The Bentley Institute Student Ambassador program bridges the gap between academic learning and the technology skills sought by industry, by creating a global network of students acting as liaisons between Bentley and their school’s campus.

Bentley Institute Student Ambassadors act as the go-to person at their respective schools, helping students and educators become familiar with Bentley software and supporting learning resources. They inspire their fellow students with infrastructure projects leveraging Bentley’s solutions, and share developments in industries that are advancing infrastructure. Ambassadors act as leaders on their campus, arranging activities and seminars for students that encourage the use of Bentley technology in fun and creative ways.

We wish to recognize Kamlesh Kalike, a Bentley Institute Student Ambassador who is pursuing his MTech in Construction & Management from College of Engineering, Pune (COEP), India.

Kamlesh attended a Bentley seminar on SewerGEMS at COEP in April, and was inspired to immediately become a student ambassador. He took a dynamic approach from the start and assisted with arrangements for a one day workshop on WaterGEMS and SewerGEMS at COEP just seventeen days later, with 78 participants from both COEP and other local colleges, including: Sinhgad College of Engineering Pune; Shri Guru Gobind Singhji Institute of Engineering and Technology at Nanded; Shahu College, Pune; AISSM College of Engineering, Pune; Savitribai Phule Pune University; and Vishwakarma Institute of Information Technology, Pune.

That session, sponsored by Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP), then lead to two more TEQIP-II sponsored workshops.

Kamlesh was next nominated by his college to instruct 22 Trainee engineers from Maharashtra Environmental Engineering Training and Research Academy (MEETRA) in two hands-on training sessions, on WaterGEMS and SewerGEMS, conducted at MEETRA, Nasik Branch.

Kamlesh is well-versed with Bentley’s STUDENTserver, and is always sure to show fellow students the many resources available to them—including software downloads, online training, and transcripts and certificates for all completed training. He has set a high bar by proactively arranging learning sessions about Bentley technology not only on his home campus, but also spreading knowledge to other campuses as well.

We congratulate Kamlesh Kalike for his passionate efforts as a Bentley Institute Student Ambassador, and for a great job supporting student learning!