The Alumni Association (AA) of Visvevaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT) Nagpur on June 10 provided Battery Operated Buses Electrical Vehicles â€“ â€œEVâ€ for movement of the students especially for girls for a hassle-free transportation within the campus during various seasons.
VNIT Nagpur Alumni Association is a not-for-profit Company formed by Alumni (ex-students of VRCE / VNIT) in 2012, working relentlessly for betterment of their alma mater, Alumni, current students & Faculty / Staff.
Shashikant Chaudhary, Chairman of the Alumni Association informed that the Alumni Association has raised Corpus of Rs. 2.50 Crore from Alumni Sponsors and 1100+ Life Members to support initiatives such as Entrepreneurship Course, setting up of modern laboratories, expanding Training and Placement opportunities for students, financial assistance to needy students etc.
In line with these objectives, VNIT AA has provided the Electrical Vehicle a bus operated by battery for movement of the students and parents for a hassle-free transportation within the Campus. The EV would run 75-80 km on a single charge and can make 20-25 round trips and ferry 14 passengers at a time. Being pollution-free and noiseless mode of transport, these buses will provide eco-friendly, all weather means of transport within the VNIT Campus he added.
It is the first such EV which is delivered to the VNIT/ VNIT AA by theÂ batch of VNIT (VRCE) 1983 AlumniÂ represented by alumnae Salila Deshpande-Kamat and Vandana Uddanwadikar-Warnekar.
The EV is numbered as â€œVNIT # 1983â€, was flagged off for the Campus usage in the presence of Vishram Jamdar, (Chairman-BoG, VNIT), Dr. Pramod M. Padole, (Director- VNIT), Dr. Dilip Peshwe (Dean-Faculty Welfare) & VNIT AA Directors – Shashikant Chaudhary (Chairman), Uday Kamat (Treasurer), Joginder Singh Sond (Exec. Dir.), Pramod Pampatwar, Dilip Kamdar, Ashok Agarwala, Manoj Itkelwar, Dr. Anjali Dhande-Ju & The function will be attended by Other Founder Directors of VNIT AA – Dilip Kamdar, Ashok Agarwala, large number of alumni including many from 1983 Batch, students & staff of VNIT.
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