The basic function of any Polytechnic should be to prepare the youngsters to become technically qualified and skilled in different vocations for being absorbed in various industries and careers. We thus provide grist to a multitude of industries and profession which churn out products and machineries and help move the wheels of the nation.
Apart from meeting this basic need of both youngsters and their employers, we need to ponder for a moment as to whether this fulfillment is the be all and end all of the educations? An educational institution cannot and should not limit its functions only to this material aspect. It needs to, time and again, raise its bar and crane its head to look beyond its basic function and be on the lookout for things which have far reaching implications. We thus need to explore the realm of research and development and make it a point to ignite the minds and to fire the imagination of bright youngsters so they could become innovative in their respective areas. We do not believe in the concept of education which mechanically produces a set of hands only for doing mundane jobs. In this respect we are motivated by the words of Dr. S. Radhakrishnan who said “ The aim of Education is not the acquisition of information, although important, or the acquisition of technical skills, though essential in modern society, but the development of that bent of mind, that attitude of reason, that spirit of democracy which makes us responsible citizen.”
M.S. MULLA, Principal TSIT.