PIET QUEST- A pride Talent-hunt Project
It is a unique program pioneered by PIET which is a talent hunt competitive test every year in Schools and Polytechnic, Colleges since 2008. The idea is to identify the TOP ranking students and award them. The preliminary test is held at schools and colleges. The qualifying students are invited to PIET for second qualifier and the final round. 12 toppers are selected in each category from Arts/commerce, Science, Polytechnics and Colleges. The Institute recognizes and rewards the latent talents of students in Arts, Science, Commerce streams by organizing a contest covering Schools, Polytechnics and Colleges of Panipat, Sonipat, Karnal, Rohtak, Kurukshetra, Panchkula, Shamli, Bagpat, Delhi regions, spanning in three rounds(the Preliminary round at school/colleges and the 2nd and the Final rounds at the campus). Awards worth one crore are given away. It is notable to mention that prizes like Honda Activa Scooters/Motor Bikes, Laptops, Mobiles, MP3 Players, Projectors and several Scholarships in the form of complete tuition fee waivers are awarded to the winners. The contest, being a perennial feature of the institute, received a shot in arm when His Excellency Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Former President of India; Dr. K. Kasturirangan, Member, Planning Commission of India; Professor Kaptan Singh Solanki, Governor, Haryana and Punjab; Mr. M.S.Bitta, President, All India Anti Terrorist Front; Lt. Gen. (Dr.) D.D.S. Sandhu, Vice Chancellor, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra & Dr. A. Sivathanu Pillai, CMD & M.D. BRAHMOS, New Delhi, lauded the means and measures involved in smooth conduct of the exercise, paving way for successful initation of students, belonging to divergent socio-economic spheres. In continuation to this event, some of the eminent personalities like Dr. Suprabha Dahiya, IAS, Commissioner, Rohtak Division and Ms. A Mona Sreeniwas, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Panipat visited PIET for interaction in PIET QUEST-2012. This contest is highly beneficial to students for providing a comprehensive insight into tackling various types of Competitions and the Career Counselling sessions held in the Campus by renowned experts to help the students to choose the best option among the plethora of career opportunities available nationally and globally.
PIET QUEST-2016 – This Quest was an epoch-marking event with the presence of 75000 students from 375 institutions across India. The number of shortlisted students who participated in the second round were 3700 (arts/commerce), 2800 (Science), 600 (Polytechnics) and 500 (Colleges). Sh. M. S. Bitta, Chairman of all India Anti Terrorist Front; Major General (Dr.) Gagandeep Bakshi (SM, VSM); Prof. Nand Kishore Pandey, Chairman, Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology; Prof. (Dr.) M. M. Goel, Dean of Colleges, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra & Prof. (Dr.) Dinesh Kumar Aggarwal, Vice Chancellor, YMCA, University of Science & Technology, Faridabad were among the worthy guests.
PIET QUEST-2015 was a thundering success with the participation of 68000 students from 325 educational institutions. The presence of Hon’ble Governor of Haryana and Punjab, Prof Kaptan Singh Solanki, mesmerized and motivated the students. Mrs. Dheera Khandelwal, IAS, Principal Secretary, Technical Education Haryana, also graced the Quest.
PIET QUEST-2014 – This unique PIET QUEST enlisted the participation of 64000 students from 250 Schools, Polytechnics and Colleges from Delhi and Haryana. The mega contest was inaugurated by Lt. General (Dr.) DDS Sandhu, Vice Chancellor, Kurukshetra University amidst great fanfare on 24th April 2014. The dignitaries who graced the big show on subsequent days included Dr. P.C. Jain, Principal, Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University; Sh. M.S. Bitta, Chairman, AIATF; Dr. Shashi Balain, MD & CEO, Pulito Heathcare; Dr. Abhai Mauriya, First Vice Chancellor of EFLU, Hyderabad; Dr. Girish Chopra & Dr. Sunil Dhingra of Kurukshetra University.
PIET QUEST-2013 witnessed the presence of four Vice Chancellors i.e. Shri R.S.Chaudhary (IAS (Retd.), former Vice Chancellar of Kurukshetra University), Dr. K. L. Johar (former Vice Chancellor, GJU, Hissar) on 25th April 2013; Sh. H.S. Chahal (Vice Chancellor, DCRUST, Murthal) on 26th April 2013 and Prof. S.P. Bansal (Vice Chancellor, Maharaja Agrasen University, Solan (H.P.)) on 27th April 2013. A galaxy of senior professors of Kurukshetra University in the personality of Dr. Anil K. Vohra (Dean, Faculty of Engg. Tech.), Dr. Dinesh K. Aggarwal (Director, UIET) and Dr. Sunil K. Dhingra (Co-ordinator, Career Counseling Cell) also graced the mega event.