharashtra which would trigger innovation research and new product development in emergent technologies such as Blockchain, artificial intelligence and internet of things. She also thanked dignitaries and especially Dr. Tausif Malik the proponent of reverse migration through future technologies”.
Arshad Mukhtar, Chairman JMES, said, “We thank everyone to supported our conference and our founder’s vision was to empower the youth of India through quality technical education.”
Dr. Tausif Malik, Global Chair of Muslim Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party USA), was invited as Chief Guest. A strong believer of the Gandhian philosophy of empowerment of rural India, he spoke about his vision about ‘Reverse Migration & Sustainable Development’ through future technologies. He also spoke about the importance of parents and their role and support in their children’s lives”.
Ainul Attar, former Joint Secretary of Minority Development Department, Government of Maharashtra, and also a Chief Guest, spoke about challenges faced by the minorities in achieving higher education and she shared her inspiring story of achieving higher education and career achievements.
The Conference also hosted a panel discussion titled “Challenges & Opportunities in Technical Education” moderated by Dr Ramzan and panelist Prof. (Dr.) N. B. Pasalkar, Dr. A. K. Kureshi, Dr. Neha Dand, Akram Hoque, and Altaf Pirjade.
Rashid Mukhtar, Secretary JMES, said that “We thank the invited guests who accepted our invitation for this Historic 1st National Conference on Technology. We congratulate Dr Tausif Malik for his appointment as the first Global Chair of Muslim Democrats Abroad & proponent of Reverse Migration through Future Technologies.”
The 1st National Conference on Technology had different segments such as Lecture series, Startup Showcase, Hackathon, Recruitment drive and Training Sessions for Academicians.
Renowned personalities such as names Dr.Agarkar, Dr. Arun Garde, Dr. Bhirud, D.G. Lokhande, Faizan Ansari, Dr.S.S Ingle, Prof. M..M. Ansari, Yousuf were part of the session chair, Lecture series, and jury of Startup Showcase, Hackathon, Recruitment drive and training sessions for Academicians.
As part of education to career theme, the organizers had invited India’s first Shariah-compliant Stock Investment Consultant Ashraf Mohamedy founder of IDAFA Finance who addressed the students, staff, and guests about the importance of saving and investment in Shariah-compliant Stock & Shares.
Dr. Munnazza Afreen further added: “Our students, staff, and academicians have benefited with interacting with industry experts, researchers and academicians.”