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109 students from 15 countries join AIT

One hundred and nine students coming from 15 countries spread across three continents joined the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) for the January 2015 session. The incoming students also include 55 students from India, who have arrived at AIT under the International Integrated Master Degree Program.

Next to India, Thailand, France, Bangladesh and Myanmar are the other top countries of origin of the new students.

At the Orientation program held on 6 January 2014, Prof. Sivanappan Kumar, Vice President for Academic Affairs, AIT, stated that since its inception, AIT has remained committed to building capacity among young professionals. “You are joining AIT during momentous times, since the Asia-Pacific region is expected to be a leader in the 21st century,” Prof. Kumar remarked. He urged students to build interpersonal and leadership skills at AIT, along with satiating their quest for knowledge.

AIT alumni now hold prestigious positions in the government, business and industry, international organizations and the academia, Prof. Kumar said, adding that an AIT alumnus is the recipient of the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award.

Addressing the students, Prof. Kanchana Kanchanasut, Vice President for Research, stressed that one of the best ways to acquire knowledge was through research.

The incoming students were introduced to the three AIT schools by the respective deans, Prof. C Visvanathan of School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD), Prof. Voratas Kachitvichyanukul of School of Engineering and Technology (SET), and Dr. Donyaprueth Krairit of School of Management (SOM). President of the AIT Students Union, Ye Wana Hilang, informed the students of the activities of the Students union. Dr. Tenzin Rabgyal, Coordinator, Admissions and Scholarships, was the event host.

The students were also introduced to AIT policies including the Student Code of Conduct and Ethical Behavior, the AIT anti-harassment Policy, Academic Requirements, Languages and Student Welfare, Academic Requirements and Practices, Language Center Services and the English Language Requirements, Student Welfare, Placement and Counseling Services, Use of SIS, Computing & Network Facilities and Services and Internet Ethics, Student Accommodation and Facility Management, and
Educational Visa and Government Relations Services.

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