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Release of FESTSCHRIFT: On the Trail of an Institution Builder

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The release of FESTSCHRIFT in honour of our beloved Director Prof. Dr. Babu T. Jose took place on October 12, 2013 at 3.00 pm at AISAT, Kochi. FESTSCHRIFT is a celebratory collection of articles in recognition of his outstanding Engineering career. His Grace Most Rev. Dr. Francis Kallarakal, Metropolitan Archbishop of Verapoly & Patron of AISAT released the FESTSCHRIFT by handing it over to Padmabhuushan National Research Professor M V Pylee. Dr. Babu T Jose was the former director of CUSAT and he fixed up Fire and Safety, Information Technology and Marine Engineering streams into the professional education scenario in Kerala. FESTSCHRIFT is a 392- paged collection of articles, the first part covers technical scripts related to Civil Engineering and the second part is a tribute to Prof. Dr. Babu T. Jose. The second part well details the selfless contributions made by him to the professional education field in kerala. All the articles in the FESTSCHRIFT are contributions from his students, colleagues and friends.

Having a teaching and administrative experience of over 40 years, Dr.BabuT Jose has been a consultant in Geotechnical Engineering since 1970.He has successfully developed a new foundation technique adaptable to soils of kerala, especially soft clays among the western coasts from konkan to kanyakumari.

P Rajeev MP, IISC Deputy Director Dr.A Sreedaran , AISAT Manager Rev Dr.Clement Valluvassery , CUSAT Syndicate member Prof.Lopez Mathew, AISAT Dean Dr.George Sleeba, Principal Dr. K.E George, Associate Manager Rev.Fr.Alex Kurishuparambil and CUSAT Prof. Dr. Benny Mathews Abraham also blessed the programme with their participation.

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